Saber’s Horse Selections – 8.31.14

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DEL MAR

Race 1

Trainer Tom Proctor sends No. 3 Here Comes Chloe long in this her second lifetime start, he also puts Van Dyke up and gets the big break in the weights, No. 4 Ultimate Holiday was sent off at 7/5 in her last start going this mile distance on the grass, she will try the poly today and has a good last work. No. 6 Maybellene gets Bejarano in her first going long. 3-4-6

Race 2

No. 5 Ipolita ran a big race here on the 6th when breaking her maiden, she is perfectly spotted, No. 6 Spirit of Ten also ran a big race that day when breaking her maiden and she is also perfectly spotted. 5-6

Race 3

Maiden 2yo fillies go a mile on the grass, No. 1 Dixie Tweet just failed to hold last out going a mile on the grass here on July 31st, No. 4 Luvuryan exits the same race a race that she really didn’t get going till late, we look for a big run today and she is bred to love the grass as the blinkers go on. Jockey Alex Solis has moved back West and gets his first ride on first-time starter No. 10 Myself and you can bet he will be trying hard. 1-4-10

Exacta box 1-4-10 and win and place 4

Race 4

Joel Rosario is in town for the big races, he gets on No. 5 Designated for John Sadler who drops this one from straight maidens, look for the big wake up today, No. 6 Burning gets the hike up in class by Hollendorfer off a big race last out. 5-6

Race 5

THE GRADE III 100K TORREY PINES

No. 6 Margot Machance has had a steady turf diet with one race on the synthetic in France, she may like the poly and will get a fast early pace to make her last run, No. 5 Thegirlinthatsong is in from Lone Star, she is a big closer and lands in the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer, interesting play. 5-6

Race 6

No. 9 Husband’s Folly exits our HTW list off a nose last out here going a mile on the grass, he gets longer today and we will be betting. 9

Win and place 9

Race 7

THE 90K TRANQUILITY LAKE

No. 6 Broken Sword almost took them wire-to-wire last out in the Grade I C L Hirsch, No. 3 Scooter Bird and No. 7 Oscar Party will both be trying to run down the Broken Sword. 3-6-7

Race 8

No. 2 Jomelo had a troubled trip last out, he now gets his first start off the D’Amato claim, we will take a shot with him at a price. 2

Race 9

THE 300K GRADE II DEL MAR DERBY

No. 5 Enterprising looks for his third straight win here and his race in the Grade III LaJolly was a wow effort, Rosario is in town to ride No. 7 Flamboyant for Paddy Gallagher. 5-7

Race 10

No. 7 Hawk’s Eyes comes off a big win going wire-to-wire by 10 lengths, there is other speed in the race today but he may not need the front end, No. 9 Friendly Banter drops off the O’Neill claim but is the closer if ok. 7-9

Race 11

Maiden fillies and mares go 1 mile on the grass, we must use No. 3 Classy Chick as Kent D sticks around for the last race, No. 5 Charm Catcher gets her 9th try all on the grass effort was her best despite trouble and she looks ready for a big effort. No. 6 See Through ran back-to-back good efforts going down the hill and now will try and go long. Rosario also sticks around and he gets on No. 10 Bijoux who exits a key race, she is the filly to beat. 3-5-6-10

Pick four

8th 2

9th 5-7

10th 7-9

11th 3-5-6-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Wetherbee Lake is back at his favorite oval, bet her to cash. 1

Race 2

No. 2 Mickey Ball is in good form and will be tough to beat, Baze gets on No. 3 Major Truth who could be the lone speed. No. 6 I’m Not Gray has hit the board in all three of his starts here and is a must use. 2-3-6

Race 3

No. 4 Polytechnicien makes his way North and this 8yo gelding looks to have found a good spot going 1 1/16 on the grass, his work here on the 24th was good. 4

Race 4

They will be blazing up front in this 6 furlong sprint and that will set things up for No. 2 Tribal Jewel who ships in off the win and claim, he has won here in the past, No. 5 Moonshine Bay who was the stablemate of Tribal Jewel before the claim is the one to beat. 2-5

Race 5

20k maiden claimers go a mile on the grass, No. 1 Storm Fashion drops into a maiden claimer for the first-time and his race here on the grass back in June would be enough to win this, he is a solid single. 1

Race 6

$12,500 2yo maiden fillies go 5 furlongs, No. 3 Walloping Lula has a good last work for this, No. 2 Lucky Julie is out of a dam that has dropped 7 winners from 8 starters. 2-3

Race 7

20k maidens go a mile on the grass, Bug girl Amelia Green comes here with No. 1 Justa Splash first off the claim, he looks live if she can hang on, No. 5 Forest Romance also ships in and lands in the barn of Miyadi, he gets his first shot at the grass and going long. 1-5

Race 8

No. 7 Cinco de Mario gets dropped back and gets off the grass, he will be storming home late for the win. 7

Race 9

No one that has run here can win so we will go with the big shipper dropper No. 11 Tempetuous who will win this if she has three legs. 11

Win 11

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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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