Saber's Del Mar Picks

Saber’s Del Mar analysis for Saturday

Race 1 

2-year-old maiden fillies go 5 1/2 furlongs. No. 2  Princess Noor looks very fast for this her first start off a big five-furlong work here on the 15th. No. 4 Avisse also looks ready to roll off her four furlong work on the 15th. No. 7 Flash Magic looks the filly to beat off big-time back-to-back five-furlong works. 7***-2-4 

Race 2 

California bred $20K optional fillies and mares go 5 1/2 furlongs. No. 2 Li’l Grazen comes off a big win here on July 27 and is the one to beat. The price play is No. 6 Anna Fantastic who exits the same last race. 2-6 

Race 3 

The $100K  Grade 3 Green Flash at five furlongs on the turf. No. 7 Chaos Theory is in from Churchill Downs. He looks spotted for the win off a bullet four-furlong work on the grass. We will take our shot here in the early pick five and single. 7*** 

Race 4 

The $100K Grade 3 Torrey Pines for 3-year-old fillies traveling a flat mile on the grass. No. 3 Harvest Moon has gotten back-to-back wins going a flat mile on the dirt but she started her career going a flat mile on the grass in a $80K optional claimer. No. 5 Aurelia Garland ships in and gets jockey Umberto Rispilo riding. 3-5 

Race 5 

Maidens travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 4 Comradery gets his second start in the states and will like this mile distance. No. 6 Johan Zoffani is in from Ireland and is a first-time gelding and gets Lasix. No. 8 Lane Way looks the colt to beat off his last race and we will key on him. No. 10 Absolute Unit is a must use on the stretch out. 8**-4-6-10 

Race 6 

$16K claimers go six furlongs. No. 2 Baby Gronk missed by a nose last out at Santa Anita for a $25K price tag. No. 7 Fratelli also drops in class and won in his only start here. No. 10 Square Deal is another one that drops as he looks to find a wake-up spot. 2-7-10 

Race 7 

The $200K Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap at 1 3/8 miles. No. 1 United looks for his fourth straight Grade 2 win. No. 7 Red King won the 1 3/4 miles San Juan Capistrano at Santa Anita in his last start. 1-7 

Race 8 

$62,500 optional claimers travel a flat mile. No. 3 Potantico will be the play here and our key runner. He just did miss here last out and now gets a big jockey upgrade. No. 6 Extra Hope looks live off the layoff. No. 8 Kershaw ran right behind Potantico last out. 3***-8-6 

Race 9 

The Grade 1 $250K Del Mar Oaks for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/8 miles on the turf. No. 10 Laura’s Light comes off a big win last out in the Grade 2 San Clemente. No. 11 Guitty finished less than a length behind Laura’s Light and will like the longer trip today. No. 3 Miss Extra is in from France for trainer Richard Mandella and is the question mark of the race. 10-11-3 

Race 10 

The $500K Grade 1 Pacific Classic at 1 1/4 miles. This race is a rematch between No. 1 Midcourt and No. 5 Maximum Security, who nosed Midcourt on the line in their last meeting. No. 2 Higher Power won this race last year and finished right behind the top two last out. 1-2-5 

Race 11 

$40K optional claimers travel 1 1/16 miles on the grass. No. 4 Shadow Sphinx likes this Del Mar grass course and is very live. No. 5 Salvator Mundi just did miss last out at this level and distance. No. 2 Tiberius Mercurius finished right behind Salvator Mundi. 5**-4-2 

*Denotes Best Bets