Saber’s Horse Selections

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Race 1

No. 1 Lust for Life is in top form and a like this distance. No. 4 No Tricks for Jack is back in town after a trip to the New Mexico circuit, she is back in the barn of Peter Miller and looks live in this spot. 1-4

Race 2

No. 2 Del Mar Dixie had her number put up in her last start and now gets a drop in class. Trainer Mullins wins at 50% with this move and that last work says she is on edge. No. 4 Private Marina likes this distance and looks to be sitting on another good effort. 2-4

Race 3

Maiden 2yo fillies go a flat mile on the grass and this one is wide, wide open. We really need to hit the all button if playing the pick five, but we will take a shot with No. 7 Joan of Arch who exits a big maiden race in which the first and second place finishers ran one two in the Juvenile filly stakes race this past weekend and this filly just may take to the grass. 7 or (all)

Race 4

We get $20k maidens going 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 7 Grace and Truth is a Tommy Town first time starter for Steven Miyadi and these Tommy Town first time starters have been firing and that last work was a pip. No. 10 Noble Hawk gets in with maiden claimers for the first time and that makes him very dangerous.

7-10

Race 5

The tough pick five ends with maiden 2yo fillies going 5 furlongs. No. 1 Miles Sister is out of the dam Fair Bianca who has dropped 5 winners from her 5 starters including a stakes winner. No. 4 She Sings Along exits our HTW list and is the one to beat. 1-4

Exacta box 1-4 and win and place 4

Race 6

No. 5 Zanbo gets her first start off the Peter Miller claim, she is in top form and has a bullet work for this. No. 6 Artistic Charm lost by a head at this distance and level last out. No. 7 Sweet as a Rose gets her second start off the layoff and she ran right behind Artistic Charm last out. 5-6-7

Race 7

No. 2 Govenor Charlie has not lived up to his early promise but finds a good spot here with Bafferts go to rider getting back on. No. 6 Anxious Times has won 3 of his 6 starts here including his last. No. 7 Desert Dynamo comes off a nice win and will be part of the early pace. 2-6-7

Race 8

No. 7 Heat to Perfection was eased in her first start here back in May, she comes back at the same level and that is a good sign and Kent D who won the last race on Sunday gets the call today and this filly will handle this downhill turf course. No. 9 Artemisia comes off they layoff and is bred for the grass. On the also list is No. 13 Ya Ya Girl who exits out HTW list, she will be our play if she can draw in, if not it will be the 7-9.

7-9-(13 ae). 

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS.

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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