Saber’s Horse Selections

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Race 1

No. 5 Tiz Jolie drops off the win and the layoff for Bill Spawr, this 4yo gelding likes this track and is a must use. No. 6 Justonemorething moves up off the claim and has won 3 of his 6 starts here. 5-6

Race 2

No. 1 Blue Law lost at 3/2 last out with the bug girl and Kent D’s wife Rosie Higgins who is looking for her first win, she needs to hold on tight. No. 3 My Ole Bud could key a bug girl exacta as Genna Lattanzio rides again. No. 6 Bistro Lights gets his first start off the claim and exits the same race as My Ole Bud. 

1-3-6

Race 3

No. 2 Cool Green gets the blinkers on and moves back to the dirt, he will show more speed today. No. 6 The Bench Rules will be the one to catch turning for home. 2-6

Race 4

No. 1 Unusual Style will wake up today, his trainer Vladimir Cerin is having a big meet. No. 5 Revenue Virginius gets her first start off the O’Neill claim and Prat gets the ride, this combo of Prat and O’Neill has won 4 of 5 with a second. No. 4 Conquest So True is the stablemate of Unusual Style and we will use as the price will be big. No. 7 Audra is the stablemate of Revenue Virginius and comes off a solid effort.

1-4-5-7

Key exacta box 5 with 1-4-7 and win and place 5

Race 5

Down the hill they go, No. 1 Hundi just ran big down the hill finishing a fast closing second, her last work says she is on go. No. 3 Entrechat’s win came down the hill when Prat rode her, he gets back on today. No. 5 Whisk has run all five of her starts down the hill garnering one win and that was when Bejarano rode her, he gets back on today. 1-3-5

Race 6

No. 1 Stealth Drone gets back on her best surface. No. 3 Codacious also gets back on the surface of her last win. No. 4 Enchanting Lady is back from New York and both of her wins came here. No. 7 Distinta exits the same race as the Stealth Drone. 1-3**-4**-7

Key 3-4

Race 7

No. 3 Moons Over Me won here when Mike Smith rode her, he gets back on today. No. 6 Perdona exits our HTW list off a very troubled trip, beat her to cash. 3-6

Win and place 6

Race 8

No. 2 Luckbox Sam was claimed by Jacobson for $16k here on December 31st. He ran him in a $20k optional claimer, he ran 7th and he now drops him into this $8k claimer but we take note that Bejarano sees fit to ride. No. 4 Celebrity Status also has his claiming price hacked in half, he will be part of the pace. No. 7 Formally Wild will also be out winging it on the front end. 2-4-7

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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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