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Race 1

No. 4 Alsace is the only first time starter in this 30k maiden claimer for 2yo and he has a shot against this group. No. 7 Harry’s Here showed good speed in his one and only against better. No. 8 Jones Destiny is the one to beat off his last at Del Mar. 4-7-8

Race 2

Trainer Doug O’Neil is back and he will want to strike quick. He sends out No. 1 Midnight Con who fits with these. No. 2 Pork Chop exits our HTW list off a good dirt win at Fairplex. 1-2


1st 4-7-8

2nd 1-2

Race 3

No. 6 Brother Francis looks to have these over a barrel, but he will need to run down the speedy No. 7 Distort This. 6-7

Exacta box 6-7

Race 4

No. 1 Missie Ky I You ran good in both of her turf routes. No. 9 English Rhythm is in from Turf Paradise and draws the services of G. Gomez. She has never been off the board in five starts. 1-9

Race 5

No. 1 Tribe ran big in his one and only at Del Mar despite hopping at the start from post ten. He ran on late picking up the pace. No. 2 San Sebastian gets back to sprinting with statebreds. Look for big improvement as Maldonado tries to start where he left off at Fairplex. No. 8 In a Wine Tizzy looks live at first asking. 1-2-8

Pick three

3rd 6-7

4th 1-9

5th 1-2-8

Race 6

We have our first 6 ½ furlong downhill turf race of the meet. No. 5 Love That Action won for fun in his first turf start sprinting 5 furlongs at Del Mar. He will love this downhill course. No. 6  No. Silent has hit the board in all six of his starts including a second on this course. 5-6

Race 7

No. 4 Newfound Gold is in from Emerald Downs and is one live item. No. 8 You’re Joking is in top form. He gets his first start off the Dan Blacker claim and Maldonado will ride. 4-8

Race 8


No. 4 Koast is 2 for 2 going down the hill as is No. 9 Red Sun. No. 13 Unbridled’s No. e is in from Saratoga for trainer Asmussen where he just missed by a half length in the Grade 1 Kings Bishop. He makes his first turf start. 4-9-10

Race 9

It’s interesting that jockey Bejarano sticks around to ride in this 50k maiden claimer. He is on first time starter No. 1 Diamond Flush. Talamo gets on first time starter No. 5 Unusual Sensation, whose dam Runaway Susie has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters, and she sports a solid 5 furlong work for this. No. 6 Kevin’s Kool Kat exits our HTW list off a race she may have been best! No. 9 A Little Luckier drops into a  maiden claimer for the first time and the move to dirt may help her chances. No. 11 Flamboyance drops back into a maiden claimer in this her second start off the Peter Miller claim. She has the early speed to be dangerous. 1-5-6-9-11

.50 cent pick four

6th 5-6

7th 4-8

8th 4-9-10

9th 1-5-6-9-11 ( $30.00)


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

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