Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

Mike Puype brings back No. 2 Hagibis off long layoff but this 5yo has some works that say he is ready to run and Puype can score with layoff horses. No. 11 Ballard Ruler is the colt we really like in here but he is stuck on the also list, if he gets in we are firing. 2-11

Race 2

No. 1 Katy’s Star continues her drop in class but Bejarano sticks off a good second last time out. No. 7 Jesse’s Giacomo gets his first start off the Cody Autrey claim and P Val gets the leg up. 1-7

Race 3

No. 3 Heyyoucan exits a key race, a race in which the winner came back to win a stakes race last weekend. He gets a drop in class in this his second start and will go much better in this spot. No. 9 Behind the Bossman showed good early speed in his one and only start battling till the stretch before tiring, he drops in class and gets Bejarano. 3-9

Race 4

No. 3 Olympic Blue has won three of his five turf starts and finds a good spot to notch number four, we are betting he does. 3

Win and place 3

Race 5

No. 4 Plenny of Henny is in good form and is a solid fit at this level. No. 6 Gallant Gent gets his first start off the Mike Mitchell claim, we look for a solid effort. 4-6

Race 6

No. 4 Amanda improved tons in her second start and only need to move forward a little today to get the win at a price. No. 7 Toppers Jackie has good early speed and almost pulled off the stunning upset in her first start when going off at 74/1 and battling tooth and nail only to get beat a neck. No. 8 Jeanne Marini showed good early speed and big improvement when dropped to this level last time out only to lose by a nostril on the line, she has a bid bullet on this track on the 4th. 4-7-8

Exacta box 4-7-8 and win and place 8

Race 7

THE 90K DAISYCUTTER

No. 2 Belle De Lune comes off a nice win on this 5 furlong turf course but losses Stevens but gets Mike Smith. No. 4 Tasty Treat is 2-for-2 on this course and is the speed of the speed. No. 7 Plus One ran right behind Belle De Lune last time out losing by just ¾ of a length. 2-4-7

Race 8

Mike Mitchell can fire with layoff horses and he brings back No. 6 Kevin’s Kool Kat, this one is very live. Trainer John Sadler drops No. 7 Sophie’s Secret into a maiden claimer for the first time but puts the unknown bug boy Brayan Pena on for this his first ride? No. 11 Tequilaville is a live first time starter out of the barn of Dean Pederson. No. 13 Floatthrutheair is the one to beat if she can draw in from the also list. 

6-7-11-13

SANTA ROSA

Race 2

No. 1 Gamblin Miss likes this fair circuit and the drop to this level makes her the one to beat. 1

Race 3

No. 1 Salty Miss is a live first time starter in a soft field. No. 7 Double Classie woke up when dropped to this level and will try and wire them. 1-7

Race 4

No. 2 Mark a Star is a solid fit at this level and she just missed last time out at Sacramento. Hernandez gets back on No. 3 Hannah Savanna and she will run back to her good races. No. 6 Here It Tiz wins this race if she can run back to her last race at Pleasanton on July 7th. 2-3-6

Race 5

No. 1 The Tom Squad drops two levels in class of his debut race, he gets Baze and this trainer hits at around 45% with this move. 1

Pick three

3rd 1-7

4th 2-3-6

5th 1

Race 6

No. 6 Perfect Genius looks like he could pop at a price. No. 8 Big Note is the speed and only need to be able to handle the dirt to get the win. 6-8

Race 7

No. 1 Hardbody is in from Emerald on a two race winning streak, she has run first or second in her last five starts. No. 4 Follow the Crowd drops to the level of her last win. No. 8 Your Special Day was caught wide last time out and that cost her, she gets a new jock today first off the claim and the price will be right. 1-4-8

Exacta box 1-4-8

Race 8

In the last race at Santa Rosa we get maidens going 5 furlongs on the grass. Baze gets his second try on No. 7 Blue Blizzard, she has run second the last two starts and now will try sprinting on the grass, we will single in the late pick four. 7

Pick four

5th 1

6th 6-8

7th 1-4-8

8th 7

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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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