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Was sent off at 60-cents-on-the-dollar in this $12,500 claimer for fillies and mares who have never won two races. Just could not run down the 8/1 shot that got away on the front end at Los Alamitos on July 10. She ran her race finishing a clear second. Will be spotted for the win first off the Miyadi claim. Just needs some pace to run at.


First time starter for trainer Tim Yakteen was just hammered at the windows going off at 6/5, and as luck would have it he stumbled out of the gate. Was taken down on the inside, then came out and tried to make a wide late run. Had to settle for the show dough. No mistakes next time out with a clean start.


Showed a quick turn of foot out of the gate and opened up a quick five-length lead in this 2yo straight maiden race going 5 1/2 furlongs. Would have won any other day except he could not hold off the 40-cents-on-the-dollar winner who just flew by him down the lane, winning by more than 7 lengths. The Dr. did hold on for the place money and will be a solid single next time out for the good hook up of Iggy Puglisi and Paul Aguirre. $$$$$


Mike Puype first time starter was well backed in this $20k maiden claimer for fillies and mares. She ran a solid third while down on the rail the entire trip. We look for her to come out running in next start at 6 furlongs.


Remains in top form and is a perfect fit at this $16k level. He ran another good race, but was just too far back and could not run down the speed. Did finish more than eight lengths clear of the rest. If able to transfer his form to the Del Mar synthetic surface this one is a must use in the exotics.


In these maiden races you just need to watch the tote board sometimes to get the answer and this was one of those. This gelding was listed at 12/1 on the morning line coming off an eighth place finish in his last race. Had a solid last work and the money poured in. Was sent off at 5/2 and got the job done. Especially at Del Mar, we need to keep an eye on the tote.

Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper.  Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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