Saber’s Horse Selections

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Race 1

We will use three that are exiting the same race. No. 2 Zim N the Mailman who just missed and the likely chalk, No. 4 Gato Pimiento who was a close 4th and gets his second start off the Miyadi claim and No. 5 Upbeat Tempo who finished third a nostril behind Zim. 2-4-5

Exacta and tri box 2-4-5

Race 2

We will go singling in the pick five here using No. 2 Allsquare who has improved in every start, she will be very hard to beat today albeit at a short price. 2

Race 3

No. 2 Princess Kendra has had her chances but she has finished second in her last two and finds a very soft group of $30k maiden 3yo fillies. No. 4 Charlie My Love is on the improve and should be sitting on her best in this her third start. No. 5 Wife Approved looks the one to beat on the drop down by O’Neil. 2-4-5

Race 4

No. 2 Tribal Jewel gets the hot combo of Bejarano/Baltas, he is the one to beat. No. 3 Conquest Cobra is in from Canada and lands in the barn of Cerin, he was very good last year. No. 6 Whiskey Ticket is off the layoff for Baffert, he won the Illinois Derby Last year. 2-3-6

Race 5

We will use two runners in this 6-1/2 furlong downhill turf sprint. No. 3 Doodetta off the big win and first off the Diodoro claim and No. 9 Vanlose Stairway a three time winner going down the hill. 3-9

Pick five

1st 2-4-5

2nd 2

3rd 2-4-5

4th 2-3-6

5th 3-9 

Race 6

No. 3 Adrosa Sky is another in from Canada and this one lands in the barn of Mike Machowsky from the barn of Mark Casse. No. 4 Fans On the Run is perfectly spotted off the big maiden score. 3-4**

Race 7

No. 2 Charming Starlet is on a nice win every other race pattern and this is her win race and the hot riding Maldo gets the call. No. 4 Peggy Sue’s Loose is a must use as she rarely runs a bad race. No. 8 Lily Kai exits the same race as Peggy Sue. 2-4-8

Exacta box 2-4-8

Race 8

$20k maiden fillies and mares go six furlongs. No. 4 Love You Always is a first time starter out of the dam Miss Sabrina who has dropped 9 winners from 9 starters. She gets Maldo and has some good works for her debut. No. 5 Warren’s Honey Bee just missed last out and now gets Prat. No. 10 Dixie Dame is off the layoff for the hot training D’Amato. 4-5-10

Exacta box 4-5-10

Late double

7th 2-4-8

8th 4-5-10

CHECK FOR  LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS.

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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