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Race 1

No. 1 Family Forever (nice Thanksgiving day hunch play) is a first time starter for Eddie Truman and she has gets the bug boy Lopez up. No. 2 Heed to Speed gets her first start off the Peter Miller claim and she will be out winging it in this mile dirt race. No. 5 Sarno’s B F F took some action in her first start aned now O’Neil stretches her out. 1-2-5

Race 2

No. 1 Nicaradalic Rocks comes off a nice win at this distance last out when breaking his maiden at Santa Anita. No. 3 Sugar Buzz also broke his maiden at Santa Anita at this distance one race back and then ran a solid second with winners. No. 4 Mishegas exits the same race as the Sugar Buzz, he was third and the Buzz was second. 1-3-4

Race 3

Maiden fillies and mares travel 1-1/16 on the grass. No. 2 Gift of a Star ran solid on this course last time out going 1-1/8, this distance will be perfect for her. No. 6 Untouchable U exits our HTW list, she goes long and the grass both for the first time. No. 12 Margaret Reay will be gunning from her outside post with Van Dyke getting back aboard for Proctor. 2-6-12

Race 4

We will take our shot in here and single No. 2 Smooth Talker in the pick five. This mare gets Van Dyke back aboard and he has been on her for her best races. O’Neill drops into a winning spot. 2

Win and place 2

Race 5

We will use three exiting the same race playing a tri and an exacta box using No. 7 Jade With Envy who will also be our single in the pick five as she gets Bejarano back up and her last win came with him riding. No. 9 Awesome Luck just missed here last out and No. 3 Stole a Kiss who was a close 5th and now gets a big break in the weights. 7**-3-9

Exacta and tri box 3-7-9

Pick five

1st 1-2-5

2nd 1-3-4

3rd 2-6-12

4th 2

5th 7

Race 6

No. 6 Halo Darlin and No. 9 Patriotic Diamond both exit the same race and both will find a hot early pace to set up their late runs. 6-9

Race 7

No. 2 Up With the Birds is in from Canada for Graham Motion who has been sending out all live runners, and he likes this 1-1/2 turf distance. No. 6 The Pizza Man ran ok in the BC Turf, Mike Smith gets the call for Roger Brueggemann. No. 14 Big John B also ran in the BC Turf, he is a perfect 3 for 3 here on the Del Mar grass. 2-6-14

Race 8

No. 3 Little Mustard has a good last work and may like this track. No. 8 H R Express gets a major rider upgrade in this his second start, he was well bet in his first but had a wide trip. No. 12 Deputy Dane is a first timer for D’Amato and the bug boy Lopez gets the call, this one is live. 3-8-12


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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