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Rich Bieglmeier
Rich Bieglmeier is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Friday, July 23, 2021
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Terry "Hollywood" Hay's Handicap

Race 8

Race Scenario: Smooth Like Strait and Award Winner will go for the lead. United will stay close to the leaders and close in the stretch. Closing Say the Word will close from deep. I think Going Global will win.

#6 – Smooth Like Strait is doing very well with her career finishing 80% of the time in the money, winning 47% of his starts – She has raced two times at Del Mar winning one and running a second only losing by a head.

#2 - United likes the distance finishing in the money 100% of time, winning 100% of those entries. He has a great Trainer /Jockey combination (Richard Mandella – Flavian Prat).

#5 – Award Winner has won two races in a row and is going for a hat trick. She has the Highest last race speed rating in the race. She likes the distance and turf.

#3 - Say the Word will be closing from deep to try and win. The added distance should help.

Race 9

Race Scenario: Jazz Hands will go for the lead. R M C Hook'em stay close to the leaders and close in the stretch. Joe Don Looney and Clem Labine will close from deep, and I think Clem Labine will be successful

#6 – Clem Labine is coming in from northern California where he had a successful campaign at Pleasanton– There is plenty of speed in the race which I think will set it up for his running style of coming from behind.

#7 – Jazz Hands has finished in the money 100% of time this year, winning 50% of those starts. He has won 50% of his career starts and has the highest average of money won per start of all the starters today.

#3 – Joe Don Looney is having a good year winning two out of six starts finishing 83% of the time in the money.

#1 – R M C Hook'em has finished in the money 70% during his career, winning 40%. He only needs repeat his last win at Pleasanton.

Race 10

Race Scenario: Equilove and Karakatsie will go for the lead. Going Global and Jibber Jabber will stay close to the leaders and close in the stretch. Closing Remarks and Madone will close from deep. I think Going Global will win.

#2 – Going Global has the best Breyer number in the race and is four for four wins since coming to the USA and I see no reason she can't be five for five.

#9 – Madone has the highest per race earnings in the race. She loves the distance two out of two starts and has the same record at Del Mar.

#12 – Closing Remarks has finished in the money the last four races, running third in her last race despite clipping heals. She should stay close to the leaders and close at the end.

#7 – Jibber Jabber is climbing the class ladder but is in good form right now. She is very competitive, and I think she will get into the exotics.

Play: $1.00 Pick 3-Cost: $64.00

·         Race 10: 2, 3, 5, 6

·         Race 11: 1, 3, 6, 7

·         Race 12: 2, 7, 9, 12

Race 12: $10.00 Exacta 2 with, 7, 9, 12- Cost: $30.00

Swiss Army Shawn's Selections


RACE SUMMARY: The #5 Award Winner and #6 Smooth Like Straight will go for the lead. Both can sit off the lead as well especially #6 Smooth Like Straight. #2 United will be sitting right behind those two.

#6 Smooth Like Straight – His Beyer figure has gone up his last 6 races. If his Beyer goes up this race it will be greater than 102. Has won 3 of those 6 races with the 3 loses coming by a neck or head. He has run three straight grade 1 races.

#2 United- Reigning champion of this race. He should get a really nice trip here. I'm concerned about the last race where he didn't fire at all. There was some foot issue which is all good now and he's been working out really well.

#3 Say the Word- Should close into the exotics here. He has been running really well lately finishing second to my top 2 choices in 2 of the last 3 races. The one in the middle he won.


$4 PK 3 2,6/ 1,3,6,7/2
$2 Tri 6/2,3/2,3
$14 win #6


RACE SUMMARY: A ton of speed in here I could see as many as 5 horses try for the lead or at least be really close to the pace. #2 Push to Start might be the fastest horse and also has jockey Jessica Pyfer who loves to get her horse out to the lead. Trevor will also get the #5 First Prez out of the gate quickly and close to the lead. There will be a few more which is why I like the #6 Clem Labine to close and win this race.

#6 Clem Labine – Will get plenty of pace to run at. He has done well finishing in the exacta in 7 of 11 starts on a fast dirt track. 2 starts back had an 84 beyer which is the highest in the field in any of their starts.

#3 Joe Don Looney- This horse has speed but can come from the back as well which will be great here. He has been in the exacta in 4 of his 6 races on a fast dirt track.

#1 R M C Hook'em- He's another one that should be able to sit off the leaders and come late. Only ran once on fast dirt track and that was last race at Pleasanton that resulted in a victory.


$20 win #6
$1 EXB 1,3,6


RACE SUMMARY: I see a few horses who could get the lead and for that you will probably get a fast pace. The #1 Pizzazz might be the one to get the lead out of the gate but #2 Going Global not only is the best horse in the field will also get theperfect trip and win.

#2 Going Global- Has been unbeaten since coming over from Ireland. Is the class of the field by far and should also get a nice set up to win pretty easily. Her beyer has gotten better every race as well and those numbers are way better than anyone else in this field.

#12 Closing Remarks - Finished 2nd to Going Global 2 and 3 races back both by less then a length. Always seems to find trouble and still run good. Last three races from most recent clipped heels,stumbled start, and brushed. Has been working out very well during this 2 and half month break.

#9 Madone- 4 for 6 life 2 for 2 at Del Mar and has beaten some of these horses already. All 4 wins came from this distance. Should get a nice pace to run at.


$5 Ex 2/9,12 $2
Tri 2/9,12/9,12
$10 win #12

22 to 1 Tom's Tips

Race 8

Two horses here appear to be the speed of the race with 2 others who could be up front too. But I believe that Award Winner and Smooth Like Strait will be the 2 to go. The balance of the field will look to tuck in get cover and follow the others around. Midway on the backstretch, we will see Say the Word and Vintage Print move forward with United and Restrainedvengence getting going to the leaders. Entering the turn, our leader Smooth Like Strait continues with Award Winner and Restrainedvengence giving way. Count Again will be last. Who will finish best?

2 – United –mainly run-in distance races over the 10 plus starts. He's last race, he was asked to go and didn't. He will be near the pace. His work of :58.4 handily shows me he's fit now can he do enough? Coming off a layoff, that last work means to me he's ready. I think he can win.

3 – Say the Word – was gaining late in the Shoemaker Mile last out on Smooth Like Strait. He finished second. He worked once on the turf at Del Mar and ok works prior. The layoff doesn't bother me, but he also has been running in longer races.

6 – Smooth Like Strait – he will try and make all the running but has others that will be also wanting the front. He won last time out at the 1 mile in grade 1 and held off the others. Rispoli Umberto is guided with horse in the past 6 races with 3 wins and 2 seconds and 1 third (the saddle slipped in that race). He proved that 1 mile is good for him and now is he a true miler? Maybe.

Race 9

Push to Start goes to the lead but there will be others looking to get a good start to move to the front. There are 6 horses that will want to go or find position with Clem Labine and Hammering Lemon trailing. From that point, I really don't know what's going to happen but here are my choices.

2 – Push to Start – a shipper (taking advantage of the ship in and win program) and start he's career at Laurel then racing on the turf at Pimlico. I am tossing the turf races out. Now facing Cal-Breds for the first time, he appears to have both speed and a class edge in this race and the trainer is using Jessica Pyfer to ride receiving the 5-pound apprentice allowance. With a speed horse getting weight off only helps. A good work at Del Mar of 1:00 flat says to me he's going to win.

8 – Hammering Lemon – ok, you may now ask yourself why pick a horse that raced only once on the dirt and did nothing. He has raced on the turf 10 times. Ok, he was claimed 2 starts back, ran over his head last out. Average works on the dirt but he's by Square Eddie and he's one of the top sires in California for both turf and dirt. The turf side in with the Irish bred dam. He's dropping to a level he will have a chance and the trainers record of second off the claim makes me take notice. 6 runners, 3 winners with a positive ROI. Watch the odds on this one.

1 – R M C Hook'em – very good last at Pleasanton with a win at 25k open company. He was pushed hard to win. He's been running and winning 3 times on the all-weather. He wants to sit behind the leaders and when ask to go, he does. Another one going against Cal-Breds for the first time. In form, shipped in to have a chance for a piece.

Race 10

Equilove and Freedom Flyer will try and make all the running with Pizzazz and Jibber Jabber move forward too. Going Global, Closing Remarks and Jibber Jabber at the back with the rest of the field moving around after the break. No changes on the backstretch as the pretenders back off the closer begin to move forward. As they hit the top of the stretch, Freedom Flyer and Pizzazz are going the wrong way as the horse traffic stops a few and the outside runners are on the move. Now, looking into the handicapping crystal ball I see...

6 – Equilove – made all the running in a lesser race last out with a win. The inside position allowed her to hold off the contenders. The race before was a higher value purse and she lost all chances at the start. Her 2 1-mile races in Ireland were good efforts in handicaps but she shipped over to win her first race at Santa Anita. Big class jump here but if she can maintain the front, hold off the challengers, she wins.

2 – Going Global – has won 5 races in a row at the graded stakes level. She will be moving late but will have to overcome the inside post position in the early part of the race. I think Flavien Prat will let the others go and he will shuffle back to make the run on the outside. She's the favorite at a short price.

9 – Madone – not much in last race but a grade 3 winner at 1 mile and has run 5 times at the distance with 4 wins. She will be moving late but I think she maybe closer up than her other races. Her big move will have to be at the top of the stretch to catch the front runner to have a chance. Last race too far for her and she was out classed in the Breeder's Cup. Could be the winner with the right trip.

Rich's Ranks

Del Mar Race 8 - $250,000 EDDIE READ STAKES – GRADE II

4 - Count Again

6 - Smooth Like Strait

2 - United

7 – Restrainedvengence

Del Mar Race 9

7 – Jazz Hands

3 – Joe Don Looney

5 – I'll Stand Taller

6 - Clem Labine

Del Mar Race 10 - $200,000 SAN CLEMENTE STAKES – GRADE II

2 - Going Global

12 - Closing Remarks

9 - Madone

6 – Equilove


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