Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

In this mile turf race No. 4 Ok Doll is part of the uncoupled Richard Baltas entry, she will be the speed. Her stablemate No. 5 Compel gets Prat and will get the perfect setup. 4-5**

Race 2

$75k maidens go six furlongs. No. 2 Clifton Beach is the only first time starter in a soft group and his last works says he is on go. No. 5 Gavin Streetsense gets back to sprinting and faces claimers for the first time, we look for better. No. 6 Southern Pharaoh has run back-to-back ok races and his last was down the hill, he is a player who has a great post. 2-5-6

Race 3

No. 2 Eileen’s Girl gets her second start off the layoff and she will try the dirt for the first time, she exits a race in which the second place finisher won next out. No. 5 Emmzy will be playing catch me if you can.

2-5

Race 4

No. 4 Lucky Shoes to Win drops a tad and will be hard to handle at this level. No. 7 Mr. Cartagena loves this course with 2 wins and 3 second from his five starts, he looks the speed of the speed. 4-7

Race 5

2yo maidens go 5 furlongs and we will push the all button, well not really. No. 5 The All Button is a live first time starter for O’Neill who gets Prat. No. 9 Beantown Boys is his barnmate and he is out of the dam Dina Gold who has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters. 5-9

Pick five

1st 4-5

2nd 2-5-6

3rd 2-5

4th 4-7

5th 5-9

Race 6

We find our single of the day in this 1-1/8 turf route for fillies and mares. No. 4 Enduring Erin is 1 of 1 on the grass at this distance and the drop to this level will get her home on top. 4

Win and place 4

Race 7

We get just six runners before scratches in the feature a race going a mile on the dirt. No. 1 Tribal Jewel gets Giuseppe Ercegovic riding for Richard Baltas. Tribal Jewel loves this course and will get the perfect rail trip. No. 6 Desert Dynamo is the speed and the main danger. 1-6

Race 8

On eight $20k maiden fillies and mares go in the last race and it is wide open. No. 3 Redeeming Quality exits a key race and gets her second try at this level after a good second in her last. No. 4 Little Like Ana comes off the layoff and looks live. No. 5 Tuscan Sun looks live at first asking as does No. 8 Shanghai Beauty. 3-4-5-8

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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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