Saber’s Horse Selections – 7.27.14

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DEL MAR

Race 1

Bob Baffert sends out the 150k purchase first-time starter No. 2 Bookworm and Mike Smith gets the call, trainer Marty Jones sends out second time starter No. 8 Sicilian Salute who ran down the hill in his first start, he exits a key race and will go better today at a big price. No. 11 Tribalist just missed going down the hill last out and looks to be sitting on the maiden breaker. 2-8-11

Race 2

No. 4 Forever Dorothy is an Unusual Heat first-time starter and these Unusual Heat horses do well over the synthetic surface, No. 7 Take It Easyplease ran a better than looked race in her first start and has a bullet work here on the 21st. No. 9 Soul Flyer ran good in her one and only and looks right there again today. 4-7-9

Exacta box 4-7-9 and win and place 7

Race 3

No. 1 Street Serenade is in from Churchill Downs and finds a soft group of $12,500 claimers, No. 3 Friendly Banter is in from Arlington and the Fairgrounds and he loves to win races. No. 7 Tenkiller Kid exits our HTW list and is a perfect fit at this level and he won on the Hollywood synthetic surface. 1-3-7

Race 4

No. 1 Tiz a Kiss had her race and won here last year at this mile distance, No. 3 Passionville is in from the Gate and lands in the barn of D’Amato and gets Bejarano in the irons. 1-3

Race 5

THE 150K CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ HANDICAP 

No. 1 Rock Me Baby was second by a head in this race last year, Stew Elliott who has been riding very good here gets on No. 4 Starspangled Heat for Abrams, look for a huge run today. No. 5 Affrettando just won here 10 days ago and now gets the move up first off the John Sadler claim. Iggy and Aguirre hook up with No. 11 Spirit Rules who will be in a good position turning for home. No. 12 Ethnic Dance won both of his starts here last year. 1-4-5-11-12

Race 6

No. 7 Tim’s Go Girl gets her first start off the Bill Morey claim, she just may like it here, No. 12 Nothing But Air drops and gets off the grass in this her second off the layoff, she will find a fast early pace to make her late run. 7-12

Race 7

No. 1 Starlet O’Hara exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play, she had an eventful trip first out of the box and looks like she could be a top notch filly, trainer Tom Proctor sends out No. 6 Here Comes Chloe who is out of a dam that has dropped four winners form four starters, she looks fast. Kent D gets on first-time starter No. 7 Midnight Candy for his cousin Keith, he has won two of his five rides for Keith, she looks to be coming with a late run. Trainer Mark Casse brings in the very speedy No. 9 Make the Sun Shine from Churchill, she was sent off at even money in her first start. 1-6-7-9

Key exacta box 1 with 6-7-9 and win and place 1

Race 8

THE 300K GRADE I BING CROSBY

No. 2 Goldencents couldn’t handle Palace Malice in the Met Mile but will be hard to beat in this 6 furlong sprint, he was second by a head here last year in the Bing, we will take our shot and single in the late pick four. 2

Race 9

No. 1 Gratification is the speed on the rail in this 1 1/16 turf route, she will try and take them wire-to-wire, No. 2 Sistas Stroll is her stablemate, she is in from Churchill Downs and comes off of a nice maiden win on the grass, Mike Smith gets the call. No. 4 Personal Diary is also in from Churchill Downs, she was a close third in the Grade 3 Regret. No. 12 Kool Kat exits our HTW list off a big win in her first try on the grass. 1-2-4-12

Race 10

No. 4 Miss Kit Kat is a first-time starter for John Sadler who hits at 30% with maiden claiming first-time starters, No. 11 Q’ Viva drops back into a maiden claimer after running ok on the grass at Santa Anita, she will like it here and Bejarano sticks around for the last race. 4-11

Pick four

7th 1-6-7-9

8th 2

9th 1-2-4-12

10th 4-11

SANTA ROSA

Race 3

No. 3 Ready to Jam is in from Santa Anita and gets the big drop in class, he exits a key race and will show all of his speed today, No. 5 Reno Rocket will try and run him down. 3-5

Race 4

No. 4 Our Man Clint has been right there in all six of his starts with 3 seconds and 3 thirds, he ran second here last year just missing by a half length. 4

Race 5

No. 2 Fashionably Rich is the speed and will be hard to run down at what will be a short price and will need to contend with No. 3 Ninnavee who also has good early speed. 2-3

Race 6

THE 50K LUTHER BURBANK

No. 2 Halo Dolly lost this race last year by a neck and looks to get redemption, No. 3 Freedom Reigns will find a very fast early pace to make her late run. 2-3

Race 7

Baze gets back on No. 1 Bomb Site and that’s enough for us to single him. 1

Race 8

No. 8 Twain’s Titan gets back on the grass after going 1 1/4 on the dirt at the Oak tree meet, bet him to cash. 8

Race 9

No. 1 Power of Ten just missed by a nostril in his last dirt start, he has never been off the board in his three dirt starts, No. 5 Paris in April is a win machine and all on conventional dirt. No. 6 Two Pump has won three of her eight starts and will be on or near the front end. 1-5-6

Race 10

25k maiden fillies and mares go 5 furlongs on the grass, No. 5 Siattore is a first-time starter that is bred to like the green, she will be a very big price, after her this one is a guessing game. 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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