Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

We start this very soft card with maiden’s going 6-1/2 furlongs and we get six lined up before scratches. No. 2 Statesman showed some good speed in his one start when sent off at 2/1. No. 3 Picasso’s Mandolin was a closing second in his one start when sent off at 3/1, he will like the extra half a furlong today.

2-3

Race 2

Just another six horse field, this time we get $8k fillies and mares going a flat mile. No. 2 Mudge gets the bug boy David Lopez and ten pounds off from her last start, we look for a big effort No. 3 Flyin for a Livin drops in class and will be the chalk. 2-3

Double

1st 2-3

2nd 2-3

Race 3

$62,500 maiden 2yo fillies travel six furlongs, No. 6 Hell On Heels is one of two first time starters in here for the hot training Philip D’Amato. This filly had a nice blow out on the track on the 7th. D’Amato’s other runner is No. 8 Edgy Girl who also worked that day and she has win early breeding. No. 7 Sweet Invention worked a bullet here on the 5th going six furlongs in 1:13.2. 6-7-8

Race 4

2yo $25k claimers go six furlongs, No. 2 Ready Cat drops in class and gets David Lopez in a race he could wake up. No. 4 Greyson and John comes off a nice maiden breaker and he has the Desormeaux connections. No. 5 Courageous Dave exits the same race as Ready Cat and he was .60 cents on the dollar in that race. 2-4-5

Race 5

2yo maidens go a mile on the grass, No. 5 And Then Some exits a tough heat, he gets the stretchout and may take to the grass. No. 7 General Strelnikov is a first time starter with a solid five furlong work for this. No. 8 Gio Mio is a Gio Ponti colt who will like the grass and he gets a nice drop in class back in with maidens. 5-7-8

Race 6

No. 2 Miss Big Stuff broke her maiden here back in August and has good early speed. No. 3 One Last Shot also broke her maiden here and she moves from the turf back to the dirt and back to a sprint. 2-3

Race 7

In this five furlong turf sprint No. 2 Holy Lute won here at this turf distance back in August in the Green Flash. No. 4 Toowindytohaulrox is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race, he will be flying late. No. 8 Richard’s Boy won a little stakes at Santa Rosa going this five furlong turf distance and this one always gives his best. 2-4-8

Exacta box 2-4-8

Race 8

The day ends with more maiden 2yo, this time we get 2yo $40k maiden fillies going six furlongs and the key runner in here is No. 10 Cordiality who exits our HTW list off a near miss last out in a great effort. We will single her in the late pick four and make exacta boxes and a key tri reverse using No. 1 Juju’s Mojo, No. 6 Tiz Pleasant and No. 11 Princess Kendra. 10**/ 1-6-11 

Key exacta box 10 with 1-6-11 and a tri 10 with 1-6-11 and 1-6-11 with 10.

Pick four

5th 5-7-8

6th 2-3

7th 2-4-8

8th 10

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

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