Saber’s Horse Selections – 8.24.14

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DEL MAR

Race 1

Mike Smith gets on first-time starter No. 2 Conquest Panthera for Mark Casse and the last time he rode a Casse first-timer he got the money, No. 4 Dream It Do It gets his second start for Peter Miller off a troubled first outing, look for better today. 2-4

Race 2

No. 1 Bee Brave gets back on the grass and will find a fast early pace to make her late run, we will single in the players pick five. 1

Race 3

No. 6 Make the Sun Shine gets her second start at the meet off a nice second last time out here, No. 7 Southern Prospect is a first-time starter for Cody Autrey, she is out of the dam American Skipper who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters including a stakes winner, Autrey hits at .36% with his first-time starters. Elvis gets on the Hollendorfer first-time starter No. 9 Light the City whose dam has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters and she has a very nice 6 furlong drill for this. 6-7-9

Race 4

No. 4 Kirov ran big at first asking here on July 25th when bet down to the 2/1 chalk, No. 5 Go Get Em Babe gets her second start for Baffert, she exits the same race as does No. 9 Miss Super Quick who finished in front of both of them. 4-5-9

Race 5

THE $250K GRADE II DEL MAR MILE ON THE GRASS

No. 1 Obviously is 3 for 3 here but not on this new grass course, he will once again try and take them wire-to-wire, No. 2 Tom’s Tribute won the Grade I Eddie Read here on July 21st. 1-2

Players pick five

1st 2-4

2nd 1

3rd 6-7-9

4th 4-5-9

5th 1-2

Race 6

No. 1 Ritzy Tags has two nice works since her first start here on the 2nd for Baffert, No. 9 Sandy’s Song exits the same race, she showed some good early speed that day and will hold better today. 1-9

Race 7

No. 10 Hurricane Lake gets his second start here, he just missed last out for 32k and drops in for a 20k price tag, Bejarano sticks as they go for the win. 10

Race 8

No. 2 Jade With Envy is in top form and will love this mile turf distance, No. 10 Baruta has had five starts since shipping here from Brazil and she has finished second in all five, her works say she will be a big player again. 2-10

Race 9

THE $250K GRADE II PAT O’BRIEN

No. 2 Fed Biz comes off a nice win in the Grade II San Diego here on July 26th, he will need to be in top form to beat No. 5 Goldencents who was unlucky in the Grade I Bing Crosby when losing to No. 7 Big Macher, he will not lose to the Macher today. 2-5

Race 10

THE $1 MILLION TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC GRADE I GOING 1-1/4 ON THE POLY

The old pro No. 5 Game on Dude will lay it down from the bell as he looks to repeat here in the Classic, he will need an easy lead if he wants to beat the new kid on the block the undefeated No. 11 Shared Belief. 5-11

Race 11

No. 6 Charisma Code drops in class but that last work says he is on go, No. 8 Dehere Is Gone gets a big jock switch. 6-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 T. D.’s Gold is on a nice win every other race pattern and this is his win race, we will single.

WIN AND PLACE 3

Race 2

No. 1 Star Rocker just missed at this 5 furlong turf distance in his last start at Santa Rosa, he will be hard to beat at a short price. 1

Race 3

No. 3 Scharnhorst ran a nice second first out of the box and has a sharp work here on the 16th, No. 4 Quetta’s Toy gets his second off the layoff and off of a bullet work here on the 17th. No. 5 They Call Me Mr. P looks live. 3-4-5

Exacta box 3-4-5

Double 

2nd 1

3rd 3-4-5

Race 4

Both No. 1 Le Fascinator and No. 2 Jumanah will find a fast early pace to make their last runs. 1-2

Race 5

No. 7 City Chapel will get the good set up in this race as will No. 8 Man From Lagos. 7-8

Race 6

No. 3 Stayo looks to have found an easy spot off the layoff for Paul Aguirre, No. 6 Three Point Luke comes off a hard fought win going this mile turf distance at Santa Rosa his first on this circuit. No. 9 Lumberman’s Arch broke his maiden on this turf course, he gets his second start off the layoff. 3-6-9

Race 7

No. 3 Telepathy was running at Churchill Downs last year with straight maidens, he could wake up in this spot, No. 7 Councilman drops and gets on the synthetic in this his second start, he could find a nice pace to run at. If No. 10 Anytime can rate off the hot pace he wins. 3-7-10

Race 8

They go a mile on the grass in the feature today, No. 7 More Champagne comes off a good win and has won 2 of his 3 turf starts here and is 1 for 1 at this mile turf distance, No. 10 Gilligan also has won 2 of his 3 turf starts here and is in top form. 7-10

Race 9

No. 2 Positron gets off the grass, drops in class and gets Baze back on, Tony from Seattle says single in the late pick four. 2

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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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