Saber’s Horse Selections – July 20, 2014

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DEL MAR

Race 1

No. 4 Golden Celestial comes in off the layoff and gets her first start for trainer Miyadi who can have them ready to fire off the layoff, No. 2 When I’m Calling U will find a fast early pace to make her last run. 2-4

Race 2

No. 1 Zimmer comes off a good win going down the hill at Santa Anita, he will get a good stalking rail trip today in this mile turf race, No. 6 Trelawny has been very popular at the claim box, he moves back up the ladder off the claim today and just missed by a nostril one race back at this 40k price tag. 1-6

Race 3

No. 5 Joeandbetty’sbaby gets off the grass and goes long, she will run big in this spot, No. 9 Itz a Saint fits here at this level. 5-9

Race 4

Maiden 2yo fillies go 5 furlongs, No. 4 Tara’s Tango is out of the mare Scarlet Tango who has dropped six winners from six starters including two stakes winners, Mike Smith will ride. Kent D and his cousin Keith hook up with No. 6 Daddy’s Duo who ran a solid second in her one and only at Arlington Park, they look for some of that ship and win cash. Mark Casse who has brought in Stewart Elliott for his first call sends out No. 8 Diva Express off a bullet work here on the 14th, she looks like a real runner. 4-6-8

Race 5

THE GRADE I EDDIE READ

Clement brings in the classy No. 2 Summer Front with Joe Bravo coming in for the ride, he is one tough cookie. No. 6 Tom’s Tribute ran right behind Summer Front in the Shoemaker Mile. 2-6

Double

4th 4-6-8

5th 2-6

Race 6

Mike Smith makes a rare ride for trainer Marty Jones on first-time starter No. 2 Sea Royalty, Jones can pop with a first-time starter. No. 5 Shysheisnot exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play, we love her chances in here. 2-5

Exacta box 2-5 and win and place 5

Race 7

No. 4 Snaps has the early zip to take these wire-to-wire, No. 7 Poshsky is in top form and can stand the move up off the win. No. 9 Valley Cat gets his main jock back on board and the drop to this level makes him the one to beat. 4-7-9

Race 8

An extension of the 4th race, No. 3 Conquest Archangel is in from Churchill Downs where she ran a solid second at .90 cents on the dollar, Baffert sends out the 320k purchase No. 8 Luminance. Cody Autrey who has had a tough time here in the past sends out first-time starter No. 10 Megyns Gold, Autrey hits at around 45% with his first-time starters. 3-8-10

Race 9

No. 3 Georgia comes off the layoff for Baffert and looks live, No. 11 Sweet Profit won at first asking for Sadler and now will try the synthetic surface, she will be a main player if able to handle the track. No. 12 D’ya Knowwhatimean is proven on the synthetic and gets a class drop. 3-11-12

Race 10

No. 3 Noise of the Crowd comes off the win down the hill and now will go a flat mile, she can get the trip, No. 9 Redressthebalance gets back to the claim price and distance of her last win. 3-9

Race 11

20k maiden claimers going 7 furlongs, Kent D gets on the Golden Gate shipper dropper No. 3 Secret Command who ran an even race in his one and only start, No. 7 Lucky Jack continues his drop in class and may have found his level. No. 8 Tribal Mystery Man is better than his first race may indicate, the price play. 3-7-8

SACRAMENTO

Race 3

No. 2 Magic Bert will wake up with the drop to this level, No. 3 Down Town Clyde ships in for the dangerous Quinn Howey. 2-3

Race 4

Steve Sherman has two entered and the one we like is No. 2 Valid Sale who will be very hard to beat with these. 2

Race 5

Baze makes a rare ride for trainer Thomas Valenzuela on No. 3 Merry Moon. 3

Race 6

No. 4 Nicos Memory has won two of her four dirt starts, No. 5 Crazy About Him is the filly to beat. No. 6 An App for Abbie comes off the win and the claim eight days ago, they are striking while the iron is hot.

Race 7

No. 7 Kakini drops trying to cash and we think she gets it done today. 7

Race 8

No. 3 Margies Rule is in good form for this level, No. 4 Rumbunchkie will try and take them wire-to-wire. 3-4

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Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper.  Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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