Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 4 Frequent Fame had her race over the track and now will go long, she will fall into a good tracking position, we will single her in the players pick five. 4

Race 2

Maldanado gets on No. 1 Midnight Lady for trainer John Sadler, she off the grass and will get a good stalking trip from the inside. As hot as trainer Mike Puype was at Hollywood, is as cold as he is here at Del Mar. He sends out No. 3 Smart N Dreamy who has a big shot with these. No. 6 Zuzu’s Petals has a win and two seconds from her three lifetime starts and has a nice work here on July 27th. 1-3-6

Race 3

We get 2yo 50k maiden fillies going 6 furlongs. Bejarano and Hollendorfer hook up with first time starter No. 4 Whatsallthedrama, she has three works over the track. Leparoux and Mitchell hook up on first time starter No. 7 Rousseau, she has a fast last work and her dam Feed the Kitty has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters. 4-7 and win and place 7

Race 4

They go sprinting 5 furlongs on the grass. No. 2 Sacred Ovation looks perfect for this distance on the grass, he will be hard to beat. The ice cold Mike Puype brings back No. 4 Brutally Handsome off the 11 month layoff, he is live from off the pace. No. 7 La Mano Nera lost by a nostril here last year at this distance, Bejarano gets his second try with him. 2-4-7

Race 5

50k maiden claimers go a flat mile on the grass. No. 3 Mikey T lost by a neck in his last start at Hollywood going this mile distance when dropped to this 50k level. No. 8 Boss of Me looks to wake up big time in this spot as he drops out of the straight maiden ranks for the first time. He gets his second start off the layoff and Gary Stevens rides him, his last work was a pip. 5-8

Players pick five

1st 4

2nd 1-3-6

3rd 4-7

4th 2-4-7

5th 5-8

Race 6

No. 2 Fury Kapcori looks ready to roll off the layoff for Hollendorfer. No. 3 Trelawny ships in from Churchill Downs, he was under the care of Tom Amoss and now lands in the barn of Jeff Mullins who looks to reap some of that shipper money if he can get this speedball to go wire-to-wire. No. 4 Doyouseemecoming will be right on the tail of Trelawny from the bell. 2-3-4

Exacta and tri box 2-3-4 and win 3

Race 7

In today’s feature race they go a flat mile on the grass for a purse of 85k. No. 2 Irish Art has finished second all three times that he went this mile turf distance. Stevens and Proctor hook up with No. 3 Old Time Hockey who gets his second start off the layoff, he won the Grade 2 La Jolla here last year and is the one to beat. No. 4 Lucayan has been over his head in his first two starts in the states and will go much better with this crew. The 6yo gelding No. 8 Camp Victory has won all three times when sent a mile on the grass, he moves into an action spot. No. 9 Kid Edward had his race and is set for a huge effort. 

2-3-4-6-8-9

Key q 3 with 2-4-6-8-9 and a key .10 super 3 with 2-4-6-8-9

Race 8

No. 2 The Gatekeeper looks to be sitting on the win, in his last race which he lost by 1¾ of a length his rider lost the whip and he had to be steadied late. No. 8 Saint Leo exits the same race, he has the speed to take these wire-to-wire. 2-8

Exacta box 2-8 and win and place 2

Pick three

6th 2-3-4

7th 2-3-4-6-8-9

8th 2-8

SANTA  ROSA

Race 2

No. 2 Dazzling Maggie gets a big drop in class and goes long. No. 7 Routing for Jaklin goes long in this her third lifetime start, she is a big player with these. 2-7

Race 3

No. 1 Esprit de Corps sneaks in from Hollywood Park for trainer Neil Drysdale and 12k Baze will ride at what will be a small price, bet her to cash. 1

Race 4

No. 5 Rome has the dangerous early speed. No. 6 Emmy’s Hall has the right connections. 5-6

Race 5

In this 2yo maiden race No. 3 Terrys Tom Cat is out of the dam Ermelinda who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters, first time starter No. 5 Hirschy has the Baze/Hollendorfer connections. No. 9 Yahoo Tahoe is out of the dam Ghazi’s Lass who has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters. 3-5-9

Race 6

No. 5 Nurse Stephanie had a win and a second from her two starts here last year. No. 7 Kisses for Kate won in her only start on this course. 5-7

Race 7

No. 5 Star Field comes off the layoff and just may like it here on the dirt going long. No. 7 Another Flashback gets off the grass and looks right there. 5-7

Race 8

No. 2 Anitafame had the feel of the Pleasanton dirt and now moves to the inside after a wide trip last time out. No. 8 Shesonlyseventeen won at first asking when sent off at even money. 2-8

Exacta box 2-8 and win and place 2

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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.  Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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