Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

Gomez is listed to comeback on No. 2 Summer Exclusive for trainer Peter Miller off the layoff, this colt has a big 4 furlong work over the turf course, Miller also sends out No. 3 A Toast to You and Maldonado gets back on board, he owns a win over the course. 2-3

Race 2

No. 3 Smogcutter quit like a pig in his first try for Baffert and now Bejarano will get the ride, No. 4 Sir Barclay is a first time starter for Vann Belvoir and this colt has been looking for a spot. No. 9 Onebadshenanigan exits the same race as the Smogcutter and will be making a late run at the speed. 3-4-9

Double 

1st 2-3

2nd 3-4-9

Race 3

No. 6 Spring Breeze sneaks in for Jeff Bonde looking for the extra shipping bonus, No. 7 Addendum drops and gets the big jockey change, she will be very tough in this spot. We have yet another pick six carryover today of $265,129. which will climb to a million, we will single the 7

Exacta box 6-7**

Race 4

No. 1 Clenor is a classy looking filly in from Ireland, No. 2 Exotic Behavior will like the stretchout on the grass. 1-2

Race 5

No. 3 Tribal Tattoo took some cash in her first start, she showed some early speed and folded, she gets a drop in class and Joe Talamo will ride, we look for her to hold better today, No. 5 Wickedly Sassy had a bad trip in her one and only when sent off as the 5-2 chalk, she is the one to beat with a clean trip. No. 10 Derek’s Girl is the stablemate of Sassy , she looks live at first asking. 3-5-10

Race 6

No. 2 Ismene has big early speed and broke her maiden on this course last year, her last work was super, No. 9 Minds Eyes also broke her maiden here last year and she will find a very fast early pace to make her late run. 2-9

Race 7

THE GRADE 2 SORRENTO STAKES

No. 2 Concave blasted them in her first try when sent off at 7-5 going 5 furlongs on the grass at Hollywood, No. 5 Stop Smiling also won at first asking and maybe this good. 2-5

Race 8

Trainer Marty Jones can pop with a first time starter and he sends out No. 6 Red Red Door who could pop at a huge price, P Val gets on second time starter No. 11 Warren’s Dixi Bell who will improve today on the fast cushion surface. 6-11 

Pick six 

3rd 7

4th 1-2

5th 3-5-10

6th 2-9

7th 2-5

8th 6-11

SANTA ROSA

Race 3

No. 3 Wild Bella ran bang up in her last start at Sacramento, No. 5 Tiz Blushing just missed in her last race at Pleasanton. 3-5

Race 4

No. 1 Classic Journey ships in looking for the win as does No. 3 Merry Moon. No. 9 Soft Shoulders ran good in her one try sprinting on the grass at the Gate. 1-3-9

Race 5

No. 1 Last Draw has hit the board in five of his six starts here, No. 7 Coast Guard will be hard to run down if able to clear from his outside post. 1-7

Race 6

No. 3 One Mo is the speed and will be very hard to run down, No. 5 Cost of Freedom an old pro runs the cheapest he has ever been, he has won almost a million dollars and is still plugging away at 10. 3-5

Exacta box 3-5

Race 7

No. 6 Eagle Screams owns a win over this turf course as does No. 7 Deckacards. No. 8 Hittheroadrunning has the speed and will be very hard to catch. 6-7-8

Double

6th 3-5

7th 6-7-8

Race 8

Baze and Morey hook with first time starter No. 3 Bomb Squad, Hernandez rides first time starter No. 9 D D Dancer for Jedd Josephson off some solid works. 3-9

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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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