Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

Peter Mille sends out first time starter No. 3 Unusual Don off a fast 5 furlong work, we will single in the players pick five. 3

Race 2

No. 1 Warren’s Judy has a good last work here, she broke her maiden on this course and now gets a double jump in class, the price will be juicy. No. 2 Cavalla gets back to a sprint and will find herself in the garden spot turning for home. 1-2

Race 3

No. 8 Liar Liar Liar exits our HTW list, he ran a good second off the layoff and got a nice break afterwards, she is the one to beat. No. 9 Top Knot drops a notch and will be the main foe for the Liar. 8-9

Exacta box 8-9

Race 4

Trainer Morey hits at around .40% first off the claim and he sends out No. 2 Rossi Reserve first off the claim and Bejarano jumps on. No. 4 Halfapondarosa gets her first start off the Michael Pender claim, she gets a break in the weights and will try and run them down at the wire. No. 8 Samurai Jess gets off the grass and gets a huge drop in class. 2-4-8

Double

3rd 8-9

4th 2-4-8

Race 5

No. 6 Whining is a sneaky looking Sunland Park invader for trainer Eric Kruljac who is looking for the shipper bonus money. Mike Mitchell drops No. 9 Gunshot Straight to a level where he will be very hard to beat. 6-9

Pick five

1st 3

2nd 1-2

3rd 8-9

4th 2-4-8

5th 6-9

Race 6

No. 1 Zanbo ran two times here on the grass last year getting a win and a second, her work here on July 19th says she is on go! 1

Win and place 1

Race 7

The Friday night feature will be the 200k Real Deal Stakes going 7 furlong. No. 1 Omega Star has two works over the track for this and the last work on July 24th was a pip. No. 2 Tiz a Minister is the class, this 7 furlong distance in the only concern. 1-2

Race 8

No. 3 Juan’s Corazonsito is a very sneaky looking shipper. No. 7 Hard Play drops, has the early speed  and gets Maldo who will be gunning from the bell, he is the one to beat. No. 8 Concorde West also has some good early speed, he gets off the grass and gets the big class drop. 3-7-8

Double 

7th 1-2

8th 3-7-8

SANTA ROSA

Race 2

No. 2 Cammazes couldn’t handle better at Hollywood going 5 furlongs on the grass so he will try these, 12k Baze will ride. 2

Race 3

No. 3 Don Perico looks to repeat his Sacramento win. No. 6 Bag’s of Fun has a win and a second on this course from two starts. 3-6

Race 4

No. 3 Brite Judy finds a wake up spot. No. 5 Jumpin Janet won here last year at this same price tag and turf distance. 3-5

Race 5

No. 3 Hedger looks to rebound after somehow losing his rider at the start when sent off at .60 cents on the dollar in his last race at Sacramento. Trainer Eric Kruljac sends two first time starters No. 6 Forgot to Duck and No. 9 Tilldeathwepart both are live. No. 8 Wild B C may have bounce in his last start off a good first effort. 3-6-8-9

Race 6

No. 2 Flammability has run three good races on the grass. No. 5 Minister Vivendi had trouble in his last start and if able to run back to his other turf races he can win. No. 8 Unusual Meeting was over his head last time out. No. 9 Fantastic Atticus is the stablemate of the Minister and gets Baze. 2-5-6-9

Race 7

No. 5 Rockin’ Melody finds a soft spot as does No. 6 Bingo the Birddog. 5-6

Race 8

No. 5 Tommy’s Tune may have found his winning level. 5

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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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