Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 4 Ghost N Your Heart drops into a spot where she can win. No. 6 One Magic Girl has some good early speed and a fast last work. No. 8 Funny Belle could be dangerous at a price with the break in the weights.

4-6-8

Race 2

We get maiden 2yo going a mile. No. 3 Bourne Hot ran ok going this distance on the grass last out and now he moves back to the poly. No. 4 Southern Freedom gets the stretchout and Mike Smith. 3-4

Race 3

No. 1 Danderek just took them wire-to-wire on this turf course going 1-1/16 and now he will try and take them 1-1/8 but losses Bejarano. No. 8 Beachcombing chased Danderek last time out finishing second and he will try and turn the tables today. No. 9 Major Magic also ran in the race and he was a close 4th, he gets his second start off the layoff and has a good last work, he is our play. 1-8-9

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

Race 4

This is the second half of the second race as we get more 2yo going a mile on the poly. No. 2 Cautious Giant goes long in this his second start and will like it. No. 3 Carson’s Ten ran a good second when going a mile on the grass last time out. No. 9 New Year’s Day exits our HTW list and will go long in this his second try for Baffert, he was well bet and his breeding screams YES! 2-3-9

Exacta box 2-3-9 and win and place 9

Race 5

No. 3 Soi Phet goes for his fourth straight win for a trainer who has won with 4 of his 9 starters at this meet. No. 4 Clubhouse Ride has been facing the likes of Game On Dude, if he hasn’t lost his will he beats these. No. 9 Liaison also has been facing better. 3-4-9

Race 6

No. 6 Tribal Peace is one of two John Sadler horses in here and is the one we prefer. No. 7 Socialbug won like a good thing first out of the box for Baffert at .50 cents on the dollar. No. 9 Mum’s Truckee is in top form and has the connections of Miller and Gomez. 6-7-9

Race 7

No. 6 Heaven and Earth gets her second start and will hold much better this time around. No. 10 Stole a Kiss will fall into a good stalking position and pounce turning for home. 6-10

Race 8

No. 6 Unusual Heatwave had his race and now will go long. No. 7 Blue Tone is the one to beat but will be overbet. Gary Stevens has ridden No. 11 Tiz the Truth two times getting a win and a second. 6-7-11

Exacta box 6-7-11 and win and place 6

Race 9

THE GRADE 1 DE MAR DEBUTANTE 300K

Baffert sends out three runners and we will try and beat them with No. 3 Concave who has won both of her starts including the Grade 2 Sorrento here. No. 6 She’s a Tiger finished second by a ½ length in the same race. 3-6

Race 10

No. 1 This One’s for Mel has been looking for a race and finds one, he has good speed and the rail. No. 2 Rookie Sensation exits our HTW list off of a good last effort on this turf course losing by a neck at 14/1 when exiting our HTW list. No. 3 Cacau ran a good one here last out and now gets Stevens. No. 7 Los Bambinos also exits or HTW list off a good last try on this turf course. 1-2-3-7

Race 11

No. 1 Shand lost all chance at the start, look for P Val to get her out of the gate in good order today. No. 2 Moon Ride come off the layoff for trainer Puype, she is live. No. 5 Scherzinger comes off the layoff for Hollendorfer and gets Mike Smith hanging around for the last race. No 6 Miss Charming is out of the dam Charm a Gendarme who has dropped 10 winners from 10 starters I with 2 stakes winners, she is a must use. 1-2-5

Pick four

8th 6

9th 3-6

10th 1-2-3-7

11th 1-2-5

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 5 Call Him Paddy will be legged up with back to back turf races, he drops into a good spot. No. 6 Legal Victory is the one to beat. 5-6

Race 2

Doug O’Neill ships in the speedy No. 2 Avare looking for the win, No. 3 Rush In will be making a late run. No. 4 Pepper Crown is 2-for-2 on the grass but that was at Santa Rosa. 2-3-4

Race 3

No. 6 Pepper Cali drops and gets Juan Hernandez, this is a good spot for her. 6

Race 4

No. 1 Prestige Worldwide is in top form and won on this turf course in his one try. No. 3 Career Student will be playing catch me if you can. 1-3

Race 5

No. 3 Star Student is in from Emerald Downs where he finished second in both of his starts, Baze gets the call. No. 6 Single Mark is the speed of the speed. 3-6

Race 6

No. 7 Buymeabond ran ok in his one turf race at Santa Rosa and will go better today with the drop to this level. No. 8 Lota Spunk will sit chilly and make a quick move on the turn. 7-8

Race 7

No. 5 Mickey Ball is back at his favorite track and surface. No. 4 Wildfire Kid beat Mickey here back in May. No. 6 Urban Hunter has 7 wins here and Baze will have him winging it on the front end. 4-5-6

Race 8

No. 1 Bobgeepers ran a better then looked race in his first turf try here on the 16th, he has a fast work on the 25th. No. 5 Western Seeker is a very dangerous first time starter with a good work pattern for this mile turf race. 1-5

Exacta box 1-5 and win and place 1

Race 9

No. 6 Triple Feature gets a slight drop in class and may have found his spot. 6

Pick four

6th 7-8

7th 4-5-6

8th 1-5

9th 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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