Saber's Horse Racing Betting Tips - 07-22-09

Jul 22, 2009 4:30 PM
by Richard Saber |


Race 1

No. 3 High Stakes Silver looks like a very good play to start off the meet, he won here last year at this flat mile distance for a 32k claiming price, he gets the bug boy Santiago who is primed for a big meet. No. 9 Yodelen Dan looks to be the main danger, he loves to win races and is in top form for Mike Mitchell and Tyler Baze. 3-9

Race 2

No. 1 Via Zavata has had the misfortune of facing some very good straight maidens in his three race career, he may be the speed here and if his confidence has not been broken he wins albeit at a short price. No. 2 Pious David was last seen running at Churchill Downs back in November of ’08 for top owner Zayat Stables, he may be live. No. 3 Stuck On Go gets the low profile jock Arambula getting a rare mount for trainer Bob Baffert who at one time owned Del Mar, this first time starter is by a win early sire Najran 15% with first timers. 1 with 2-3

Key Play

$5 double

1st 3-9

2nd 1 for $10

$5 Q 1 with 2-3 for $10

Race 3

No. 6 Draft Choice ran on this course two times last year with a win and a second, No.7 Honouramoungfriends broke his maiden on this layout last year and No. 10 Mi Rey exits a key race and gets Bejarano riding for Doug O’Neil. 6-7-10

Race 4

2yo fillies running for a 50k price tag and doubt that half of these are worth 25k, we will take a shot with No. 4 Our Bellini Bikini, she shows a very good 5 furlong work on July 16 when best of 29 and her little know sire Safe In The USA hits at around 27% with first time starters and her Dam Bikini Ransom has one winner from one starter. 4

Key Play

$2 double

3rd 6-7-9

4th 4 for $6

$10 win and place 4 for $20

Race 5

No. 5 Tijuana Tuesday stops off at Del Mar on his way back from Tijuana yesterday, trainer Bill Morey brings this win type in form the Gate and a short stop at the Pleasanton fair. No. 7 Exceeding won two times here last year, this 9yo gelding may still have some gas left in the tank. No. 8 Doneitagain has the bottom drop out for trainer Delima but he wins at around 33% when droping like this. 5-7-8

Race 6

No. 5 Delux Cat never ran a step last time out but now Solis gets back aboard for trainer Bruce Headley and this combo at one time was gold, Solis has two wins a second and a third from four mounts on Delux Cat, all systems go. No. 7 Johnny Time looks interesting as he ships in for trainer Dennis Ward, he has some speed and attracts Bejarano?


Key Play

$2 double

5th 5-7-8

6th 5-7 for $12

Race 7

No. 2 Unbridled Roman has been facing some very tough customers with no luck and now finds himself in this 25k optional claimer with older horses but Mike Smith gets back on and that is a good sign. No. 5 Seminole Native exits a tough turf route won by Mr. Katz who came right back to repeat, he now gets a huge rider upgrade. No. 7 J P Jammer is a one time winner but it was at Del Mar last year, No. 9 Brushburn gets his second start off the layoff and also broke his maiden here last year for his only win.


Race 8

OCEANSIDE 100K 1 Mile on the grass, this race is usually spit but with the lack of horses this year it is not. In a soft race for the Oceanside we will start with No. 6 Mark S The Cooler who is back in town after running seventh in Virginia against Battle Of Hastings who came back last week and won again, Mark will appreciate getting back to a flat mile and softer company. No. 9 Meteore is an up and comer and looks set for a big effort. 6-9

Race 9

No. 2 Princess Susan M gets her first start off the Art Sherman claim, she is dependable for her late run and Espinoza sticks. No. 4 Brought It likes to win races and has good speed, No. 9 Perfect Hostess broke her maiden her last year and will go much better today with the drop and this her second off the layoff.. 2-4-9

Key Play

$5 Q 9 with 2-4 for $10

$1 pick three

7th 2-5-7-9

8th 6-9

9th 9 for $8

Race 10

This looks like a good spot for a dime superbox, we will use No. 2 Eleventh Hour , No. 5 Prophetise who will be making a big late run, No 7 Not Unusual who gets a big break in the weights going 1 1/16, No. 9 Saintly Spirit a dangerous Kentucky shipper who lands in the John Sadler barn and No. 12 Sure Tiz who drops to the bottom of the maiden ranks after two failed attempts with straight maidens. 2-5-7-9-12

Key Play

.10 cent super box 2-5-7-9-12 for $12


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