Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 1 Rum Point ran a good one in his one and only start and looks best of the ones that have met the starter. Baffert sends out No. 6 Hold Everything off some good works. 1-6

Race 2

No. 1 East Sky bombed at 8/5 in his last start and now gets the big drop by Mitchell. No. 2 Golden Mexico will try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 4 Smokin’ Cat gets a huge drop in class by Sadler off the 12 month layoff, at one time he would have crushed this group. No. 8 Forever Freedom is the stablemate of East Sky and exits our HTW list off a big win despite having trouble. No. 9 Fear the Beard gets off the grass and also gets a big drop in class. 1-2-4-8-9

Key exacta 8 with 1-2-4-9

Race 3

Trainer Mike Puype is due to break out of his slump and he sends out No. 1 Dress Code first off the claim and a solid last work here on July 25th. No. 4 Apollo Ten has a huge work here on July 27th. No. 6 Key Decision has some good early speed, gets off the grass and gets a drop in class off the little layoff for a trainer that likes to make a score at this meet. 1-4-6

Race 4

No. 1 Bro’s Bro showed a liking for this track in his second start and looks the one to beat today if the rail is playing fair. No. 3 Dreamnofatticus gets back to a sprint and will be making a late run. 1-3

Race 5

No. 5 Mega Heat won at this mile distance here back in 2011. No. 6 Holding Glory is a sneaky looking colt in from Brazil. No. 2 Rousing Sermon will be making his usual late run for a piece. 2-5-6

Exacta box 2-5-6 and win and place 6

Race 6

No. 2 English Crossing gets her third start on the West Coast owning a win and a third from her first two. No. 9 Cavalletta has finished second in four of her last five starts with a third sandwiched in between. No. 10 Heart Stealer exits the same race as English Crossing and is the speed. 2-9-10

Race 7

No. 2 Stole a Kiss exits our HTW list, she gets her second start and if all goes well we will see her in the winners circle. No. 1 Swissarella exits the same race. No. 5 Sunday Rules is a live first time starter for Mike Mitchell with Maldo gunning from the bell. 1-2-5

Exacta box 1-2-5 and win and place 2

Race 8

THE GRADE 1 300K CLEMENT L. HIRSCH

No. 9 Include Me Out exits our HTW list, this 5yo mare likes this course with 2 wins from 3 starts including her winning this race last year. 9

Race 9

No. 4 Chibita exits our HTW list off a narrow loss last time out at Hollywood Park, he will try and give jockey Gonzalo Nicolas his first win today. No. 6 Prime Number gets his first start off the Cody Autrey claim and the comeback again and again older guy P. Val will ride. 4-6

Race 10

No. 1 Christopher Street had a tough trip in his last start off the layoff, things will go better today with Mike Smith hanging around for the ride. No. 2 Pulpit’s Express exits our HTW list off a resounding win last time out but he got DQ and placed 6th in what was a very controversial decision, he will get his revenge today. 1-2

Pick four

7th 1-2-5

8th 9

9th 4-6

10th 1-2

SANTA ROSA

Race 4

No. 4 Mr. Reaburn has finished second in 8 of his 15 starts, he looks to have found a field he should beat today.

Race 5

The one time No. 3 Big Jim ran for this tag on the grass he got the win as did No. 5 Frank ad Go. 3-5

Race 6

No. 3 Higher Mountains gets the big drop in class in this his second start but Baze sticks. 3

Race 7

No. 7 Oblivion has won back-to-back starts and will now try and make it three straight as she will try going 5 furlongs on the grass. No. 9 Midnight Margarita is the speed along with No. 10 Sizzling Gold.

7-9-10

Exacta box 7-9-10 and win and place 7

Race 8

No. 1 Fishing My Way gets the hot riding Juan Hernandez back in the irons and will try and run down the speed. 1

Race 9

THE 50K ROBERT DUPRET DERBY

Hollendorfer sends out two in the derby; No. 2 Outside Nashville who will try two things for the first time, going long and the grass and No. 7 Our Cognac Kid will try the grass for the first time. Morey sends out No. 8 Rush In who just missed by a head in his long turf try going long, he looks the one to beat. 2-7-8

Key exacta box 8 with 2-7 and win and place 8

Race 10

No. 1 Mahogany Ridge got close when dropped to this level last time out, he should get the job done today with this crew. 1

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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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