Sabers horse Selections at Del Mar

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Saber’s Del Mar analysis for Saturday

Race 1 

2-year-old maiden fillies go 5 1/2 furlongs. Jockey Tiago Pereira gets a rare ride for trainer Bob Baffert on first-time starter No. 4 Beautiful Gift who had beautiful work on August 30. Baffert also sends out the likely winner No. 5 Kalypso, who had a tough trip first out, No. 7 Isn’t She Lovely exits the same race as Kalypso. 5**-7-4 

Race 2 

$62,500 optional fillies and mares travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 2 Tonahutu just missed in the Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon. No. 5 Tapwater is the speed second start off the layoff and jockey Flavien Prat back on today. 2-5 

Race 3 

Maidens travel a flat mile. No. 1 Seiche will love the stretch out in this his second start. No. 5 Garth also stretches out in this, his second start off the layoff and he is the stablemate of Seiche. No. 7 Tapitution is the third runner in this race that is saddled by Bob Baffert. 1**-5-7 

Race 4 

California bred $20K optional claimers travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 2 Bench Judge gets jockey Umberto Rispoli riding for trainer John Sadler. No. 3 Doc Tommy missed last out by less than a length going five furlongs on the grass and will love the stretch out today. No. 6 Claim of Passion looked good winning on the dirt last out and only needs to transfer that form to the turf. 2-3-6 

Race 5 

California bred $50K maiden 2-year-old fillies go 5 1/2 furlongs. No. 3 Wedding Groom comes off a big try first out and will like the extra half a furlong today. No. 10 Swtswngngbillynav looks live first out for trainer Luis Mendez who can pop with a first-time starter. 3-10 

Race 6 

California bred $20K optional claimers go five furlongs on the grass. No. 3 Brix just won a $50K starter allowance race on this five-furlong grass course. No. 7 Offshore Affair looks the main danger as he moves from a route to a sprint. 3-7 

Race 7 

$16K fillies and mares go six furlongs. Trainer Ron Ellis drops No. 2 Mucho Macho Woman to this level as he looks for a needed win. No. 5 Mean Sophia gets off the grass and gets a big drop in class. 5-2 

Race 8 

$50K optional claimers travel 1 1/8 miles on the grass. No. 8 Go Daddy Go gets a big jockey upgrade for this and we will single. 8** 

Race 9 

$20K claimers go 6 1/2 furlongs. No. 3 Caymans Cobra gets off the grass and drops in class as he gets back to a sprint. No. 5 Octopus gets back to the level of his claim and the level of his win. No. 7 Tobacco Road is a good fit with these at a good price. 3-5-7 

Race 10 

The $150K Grade 2 John C. Mabee at 1 1/8 miles on the grass for fillies and mares. No. 2 Lady Prancealot gets her second start off the layoff and jockey Umberto Rispoli riding. We will single in the picks. 2** 

Race 11 

$40K optional claimers travel a flat mile. No. 2 Nolo Contesto just missed at this level and distance last out. No. 3 Strongconstitution stretches out second off the layoff. No. 5 Ronamo is in top form with a win and second from his two starts at the meet. No. 8 Musawaat also gets his second start off the layoff and exits the same race as Nolo Contesto. 8-2-3-5 

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