Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 1 Blues and Silvers is a win machine who ships in from Churchill Downs looking for the bonus cash, she gets Gary Stevens, No. 7 Selleria exits our HTW list off a good try on the grass last time out at Hollywood. 1-7

Race 2

In this 2yo filly straight maiden race Baffert sends out first time starter No. 5 Awesome Baby a 220k purchase with a bullet five furlong work here on July 31st, No. 4 Tacit Approval ran a good over the track in her first start. No. 2 Perched has been in over her head and now will face maidens. 2-4-5

Double 

1st 1-7

2nd 2-4-5

Race 3

No. 2 Wicked Finance exits our HTW list, he ran bang up in his first try going long, Sadler sends No. 1 Cervaro long in this his third start and he has been wanting more distance. 1-2

Race 4

No. 4 The Only Key gets her first start off the 40k Jerry Hollendorfer claim, this 7yo mare has a nice last work for this mile turf race, No. 5 Toomanytomatoes gets her first start off the 40k Mike Mitchell claim and Mike Smith gets the call. 4-5

Double

3rd 1-2

4th 4-5

Race 5

In the last leg of the players pick five we get the 2yo boys in a straight maiden race, no Bafferts in here and it is wide open, No. 2 Sir Barclay is a first time starter for trainer Vann Belvoir out of the dam Chocolate Meeting who has dropped three winners from three starters and this trainer can pop with a first timer, No. 10 Pray Hard is stuck on the far outside but that last work here on July 29th was a pip. 2-10

Players pick five

1st 1-7

2nd 2-4-5

3rd 1-2

4th 4-5

5th 2-10

Race 6

We will stick with the up and coming No. 7 J and S Express who won coming off our HTW list last time out, she gets her first start off her third straight claim and the move up in class, Gary Stevens will ride this time around. 7

Race 7

No. 6 Miss Pippa is a very consistent filly who looks ready to put in another big effort, Tom Proctor and Gary Stevens hook up again on No. 7 Biorhythm, the two times Stevens rode this filly he got the win. No. 10 Perfecta has won two times and both of her wins came here last year on this turf course. 6-7-10

Race 8

THE 150K BEST PAL

No. 5 Alberts Hope exits our HTW list and gets the acid test, No. 6 Guns Loaded won like a good thing first out of the box when well bet. No. 2 Ontology was gaining last out when finishing second by a 1/2-length in the Hollywood Juvenile, he will like this 6-1/2 furlong distance. 2-5-6

Race 9

No. 3 Cloud Hopper is a good price play in here from off the pace with the drop in class, No. 6 Keyboard Courage drops trying to cash. 3-6

SANTA ROSA

Race 2

No. 3 Victoria Shines is in top form and 12k Baze sticks, No. 6 Miss Nikki J will be the one to fear late. 3-6

Race 3

No. 2 Vindicted Ruler looks very live off the layoff as does No. 5 Romance Is Roman. 2-5

Double

2nd 3-6

3rd 2-5

Race 4

Trainer Jeff Bonde has a live first time starter with No. 1 Pie and Ice Cream, Baze gets on No. 5 Single Mark for Bill Morey. 1-5

Race 5

No. 1 Atta Boy Lucky is in from Emerald Downs and has good early speed, Bonde sends out another live first time starter in No. 2 Myaggieisawildcat, he is around .45% with his first time turf runners. No. 4 Art Official is in from Hollywood , he has been facing much stronger. 1-2-4

Exacta and tri box 1-2-4 and win and place 4

Race 6

The last two times jockey Juan Hernandez rode No. 7 Tizannette he won, he is back aboard today. 7

Double

5th 1-2-4

6th 7

Race 7

No. 1 Pure Indy will be making a big late run, No. 6 Valentine’s Babe won in her first start going this 5 furlong turf distance. No. 8 Esperanza Latina may like sprinting on the grass. 1-6-8

Race 8

No. 1 Tiger Cat owns a win and a second from two starts here, No. 2 Doc Can Dance is the speed. 1-2

Race 9

THE 50K JOSEPH T. GRACE HANDICAP

No. 1 Tribal Tribute has been prepping for this after getting taken down last year here in the Robert Dupret Derby, No. 2 Fire With Fire has been facing much stronger and gets the leading rider. No. 3 Grand Berry ships in for Dick Mandella and Baze will ride. 1-2-3

Pick three

7th 1-6-8

8th 1-2

9th 1-2-3

10th NO PLAY

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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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