Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 4 Huntsville is wheeled back in seven days off a good run in the Del Mar Handicap. 4

Win and place 4

Race 2

No. 6 Excessive Tequila ran a big race despite trouble when dropped to this level last time out and now gets a break in the weights, we will take our shot. 6

WIN AND PLACE 6**

Race 3

THE 100K TORREY PINES STAKES

No. 2 Becky Lou has a very interesting work pattern and the price will be a good one, No. 5 Beholder will be odds on in here. 2-5

Race 4

No. 5 Shadow Runner gets his first start off the claim and Bejarano sticks, No. 8 Key Decision gets Mike Smith in a rare ride for trainer A C Avila. No. 9 Lumberyard Jack is proven at this 1-3/8 turf distance with a win and a second from two starts. 5-8-9

Exacta box 5-8-9

Race 5

No. 6 Charm the Maker had her race, she exits our HTW list and looks set for the money run. 6

Race 6

THE GRADE 2 DEL MAR DERBY 1ST DIVISION

No. 4 Rising Legend has done little wrong in his two stateside starts with a win in the Oceanside and a second in the Generous, his last work has him on edge, No. 7 Gabriel Charles was a dwindling second by a head in back of Rising Legend in the Oceanside. No. 8 Gervinho won the first half of the Oceanside on opening day and is very consistent. 4-7-8

Race 7

We get 2yo maiden fillies going a mile, Baffert stretches out No. 1 Appearance in this her second start, No. 6 Tiz the Key ran a nice even race in her one and only and is set for a huge effort, she is the one to beat. Baffert also sends out No. 7 Exotic Behavior who was a solid third going a mile on the grass in her last start, she has come back with a very fast work. 1-6-7

Exacta box 1-6-7 and win and place 6

Race 8

Maldonado will try and pop No. 1 Hidinginplainsight from the gate and wire them, No. 2 Minds Eyes will try and run her down. Gomez and Peter Miller hook up with No. 5 Heir Kitty off the layoff, she will be flying with a late run and her last win was at this 6 furlong distance with Gomez riding. No. 8 Kinz Funky Monkey exits our HTW list and gets off the grass. 1-2-5-8

Race 9

THE GRADE 2 DEL MAR DERBY 2ND DIVISION

In the second half of the overcrowded Del Mar Derby No. 9 Dice Flavor exits out HTW list and will be right there late, Bejarano jumps on the Arlington Park shipper No. 10 Dorsett. 9-10

Race 10

Just take notice when Gomez rides for Peter Miller on a first time starter and he is on the Peter Miller first time starter No. 5 Oh Daddy Oh, we will single in the late pick four. 5

Race 11

No. 1 Diocesan Policy drops in class and gets off the grass and goes 7 furlongs on the Poly the distance she won at in Ireland, Gomez sticks around for the last race riding No. 6 Tiz Anna off the maiden breaker and the little time off. No. 8 Gelila could wake up here at a big price she is the long shot special. No. 11 With a Miracle was caught wide on a track that was favoring the inside, look for better today. 1-6-8-11

Pick four

8th 1-2-5-8

9th 9-10

10th 5

11th 1-6-8-11

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 4 Ezio is a perfect two for two on this synthetic surface, No. 5 Welcome Home Ryan likes this track and gets Baze riding for his buddy Jerry. 4-5

Race 2

No. 3 Bay Street missed by a nostril here on the 22nd of August when dropped to this level, not much to beat in here today. 3

Race 3

No. 2 Moonshine Bay has won three of his four starts here along with a second, he has a bullet work for this, No. 5 Zeewat is the stablemate of Moonshine, she will be making a late run. 2-5

Race 4

No. 1 Ol’ Steely Blue gets back to his best distance and favorite jock, No. 5 Devilgetbehindme has never finished worst than second in his five starts with three wins and two seconds. 1-5

Race 5

No. 3 Luna’s Light ships in from Del Mar looking for easier, she may like it here, No. 4 Covet gets a big drop in class. No. 6 Irish Winnie also ships in from Del Mar looking for easier. 3-4-6

Race 6

On the surface no one can win this race and it is a pass or take a shot with the stretchout filly No. 10 Royal Marie who takes her first shot at going long and first shot at the grass. 10

Race 7

No. 1 Best by Far gets back on the synthetic, No. 3 Comin Easy won easy when shipping in from Santa Anita back in June, she will now try the synthetic after three races on the grass. 1-3

Exacta box 1-3 and win No. 3

Race 8

No. 1 Jumanah has won three of her four starts going a mile on the grass, No. 5 Hidden Passion is looking for her fourth straight win. 1-5

Race 9

Jockey Kyle Frey has ridden No. 1 Royal Stormer three times and has won all three, he is back on today, the one time Baze rode No. 5 Red Danger he got the win and he will ride today. 1-5

Pick 3

7th 1-3

8th 1-5

9th 1-5

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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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