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Saber’s Del Mar analysis for Saturday

Race 1 

2-year-old maidens travel a flat mile. No. 2 Ambivalent ran big in the Grade 2 Best Pal on August 8. No. 4 Man Friday will go better today on the stretch out in this his second start. No. 5 Waspirant will also like the longer trip today. 2-4-5 

Race 2 

$16K claimers travel a flat mile. No. 2 Secret Touch drops back to the level of his win one race back. No. 5 Winning Element takes a big class drop. 2-5 

Race 3 

$50K starter allowance fillies and mares travel 1 1/16 miles on the grass. No. 1 Freedom Lass gets the blinkers on and looks the speed of the speed. No. 5 Zucchera missed by a head at a mile and looks the one to beat. No. 7 Goodtingscominpink missed by a nose in that same race with Zucchera. 5-7-1 

Race 4 

$50K starter allowance runners travel 1 1/16 miles. No. 2 Polar Wind gets back to a better level and won a similar race one back. No. 3 Cajun Treasure just beat $32K claimers on the grass and if he takes to this dirt course, look out. 2-3 

Race 5 

Maiden fillies and mares go five furlongs on the grass. No. 1 I’ll Do It for You gets blinkers on and looks like a player with this group. No. 4 Cherry City looks very live off the layoff.  No. 5 Fierce for Sul gets her second start for trainer Bob Baffert and will look to take these girls wire to wire. No. 10 Chitu Me Too missed by a dwindling half a length last out at this five-furlong turf distance and had a dynamite last work. 10***-5-1-4 

Race 6 

2-year-old maidens go six furlongs. No. 1 Go On is a first-time starter who looks like a runner. No. 5 Petruchio looks the one to beat off his third-place finish in his first outing. No. 6 Vittorio gets his second start and exits the same race as Petruchio. 5-6-1 

Race 7 

$80K optional 3-year-old fillies travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 1 Beguiled missed by less than a length at this level and distance last out when finishing right behind No. 2 Going to Vegas. We say box the two of them and get the cheese. 1*-2* 

Race 8 

$80K optional claimers go 5 1/2 furlongs.  No. 7 Desert Law gets class relief off a nice work for this and we will take our shot and single. 7*** 

Race 9 

$62,500 optional claimers travel 1 1/16 miles on the grass. No. 4 Order and Law just went wire to wire in a similar race. No. 6 King of Speed fits here and owns back to back bullet works. No. 1 Gregorian Chant looks set for a big effort in this his second off the layoff. 1-4-6 

Race 10 

The Grade 2 Pat O’Brien at 7 furlongs. No. 4 Flagstaff won the seven furlong Grade 2 San Carlos at Santa Anita. No. 7 Giant Expectations was second by a head in this race last year. 4**-7* 

Race 11 

$32K 3-year-olds go five furlongs on the grass. No. 7 Alleva gets back on the grass and won a $80K grass sprint at Santa Anita.  No. 9 Combat Zone gets his second start off the Mark Glatt claim. He moves from a mile to a sprint and will be there late. 7-9 

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