Saber’s Horse Selections

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Race 1

No. 5 Spring Bloom gets her second start off the layoff and finds a soft group of straight maidens in this mile turf race. 5

Race 2

This is one ugly second race but we will side with second time starter dropper No. 1 Candy Waltz off his bad trip last time out. 1

Race 3

No. 2 True Again looked good breaking his maiden on this course in his last start. No. 6 K Court is back where he belongs and broke his maiden here. 2-6

Race 4

We have 2yo maidens going down the hill. No. 1 Dice Flavor is a first time starter who is bred for the grass. No. 9 Power Ped gets his second start off a real good first start at Del Mar. He is bred to love this course. No. 12 Nuestra Senor is a first time starter who will also like the grass. 1-9-12

Exacta box 1-9-12

Race 5

No. 4 Chloe W drops trying to cash. No. 6 Prettypriceygirl drops, gets a turn back in distance and a jockey upgrade. Trainer Bob Baffert sends out a live first time starter in No. 11 Flashy Delight. 4-6-11

Double

4th 1-9-12

5th 4-6-11

Race 6

No. 2 Dancingtothestars may like the switch to the grass. No. 5 Kilted Tilt has run back to back good races sprinting on the grass. No. 8 Lemon Hero get Bejarano. 2-5-8

Race 7

No. 6 Free Time has some early speed and P Val says he will gun from the bell. After him this one is wide open. 6

Race 8

No. 1 Shadow Runner is in top form as he gets back on the grass. No. 6 You Know I Know will be making a late run. No. 9 Segway broke his maiden here in his first start back in January. 1-6-9

Exacta box 1-6-9 and win and place 9

Race 9

No. 5 Twirlybird is a first time starter out of the dam Saucy Countess who has dropped 4 winner from 4 starters and her trainer Peter Miller can score with a firster. No. 13 English Puddin gets off the grass, drops and gets a turn back in distance and Juan Hernandez as they pull all the punches. 5-13

Double

8th 1-6-9

9th 5-13

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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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