Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 6 Mint Julep Taffy drops from straight maidens and will show all of her early speed today, No. 8 Wish I Understood takes another drop for Baffert and looks odds on with these. 6-8

Race 2

No. 4 Sky Forever is very consistent and ran good at this level last out and now Bejarano gets the call, No. 6 Desert Steel has good early speed and exits the same race as Sky Forever. 4-6

Race 3

No. 5 Magic Lily gets her first start off the John Martin claim and he must like what he bought as he ships this filly in from Golden Gate and puts Bejarano in the irons off a big last work, she will track right behind the hot pace. No. 6 Seeking Shamrocks will also track behind the hot pace and could pop with the right trip. 5-6

Race 4

No. 6 Elimination Round was stuck on the far outside in her first start here on July 2, she gets a better post today, No. 11 Rush of Day comes off the layoff and could pop at a price. 6-11

Race 5

No. 1 Hollywood Don and No. 2 Rideo both make their second starts and second here and both ran nice even races going this mile turf distance first out of the box, No. 4 Irish was sent off as the 2/1 favorite first out of the box here on July 18 when going 5 furlongs, she is bred for the trip and bred for the grass. 1-2-4

Exacta and tri box 1-2-4

Race 6

No. 4 Story to Tell comes off the layoff for Dan Hendricks, he won his first start last year so we know he can run fresh, he has a nice last work, No. 7 Yiannis looks the speed and the one to catch. 4-7

Race 7

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No. 1 Right There comes off a nice win in the Landaluce and has the good connections of the Desormeaux brothers, No. 7 Pretty N Cool was just that when breaking her maiden at even money first out. No. 8 Stays in Vegas also won in high fashion first out for Hollendorfer. 1-7-8

Exacta and tri box 1-7-8

Race 8

Maiden 2yo go a mile on the grass, No. 5 Incredible Luck gets his second try on the grass here and second at this distance, his first was better than looked, No. 7 Handful of Stripes exits the same race and has a big time last work. 5-7

Pick four

5th 1-2-4

6th 4-7

7th 1-7-8

8th 5-7

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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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