Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 1 Koko Loca won here last year going this 1-1/16 turf distance, she gets a major drop in class today. No. 5 Secret Cove had her prep race, also owns a win here and now gets Bejarano. 1-5

Exacta box 1-5

Race 2

No. 5 Swiss Sugar will try and pop the gate and take them wire-to-wire. No. 7 Patty Wack drops and gets Maldo. 5-7

Race 3

In this 5 furlong turf sprint No. 4 Atta Girl Alma will find a solid pace up front to make her late run. No. 8 Tangerine Tickle exits our HTW list but if she draws in we will be betting on her. 4-8

Exacta box 4-8 and win and place 8

Race 4

No. 2 Awe’ Some Kitten comes off a hard fought win on the grass last time out and now will try the poly. No. 3 Rolanda has 3 good works here for this race, she is a player. No. 4 Tebowing just missed by a neck behind Kitten in her last start and now will get off  the grass for the first time. 2-3-4

Exacta box 2-3-4

Race 5

No. 4 Tax Enough is off the plane for over the pond and she gets blinkers on for this her first start in the states. No. 5 Carson’s Ten gets a major rider upgrade and is back where he belongs. No. 6 Bourne Hot is the stablemate of Tax Enough and he will show all of his speed today with the stretchout on the grass.

4-5-6

Race 6

No. 1 Joyce and Me is in top form for Hollendorfer and Bejarano gets his second shot with her. No. 7 So She Dances could surprise from off the hot pace. 1-7

Race 7

No. 6 Hard to Resist looks to have found a good spot to get the win as she will try and turn the tables on No. 2 A Jealous Woman who beat here last time out. 2-6

Race 8

No. 1 Chocolatier has not run a step in his first two starts with straight maidens and now gets the big drop to the bottom and a new jock. P Val gets the call on No. 7 Neil Healy, he will be closer today. Jockey Gonzalo got his first win last week when bringing in our HTW play paying a nice price, he will ride No. 11 Affirmed Arch who has some good early speed and that will play well with this group. No. 12 Mr. Fitzramathorn ran his best race on back at this 20k level. 1-7-11-12

SANTA ROSA

Race 3

No. 5 Pepper Sweet gets Hernandez and looks ready for a big run in this his second start. 5

Race 4

No. 6 Ramble on Rose may like sprinting on the grass.

Race 5

No. 4 Pop a Top Again drops into a spot where he will be hard to beat, trainer Clifford DeLima sends out two in here: No. 5 Smokin Padre and No. 6 Lookout Scout, both look to have a big shot. 4-5-6

Race 6

No. 3 Reno Baba gets blinkers on for this her first try on the grass and he second going long, diploma day today. 3

Race 7

No. 6 Grand Corredora looks the one to beat off her last race. No. 7 Marmaris gets Baze riding back off a good win on the grass back in June and No. 10 Loveintheshadows has hit the board in all three of her turf starts. 6-7-10

Exacta box 6-7-10

Race 8

No. 1Airplane Mode has had his chances but this may be his easiest. No. 6 Living Life is a first time starter who could pop at a price. 1-6

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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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