Saber's Selections

Dec 26, 2009 4:00 PM

SANTA ANITA

Race1

No. 4 Veecu blew at .70 cents on the dollar last time out but has a good shot at redemption here at Santa Anita where he ran his best race. No. 10 Strikingly Sinful takes a little drop in class and that will help his chances. 4-10

Race 2

No. 7 One Shot is the speed, he gets off the grass and is back with his friends, catch him to win. No. 9 Smooth And Savvy will make his usual late run. 7-9

Key Play

$2 double

1st 4-10

2nd 7-9 for $8

Race 3

If they all run that means that there is a ton of early speed in here, we will go with No. 7 Snowmaster who is back in town for trainer Motion and he brings his jock J Rose with him. No. 9 Kalookan Storm won his only start on this turf course and is three for six at the distance. 7-9

Key Play

$5 exacta box 7-9 for $10

$1 pick three

1st 4-10

2nd 7-9

3rd 7-9 for $8

Race 4

No. 2 Lucy Got Lucky gets her first start off the Julio Canani claim so look for a much improved run, we will give No. 3 Prophetise one more chance as her best race was here, No. 5 The Town Lady gets dropped to the bottom but C Sutherland is back in town and she will ride so give this girl a big shot. No. 7 Nubian Princess ran huge last time out at 63-1 and exits our HTW list, she could be running late once again for a piece at another big price. 2-3-5-7

Key Play

$2 double

3rd 7-9

4th 2-3-5-7 for $16

Race 5

No. 5 Crossing The Line got a great prep last time out off a long layoff, he looks spotted for the money run. No. 2 Ten Meropa, and No. 7 Noblety both exit the same race. 5-**-2-7

Key Play

$10 win and place 5 for $20

$5 exacta box 5 with 2-7 for $20

Race 6

No. 6 Straightomidnight has some long shot potential to hit the board, No. 8 La Nez is the class, she ran a solid race against Blind Luck and she has won on this course going 7 furlongs, she is facing the boys but she can do it. 6-8

Race 7

No. 1 Gallant Son is a win or nothing type horse, he has won five of 10 starts with no second or thirds and he won his only race here going this distance on the turf. No. 6 The Usual Q,T. won both of his starts here and is three for three at the distance, beat him to win. 1-6

Race 8

In what shapes up to be a very tough race we will go with No. 3 Dani Reese who exits our Horses to Watch list, if she can sit off the hot pace she will be right there. No. 5 Evita Argentina will be the main danger late. 3-5

Race 9

It is just a great field for the Grade1 Malibu, we will go with No. 5 Mythical Power and No. 11 Smart Bid who has been sitting in wait for this race. 5-11

Race 10

No. 1 Ziggy’s Stardust and No. 2 Nextdoorneighbor are the main contenders off their last race, but you have to take notice when Kent Desormeaux stays and rides a first time starter in the last race and he is on No. 10 Imperial Pride. 1-2-10

Key Play

$2 double

9th 5-11

10th 1-2-10 for $12

$2 exacta box 1-2-10 for $12

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 1

No. 2 Castle Dermot is out of the hot Mason barn, No. 5 Fort Funston will have to be caught, No. 6 Second Hand Lion has won four of eight races here at the gate. 2-5-6

Race 2

When trainer Miyadi has two in the same race and they are not an entry he usually wins with one of them and he has No. 3 Surfer Dave the closer and No. 5 Cowboy Heat the speed. 3-5

Key Play

$2 double

1st 2-5-6

2nd 3-5 for $12

Race 3

No. 5 Mr. Rancho Vista loves this track and looks to have a pace advantage over the rest. 5

Race 4

No. 2 Reel Popular ran good on this turf course last time out and will be a nice price, No. 8 Titus Pulo will be all alone on the front end. 2-8

Key Play

$1 pick four

1st 2-5-6

2nd 3-5

3rd 5

4th 2-8 for $12

Race 5

No. 4 Barrel Knot and No. 5 Powerized will both be out winging and that will set it all up for No. 9 After Reality a first time starter out of the hot Mason barn with Kayla Stra, look for the sit and pounce. 4-5-9**

Key Play

$4 Q 9 with 4-5 for $8

$10 win and place 9 for $20

Race 6

No. 1 Alley K’Kats may wake up in this spot, No. 2 Vadheim and No. 6 Heated Rebel look to be contenders also. 1-2-6

Race 7

No. 3 Milans Sun takes a drop in class, gets a turn back in distance and goes from turf to the main all that will add up to a winning effort. 3

Key Play

$10 win and place 3 for $20

Race 8

Trainer Mason has two entered in here No. 3 Ruff N Tuff who will sit off the hot pace and make a wide late run and No. 5 Devils Afleet who just did miss last time out. 3-5

Key Play

$10 win on 3 and 5 for $20

$5 Q 3-5 for $5

Race 9

No. 1 Captivating Lyrics is in town form Hollywood and takes the big dip in class to the rock bottom, it's give up time but she gets the hot bug boy as they want the win and the claim. No. 4 Boot N It is a live first time starter who attracts R Baze. 1-4

Key Play

$1 pick four

6th 1-2-6

7th 3

8th 3-5

9th 1-4 for $12

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATACHES AND RACES TAKEN OFF THE GRASS AS ALL SELECTIONS ON TURF RACES GO FOR TURF ONLY

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