Sunday's Best Bet: Prince Earl might return running in Del Mar Mile

August 17, 2019 08:57pm

Sunday's seventh race from Del Mar is the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile Handicap for 3-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the turf course (Post Time 8:09 p.m. ET).  


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#1 PRINCE EARL (12-1) showed plenty of ability in a very short time last year. The 4-year-old gelding could easily be better this year but might need the outing for Phil D’Amato. Geovanni Franco is 2-for-8 with this outfit and he should save ground stalking the pace. The price will be right.


#5 Bowies Hero (5-2) exits a sharp win in the Eddie Read (G2) at 9f, and his other six turf wins were at this distance. Flavien Prat rides back, and the 3-time local winner could easily make it two straight as the deserving favorite for Phil D'Amato.  






#3 Majestic Eagle (12-1) fired trifecta shots in all five starts at this distance including a victory in the American Stakes (G3) June 23.


#7 Grecian Fire (6-1) got pace help in the California Dreamin' July 26, and he should be finishing again under Kent Desormeaux.


#10 Sharp Samurai (6-1) just does not seem to be as good this year. He might sit a good trip behind fast fractions under his new pilot Joe Talamo (5-for-10 with Mark Glatt).


Wagers:


#1 to win


Quinella 1-5


Trifecta 1-5/1-3-5-7-10/1-3-5-7-10


August 2019 Best Bet Winners

Aug 7 - Mr. Buff/Dynamax Prime Exacta ($8.30)

Aug 14 - EQUAL MEASURE ($9.40)

Aug 16 - SIBERIAN IRIS ($16.20)

Aug 17 - Dunbar Road/Point of Honor Exacta ($7.90)

 

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