Saber’s Horse Selections

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LOS ALAMITOS TB

Race 1

This field is just soooo bad we will just take our shot with No. 1 Wilannamoon on the drop in class hoping to see Iggy and Aguirre get their first win of this short meet. 1

Race 2

The last time Pedroza rode No. 2 Miz Graycee she got the win and he gets back on today as this filly get back on dirt. No. 3 Amberella ran here at this mile distance and level on time and she came away with the win, Maldo will be gunning today. 2-3

Race 3

No. 5 Sorullo gets his second start at the meet and just missed last time, he looks the speed of the speed. No. 4 Mighty Brown gets his second start off the layoff and will fall into a good tracking position. 5-4

Race 4

3yo $30k maiden fillies travel a mile. No. 2 Flashy Gold ran a better than looked race in her first start at 7 furlongs and will like the mile. No. 9 Goldrushcat has burned plenty of cash but may have found her spot today with Bejarano getting the call. No. 10 Beba drops in her second start and will like the stretchout.

2-9-10

Race 5

No. 2 Big Guy Benny gets his first start on this track, he is on the improve and that last work has him on go. No. 3 Gone With It has had his chances but none this easy. No. 5 Calvert Street has good early speed and is a fit with these. 2-3-5

Race 6

No. 1 Carlot Cowboy gets a big jockey switch and will love the move to a mile. No. 7 Persuasive Paul will be making a late run. 1-7

Race 7

No. 1 Dead Easy comes off a nice win at Santa Anita in his last start and gets Solis riding today. No. 3 American League is in good form and won for fun the only time he was here. Trainer Piccioni has sent out two live runners at the meet and now sends out No. 5 Horse Laugh on the drop. 1-3-5

Race 8

THE $150K CALIFORNIA CHROME STAKES

No. 1 Let’s Meet in Rio may have been too close to the pace last time out, Kent D will be sitting longer today. Baffert who trains Let’s Meet in Rio also sends out the speedy and undefeated No. 5 Malibu Sunset who will insure a fast pace. No. 9 Rare Candy gets his first start as a gelding and just could freak today. 1-5-9

Race 9

Maiden 3yo go six furlongs. No. 1 Anatolian Heat is a first time starter out of the dam Anatolian Queen who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters. No. 3 Big Energy comes off a big second at Golden Gate and gets Kent D to ride. Jockey Stew Elliot gets a rare ride for Baffert on first time starter No. 8 Stormin Eagle who has been working like he is ready. No. 11 Look Me in the Eye is the one to beat off the layoff. 

11**-1-3-8

Golden Gate

Race 1

Big day at the Gate today as it is San Francisco mile day and a ten race card. No. 2 Cacica Dulima moves to a new barn and gets a big drop in class. No. 4 Tribella gets a drop in class and will be right there. 

2-4

Race 2

No. 1 So Good to Go gets a confident move up in class off the big turf win. Once again No. 3 Top Tizzy will be the one to catch. No. 4 Intoxicating Move ships in and finds a good spot with a top jock getting the call. No. 5 Buttercup Gold comes back to town for Hollendorfer, this filly won two of her three starts here on the grass. 1-4-5

Race 3

No. 6 Fast and Foxy will try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 3 Toomuchisnotenough will once again be right behind her hopping for a melt down. 6-3

Race 4

No. 2 Winninginfashion ships in for Pender and looks the speed of the speed. No. 8 Artemisia will be the one to fear late. 2-8

Race 5

No. 3 Mesquite Dancer gets her second start off the layoff and first off the Martin claim, she will be out winging it on the front end. No. 9 Nanpower ships in and gets a big drop in class. No. 11 Misty Bay is another dropper who could wake up in this soft field. 3-9-11

Race 6

No. 1 Compratore comes off a huge win in his first start on this circuit and can stand the class hike. No. 10 Wise Tale drops to his lowest level and will be making a big late run. 1-10

Race 7

Maiden fillies and mares go a 1-1/16 on the grass. No. 1 Unusual Sky is bred for this and comes off a good 4th here on the grass at this distance in her first start. Carly Gaines ships in second time starter No. 5 Easy Song and Mike Smith will ride, interesting to say the least. 1-5

Race 8

THE GRADE III $100K SAN FRANCISCO MILE TURF

No. 6 Perfectly Majestic ships in for Hess and exits out HTW list when probably best last out. No. 7 G.G. Ryder won this race last year and has won four of his seven starts on this grass course. No. 11 Alert Bay has beat G.G. in the past. Flavien Prat comes in to ride No. 12 Bal a Bali who has been facing much stronger. Talking about Mike Smith well he comes in with the Jeff Mullins comebacker and classy No. 13 Gabriel Charles and Mike don’t ship for his health. When all is said and done we will opt for 12-13

Race 9

Maiden go a 1-1/16 on the grass. No. 5 He Could ships in for Ken Black and looks the one to beat second off the layoff. No. 8 Country Road also ships in and exits out HTW list, he can get the trip for sure. 5-8

Race 10

$20k maidens go a flat mile on the grass. No. 6 Winning Causeway ran second on the grass with better and now gets his second start off the layoff, we will single in the last leg of the pick six and pick four.

6**

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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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