Friday's 5th race (6:00pm PT) from Del Mar is an Optional Claiming
affair for fillies and mares traveling one mile on Polytrack.
#4 Heat Du Jour (7-2)
makes her second start off the Hollendorfer claim (30% 2nd off the claim). She rallied for the place in a downhill turf sprint at Santa Anita June 26 and her last two wins were around two turns (turf). Mike Smith (5-for-11 with Hollendorfer recently) sticks and she tries all-weather footing for the first time.
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#8 Lady Asano (5-2)
closed strongly from off the pace in a sharp win here last summer. She has not won since but can improve 3rd off the shelf under Bejarano.
#7 Master the Blues (9-2) has a nose for the wire and sports a trio of synthetic wins (Presque Isle). The sharp mare seeks a four-bagger and figures a pace player for the winning Kent D-Hess team.
$20 to win #4
$10 Quinella 4 with 7, 8 ($20)
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