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Saber's Del Mar Picks

Saber’s Del Mar analysis for Friday

Race 1 

$8K claimers travel a flat mile. We will take our shot right here in the first leg of the early pick five. No. 3 Impressions last win came right here at Del Mar when winning at a flat mile on the dirt. We will single and make a win bet on him. 3** 

Race 2 

2-year-old maiden fillies go five furlongs on the grass. No. 2 Gravitron gets jockey Drayden Van Dyke riding off a big work here on the 23rd. Jockey Flavien Prat rides the John Sadler first-time starter No. 5 Cielo d’Oro who looks ready. No. 6 I’m the Boss of Me gets jockey Abel Cedillo riding for trainer Peter Miller. 2-5-6 

Race 3 

California bred maiden fillies and mares go six furlongs. No. 6 Liberalism is very unlucky to still be a maiden. She has run four times with three seconds and a third. The move to Del Mar may be the answer. No. 1 Althea Gibson comes off a solid second first out of the box at Los Alamitos TB.  6**-1 

Race 4 

$32K claimers travel a flat mile on the grass. The hot-riding Umberto Rispoli gets on No. 1 Cajun Treasure in this his third start off the layoff and a good work. No. 2 Honos Man is in from New York and gets jockey Kent Desormeaux riding for his old buddy Bob Hess Jr. 1**-2 

Race 5 

Maiden fillies and mares go seven furlongs. Trainer Bob Baffert sends out two runners starting with No. 3 Happier, a first-time starter that cost $800K and jockey Flavien Prat will ride. Baffert’ s other runner is No. 5 Himiko, who will love this trip. 3-5 

Race 6 

$40K optional claimers travel 1 1/16 miles on the grass. No. 3 Salvator Mundi comes off a big win last out when going a flat mile on the grass. He will be very tough in here. No. 6 Tiberious Mercurius gets jockey Flavien Prat riding today off the maiden win. 3***-6 

Race 7 

California bred $20K optional claimers go six furlongs. No. 3 Brickyard Ride is the speed and loves to win as he has finished first in three of his six races. No. 4 Cali Dude looks live off the layoff. No. 7 Summer Fire was just claimed for $50K and this is a good sign that the connections put him in this claim proof spot. No. 8 Square Deal won the $100K I’m Smokin here last year and now makes his first start as a gelding. 3-4-7-8 

Race 8 

Maiden 2-year-old fillies travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 1 Ivy League has been working lights out for her debut. No. 3 Basilia will like the longer trip today and has a big last work. No. 6 Madone and No. 9 She’s a Lil Flirt are part of a strong Simon Callaghan uncoupled entry. 1**-3-6-9 

Race 9 

The $125K Real Good Deal at seven furlongs for California-bred 3-year-olds. No. 4 El Tigre Terrible gets off the grass and is a two-time winner here at Del Mar. No. 1 Rookie Mistake comes off a good effort here on opening day in the Oceanside. 4-1 

Race 10 

$62,500 maidens travel a flat mile on the grass. First time starter No. 9 Huge Bigly looks very live first out vs. a suspect group. No. 4 Railsplitter looks to rebound off a poor effort and the blinkers go on in what looks like a wake-up spot. 9-4 

Race 11 

$8K fillies and mares travel a flat mile. No. 4 Atina looks to own a pace advantage on the drop to this level and she won in her only start here. No. 6 Majestic Diva fits at this level and she ran good here in the past. 4**-6