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, IN, KS, LA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, TN, and VA.

DEL MAR

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

THE GRADE 1 BING CROSBY FOR 300K GOING 6 FURLONGS

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

SANTA ROSA

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

THE 50K LUTHER BURBANK HANDICAP GOING 1-1/16 ON THE GRASS

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

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