Friday's 5th race (6:00pm PT) from Del Mar is a $40,000 Maiden Claiming affair for 3-year-olds and up dashing five and one-half furlongs on Polytrack.
#9 Mi Hijo (4-1) shows up for sale after facing special weight company in his last four. He goes route/sprint and turf/synthetic and Gomez is clicking with Miller recently.
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#2 Broker Brett (3-1) finished 3rd in a $62.5k Maiden Claiming sprint at BHP June 13 and the top two both came back to score. The fresh colt should be finishing for the productive Maldonado/Sadler team.
#6 Southern Sunrise (5-2) is tagged for the first time and is probably the one to catch under Stevens.
#4 Expo and Fig (8-1) debuts for 16% win early sire Star Dabbler and dam has tossed four winners from as many starters. D'Amato shows a profit with first time starters.
$18 to win #9
$1 Trifecta key 9/2-4-6 ($6)
$1 Trifecta 2-4-6/9/2-4-6 ($6)
analysis by Jarrod Horak
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