Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 3 Ralphy Girl and No. 5 She’s All Yours will battle it out on the front end as they try and leave the others in their dust. 3-5

Race 2

The Bob Baffert 1.3 million dollar No. 4 Fascinating will try and get the win in this her second start, No. 5 Bajan exits a key race and need only improve a tiny bit to win this. No. 6 Southern Sunshine exits our HTW list off a good effort at the 6-5 chalk when running fourth behind Fascinating. 4-5-6

Exacta box 4-5-6

Race 3

No. 5 Town Belle will try and turn the tables on No. 3 Cee’s the Year who got her by a nostril last time they met. 3-5

Race 4

No. 8 Congregationalist is the speed of the speed in here, No. 2 Shining Son was coming late last time off when coming off the layoff, he will be making another run today. No. 4 Rocky Barboa exits the same race and will be the price play. No. 6 Orangeyouacutie also exits the race and he was close and Bejarano sticks. 2-4-6-8

Race 5

No. 7 Key Decision is wheeled back in seven days and gets back to going long on the grass, No. 10 Tamarack Smarty likes this turf course as he has hit the board in all five of his starts here on the grass, he will be making a big late run. 7-10

Double

4th 2-4-6-8

5th 7-10

Race 6

No. 5 Blue Tone comes off a big maiden breaker here when winning by five going away at .50 cents on the dollar, No. 7 Curly Top is in top form and just has not broken out as yet for Baffert but today could be the day. 5-7

Race 7

No. 3 Holy Lute exits our HTW list and will try and give trainer Cassidy and jockey David Flores both their first win of the meet, No. 4 Imperial Fortune improved big time in start number two and will be tough again today. No. 5 Raider Power is a first time starter out of the dam Angel Gift who has dropped four winners from four starters including a stakes winner, he has the right connections to score at first asking. 3-4-5

Double

6th 5-7

7th 3-4-5

Race 8

THE GRADE 2 LA JOLLA

The French import No. 1 Si Sage gets his second start in the states after running fifth in the Oceanside on opening day, No. 6 Rosengold was the speed in the Oceanside and will be the speed today. 1-6

Race 9

No. 2 Gifting has four good works here for this start and the one time Bejarano rode her he got the win, No. 5 Llandudno gets off the grass but should like the Poly, she will be making a late run as will No. 8 Mum’s Truckee who gets Gomez back in the irons today. 2-5-8

Race 10

No. 6 Wildcat Candy ran away before the start of the race but they caught up to him and he ended up running a solid second, No. 10 Dark Timbers gets an outside post for this and he will be a real nice price play in here. 6-10

SANTA ROSA

Race 3

No. 4 Western Roses is in good form and the little drop to this level makes him the one to beat. 4

Race 4

No. 1 Luckywiththeladies gets back to a better level and 5-1/2 furlongs, No. 6 Melanzana comes off a nice win here on July 28th. 1-6

Race 5

Since none of the ones that have run look like they can win we will side with two first time starters No. 3 Papash and No. 4 Tizguinness. 3-4

Race 6

No. 6 Smart ’n Fair is in from Hollywood and lands in the John Martin barn, he gets a big drop in class and may like it here. 6

Race 7

No. 2 Kerrilynn is the filly to beat off her last two runs, she will be a short price but a solid single in the picks. 2

Race 8

No. 3 C C’s Diamond gets Baze on off the claim and drop in class as they look to recoup their claim price money fast, No. 5 Legal Victory gets his first start off the claim and the good win. 3-5

Race 9

THE 50K JESS JACKSON OWNERS HANDICAP 5 FURLONG ON THE GRASS

No. 1 Ain’t No Other has finished second and third from his two turf starts here at this distance, the last time Baze rode No. 7 Moonshine Bay he got the win, Moonshine will try the grass for the first time. No. 8 Ourwestcoastghost has won three straight and he will also try the grass for the first time. 1-7-8

Exacta box 1-7-8

Race 10

This group is soooo bad you would need to hit the all button or just go with the Hollywood shipper dropper No. 7 Mine’s Mistress…..??7/all

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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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