Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Tryst will love this 7 furlong dirt distance, we will single at a short price in the pick five. 1

Race 2

No. 1 Doyouknowsomething is back from Keeneland where he tried Grade III company, he gets Avila’s go to jock and all systems are go. If No. 3 Desert Dynamo opts for this spot over his Saturday spot we will be on him. No. 4 Baccelo gets his second start off the Sadler claim and a big last work. 1-3**-4

Race 3

75k maiden 3yo go 5-1/2 furlongs, Prat gets on No. 2 Storm the Shore who will like getting back to this 5-1/2 furlong distance. No. 3 Beaumarchais exits the same race and is the speed. No. 8 Mischievous Bull also has big early speed and will battle it out till the end. 2-3-8

Race 4

Down the hill they go. No. 4 Uncle Chato is a lightly raced 4yo who just broke his maiden down the hill back in March, he has a nice last work. No. 5 Seedsandstemsagain is the speed and has gotten very good. 4-5

Race 5

8k claimers go 6-1/2 furlongs on the dirt. No. 6 Tripski is back to the level of his win and will be very hard to beat in this spot. No. 8 Senator Bob is a very consistent 9yo gelding with Brandon Boulanger riding and he brought in a big price on Thursday. No. 9 Ain’t Misbehavin is a three time winner here and gets his first start off the Carava claim and drop down. 6-8-9

Pick five 

1st 1

2nd 1-3-4

3rd 2-3-8

4th 4-5

5th 6-8-9

Race 6

They go 1-1/8 on the grass. No. 2 John F Kennedy is in from Ireland for Paulo Lobo, he gets Lasix and blinkers. No. 3 China Girl Lover won the last time he ran here at this level and distance. No. 4 Tribal Tribute exits our HTW list off a race he should have won. No. 5 Hobbits Hero won his last race and is Baltas re-claim. 2-3-4-5

Race 7

Baffert waves the white flag on No. 2 Gramsson as he drops him in with 25k claimers. No. 7 Ultra Sharp gets off the grass and will love this 7 furlong dirt distance and we love the fact that Prat gets back on. 2-7

Exacta box 2-7 and win and place 7

Race 8

THE 75K ANGEL’S FLIGHT AT 7 FURLONGS ON THE DIRT

No. 3 Forever Darling had no shot vs. Songbird last time out off the layoff but did win the Santa Yanez back in January. No. 6 Kiss N Scat gets off the grass and will love the move back to the main. No. 7 Lucky Folie makes her 3yo debut after running great last year. No. 8 Bellamentary was only 6/1 vs. Songbird last out and looks the one to beat. 3-6-7-8

Race 9

Maiden fillies and mares go a flat mile on the grass. No. 3 La Boheme has been bet like a good thing in both of her stateside starts but could only run 3rd and 2nd, we will give her one more shot. No. 9 Exuberante finished a head in front of La Boheme last out. 3-9

Pick four

6th 2-3-4-5

7th 2-7

8th 3-6-7-8

9th 3-9

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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