Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 5 Oarangeyoucutie is one of two in here for trainer Belvoir, this ones gets his first start off the claim. He was well bet in his one and only a win at Hollywood, he has a work over the track and Bejarano gets the call. His other horse is No. 2 Shining Son who gets off the grass and back to a sprint. 2-5

Race 2

Mike Mitchell sends out No. 4 Magic Channel who gets his first start in the states, he has a good work for this. 4

Win and place 4

Race 3

Trainer Peter Miller drops No. 5 Pure Blush into a spot where she can win, her last two races off the grass were winning ones. 5

Race 4

Trainer Mike Mitchell who looks loaded for bear today sends out No. 3 East Sky in a good spot and Leparoux gets the call. No. 5 Sizzlin’ Joe gets his second start off the layoff and will find a fast early pace to make his late run. 3-5

Race 5

No. 5 Unusual Hottie is in the best form of her life, she has won three straight races and is proven here at Del Mar. No. 6 Top Kisser has won four of her last five starts with the only loss coming against Hottie one race back, she will try and get even. 5-6

Exacta box 5-6 and win and place 6

Race 6

The 2yo hit the scene in this 5½ furlong straight maiden race and over the years Bob Baffert has owned these races unveiling his top Kentucky Derby prospects but in a rare moment he has no runners in this race. Gary Stevens gets on No. 5 Global View for his buddy Tom Proctor. No. 7 Shakahari has been looking for a spot and has some good works. 5-7

Race 7

No. 2 Hail Mary will be playing catch me if you can. No. 3 Heat Trap has won both of her starts but both have come on the grass and now she will try the poly. No. 4 Raucous Lady finds her way back to Del Mar where she just missed last year here at this distance with Joe Talamo in the irons. 2-4

Race 8

THE GRADE 1 EDDIE READ GOING 1-1/8 ON THE GRASS FOR 300K

No. 9 Lucayan needs a patient trip and gets Gomez in the irons today, well he is listed to ride at this point, he gets his third start her in the US and looks set for a big effort. No. 2 Sofast is in from France and just may like it here. 2-9

Race 9

No. 3 Would You was very unlucky to lose last time out, he exits our HTW list and looks like a player with these. No. 1 Joe Carl and No. 2 Rock This Way are the two runners in here that own wins over the track.

1-2-3

Race 10

We close the racing day at Del Mar with 20k maiden claimers going 7 furlongs. Bug boy Gonzalo Nicolas looks to have a shot at his first win aboard No. 2 Affirmed Arch, he has some speed and ran a good second at this distance in his last start at Hollywood. No. 4 Neil Healy ran a good third when dropped to this level last time out going this 7 furlong distance. Bejarano sticks around to ride No. 7 Somewhere With You who may like this longer sprint distance. 2-4-7

SACRAMENTO 

Race 4

No. 1 Picture Perfect comes off a huge win at Pleasanton. No. 5 Melanistic ran her record to 2-for-2 with her wire-to-wire win here on the 14th. 1-5

Race 5

No. 1 Janero lost a heart breaker here in his last start and now gets his first start off the Martin claim. No. 2 Doc Can Dance is fast and gets a little drop in class. 1-2

Double

4th 1-5

5th 1-2

Race 6

No. 6 Yuma Landing looks the one to beat off her last, it is her on pass. 6

Race 7

Lots of early speed in here and that will set things up for No. 7 I Cee’s a Tiger and No. 11 Elizabeth A if she gets in. 7-11

Race 8

THE 75K CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR SPRINT HANDICAP

No. 2 Marks Mine ran a good second in the 50k Cal Wine at Pleasanton in her last start. No. 3 Quizzical comes in from Hollywood looking for some cash. No. 5 English Royals rarely runs a bad race with 10 wins from 25 starts, she is loaded with bullets and the one to beat. 2-3-5

Race 9

No. 6 Cuore Bella is in top form for Hollendorfer and Baze, she will try and hold off No. 7 Fearless Cat who will be storming home late. 6-7

Race 10

Baze sticks around to ride the $3,200 claimer No. 5 Shanghai Voyage for trainer Howie Quinn, we are in for the mighty Quinn. 5

Pick three

8th 2-3-5

9th 6-7

10th 5

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].

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