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DEL MAR (get away day)

Race 1

No. 1 Madame Cactus looks very sneaky off the layoff, No. 6 Gypsy Robin is the speed with Mike Smith slowing things down on the front end. 1-6

Race 2

No. 3 Lady Rosamond who lost at 8-5 last time out here on August 11th will try and turn the tables on No. 1 Explosive Argument. 1-3

Race 3


No. 1 Home School looks like he has some class coming here from Ireland, No. 2 Station House went wire-to-wire on the grass first out of the box when this course was favoring closers, he looks this good. 1-2

Exacta box 1-2

Race 4

No. 6 Karma King is out of the dam Unbridled Princess ( Unbridled’s Song) who has dropped five winners from five starters, No. 8 Number Five has a real nice 6 furlong work for this. No. 9 Malibu Colony is out of the dam Pashmina who has dropped five winners from five starters. No. 10 Candy Anniversary also looks live at first asking for Sadler. 6-8-9-10

Tri box 6-8-9-10 double

3rd 1-2

4th 6-8-9-10

Race 5

Baffert sends out the main two in here with No. 7 So Brilliant and No. 8 Roman Threat off the layoff. 7-8

Race 6

No. 3 Quiet Force looks ready for the stretchout, No. 4 Magic Channel has won both of his turf starts here in the states and now gets the big move up in class off the 50k Hollendorfer claim. 3-4

Race 7

No. 2 Kathleen Rose looks ready to fire a big shot off the layoff and that last work, No. 9 Red Red Door will go better today in this her second start and the price will be a good one. 2-9

Race 8


No. 2 Can the Man just broke his maiden for Baffert at .50 cents on the dollar and he looks this good, No. 4 Celtic Moon ran a nice second in the Best Pal behind No. 5 Alberts Hope. 2-4-5


7th 2-9

8th 2-4-5

Race 9

No. 2 Amazing Hearted is looking to stay unbeaten, Gomez and Miller hook up with comebacker No. 4 Appealing Tale who is a must use. No. 6 Omega Star will run big in this his second off the layoff. No. 11 Spring Up is looking for his third win at the meet. 2-4-6-11

Race 10

We end the day and the meet with maiden fillies and mares going a flat mile on the grass, No. 2 Lake Maracaibo has run second in all four of her turf starts, maybe the move to this course will get her into the winners circle, No. 5 Rockabye Lady has good early speed and is bred for the grass. 2-5

Exacta box 2-5 and win and place 2**


Race 1

No. 3 Smart’n Fair lost it out of the gate in his first try on this circuit, No. 4 Far Rockaway is the one to beat. 3-4

Race 2

In this very soft group of $12,500 maiden claimers first-time starter No. 1 Katie looks to have a big shot, No. 5 Reno Reba drops trying to cash. 1-5

Race 3

No. 1 Tanya Marie broke her maiden on this course and drops into an action spot, No. 5 Citizen Bernstein also drops into a live spot. 1-5

Race 4

No. 3 Quackin comes off a good win at Santa Rosa and really didn’t run that bad on this turf course last year, No. 4 Rio Hondo has found a home since shipping North with back-to-back wins. No. 6 Big Jim owns a win over this course at this level. 3-4-6

Pick four

1st 3-4

2nd 1-5

3rd 1-5

4th 3-4-6

Race 5

No. 3 Tanner’s Quest and No. 2 Katie’s Song look like the main two in a very tough race. 2-3

Race 6

Baze jumps on first-time starter No. 3 Total War who will take some beating. 3

Win 3

Race 7

Only seven races today and then we will be back on Friday, Baze and Jerry hook up on No. 4 Tribalista who looks spotted for another win, No. 6 Larocco ships in and is the main danger. 4-6

Exacta box 4-6


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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