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Saber’s Del Mar analysis for Monday

Race 1 

Optional $40K fillies and mares travel a flat mile. No. 1 Velvet Queen won her only start here at Del Mar. She won her last race going 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita back in January. No. 3 Great Return looks set for her best in this her third race off the layoff. Her last win came here at this level and distance. No. 4 Harvest Moon is lightly raced and could be this good. 3**-1-4 

Race 2 

Optional $40K fillies and mares travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 1 Quick has back-to-back works here on the turf and looks ready for a big run today. No. 3 Muchly worked big here on July 20 and will like the move back to a mile. No. 5 Gallovie missed by a half length last out at this turf distance. 1-3-5 

Race 3 

$16K fillies and mares go 6 1/2 furlongs. This is a wide-open race with any of these runners capable of coming up with a winning effort at a price. No. 1 Awesome Amanda drops in her second start off the layoff and ran good here last year. No. 7 Midnight Garden has run first and second in both of her races. No. 9 Boolicious drops into a live spot. No. 10 Thunder Woman is in good form for this level. 1-7-9-10 

Race 4 

Maidens travel 1 1/16 miles on the grass. No. 4 Cosmo gets back on the grass and missed by less than a length one race back traveling a flat mile on the grass. No. 5 Rio Ocho comes off a troubled trip last out in his first start in the States. No. 6 No Slo Mo gets a big jockey upgrade and blinkers on. No. 9 Comradery is in from Ireland and looks live. 4-5-6-9 

Race 5 

California bred $50K maiden fillies and mares go 5 1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Ole Silver drops from straight maiden races and looks very tough in this spot. No. 5 Hot Chicken exits the same last race as Ole Silver and the blinkers come off and jockey Drayden Van Dyke takes over. No. 6 South Beach Gal also exits the race and will show early speed with the move to dirt. No. 11 Little Miss Ellie missed by a neck in her one start at Santa Anita going seven furlongs. 1-11-5-6 

Race 6 

$25K claimers travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 1 Kylemore drops back to his best level. No. 5 Ocean Fury comes back West and makes his first start as a gelding. No. 6 Never Easy and No. 7 Contagion both drop for trainer Andrew Lerner. 1-5-6-7 

Race 7 

$20K maidens travel a flat mile. No. 3 Hapi Hapi finished second last out in his first try going long and now gets a big jockey upgrade. No. 8 Most Sandisfactory ran second last out at 30 cents on the dollar. He stretches out and the blinkers come off. 8**-3* 

Race 8 

$62,500 optional claimers travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 2 King of Speed gets back to the level of his good fourth one race back and jockey Mike Smith gets back on. No. 5 Maestro Dearte looks set for his best in this his second start off the layoff. No. 6 Gregorian Chant exits the same last race as Maestro Dearte and makes his first start as a gelding. 2-5-6 

Race 9 

California bred $20K optional fillies and mares go six furlongs. No. 1 Li’l Grazen has finished an unlucky second by a head in her last two races. No. 2 Give Me a Hint comes off the layoff and won first out of the box here last year. No. 8 Hot On the Trail won here on July 12. 1-2-8 

Race 10 

California bred maiden fillies and mares travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 4 Tsunami Spring just did miss going five furlongs on the lawn at Golden Gate and will love the longer trip today. No. 8 Zahra has hit the board in 9 of her 10 races. No. 12 Lakaya looks set for a big effort off the layoff with jockey Kent Desormeaux riding for his old buddy Bob Hess Jr. 12**-4-8 

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