Del Mar Saturday: Private Mission, Shedaresthedevil Square Off

Chris Adams

Shedaresthedevil and Private Mission will throw down in a heavyweight showdown. The two horses will run in the Clement Hirsch from Del Mar.

Del Mar- Race 1

Post: 2:00 PM PT; $36k Maiden Claiming going 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #7 STILL ON THE BOOKS (7-2) has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #6 MEMES (4-1) should be part of the early pace in this spot. He is well bred for this spot.
  • #4 MULTI PLATINUM (3-1) should improve off the first start and goes out for the combination of Baffert and Hernandez.
  • #5 RAISEDAROOFCHARLIE (12-1) is a price horse and has solid early pace figures and could look to try and wire the field.

Selections: 7 – 6 – 4 – 5

Del Mar- Race 2

Post: 2:33 PM PT; $51k Claiming going 5 furlongs on turf; Entries: 11

  • #9 CHAOS THEORY (3-1) seems to fit well enough here. He comes into the race in really good form.
  • #11 COTOPAXI (6-1) shouldn't have trouble with the 5 furlong distance. He may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #10 SEE THROUGH IT (4-1) has races good enough to beat this group. He looks to be the class of the field.
  • #3 JAMMING EDDY (15-1) is a price horse and has to be respected going out for the combination of Howey and Frey.

Selections: 9 – 11- 10- 3

Del Mar- Race 3

Post: 3:04 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #8 SMITTEN BY KITTEN (9-5) shouldn't have trouble with the 6 furlong distance. She seems to fit well enough here.
  • #3 TAMING THE TIGRESS (7-2) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. She has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #2 ANNIE GRAHAM (8-1) could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #7 ALTHEA GIBSON (4-1) seems to fit well enough here on class numbers.

Selections: 8 – 3 – 2 – 7

Del Mar- Race 4

Post: 3:34 PM PT; $44k Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 14

  • #8 KUORA (5-2) should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #9 ABOVE ALL NAMES (5-1) is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.
  • #13 BESTRELLA (6-1) makes sense on speed figures.
  • #6 MERCY MERCY (15-1) is a price horse and may benefit from a hot pace up front.

Selections: 8 – 9 – 13- 6

Del Mar- Race 5

Post: 4:04 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 5 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 12

  • #3 MISTER ICEMAN (3-1) should improve off the first start and has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race. has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #7 EAKLY (6-1) should be better 2nd time out. has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #6 CARMEL ROAD (5-2) debuts here and has to be respected going out for the combination of Baffert and Hernandez. He
  • #8 HAWKER (8-1) debuts here and is well bred for this spot.

Selections: 3 – 7 – 6 – 8

Del Mar- Race 6

Post: 4:34 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 5 furlongs on turf; Entries: 14

  • #13 MAGIC GAME (6-1) looks to be the class of the field and is well bred for this spot.
  • #5 MARGOT'S GIRL (8-1) comes into the race in really good form.
  • #10 AIRKITA (4-1) should improve off the first start and gets Rispoli in the saddle on turf.
  • #11 SMILING MOLLY (8-1) should be part of the early pace in this spot. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 13- 5 – 10- 11

Del Mar- Race 7

Post: 5:04 PM PT; $30k Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #8 CARNIVORE (8-5) has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #7 EGOMANIA (12-1) is a price horse and may benefit from a hot pace up front. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #3 PRIMER DIMER (5-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #6 ECONOMICAL (6-1) makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 8 – 7 – 3 – 6

Del Mar- Race 8

Post: 5:34 PM PT; $43k Starter Allowance going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 14

  • #4 DEISE DELIGHT (3-1) has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip. This one could be the class of the field.
  • #5 SWEET AND CHEEKY (4-1) makes sense on speed figures and should like the distance.
  • #6 STREET SHADOW (6-1) goes out for the Lucarelli barn and gets Maldonado in the irons.
  • #7 ROCK THE BOURBON (8-1) will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run.

Selections: 4 – 5 – 6 – 7

Del Mar- Race 9

Post: 6:04 PM PT; $400k Clement L. Hirsch S. going 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 7

Private Mission wins at Del Mar
Private Mission | Photo Credit Benoit Photo
  • #4 PRIVATE MISSION (5-2) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. I like this one with the home field advantage.
  • #5 SHEDARESTHEDEVIL (8-5) shouldn't have trouble with the 1 1/16 mile distance. She is a proven talent.
  • #3 DESERT DAWN (5-1) seems to be getting better quickly since bursting onto the scene.
  • #7 BLUE STRIPE (4-1) projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.

Selections: 4 – 5 – 3 – 7

Del Mar- Race 10

Post: 6:34 PM PT; $150k California Dreamin' S. going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 13

  • #2 CARMELITA'S MAN (5-1) seems to fit well enough here and has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #7 JIMMY BLUE JEANS (5-1) makes sense based on recent class.
  • #5 FREEPORT JOE (10-1) is a price horse and has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #8 NONE ABOVE THE LAW (4-1) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 2 – 7 – 5 – 8

Del Mar- Race 11

Post: 7:04 PM PT; $42k Maiden Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 14

  • #7 DUTCH BUS (7-2) has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #13 CRIBBAGE BOARD (5-1) should be part of the early pace in this spot. could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #11 CAROL'S COMIC (12-1) is a price horse and makes sense on speed figures. shouldn't have trouble with the 5 1/2 furlong distance.
  • #3 ALWAYS LITT (4-1) has to be respected going out for the combination of Wright and Hernandez.

Selections: 7 – 13- 11- 3

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Chris Adams
Chris Adams

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.