Saber’s Horse Selections – 8.1.14

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 3 Bow Tie Belle gets a major barn switch, we look for the big run today with Van Dyke riding for Hollendorfer. No. 6 Flyin for a Livin gets her second start for the hot Pender barn.

3-6

Race 2

No. 2 Go Black Tie exits our HTW list as a $$$ play first off the Belvoir claim, he has him spotted for the win. No. 5 Wonderful Union will be on a lonesome early lead and may forget to stop.

2-5

Double

1st 3-6

2nd 2-5

Race 3

No. 4 Storm the Heavens gets a nice jockey switch for his second try at this level. No. 10 Forest Romance has been well bet in his two starts, he looks the one to beat in his second try at the meet. 4-10

Race 4

No. 3 Pulmarack was sent off as the 3-1 chalk in his first start, he broke slow that day and will go much better today with a good start. No. 10 Matty’s Tribal looks very live at first asking for Sadler. 3-10

Race 5

No. 1 West Ruler is the question mark of the race as this 7yo mare has not seen the starter since October of 2012, maybe she was having a baby? If she can run like she did then these will be toast. No. 9 Glorious Rebecca has good early speed and a very fast last work. 1-9

Race 6

No. 1 Market Quote exits our HTW list, she gets her second off the layoff and will get a good rail trip today, bet her to cash. No. 5 Jade With Envy has never been worse than second in her four grass races. 

1-5

Race 7

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We will go outside in this race using No. 10 Patriots Rule who should love this synthetic surface. No. 11 Alert Bay who has hit the board in all eight of his starts and No. 13 G. G. Ryder who has won five of his ten starts. 10-11-13

Race 8

We will take a stand in this $20k maiden claimer and single No. 8 Justa Splash as Baffert says he just doesn’t want him anymore. His buddy Mike Pegram and company paid $410k for this 3yo gelding and now they give him away, it’s been him or pass. 8

SANTA ROSA

Race 3

No. 2 Daitanna is in top form and never runs a bad race, we like the move up off the win and the layoff and Hernandez sticks. 2

Race 4

Trainer Kruljac has two entered: No. 4 Deferred Revenue the speed and No. 6 I Have a Price the closer.

4-6

Race 5

No. 1 Uncharted Course is in from Santa Anita to try softer on the grass. No. 8 Nice’n Sunny goes long and tries the grass both for the first time. 1-8

Race 6

No. 4 Catatonic Cat drops trying to cash and his last win came when Juan Hernandez was in the irons and he is back on today. No. 5 Double Image is the speed and beds down in a real sneaky barn. No. 6 Runninforbackpay is 2-for-2 here in the Wine Country. 4-5-6

Exacta box 4-5-6

Race 7

No. 1 Nevaeh’s Promise has 3 wins and 6 seconds form her 10 starts. No. 4 A Little Luckier comes off back to back wins on the grass. 1-4

Race 8

We will take our shot and single No. 6 Southern Digs in the late pick four, Baze gets on for the ride and he looks well spotted. 6

Pick four

5th 1-8

6th 4-5-6

7th 1-4

8th 6

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS

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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