Saber’s Horse Selections – 8.3.14

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DEL MAR

NO TURF RACING

Race 1

No. 4 Justification made a nice late run when finishing fourth here on July 19th when finishing less than a length behind No. 6 Will True Up. No. 8 Run Hide exits the same race and he gets his first start off the John Sadler claim. 4-6-8

Exacta box 4-6-8

Race 2

This was scheduled to go 1 1/16 on the grass but now will go on the polo, No. 4 Eblouissante broke her maiden on the Hollywood synthetic surface so she will have no problem on the poly, No. 5 Love Blind is in from Arlington Park where she won on the synthetic surface and Kent D rides for Art Sherman as they look for some of that ship and win cash. 4-5

Double

1st 4-6-8

2nd 4-5

Race 3

No. 3 Diamond of Blue gets his second start at the meet and second off the layoff, he will hold better today, No. 4 Graeme Crackerjack drops back to the level of his near miss. No. 7 Dress Code just went wire-to-wire here at this mile distance for a 20k price tag and is now in for 16k as they strike while the iron is hot. 3-4-7

Race 4

No. 7 Temeeku is a first-time starter for trainer Eurton, this one has some works that signal that she is a runner. 7

Race 5

No. 8 Green Tag drops into an action spot and back to a sprint, No. 4 Prime Agenda looks like a very sneaky shipper for Miller. 4-8

Race 6

No. 2 Dream Police was sent off at 6/5 in his first start at Los Al, he showed good early speed when battling all the way but had to settle for second money, he has three nice works here, No. 7 Dream It Do It is a first-time starter with a good last work for a trainer who can pop with a first-timer. Cody Autrey who put one over on Wednesday sends out first-time starter No. 10 Cherokee Band with Kent D riding and he was on Autrey’s winner on Wednesday, he is out of the dam Singing Year who has dropped six winners from six starters. 2-7-10

Exacta box 2-7-10 and win and place 10

Race 7

No. 3 Friendswith K Mill gets some class relief, trainer Mark Casse who is still looking for a win here sends out the Woodbine invader No. 8 Patrioticandproud, he is live. 3-8

Race 8

THE 200K GRADE II BEST PAL

No. 2 Conquest Bigluck E won at first asking at Churchill Downs when sent off at 8/5, he has back-to-back good works here, No. 4 Bad Read Sanchez will try and turn the tables on No. 1 Story to Tell who beat him in the WL Proctor. No. 6 Henry’s Holiday ran good in the Santa Anita Juvenile when behind Wake Up Nick and Story to Tell and Nick won here this week. No. 7 Skyway is the stablemate of Bigluck and has a shot also in a real good race. 1-2-4-6-7

Race 9

No. 2 Opsec exits our HTW list off a narrow third by a neck in his one and only start, he will love this mile distance, No. 4 Hall of Fame is Opsec’s stablemate, he has some speed and Baffert’s go to rider gets back on. No. 5 Noble Bird is proven at this distance as he ran second going a mile on the Churchill grass. No. 8 Alamo was sent off at 7/5 in his first start going 6 furlongs, he will also like the mile. 2-4-5-8

SANTA ROSA

Race 2

No. 1 Bigreds Thrillshow gets his first start off the claim and second off the layoff, all systems are on go, No. 5 Fishinkonablue is the speed and will be playing catch me if you can. 1-5

Race 3

No. 1 Knife Fork Zoom may find these to his liking, No. 5 Charlsie’s Song drops into a better spot. 1-5

Race 4

Baze will ride for Quinn Howey on No. 1 Lucky to Stay Home, she is the speed on the rail, No. 6 Turn Or Burn is the other speed in the race, these two could circle the field together. 1-6

Race 5

They do have grass racing at Santa Rosa and this race goes a mile on the grass, No. 1 Deckacards has a win and a second from his two grass starts here, No. 2 Rule Breaker is in top form and can run on any surface. No. 4 Magic Channel is also in top form and he has the Baze/Hollendorfer connections and will be overbet. 1-2-4

Double 

4th 1-6

5th 1-2-4

Race 6

No. 1 Broadway Nika gets his second start off the Mason claim and he places him for the win, No. 4 Atta Boy Pete will be the main danger. 1-4

Race 7

25k maiden fillies and mares go 5 furlongs on the grass, No. 6 Consularia has been routing on the grass and the turnback to a sprint will have her flying late. 6

Race 8

No. 2 Glamsquad looks very live off the layoff for Morey, we will take our chances with her. 2

WIN AND PLACE 2

Race 9

THE 50K JOSEPH T GRACE AT 1-1/16 ON THE GRASS

No. 2 Pepper Crown has won both of his turf starts here, No. 3 Siberian Laughter won his only turf start here. No. 5 Black Spirit comes back to earth after taking on Grade II company at Santa Anita in his last start. 2-3-5

Race 10

Another 5 furlong turf sprint, No. 4 Little Jack has big early speed and did run second in his only 5 furlong turf start at the gate, No. 5 Ruled by Kisses will be out winging with the Little Jack. No. 9 Major Truth will sit right off the hot pace and pounce down the lane. 4-5-9**

Pick three

8th 2

9th 2-3-5

10th 4-5-9

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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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