Thunderstorms and lightning is very, very frighting on a lazy never hazy summer afternoon, a look at just who might make the grade on the penultimate weekend in August.
Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Raging Bull (5-2)
THE BET: Raging Bull to win, no price restrictions, key-boxing exactas with Halladay (4-1) and Without Parole (9-2).
EXOTICA: Super-exotics part wheel using all above first and adding Chewing Gum (20-1) to the mix, extra ticket keying Raging Bull on top.
G3 Green Flash Handicap:
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Mikes Tiznow (9-2)
THE BET: Mikes Tiznow to win, no price restrictions, key-boxing exactas with Chaos Theory (7-2) and Sparky Ville (5-2)
EXOTICS: Key Mikes Tiznow first and second with the two above, adding Baja Sur (5-1) to the super-exotics mix
G3 Torrey Pines Stakes
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Harvest Moon (2-1)
THE BET: SECRET KEEPER (7-2) to win at 5-2 or greater, exacta box with Harvest Moon
EXOTICA: Key both fillies first in super-exotics adding Aurelia Garland (4-1) and Provocation (9-2) beneath
G2 Del Mar Handicap
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: United (8-5)
THE BET: Oscar Dominguez (6-1) to win at 4-1 or greater, exacta box with United
EXOTICA: Key United and Oscar Dominguez on top adding Red (8-1) and Ward ‘n Jerry (10-1) to the super-exotics mix, extra ticket with United
Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Laura’s Light (3-1)
THE BET: Miss Extra (9-2) to win at 7-2 or greater and three-horse exacta box including Guitty (8-1)
EXOTICA: Key all three first and second, using same three plus Warren’s Showtime (6-1), Aqua Seafoam Shame (12-1) and Neige Blanche (5-1) third and/or fourth.
Grade 1 Pacific Classic
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Maximum Security (1-1)
THE BET: Exacta box Maximum Security with Higher Power (3-1)
EXOTICA: Key Maximum Security first with Higher Power and Midcourt (7-2) second and third