Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 2 Altaira comes off the layoff and looks live. No. 6 Jazzed drops back to her claimed price and will be out winging it on the front end if able. No. 7 Twosome is a first time starter with a good last work and good post, Nakatani has won two for this trainer at the meet. 2-6-7

Race 2

No. 2 Chia Love gets stretched back out on the dirt and broke her maiden at this mile distance on the dirt. No. 4 Twinkle Toes comes off of back to back wins at Santa Anita and is perfectly spotted for the hat trick. 2-4

Race 3

2yo maiden fillies go a mile on the grass, No. 5 Straight N Strong exits a good race and showed some good early speed, she will be out winging it on the front end. No. 8 Joan of Arch comes off a good second going this mile turf distance at Santa Anita and will be right on the heels of Straight N Strong. No. 9 Imflatoutsweet is bred to handle the grass, she had her prep and has a big last work and gets Bejarano today for Hollendorfer. 5-8-9

Exacta box 5-8-9

Race 4

No. 7 Mighty Brown is the key player in this 6 furlong sprint for $16k claimers. We will use him as a single and play a trifecta using No. 2 No Ez Money, No. 4 Love de Car and No. 9 Shakahari who all exit the same race. 2-4-7**-9

Trifecta 7 with 2-4-9 with 2-4-9 and 2-4-9 with 7 with 2-4-9

Race 5

No. 1 Agustina de Aragon gets her first off the Baltas claim and a nice second last out at this mile turf distance. No. 3 Intoxicating Move gets back on the grass and will be making that late move today. No. 6 Soresca is the stablemate of the Intoxicating Move and she gets back to a better distance. No. 8 Zanbo gets her first start off the Vann Belvoir claim and she exits the same race as Agustina. 1-3-6-8

Pick five

1st 2-6-7

2tn 2-4

3rd 5-8-9

4th 7

5th 1-3-6-8

Race 6

We will use three runners that have won their last race here: No. 1 Sooner Time, No. 5 Gypsy’s Rule and No. 6 Tumbleweedprincess, any of the three have a shot. 1-5-6

Race 7

No. 2 Tiz Futurity is just 2 for 42 but can get a piece. No. 6 Rainbow North exits the same race as Tiz, he finished second by a half length off the layoff. No. 8 Unusually Green also finished second in his last start here in what amounts to a very wide open race. 2-6-8

Race 8

No. 1 Relative Time exits our HTW list and will be our key player in here. He gets his second try at this $20k maiden level, has a good last work and looks ready to pop at this 5 ½ furlong distance. We will key him first and second with No. 3 Lucky Logan who exits the same race and gets his second try at this level. No. 9 Swiss Cheese who gets Kent D hanging around to ride for Hess on this first time starter and No. 12 Brownhawk another first time starter for the shifty John Broklebank. 1**-3-9-12

Key exacta box 1 with 3-9-12

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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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