Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Mineyerownmalone drops into a maiden claimer and gets the hot riding Santiago Gonzalez in the irons. No. 2 Passau also drops and has team Desormeaux going for him and a nice last work. 1-2

Race 2

Wow is this a bad group of 20k maiden fillies and mares, most of which belong up at the Gate, someone will win. No. 1 Chicago Angel has lost 18 races but did finish second in 7 of them. No. 6 Kiss My Face is just an 8 time loser and has finished in the money in all four of her starts here and she gets the Italian bug boy up Bruno Panicucci. 1-6

Race 3

No. 2 My Silver Cat exits our HTW list and looks solid in here but will need to contend with the two big droppers in No. 5 Missy Mouse and No. 6 Exposure both of whom take big drops. 2-5-6

Exacta box 2-5-6

Race 4

No. 2 Kadesha drops big time and this trainer hits at 40% with this move. No. 3 Odisseia is a dropper with big early speed and she gets Prat up who was on her for her narrow miss four races back. No. 8 Shysheisnot also gets a big drop as she exits the same race as Kadesha, Mike Smith gets the call. 2-3-8

Race 5

No. 1 Carlot Cowboy moves up a notch off a nice win going a mile and now he goes 6-1/2 furlongs in an interesting move. No. 3 Formally Wild is very quick and looking for the hat trick. No. 8 Pat the Bear has won 3 of his 6 starts here, he drops and will get a nice sitting trip. 1-3-8

Race 6

No. 1 Kiss At Midnight looks like one of the best bets of the day as she finds a field just loaded with early speed, Bejarano will sit off the hot pace and mow them down in the lane. No. 5 Sunday Rules is a perfect 3 for 3 here at Santa Anita and 6 for 7 lifetime. No. 8 Harlington’s Rose will also sit and pounce. 1-5-8

Exacta box 1-5-8 and win and place 1

Race 7

No. 2 Gusto Dolce gets Prat back and gets back on the grass. No. 7 Spirit of Ten has the right style for this mile turf race and has won 3 of 4 going a mile on the grass. No. 8 Paulina’s Love looks the one to beat off her good second last out in a Grade III race. 2-7-8

Race 8

No. 3 Award It ran a good second last out going a mile on the grass and now moves to 1-1/16 on the dirt, she will like the trip and the filly she beat out for second in her last start came back to score next out. No. 5 Ceeme Run Wild also ran a good second last out, she may be the speed. No. 6 Deeds Not Words will wake up in this spot with Van Dyke riding for Proctor. No. 8 Notorious Nicole exits the same race as Award It. 3-5-6-8

Pick four

5th 1-3-8

6th 1

7th 8

8th 3-5-6-8

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Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GT’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Twitter: @SabesBet. Email: [email protected].

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