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Saber's Del Mar Picks

Saber’s Del Mar analysis for Sunday

Race 1 

$32K optional claimers travel a flat mile. No. 1 Zestful is the speed in this five-horse field off the layoff. He was last seen running in the Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup. He worked a bullet here on July 25th. No. 3 Justins Quest will sit and pounce down the lane. 3-1 

Race 2 

$32K fillies and mares travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 4 Sapori Girl comes off a big maiden win on this grass course on July 11. No. 3 Kalliniki could find herself on a lone lead if No. 5 Brahms Command doesn’t gun from the bell. 4-3-5 

Race 3 

The $100K Graduation at 5 1/2 furlongs for 2-year-olds. No. 1 Good With People was an impressive winner here first out of the box on July 12. No. 3 Touchdown Brown was also an impressive winner first out at Santa Anita and worked a bullet here on July 25. No. 5 Positivity also looked good winning first out and he worked a big bullet here on July 27. 1-3-5 

Race 4 

$40K optional fillies and mares go five furlongs on the grass. No. 2 Seaside Dancer was third here at this five- furlong turf distance despite lacking room and being blocked at the top of the lane. The hot-riding Flavien Prat gets on today for trainer Peter Miller. We will single in the early pick five. 2*** 

Race 5 

$20K maiden fillies and mares travel a flat mile. No. 2 Gotta Be Lucky gets back to the level and distance of her neck loss one race back. No. 7 Moreavino drops in class and gets off the grass. 2-7 

Race 6 

$16K claimers go 6 1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Around the Dial is in from Churchill Downs and gets his first start off the Bob Hess Jr claim. No. 4 Vander Kelen drops in this his second start off the layoff looking for the win. No. 7 P R Radio Star is in top form and worked a bullet here on July 25th. 7**-1-4 

Race 7 

Maiden 2-year-old fillies go five furlongs. No. 1 High Con has a string of good works singling that she is ready to run. The same can be said about No. 4 Moonlight d’Oro. 1-4 

Race 8 

$40K optional claimers go 5 1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Oil Can Knight has won 2 of his 3 races here. No. 2 Silardi gets off the grass and back to a sprint. No. 6 Microrithms has a spotted career but if ready he wins. No. 8 Jamming Eddy has a big last work. 1-2-6-8 

Race 9 

$40K 3-year-old fillies travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 8 Columbian Gold drops into a live spot and gets jockey Flavien Prat back aboard today. No. 3 A Thousand Dreams won in her only start here and it was at this turf distance. No. 7 Lady Noguez is in from Gulfstream Park and may like it here. 8**-3-7 

Race 10 

The $250K Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch at 1 1/16 miles for fillies and mares. No. 2 Ce Ce and No. 3 Hard Not To Love just finished second and third last out in the Grade 2 Santa Maria at Santa Anita. No. 5 Ollie’s Candy has missed by a head in her last two races vs. Grade 1 company. No. 6 Fighting Mad is the speed. 6-5-3-2 

Race 11 

Maidens travel a 1 1/16 miles on the grass. We will take our big shot right here and single No. 4 War Path who has been looking for a race off his head loss going a flat mile on the grass at Santa Anita. 4*** 

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