21:00 Del Mar
Race 2 - Allowance Optional Claiming
Race 2 - Allowance Optional Claiming
Distance: 1m 0y Runners: 7
Flat Turf
1m 0y
PERFECTLY MAJESTIC kept on well at the finish over an extended 6f last time and is expected to appreciate the return to this longer trip. Dreams Of Valor and Any Questions are both capable of playing minor roles.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
1 (1)
Maestro Dearte
Mike Smith/P Eurton
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 3-1125
SP
Successful twice at 1m on good ground. Finished 4l behind Marckie's Water when fifth of 7 at 7-2 on his latest outing at Santa Anita over 1m 2f (good) last month. Could feasibly play a minor role.
2 (2)
Any Questions
Rafael Bejarano/S Knapp
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 744446
SP
Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 1f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 4 1/2l behind Marckie's Water when sixth of 7 at 13-2 on his latest outing at Santa Anita over 1m 2f (good) last month. No forlorn hope for a place.
3 (3)
Sawyer's Hill
Martin Pedroza/K Mulhall
Age: 7
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 177602
SP
Winner of six races at 1m on good ground. Beaten 1 3/4l by Kencumin when second of 10 at 13-1 on his latest outing at Santa Anita over 1m (good) last month. Capable of going well on these terms.
4 (4)
Blackout
Flavien Prat/Peter Miller
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 545261
SP
Winner of five races from 6f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Won on his latest outing when 17-10fav at Santa Anita over 6f (good) last month, beating R Cha Cha by 3 1/2l. A double is a distinct possibility.
5 (5)
Eckersley
Tyler Baze/Scott Hansen
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 5135-55
SP
Successful twice at 1m on good ground. Finished 1 1/2l behind Secretary At War when fifth of 11 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Del Mar over 1m (good) in August. Has work to do with Perfectly Majestic (third) on that effort.
6 (6)
Perfectly Majestic
Drayden Dyke Van/Peter Miller
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 433322
SP
He has won four times from 6f to 1m 1f on good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 1 1/2l by Tiz A Billy when second of 8 at 2-1 on his latest outing at Santa Anita over 6f (good) earlier this month. Knocking on the door and worth considering closely.
7 (7)
Dreams Of Valor
Edwin Maldonado/Craig Dollase
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 412031
SP
He has won three times from 5f to 1m on good ground. A winner at 16-1 at Santa Anita over 1m (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Cimpl Man by 2 1/2l. Expected to be thereabouts at the line.
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SP
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