Saber’s Horse Selections

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 2 Home School gets Bejarano back in the irons and the one time he rode this 4yo gelding he just missed and it was here at this exacta turf distance. No. 3 Unusual Taste last won here at Del Mar at this mile turf distance. 2-3

Race 2

No. 4 Q’Viva gets a break in the weights with the new bug boy riding, she has hit the board in all four of her starts here. No. 5 Desert Thief exits the same race as Q’Viva as does No. 6 Rockin Dorita. 4-5-6

Exacta box 4-5-6

Double 

1st 2-3

2nd 4-5-6

Race 3

No. 5 Take It Easyplease actually broke her maiden here back in August but had her number taken down. She has finished second in her last two and will like the extra half a furlong today. No. 7 City Bench gets a little drop in this her second start and will go much better today. 5-7

Race 4

No. 2 Radiant Journey ran good in her one turf try down the hill and now will try this five furlong grass course. No. 5 Miss Gifted won going down the hill and will be launching from far back again. 2-5

Race 5

No. 3 Devil Rising gets his first start off the Peter Miller claim and he puts the new bug boy David Lopez in the irons. No. 5 Market Notes gets Bejarano and his last win came on this course and distance. 3-5

Race 6

No. 2 Ya Ya Girl lost by a dwindling head last time out going a flat mile on the grass. She gets an extra 1/16 today and has run good on this course. She is due for the maiden breaker. No. 4 Arewehavingfunyet finished a fast dwindling half a length behind Ya Ya in the same race. 2-4

Exacta box 2-4

Race 7

No. 6 Grazen Sky never runs a bad race as he has hit the board 3-5-2 in all ten of his starts. No. 7 Brimstoned freaked in his two starts here back in July and August and won again at Santa Anita, he is looking for a four bagger. 6-7

Race 8

Baffert sends out two top runners in this $100k Bob Hope at 7 furlongs. No. 1 Dr. Dorr won first out of the box at even money and has come back to work great and he has Bafferts back to back five furlong work pattern. His other runner is No. 4 Toews On Ice who is looking for the hat trick. Martin Garcia who rode Dr. Dorr opts for Toews on Ice? No. 3 Jury exits our HTW list off a rousing win first out for Hollendorfer. 1-2-4

Exacta and tri box 1-2-4

Race 9

In the last leg of the pick four we suggest hitting the all button but we will get it down to five runners. No. 1 Agronomy who was sent off as the 7/5 chalk in his one start down the hill, he now will go on the dirt. No. 3 Eric the Trojan who is out of the dam Catchofthecentury who has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters and he has a sharp five furlong work for this. No. 6 Triple Clown is out of the dam My Outlet who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters and trainer Peter Miller uses the bug boy again. No. 7 Drefong is a second time starter for Baffert, he was sent off at 9/5 in his first try but broke slow and ducked in when coming out of the one hole, he gets a better post today. Kent D who is very dangerous when he sticks around for the last race rides the Hess first time starter No. 10 Cleanup Hitter who is out of the dam French Jeannette who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters including a stakes winner. 1-3-6-7-10

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GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Kelly With a Twist comes in from Santa Anita and lands in the barn of Steve Sherman and Baze gets the call. No. 4 Counterplay drops a notch and is the best of the GG runners. 1-4

Race 2

No. 1 Glamsquad was a fast closing third last out. No. 6 Lakia is out of the Wong barn and he has done little wrong at the meet winning with 4 of his 6 starters. 1-6

Race 3

No. 3 Woodys Wharf comes off a nice win on this turf course last out. No. 4 An Unusual Group ships in and gets Baze. No. 7 Top Tizzy is a 6 time winner on this course and will be the one to catch. 3-4-7

Race 4

No. 5 The Fox Said What will be the speed on the stretch back out. No. 6 Underwrite drops to his lowest level and gets Gonzo. No. 7 Ballplayer is in from Santa Anita and drops out of a $20k maiden race to this $5k maiden race. 5-6-7

Race 5

No. 6 Colored Crayon comes off the layoff for Bonde and is very live in this spot. No. 7 Desert Willow moves up off the win. No. 9 Khun Dots Varon drops in class and owns a win on the grass. 6-7-9

Race 6

No. 3 Fabber drops down off a good effort first vs winners, this is a better level for him. No. 7 Navigator’s Lion comes off a spanking win by seven lengths and is the one to beat. 3-7

Race 7

No. 4 Glacken Too is another Santa Anita shipper dropped and another that lands in the barn of Steve Sherman and he also gets Baze. No. 5 Streamside ran third in the Oakland last year. 4-5

Race 8

No. 3 Patsy G and Me ran a better than looked race last out and the price will be right. No. 6 Tall and Sweet exits out HTW list off a huge second last out in her first start here. 3-6**

Exacta box 3-6 and win and place 6

Race 9

No. 6 Kendini is in from Emerald Downs off a win and will try the grass, he will like it. No. 7 Station House will be the one to catch. 6-7

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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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