Del Mar Picks for Saturday, July 28

Del Mar Picks for Saturday, July 28

Written by on July 27, 2018

Del Mar’s got a great card on Saturday, July 28. Roy H returns to the track for the Grade 1 Bing Crosby. Keep reading for Del Mar betting picks for Saturday, July 28!

Del Mar Picks for Saturday, July 28

Race 7 – California Dreamin’ Stakes, $150,000

                  1 1/16 miles-Turf

Because the California Dreamin’ Stakes is wide-open, what’s wrong with putting a few bucks on Soi Phet at 12/1 on the morning line? Two races ago, Soi Phet won the $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes over the turf at over 47 to 1. He then won the $100,000 Bertrando over the dirt at Los Alamitos at 7/2. He beat B Squared by a nose in the Bertrando. B Squared’s morning line is 8/1. Both B Squared and Soi Phet can upset the favorites on Saturday. Which horse finishes third? It’s hard to knock 7/2 morning line Pee Wee Reese. The problem with backing Pee Wee Reese to win is that the 5-year-old horse likes to run on the lead. There’s a ton of pace in this.
  • First: Soi Phet
  • Second: B Squared
  • Third: Pee Wee Reese

Race 9 – Grade 1 Bing Crosby, $300,000

                  6 furlongs-Dirt

BC Sprint Champion Roy H returns to the track for the first time since finishing third in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen to X Y Jet and Mind Your Biscuits.  The champ has been training well, but this field is deep. John Sadler trained St. Joe Bay lost by only a head to American Anthem in the Grade 2 San Carlos at 7 furlongs in his last. St. Joe Bay went off at over 42 to 1 one. He didn’t run like it. One less furlong could be all he needs to wire this field. Touching Rainbows bobbled at the start of the San Carlos. He’s 3 for 3 at 6 furlongs, though, and figures to hold his 10/1 morning line odds because of how poorly he ran in his last. There’s a chance American Anthem prefers 7 furlongs to 6 furlongs. That’s why Roy H is the pick over American Anthem for third.
  • First: St. Joe Bay
  • Second: Touching Rainbows
  • Third: Roy H

Race 10 – Maiden Special Weight $60,000

                     1 mile-Turf

Del Mar ends their Saturday card with a terrific $60,000 maiden special weight mile turf race. Trainer Keith Desormeaux puts brother Kent Desormeaux aboard 7/2 on the morning line Ocean Fury. The 2-year-old colt sired by Stormy Atlantic got blocked in his maiden voyage. He ended up finishing fourth by 2 ¾ lengths. With a cleaner trip, he’ll get his picture taken on Saturday. For third, Jerry Hollendorfer trained More Ice makes sense. Hollendorfer not only trains, he’s a part owner. Because More Ice isn’t up for the claim there’s every reason to believe Hollendorfer wants to score with a win on Saturday. Tariq, the 5/2 morning line chalk, figures to get plenty of action. However, he breaks from post 12. It’s almost impossible to win a mile turf race at Del Mar breaking from post 12. Tariq should finish third, though.
  • First: Ocean Fury
  • Second: More Ice
  • Third: Tariq
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