In the 9th at Del Mar, the second division of the opening day Oceanside Stakes, Stoney Fleece (4-1) comes off two sharp efforts at Golden Gate. Rugged three-year old son of Decarchy (Distant View) has just one layoff line to show for his 13 career starts dating back to last August, but seems to be getting better with racing. Tough loss last out when he couldn't quite catch a sharp Hollendorfer front-runner despite coming home determinedly in 23 2/5 seconds for the final quarter. He's never run poorly on the grass and has stepped up his Beyers in his last three starts to a level good enough to win this. Been closer to the pace last two with jockey Kevin Krigger; don't want him too close to expected action up front here. Think one could do far worse than back this one at his 4-1 morning line for the red-hot John Sadler barn, 8-2-1 with his last 14 starters at the Betfair Hollywood Park meet My Best Brother (5-1) handled the stretch out to this mile distance seamlessly with a front-running allowance win. Full brother to Stormello figures to have some company from the inside in this spot, but appears to be the one to catch in his current form. Holy Candy is the 7-5 morning line favorite off a couple of OK tries to get a piece of the purse in graded stakes on synthetic surfaces; obvious bet-against in first try on grass at that price.