Saber’s Horse Selections

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Race 1

Bob Baffert sends out first time starter No. 1 Frenemy sporting a good 5 furlong move and his dam has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters, No. 2 Clearly A Cowboy gets a new jock and blinkers on for this his second start and he has a good work since his last race. No. 6 Midnight Transfer beat Clearly A Cowboy in his first start and he had a slow start. 1-2-6

Race 2

Trainer Vienna who can strike with layoff horses brings in No. 5 Purple Gallery from over the pond, No. 8 Stoneside looks to be sitting on a real good race. 5-8

Key Play

$2 double

1st 1-2-6

2nd 5-8 for $12

Race 3

No. 1 Private Bounty has been stuck at this level running second in his last four starts, Mike Smith will ride No. 5 Imperial Pride who finds a good spot off the maiden breaker. 1-5

Race 4

In the Grade 1 Ancient Title No. 1 The Factor is the one to beat albeit at short odds. His trainer Bob Baffert also sends out No. 4 Irrefutable for some reason as these two could hook up in an early speed battle and if so it could set things up for No. 5 Amazombie. 1-5

Race 5

Trainer Neil Drysdale brings in No. 6 Silver Spur from Australia, he could be dangerous at a price with Blanc riding, No. 8 El Mirage King broke his maiden going down the hill in his only try, No. 9 Bailouthebartender is a three time winner and is one for one sprinting on the grass. No. 10 Accelerant is bred to love this course. 6-8-9-10

Key Play

$1 pick three

3rd 1-5

4th 1-5

5th 6-8-9-10 for $16

Race 6

No. 1 San Sebastian made a big late run going 5 ½ furlongs and will like the extra half a furlong today, No. 4 Tribal Jewel is a first time starter for Jerry Hollendorfer and is out of the dam Fair Blanca who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters including a stakes winner. Jockey Mike Smith takes a rare ride for trainer Mike Mitchell and we may have found a good Mike, Mike hook up on second time starter No. 6 Moonlighting. No. 11 Johnny Be Mine is another live Hollendorfer first time starter whose dam has also dropped three winners from three starters. 1-4-6-11

Race 7

No. 3 Andina love going a flay mile on the grass and is the one to beat in here, No. 7 All Star Heart has won three of four going a flay mile including her maiden breaker on this course. No. 5 Victoryasecret will be the one to catch if they can. 3-5-7

Key Play

$2 exacta box 3-5-7 for $12

Race 8

No. 6 Queenofcalifornia drops into an action spot off a troubled trip with tougher, No. 8 Siempre Esperanza also drops into a spot that makes her very dangerous. 6-8

Race 9

In the Grade 2 Oak Tree Mile No. 6 Mr.Commons is the one to beat, No. 1 Victory Pete and No. 8 Calimonco both exit the same race and were both close on the line. 6**-1-8

Race 10

Jockey Bejarano sticks around for the last race a 30k maiden claimer and he will ride No. 7 Punch Drunk off the layoff, No. 12 Warren’s Wanna Be will be right there with the bug boy riding. 7-12

Key Play

.50 cent pick four

7th 3-5-7

8th 6-8

9th 1-6-8

10th 7-12 for $18

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