Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

We have two runners in the first leg of the pick five today that are exiting our HTW list and we will use them to start off the pick five, No. 2 Day in the Sun who gets a confident boast up in class off the Mike Puype claim and No. 5 Midnight Hawk who ran on after stumbling at the start in his last and gets a big drop in class, he gets Stew Elliott on today and he will give it his all in this ride for Baffert. 2-5

Race 2

THE $100K CRYSTAL WATER AT A MILE ON THE GRASS

No. 3 Ashleyluvssugar lands in a nice spot off the layoff and gets Bejarano. No. 4 Boozer is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. No. 5 Alert Bay just won the San Fran Mile on the grass and owns four wins here. 3-4-5

Race 3

There will be a fast early pace in this $16k claimer for fillies and mares. No. 5 Audra can sit off the hot pace and mow them down late, her last works says she is still fit. No. 1 Sweet Profit will go better with the big drop in class. 1-5**

Race 4

A suspect field of $20k maiden claimers go 6 furlongs. No. 5 Back Sheared Anvil tried maiden specials in his one start and now will go better with these. No. 2 Awesome Addback is the only first time starter, he is out of the dam Bonita Meadow who has dropped 5 winners from 6 starters including two stakes winners. After those two this one could pop with a boxcar winner. 2-5

Race 5

In this mile turf race for allowance fillies and mares the highly regarded No. 3 La Boheme got her maiden score last out and looks set to start moving up the ladder, jockey Bejarano has ridden No. 4 West Coast Storm two times and won both times, he gets back on today. 3-4

Pick five

1st 2-5

2nd 3-4-5

3rd 1-5

4th 2-5

5th 3-4

Race 6

$50k statebred maidens go six furlongs. No. 1 Worldwide just missed when dropped to this level last time out. No. 6 Look Me in the Eye has run well in all three of his starts and now drops in with claimers for the first time and looks the one to beat. No. 8 Skookum Spirit also drops in with maiden claimers for the first time and gets off the grass and back sprinting. 1-6-8

Race 7

No. 2 Clever Royal has been working a hole in the wind and gets a big jock upgrade today. No. 7 Story to Tell gets his first start off the Jacobson claim and move up in class. 2-7

Race 8

No. 2 Horizontalyspeakin drops below the claimed price but that last work was a super work. No. 9 Madikwe is the closer of the race and will be the price play, he could pop at a big price. 2-9

Exacta box 2-9 and win and place 9

Race 9

Stew Elliott gets another shot for Baffert on No. 1 Chasintheaces on the drops down and second off the layoff, we will single in the late pick four. 1

Race 10

No. 2 Spirit World is perfectly spotted off the easy maiden score. No. 5 Clude did not like the wet track last out and will go better today with the new jock and a dry track. No. 6 Redneck Crazy drops and gets the bug boy Lindsay and big break in the weights. 2-5-6

Race 11

If La Boheme wins in the fifth race we will be all over No. 4 Sassy Ashley who exits our HTW list off a good effort behind La Boheme and the second place finisher in that race has already comeback to win next out. No. 10 Tinderella exits the same race. No. 1 Onzaway ran good in here one start and fits here.

4**-10-1

Exacta box key 4 with 1-10 and win and place 4

GOLDEN GATE PICK SIX 

Race 6

We start this huge eleven race card with maidens going five furlongs and if there are more than one winner today it must be given away tomorrow. Remember this is only a .20 cent bet so we can do some spreading. No. 1 Only You Babe has finished second in both of her starts including her first with the boys. Baze gets on No. 2 Meiji for his buddy Jerry Hollendorfer, she is out of the dam Seemingly who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. No. 10 I’m Passing Ya Now finished third behind Only You Babe in her first start. 1-2-10

Race 7

In this five furlong turf sprint No. 1 Hypnatique is by Scat Daddy and will love the green. No. 2 Somethings Unusual has been meeting much better at Santa Anita. No. 3 Chips All In won on this course one race back. 1-2-3

Race 8

No. 2 Miss Lori has top connections, drops and gets off the grass. No. 7 Cajun Cookin gets a big drop in class and will be hard to beat at this level. 2-7

Race 9

In this mile turf race, No. 1 Smokin’ Steve at 20/1 is a must toss in off his last. No. 3 Unbridled Fire gets Joe Crispin back in the irons and he just missed one race back. No. 5 Aventador ran a good second on the course at this level last out. No. 6 Street Maven gets a huge drop in class and a new barn. 1-3-5-6

Race 10

It took No. 1 Rojac 11 races to break his maiden, these type come back and run good again. No. 7 Vow to Be Tops also comes off the maiden win and fits here. No. 9 Compratore has run good in both of his starts here. 1-7-9

Race 11

The pick six ends with $20k maiden claimers going a flat mile on the grass. No. 2 Cornwall 15/1 exits the Rojac race. It was his first start and he never ran a step and now gets the stretchout on the grass and a good grass jock. No. 4 Blazing Image gets his first start off the Jack Steiner claim and he hits at almost 50% first off the claim. No. 8 Prince of Prague 20/1 is the barnmate of Cornwall, he was eased in his first start here but has comeback to work well and could be live at a huge price. 2-4-8

.20 cent pick six

6th 1-2-10

7th1-2-3

8th 2-7

9th 1-3-5-6

10th 1-7-9

11th 2-4-8

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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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