Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

In a wide open straight maiden race for 2yo fillies we will take our shot with the John Sadler first time starter No. 7 Scooter Bird. 7

Race 2

No. 3 Drift King drops one level and goes long on the grass. He will be out there on the front end. No. 5 Scorpion Time has won here and likes this 1 1/16 distance. No. 7 Cook Inlet will go better today with the move back to the grass. 3-5-7

Race 3

Trainer Cerin has won with 3 of his ten starters at the meet and he sends out first time starter No. 1 True Again. No. 5 Lico drops and gets a top jock. No. 8 Primed and Ready has run second in both of his starts. 1-5-8

Race 4

No. 4 Streets of Heaven ran a good second off the layoff. No. 6 Dave’s Pacemaker rarely runs a bad race and fits at this level. 4-6

Race 5

No. 6 Corinthian’s Song was unlucky to lose here in his last start. No. 7 Berlusconi exits our HTW list off a good effort in his first attempt going long on the grass and the colt who beat him came back to win. No. 9 Bandolim gets his second start. He ran away in his first but they caught him and let him run and he didn’t run that bad finishing just 3 ¾ lengths behind Corinthian’s Song. 6**-7-9

Pick five

1st 7

2nd 3-5-7

3rd 1-5-8

4th 4-6

5th 6

Race 6

No. 5 Woodmans Luck exits our HTW list. Its been along time between wins but he could finally get win #2 today. No. 1 Unstopper Topper is the speed on the rail with Gomez. No. 7 Gatheratthealter drops and gets off the grass. He is the one to beat at a short price. 1-5-7

Exacta box 1-5-7

Race 7

No. 4 Smart and Single won like a good thing first out of the box for Baffert at .80 cents on the dollar but this will not be an easy task facing older winners. No. 7 Dancingtothestars is a 4yo who has won two straight including he last start here. 4-7

Race 8

THE GRADE 2 LA JOLLA

No. 3 Facoltoso is an interesting Italian invader who draws Bejarano. No. 4 Chips All In gets a major rider upgrade off a narrow loss in the Oceanside on opening day. No. 5 My Best Brother went back to back in his division of the Oceanside. 3-4-5

Race 9

No. 6 You Little Devil gets off the grass and will be the one to fear late. No. 11 Secret Spy is a Peter Miller dropper with big early speed. 6-11

Race 10

No. 5 Buds Pal woke up here in his last race and now gets a top jock. No. 9 Run’n On Residuals is the one to beat. No. 11 Gold Ranger could be live at first asking in what is a soft group of 20k maiden claimers. No. 3 Midnight Raven could be live off the layoff. 3-5-9-11

Pick four

7th 4-7

8th 3-4-5

9th 6-11

10th 3-5-9-11

SARATOGA KEY PLAYS

Race 1

No. 3 Audington was unlucky in her first try here and now Kent D will take his shot. No. 7 Market Princess exits the same race and also had a troubled trip. No. 9 Bakin’ With Cindy has been looking for a race. 3-7-9

Race 2

2yo maidens going 1 1/16 on the grass. No. 2 Newfound Zapper has a solid effort over this turf course. No. 9 Bernie the Jet exits the same race in which he led all the way but tired late and now Dominguez will ride. 2-9

Race 3

No. 8 Theatre Queen looks like a very sneaky runner in from Canada for Nick Canani who has been sending out nothing but live ones. 8

Race 4

More 2yo maidens going long on the grass. Trainer Romans put a solid turf work in No. 5 Sunlover here on Aug 8th. 5

Race 5

No. 2 Geantor will go better today on a fast track and the extra furlong. No. 5 Newton Crescent ran a god second at this 7 furlong distance in his last start at Belmont and now takes the blinkers off. 2-5

Race 6

More maiden 2yo this time going 6 furlongs. No. 2 Ithastobegeorge is a live first time starter for a hot barn. J R and Pletcher hook up with first time starter No. 4 Archwarrior off some solid works. No. 5 Casino Day is out of the dam Shanade who has dropped 7 winners from 7 starters, No. 6 Air Squadron is a first time starter for Chad Brown and he is out of the dam Air France who has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters including 2 stakes winners. No. 8 Majestic Hussar also looks live at first asking. 2-4-5-6-8

Race 7

No. 2 To Dubai just broke his maiden here at this 5 1/2 furlong turf distance. No. 8 Turn UP the Music drops and won here last year. 2-8

Race 8

No. 2 Seminole County had his race over the track. No. 8 Induce drops into an action spot. 2-8

Race 9

High percentage trainer Jamie Ness ships in No. 5 Talented Whiz and drops him trying to cash. No. 8 Bomber Boy drops and gets his main jock back. 5-8

Race 10

No. 3 Quantity is in top form. No. 5 Coexist had a good race over the course. No. 9 Major Gain will go better at the longer distance. 3-5-9

Race 11

THE GRADE 2 FOURSTARDAVE

No. 3 Get Stormy hasn’t been able to handle No. 1 Data Link but now gets him on this one of his favorite tracks where he has won four of his six starts. No. 7 Corporate Jungle and No. 4 Guys Reward will be price plays from off the pace. 1-3-4-7

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