Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 3 Tiz Zoe Cee drops into a maiden claimer for this her third start and gets off the grass. No. 4 Intoxicating Move also drops and could wake up at a price in this spot. No. 5 Itsabeatifulday also drops and finds a nice spot in what is a wide open race. No. 6 Mille Luna gets Maldo and he will gun from the bell and try and take them wire-to-wire. 3-4-5-6

Race 2

No. 2 Field Report has been stuck in second in six of his last seven starts, he is a must use as Mike Smith sticks. No. 4 Love de Car won here on opening day first out of the box and now will try sprinting on the grass, his breeding says yes. No. 5 Toledo Eddie ran second in his last start on this 5 furlong turf course and No. 6 Tribe gets Bejarano back in the irons and he was on this gelding for his only win. 2-4-5-6

Race 3

No. 1 Hope ‘n Pray drops again seeking his proper level. No. 4 Juan’s Corazonsito exits our HTW list off a horrible trip and he is the price play in here. No. 8 The Gatekeeper gets the big break in the weights and looks to be sitting on a big effort. No. 11 Warren’s Tyler S. ran right behind the keeper of the gate and is a fit from off the pace. 1-4-8-11

Race 4

No. 6 Unkept Rendez Vous ran good in her last start but loses Bejarano so the price will stay the same. No. 8 Frequent Fame beat the Unkept last time out and these two could come right back and run one two. 6-8

Race 5

No. 1 Motivated is in from Tampa, she may sit today right off the hot pace with Leparoux riding. No. 8 Cavalletta had her race and is the one that will be coming with a late run. No. 9 Rolanda will sit right off the pace and pounce turning for home. 1-8-9

Exacta box 1-8-9 and win and place 9

Race 6

No. 3 Sailors Brother ran big on this course in his last race and now gets Maldo and blinkers on off of two good back-to-back works. No. 4 Brighton Star will be right there off of his last. No. 7 Znelle gets his first start off the Sadler claim and he exits the same race as Brighton. No. 8 Unusual Don gets his first start off the Ted West claim and he exits the same race as Sailors Brother. 3-4-7-8

Key Q 3 with 4-7-8

Race 7

No. 7 Out of Thin Air just lost by a slim neck here at this level last time out. No. 9 Pat’s Back has the hook up of Gomez and Peter Miller, this one is set for action on the big drop in class. 7-9

Race 8

No. 2 Summer Exclusive gets Gomez back and he won the only two times he rode this gelding. No. 3 Strong Wind just lost by a neck last out in the Green Flash and is the one to beat. No. 5 A Toast to You is the stalbemate of Summer Exclusive and is not without a shot at a price. 2-3-5

Race 9

No. 5 Concorde West gets his first start off the Bonde claim and looks ready for a big race. No. 10 Denzel exits a key race and drops looking for the win. 5-10

Pick four

6th 3-4-7-8

7th 7-9

8th 2-3-5

9th 5-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Acodoro will show all of his speed with the drop to this level. No. 3 Rathgar will try and run him down. 2-3

Exacta box 2-3 and win No. 3

Race 2

No. 1 Aerial Artist gets the drop in class and he owns the only other time he ran here. No. 2 Havoc comes off a good win here on the 18th on this turf course. 1-2

Race 3

No. 6 Danger Ranger ran a very good race when sent a mile one race back at Santa Rosa and gets the drop to that level. 6

Race 4

No. 1 Higher Mountains gets Hernandez and the stretch out. No. 3 Hopeful Hazel is the one to beat second off the layoff. 1-3

Pick four

1st 2-3

2nd 1-2

3rd 6

4th 1-3

Race 5

No. 2 No Games exits our HTW list from May, she ran huge first out of the box and got a rest, she comes back and looks all the winner if ok. No. 9 Coso Fortunati is a live first time starter and the price will be right. 2-9

Exacta box 2-9

Race 6

No. 7 Miss Corinthian drops back to the level of her win and back to the level of the price claimed. No. 9 Mile High Bunk gets Baze back and he won on this filly the two times he rode her. 7-9

Double 

5th 2-9

6th 7-9

Race 7

No. 4 Brite Judy owns a win over this turf course at this mile distance. No. 7 Surf Queen drops and gets Baze. 4-7

Double 

6th 7-9

7th 4-7

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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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