Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

Trainer Peter Miller sends out two runners in this mile turf race, we will side with No. 2 Boller Bomb first off the claim as he is proven on the grass and Miller and Gomez hooked up with a big winner on Thursday. 2 

Win and place 2

Race 2

Trainer Doug O’Neill has really heated it up and he sends out No. 2 Royal Meridian second off the layoff and puts the bug boy Irving Orozco in the irons, his last works on the 10th says he is on go! 2

Race 3

O’Neill sends out No. 2 Fear the Beard who looked to wake up in his last start when dropped in class, we think he is sitting on the win at this level. 2

Race 4

THE 150K RANCH BERNARDO 

No. 1 Reneesgotzip is in top form and is two for two here at Del Mar, Gary Stevens gets aboard No. 3 Sugarinthemorning for Ron McAnally and these two hall of famers look to have a say with they turn back to a sprint. No. 5 Sweet Marini is the speed and will play catch me if you can. 1-3-5

Race 5

No. 4 Somethings Unusual just did miss here last time out when going 1-1/16 on the grass he will go a flat mile today and gets Bejarano in the irons, No. 7 Tom’s Tribute exits out HTW list and ran second a neck in from of Somethings Unusual, we will use both in the players pick five and make an exacta box tossing in No. 9 My Samurai Warrior who also exits the race and gets the break in the weights, he was just a 1/2-length behind the top two. 4-7-9

Exacta box 4-7-9

Pick five

1st 2

2nd 2

3rd 2

4th 1-3-5

5th 4-7-9

Race 6

No. 8 Gnarly Dude gets a little drop in class second off the claim and Talamo gets back on, he won with this gelding the only time he rode him, No. 1 Malibu Knight looks live off the layoff. 1-8

Race 7

We get the 2yo crap shoot in this race with 2yo straight maiden fillies going 5-1/2 furlongs, Baffert sends out three first time starters but we will try and beat all three and go with No. 7 Spring Again a firster for Wesley Ward who is at his best with young horses and No. 10 Wild Caroline from the barn of Mike Puype, this filly has been working like a runner and Gary Stevens who has probably been on her in the mornings will ride. 7-10

Race 8

THE 150 K SOLANA BEACH

No. 1 Unusual Hottie is in the best top form and just did miss here last time out, she ran second in this race last year as a 3yo, No. 2 Halo Dolly was the girl who beat Hottie last year in the Solana Beach and has won three of her four starts here. 1-2

Race 9

In this race we get the straight maiden 2yo boys going 5-1/2 furlongs as they want to make the late pick four and the pick six as tough as they can and they did, No. 5 Tamarando finished a good second last time out when exiting our HTW list, he will enjoy the extra half a furlong today, No. 9 Johns Journey showed some good early speed in his first start despite bobbling at the start. 5-9

Race 10

No. 5 Red Vine is in town for Clement and off his last two starts he is the one to beat, Gary Stevens will ride for his old buddy Tom Proctor on the Arlington Park shipper No. 6 Self Confident this one is a big time player in here. 5-6 exacta box 5-6

Pick four

7th 7-10

8th 1-2

9th 5-9

10th 5-6

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Flamin Hot Mama will be happy to get back to the synthetic surface and a track she likes. 1

Race 2

No. 1 Farmer Giles loves this turf course and gets his main jock back, bet him to cash. 1

Win and place 1

Race 3

No. 1 Gabbro Glitz won the one time he ran on this course at this mile distance, No. 2 Mary’s App has won three of his six starts here and all three were at this mile distance. 1-2

Race 4

No. 3 Call Him Paddy may be a good price play as Duran gets back on, No. 5 Havoc is a dangerous looking dropper. 3-5

Race 5

No. 2 Kasune gets a major drop in class and will be a very short price, No. 7 A Certain Twinkle looks live at first asking. 2-7

Race 6

No. 1 Fata Morgana is bred for the grass and will like the move North, No. 6 Sheza Trip showed good early speed when sprinting on the grass at Santa Rosa and now will try and take her speed wire-to-wire at this mile turf distance. 1-6

Race 7

No. 7 Expensive Pens will find the right pace to make his late run, No. 10 Kevinator finally got the win and could come right back. 7-10

Race 8

No. 6 Jaz Unlimited is a 3yo filly facing older, but the others aren’t much and she is ready to run on the grass, No. 11 Misty North another 3yo in the race will be trying to run them all down late. No. 12 English Lace is an English Channel 4yo filly who makes her first start on the grass a surface she is bred to love, she will wake up in this spot. 6-11-12

Exacta box 6-11-12

Race 9

No. 1 Romance Is Roman comes off the layoff and gets the big drop into the maiden claiming ranks, No. 6 Winona Louise comes off the layoff and gets a drop in class and a top jock. 1-6**

Exacta box 1-6 and win and place 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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