Saber’s Horse Selections

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Race 1

No. 1 Toomanytomatoes gets off the grass and back to the dirt and the level of her last win. No. 2 Smooth Talker has been working lights out for O’Neill and will like this distance 7 furlong distance. No. 6 Papaslilprinces gets back to a route first off the claim. 1-2-6

Exacta box 1-2-6 and win and place 2

Race 2

No. 7 Ballplayer gets his second start and should like the longer distance of todays race. No. 9 Resistanceisfutile was well bet in his one start and was claimed, he comes back at the same level and will go better today with a clean start. 7-9

Race 3

No. 4 Lovenseek just missed last time when leading all the way going 1-1/16 on the Del Mar grass, he moves into this claimproof starter race and will now go a flat mile on the grass. No. 8 Village Kitten loves this mile turf distance. No. 10 Silver Torch was a nose in front of the Village Kitten last out when finishing second. 4-8-10

Race 4

No. 1 Carlsbad Mountain drops in class in this his second off the layoff, we look for a big run today. No. 6 Mr. Itkins also gets his second off the layoff and his last win came here sprinting on the dirt. 1-6

Race 5

No. 2 Dynamite Ride has been stuck in second the last four races, he gets blinkers on today and will find a good stalking position and make his one run turning for home. No. 7 Doyouknowsomething gets his first start off the Avila claim and looks live as he gets wheeled back in just 7 days. 2-7

Race 6

No. 2 American Blend was unlucky to lose last out, he gets a new jock today in this this second off the layoff and second at this level. No. 5 Congregationlist is the speed. No. 8 Noble Kent ran right behind American Blend last out. 2-5-8

Exacta and tri box 2-5-8

Race 7

We will use three exiting the same race, No. 1 Unusually Green who was a close 5th. No. 2 Nahem who has run good with the exception of his last start and No. 6 King of Jazz the speed. 1-2-6

Exacta box 1-2-6

Race 8

In this $40k maiden claimer No. 1 Seaward Cottage gets a major jockey switch to Bejarano and a drop back into a maiden claimer, this is the money run. No. 2 Ponder Lea gets in with maiden claimers after starting her career in a straight maiden race. No. 8 Relaunch a Memory is the only first time starter in this race and is a must use. 1-2-8

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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. Twitter: @SabesBet. Email: [email protected].

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