Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 4 Audra had a horrible trip first out of the box and has come back with a super work on August 30th, she is ready to roll, we will single in the players pick five. 4

Win and place 4

Race 2

No. 5 Noble Kent gets his second start here and the back classer gets his second start at this 8k level, he will find a lot of speed up front to set up his late run, No. 6 Accelerant won his last start here at this level and now gets his first off the claim. No. 10 American Blend just did get beat vs. 16 company last out and looks the one to beat with the drop to this level. 5-6-10

Race 3

No. 4 Ben’s Duchess never has run a bad race in her 7 starts, she will give her all in here, No. 5 Velvet Mesquite gets off the grass but can handle the dirt. No. 6 Baruta gets her 3rd start at the meet, she has a win and a second from her first two. 4-5-6

Race 4

Iggy will be sending dropper No. 2 Feel the Charge, No. 4 Ipray ran a good second last out here when dropped to this level. 2-4

Race 5

Maidens go a flat mile on the grass in the last leg of the pick five, No. 1 Second Summer exits our HTW list off a good second here on this mile turf course on August 1st, No. 3 Mixio also exit our HTW list and exits the same race. 1-3

Exacta box 1-3

Pick five

1st 4

2nd 5-6-10

3rd 4-5-6

4th 2-4

5th 1-3

Race 6

This one is just a guessing game and a must watch the betting to see which one of these 2yo fillies are live, D’Amato sends out two with No. 1 Bellamentary and No. 3 Devoted One and the hot riding Prat gets on first-time starter No. 4 Lucky Folie who has a big time last work. 1-3-4

Race 7

THE GRADE II DEL MAR DERBY $250K

No. 1 Win the Space exits our HTW list and he gets the acid test today, No. 2 Prospect Park looked like a turf star last out in the La Jolla his first try on the grass winning by more than four lengths, he will be the big chalk. No. 6 Om will try and take them wire-to-wire. All and all we will single Prospect Park. 2

Race 8

No. 10 Ground Rules hated the off track last out, just toss that race as he has come back to work well and will be making a late run, No. 4 Skip Tony runs his race every time and the last time he shipped South he got the win on the dirt and it was at this distance. 4-10

Race 9

THE 200K YELLOW RIBBON

No. 5 Blingismything gets back to a better distance and has a bullet last work here on the grass, No. 6 Prize Exhibit will be making her usual late run. James Grahm gets his big shot at the meet on No. 8 Queen of The Sand who will also be making a late run. 5-6-8

Race 10

No. 1 Roman Tizzy is perfectly spotted for a repeat win, No. 3 China Prince gets a double drop in class off the O’Neill claim but he just may be trying to salvage a win and dump before shipping out. 1-3

Pick four

7th 2

8th 4-10

9th 5-6-8

10th 1-3

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 4 Coolington looks the one to beat with the drop to this level, No. 5 Kimjet is in top form. 4-5

Race 2

No. 2 Drink Til You Drop has had his chances on the grass but finds a group he can beat, No. 6 Sir Irish Danny exits the same race and will be right there. 2-6

Race 3

No. 1 Stellar Act ran a good 3rd when dropped to this level last out and now can move forward, No. 3 Night Train Lane is a sneaky looking first-time starter. No. 9 Inexcess Again ships in from Del Mar and will show his early speed today. 1-3-9

Exacta box 1-3-9 and win and place 3

Race 4

No. 2 Lady Harbinger just missed last out her first try on the grass, No. 10 Whim was bet like a good thing in her first start and looks the one to beat. 2-10

Race 5

No. 1 Haaay Sexy Lady just missed in her first start here after shipping in from Del Mar, bet her to cash. 1

Race 6

No. 1 Eldorado Prado comes back to town and Baze gets back on him, he just missed with him the one time he was aboard, No. 4 The Great Caper is wheeled back in 7 days off the win here last out on the grass. 1-4

Race 7

No. 2 Shudacudawudya drops trying to win, this 8yo has won 8 of his 16 starts here, No. 4 Fighting On is the main danger. 2-4

Race 8

No. 6 The Gray Hound will find a lot of tiring speed to make his late run at as will No. 8 Tropical Heat.  6-8

Race 9

No. 1 Double Switch gets just that as he gets off the grass and back to a sprint. No. 11 Colorado Strong ships in and gets a big drop in class. 1-11

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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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