Saber’s Horse Selections

GamingToday.com is an independent sports news and information service. GamingToday.com has partnerships with some of the top legal and licensed sportsbook companies in the US. When you claim a bonus offer or promotion through a link on this site, Gaming Today may receive referral compensation from the sportsbook company. Although the relationships we have with sportsbook companies may influence the order in which we place companies on the site, all reviews, recommendations, and opinions are wholly our own. They are the recommendations from our authors and contributors who are avid sports fans themselves.

For more information, please read How We Rank Sportsbooks, Privacy Policy, or Contact Us with any concerns you may have.

Gaming Today is licensed and regulated to operate in AZ, CO, CT, DC, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, NV, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV, & WY.

DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 3 Distant Image exits our HTW list and gets stretched out first off the Cerin claim. No. 4 Toomanytomatoes drops back to her claim level and the level of her last win. 3-4

Race 2

No. 3 Bubba Fizz gets a needed drop in class and he broke his maiden here at this distance. No. 6 Space Runner has two wins and two seconds from his four starts and has the ability to sit off the pace which he may need to do in this race. 3-6

Race 3

In this 5 furlong turf sprint No. 1 G’night could find himself in the garden spot turning for home if jockey Espinoza doesn’t get rail hyper. No. 4 My Slew will also sit and pounce turning for home and he has been working good for his comeback. 1-4

Race 4

No. 1 John’s War will wake up in this spot. No. 5 Proud Bok is back in the Sadler barn after a no attempt at the fair, he gets the new bug boy Alfredo Sigala in the irons and has some races that would win this. No. 6 Hard Buns gets off the grass for the first time after nine failed attempts and gets the needed drop in class. 1-5-6

Race 5

No. 5 Water Issues ran ok in her one and only and will appreciate the extra ½ a furlong today. No. 6 Yodelmesomemagic lost by a nostril when dropped to the level last time out and exits the same race as Water Issues. 5-6

Race 6

No. 1 Brother Pete got the job done in start number three when stretched out on the grass, he goes longer today but his connections are strong and know what they are doing. No. 7 Surfcup has won all three of his turf starts and four of his seven races but will be way overbet in this race. No. 8 Pure Loyalty will get the best trip under Gary Stevens and is the key horse. No. 10 Rookie Sensation exits our HTW list but gets the worst of the draw and gets his first try on the grass. 1-7-8-10

Key Q 8 with 1-7-10 and win and place 8

Race 7

We get 2yo fillies going 5½ furlongs for 100k. No. 1 Sprouts ran huge winning the Cinderella in her last start, if she takes to this surface she wins after her it is wide open. 1

Race 8

No. 2 Brannaman gets his 10th start for Baffert and a turn back to a sprint, today could be the day. No. 4 Major Affair gets off the grass and drops into a maiden claimer for the first time. Trainer John Sadler sends out two live first time starters No. 5 Street Choir and No. 11 Raise Ten. 2-4-5-11

SACRAMENTO

Race 2

No. 1 Pats Pride had his prep race and now goes long, he has hit the board in all three of his starts here. No. 3 Surfer Dave gets 12k Baze first off the claim. No. 4 Monster Hit is in the best form and the one to beat at what will be a short price. No. 5 El Gran Matador ran back to back good races at Pleasanton. 

1-3-4-5

Race 3

Once again No. 2 Romance Is Sosa looks the one to beat at a short price. No. 1 Bi Tomorrow is the speed on the rail and gets Pedro Terrero back in the irons. 1-2

Race 4

No. 2 Purple Starduster ran a good second here on the 12th and is the speed of the speed. No. 7 An App for Abbie will try and make a late run at her. 2-7

Race 5

No. 3 Raggin Wood is in from Turf Paradise in top form and her speed will play well in here. No. 4 Katie’s Song may like getting stretched out. 3-4

Race 6

25k maiden 2yo going 5½ furlongs. No. 5 Sunny Creek looks live and the price will be right. No. 6 Jedi Mind Trick ran a nice even race in his one and only at Pleasanton and now gets 12k Baze. No. 8 Sailors Brother gets his second start after a good second at Pleasanton. 5-6-8

Exacta box 5-6-8 key Q 8 with 5-6 and win and place 8

Race 7

No. 8 My Tricky Girl ran two ok races at Del Mar last year and now makes her first start as a 4yo off a good work. Her stablemate No. 9 Pretzel Logic looks the one to beat. 8-9

Race 8

No. 4 Flying Gwen is an eight time winner and has hit the board in 15 of her 17 lifetime stars and is 2-for-2 here. 4

Race 9

No. 3 Red Doc looks live at first asking with these as does his stablemate No. 10 Mr. Oopha. 3-10

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS

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].

 GamingToday on Facebook      and         GamingToday on Twitter

About the Author

Get connected with us on Social Media