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Race 1

Baffert sends out two in this very tough straight maiden race for 2yo fillies going 6 furlongs, No. 1 Secret Compass a $425k purchase and first time starter No. 3 Be Proud who was a $125k purchase. 1-3

Race 2

The hot Peter Miller drops No. 1 Too Fast to Pass a notch and that could be enough, No. 3 Laugh At Life exits the same race, a race in which he lost by a half-length , he gets his first start off the O’Neill claim and Bejarano gets the call. 1-3

Race 3

Maiden fillies and mares going 1-1/16 on the grass, No. 5 Coconut Cream Pie has been looking for a race, she could not draw in on Thursday so she gets in here and is the one to beat, we will single in the players pick five. 5

Race 4

No. 3 He’s Not too Shaby gets off the grass, gets the light weight and may like this 7 furlong distance and that last work stands out, No. 4 Scherer Magic gets a drop in class and will be the one to fear late. 3-4

Race 5

No. 7 Scofield Barracks don’t win many but looks to have found a field he can handle, No. 9 Arraignment drops in class and will be very dangerous at this level. 7-9

Players pick five

1st 1-3

2nd 1-3

3rd 5

4th 3-4

5th 7-9

Race 6

No. 2 Gnarly Dude is in top form, he is a 5yo gelding who loves to win races and gets his first start off the 32k Sadler claim, No. 5 Gonna Fly Now is the stablemate of Gnarly and will be right there. 2-5

Race 7

No. 11 Broken Sword is once again stuck on the also list, she exits our HTW list and is our play if she gets in, if not we will side with No. 7 Blingismything who gets Bejarano, she is well bred and lightly raced and looks to be sitting on a big effort. 7-11

Race 8


O’Neill brings back No. 2 Goldencents and gets him back to sprinting which he hasn’t done since breaking his maiden here last year, he is loaded with bullets, No. 5 Jimmy Creed will sit and pounce down the lane. No. 4 Comma to the Top is one tough 5yo gelding for trainer Peter Miller who just doesn’t run many bad races. 2-4-5

Race 9

Bejarano sticks with No. 1 Unkept Rendez Vous who moves to a sprint, she will find a fast early pace to make a late run, No. 2 Youtheprizeandi will also make a late run at all the early speed. 1-2

Race 10

We end the day at Del Mar with maidens going 1-1/16 on the grass, trainer Philip Oliver who has already won with one shipper getting the extra shipper cash brings in No. 1 Layton Register from Churchill Downs, No. 6 Horizontalyspeakin is the speed. No. 8 Apostle Paul is a hanger but Bejarano will take another shot. 1-6-8

Exacta box 1-6-8 and win and place 1


Race 3

12K Baze rides first time starter No. 1 Waltztothewindow, No. 3 Our Man Clint was well bet in his first start at Emerald Downs and is a good fit with these. 1-3

Race 4

No. 1 Itsgonnacostyou drops from a straight maiden race to this 5k maiden claimer, No. 3 Alissa Diane’s Run also gets the big drop in class. 1-3

Race 5

3yo maiden fillies go a mile on the grass for a price tag of 25k, No. 2 Playable Miss ran ok when stretched out to this turf distance at the gate in her last start, after her it is any ones guess. 2

Race 6

No. 5 Romancemediscretly has good early speed and that will play well in this race, 12K Baze and Hollendorfer hook up with No. 6 Global Warming second off the layoff. 5-6

Exacta box 5-6

Race 7

No. 6 Dancing Yodeler comes off a good second at Pleasanton, No. 9 Caffeine High will be close. 6-9

Race 8

No. 1 Trumpet Player Jay gets a confident boast in class off the big win at Pleasanton, No. 2 King Kelly won exactly a year to the day here, I got a chill. No. 3 Urban Hunter is the speed. 1-2-3

Race 9


No. 4 Vincenza is two for two on the grass, No. 7 Halo Dolly is the one to beat at what will be a very short price. 4-7

Race 10

No. 1 Flamin Hot Mama was very unlucky to lose her last start, No. 5 Crazy About Him drops back to a level where she can win. No. 8 Cajun Market will try and catch them on the line. 1-5-8


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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