Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 2 Dragon Flower has run very good in her two starts. No. 5 Central Casting won at first asking when sent off at 9/5 at Sacramento and now comes her for good connections. No. 6 Sooner Time has a bullet last work and gets the main man today. 2-5-6

Race 2

No. 2 Zanbo drops to her claimed level and fits perfectly with these. No. 6 Vanlose Stairway is in good form and gets her second start at the meet and Santiago Gonzalez gets the call today. No. 7 Jade With Envy is the stablemate of Vanlose and comes off a near miss last out at this turf distance. No. 8 Miss Ellany gets her second start off the layoff and will be the speed. 2-6-7-8

Race 3

Bejarano gets on first time starter No. 6 Brookes All Mine for O’Neill, she looks very live off some good works. No. 7 Scarlet Emerald gets her 3rd start at the meet and drops trying to cash. After that this 2yo maiden race is up for grabs. 6-7 (all)

Race 4

Maidens go 1-1/16 on the grass, No. 4 Arms War is a first time starter who draws Gary Stevens riding for Carla Gaines. No. 5 Change Tactics is very well bred for the grass. No. 3 Sir Cal is the one to beat. 3-4-5

Race 5

No. 2 Karma King drops in class, gets off the grass and back to sprinting and has a big last work. No. 6 Mr. Itkins won his last race at Santa Anita for a $25k price tag and is now entered for $16k. No. 9 Moonlight Meeting gets his first start off the Eddie Truman claim, Kent D gets on him and he has ridden this gelding two times and won both times. 2-4-9

Race 6

No. 3 Pippappy was re-claimed by Cliff Sise last out and gets blinkers on today off a near miss, he may like this mile distance today. No. 8 Merle has run three times on the grass with straight maidens and now gets on the dirt and drops in with $20k maiden claimers. No. 10 L’s Choice drops and could be dangerous here. 3-8-10

Race 7

Five furlongs on the grass in the feature, Baffert places No. 2 Tournover in a perfect spot, bet him to cash. No. 6 Tizcano ran big on this course on July 29th and will be right there. 2-6

Race 8

Jockey Flavien Prat takes over on the speedy No. 4 Vartan who will try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 9 Steel Plank exits our HTW list off a very bad trip in his one and only start here on August 7th. 4-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 5 Runninsmygame won here at first asking last year and looks live off the layoff, we will single.

Win and place 5

Race 2

No. 6 Call Collect gets Baze off the layoff, his only win came when Baze rode him. 6

Race 3

No. 1 Diamante Mobile went wire-to-wire here at this level on the grass with jockey Amador riding back in April. No. 3 Bench Ruling comes off of back-to-back wins and Baze fits like a glove. No. 5 Top Tizzy is the speed. 1-3-5

Race 4

Hollendorfer gives No. 1 Elusive Plains a double jump in class off the 3rd place finish. No. 5 Mojave Desert will be dangerous with the drop to this level. 1-5

Race 5

No. 2 Chutney has found is level on this circuit. No. 3 Sterling Wager is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. No. 4 Corporal Agarn is 2 for 2 at this 5-1/2 furlong distance, he is in from Emerald and looks dangerous. 2-3-4

Race 6

No. 3 Seattle Firm ran over her head last out and now drops where she will be the main one to beat. Baze gets on No. 5 Gem of a Gal for Steve Sherman, the drop in class makes her the main danger. 

3-5

Race 7

In today’s last race No. 1 Latitudefortytwo gets off the grass and will be the speed on the rail. Baze and Sherman hook up again in here on No. 4 True Visionary who drops and will be odds on. 1-4

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 GT’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Email: [email protected].

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