Saber’s Horse Selections – 8.13.14

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 1 Ontology has been raced over his head in most of his career with the exception of his two maiden races, now he comes off the layoff and is entered for a claiming price of 20k, high percentage trainer Andy Mathis brings in No. 2 Blackford first off the claim. The last time No. 7 Local One Thirty ran on the synthetic surface he got the win, Bejarano takes the call today as this one drops and gets off the grass. 1-2-7

Race 2

No. 5 Cee’s Tizzy Belle looks to be sitting on a good one with Van Dyke getting on board, No. 6 Three Blondes has the speed and has been right there but she has had her chances but Bejarano sticks. No. 7 Susan B Good will be right on the heels of the Three Blondes. No. 8 Lirica Heat gets her second start in the states, she has a big shot in this as she gets back on the grass and goes long. 5-6-7-8

Race 3

No. 3 Little Jerry gets a drop in class and may get brave on the front end with little early speed to press him, Mike Smith rode No. 4 Hog’s Hollow one time and he got up for the win. Bejarano gets on No. 6 Hurricane Lake who is 1 for 1 here at Del Mar on the poly. 3-4-6

Race 4

No. 5 Perfect Set gets his second start at the meet and first off the Diodoro claim, he has a solid work since and looks to be sitting on the win, we will single in the players pick five. 5

Win and place 5

Race 5 

Kent D who has won two times for his cousin here at the meet gets on No. 1 Danette who gets her second start here and now will try and go a flat mile, No. 2 Miss Mandate is bred to go long and she gets her second start here at the meet for Casse. No. 4 Redshirt broke slow in her first start and made a five wide run turning for home, she will like going longer today. No. 6 She’s Complete is in from Ireland for trainer O’Neill and Bejarano says he will ride, this one is very live. Trainer Victoria Oliver has run three horses here at the meet with a win, a second and a third, she sends out No. 7 Hone In who ships here from Woodbine. No. 8 Majestic Presence ran a good third in her one and only and can only move forward going long don’t take a short price in this wide open race. 1-2-4-6-7-8

Race 6

No. 6 Cat Meeting gets his second start off the long layoff, he had a nice prep for this and is ready to go long, he is on edge for a big run today, No. 8 Durango Flier owns a win going this mile turf distance as does No. 9 Benba who is the speed. 6-8-9

Exacta box 6-8-9 and win and place 6

Race 7

THE 5 FURLONG GREEN FLASH

No. 5 Caracortado is the class of this field, he had his prep race and will be flying late, No. 2 Merit Man exits the same last race and he also gets his second off the layoff and may get the jump on Caracortado. 2-5

Double 

6th 6-8-9

7th 2-5

Race 8

No. 1 Steppingood gets his second off the layoff, his last puts him right in the hunt, after him this one is very wide open. 1

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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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