Saber’s Horse Selections – 8.23.14

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 2 Oscillator drops big time and gets blinkers on, she has run good here in the past. No. 5 Appealing Resume has won here last year, she has Iggy and Aguirre hooking up and we like that. No. 7 Tim’s Go Girl has been a popular item at the claim box and now gets the move up off the win and the O’Neill claim, she will get a perfect stalking trip by Elvis. 2-5-7

Race 2

No. 1 Opsec gets his second start here at the meet and now will try the grass, Mike Smith sticks and he will give this colt a nice rail trip in this 1-1/8 turf route. No. 5 Play Hard to Get has a super last work and gets Nakatani a good turf rider today. No. 8 Candy’s Shoes ran a good third despite the bobble at the start in his last race going 1-1/16 on the grass, he gets Bejarano today. 1-5-8

Race 3

No. 1 Jedi Mind Trick gets a big drop in class for this his third off the layoff, all is not well but he is a must use at this level. No. 8 Red N Black Attack exits the same race, he ran an even fourth. 1-8

Race 4

No. 5 Masochistic looks the speed of the speed in here, he could get brave on the front end at this 7 furlong distance. No. 2 My Samurai Warrior gets his third start of the meet and will try and catch the speed. 2-5

Race 5

No. 3 Market Quote has been looking for a spot, he gets Kent D riding today. Bejarano jumps in the very speedy No. 8 Highly Rated, he will try and take this mare wire-to-wire. 3-8

Race 6

$50k maiden 2yo go 5-1/2 furlongs, need to watch the betting on this race. We will take a shot with No. 10 Quiet Thunder a second time starter for trainer Carly Gaines who is having a tough meet. She puts Tyler Baze on this time and the extra half a furlong will help his chances from off the pace, she hits at almost .30 % with her second time starters. 10

Win and place 10

Race 7

Maiden fillies and mares go 6 furlongs. No. 1 Steel Lady was well bet and well meant in her first start here when finishing second. No. 2 Demonica looks very nice off the layoff for Sadler and he puts Van Dyke in the irons. No. 10 Mindfully has run good in both of her starts and will be the one coming with a big late run. 1-2-10

Exacta box 1-2-10

Race 8

THE $200K GRADE II DEL MAR HANDICAP

This is not a very good group of Grade II runners and that will give all of fame trainer Ron McAnally, who doesn’t win many any longer. A big shot with No. 9 Quick Casablanca who was a solid second last out in a Grade II. 9

Race 9

No. 1 Golden Triumph is in from Hastings Park, he is the speed on the rail and will try and cash some of that ship and win bonus money. No. 8 Peacenik gets the needed drop in class and will be right on the tail of Golden Triumph and pounce turning for home. 1-8

Race 10

A wide open $40k maiden claimer for fillies and mares ends the day. No. 3 Barbs Angel was scratched on Thursday for this much easier spot, she gets Kent D first off the Abrams claim and a solid last work. No. 4 Lamazone gets off the grass, he just did miss with a big late run last out going this mile distance, he drops a notch and will be the one to beat today. No. 6 Venetian also gets off the grass and drops in to a maiden claimer for the first time. Bejarano gets on No. 8 Bow Tie Belle for Hollendorfer, she goes long for the first time. 3-4-6-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

Just another five horse field at the Gate. No. 5 The Wuggis is best of the 4 that have run and the one first time starter is No. 4 And So It Is who must be given a sot with this crew. 4-5

Race 2

No. 1 Stormin Along just missed at this level one race back on the dirt. No. 3 Bomb Site had his prep and now will go long again, he is the one to beat. 1-3

Race 3

No. 1 Over Achiever and No. 3 Terrys Tom Cat exit the same race and could be one two in here. 1-3

Race 4

No. 4 Zip Baby couldn’t handle them at Del Mar so he ships in and drops in class, she will go better with these. No. 5 Hula Girl also ships here from Del Mar and gets Baze riding for kid Sherman, she is the filly to beat. 4-5

Race 5 

Maidens go a mile on the grass. No. 1 Bertrane has had his chances with some narrow misses, he gets Juan Hernandez today and may just get it done. No. 2 Misdeed has also had his chances but this will be his easiest. 1-2

Race 6

No. 1 Medicine Gal freaked here back in May, if she can run anywhere close to that race she wins. No. 7 Khun Dots Varon will be the one to fear late. 1-7

Race 7

No. 2 Tribal Again can be counted on for a piece of the pie as he has hit the board in 7 of his 8 starts here. No. 4 Tribal Waters is in from Del Mar and back to the spot of his maiden breaker. No. 8 Wildfire Kid is another who has little win spirt with 1 win and 6 seconds and 3 thirds from 13 starts. 2-4-8

Race 8

In the last race we get $8k claimers going 5 furlongs on the grass. No. 7 Promiscoussuances just won at this five furlong turf distance at Santa Rosa, she is the speed. No. 9 Deputy Miss will try and run her down. 7-9

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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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