Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Trainer John Sadler sends out first time starter No. 4 Et Tu Walker out of the dam Inspired Hope who has dropped three winners from three starters, Baffert has two runners going but his main jock is on first time starter No. 5 Mile High Magic who sports a solid five furlong work for his first start. No. 6 Gophari gets his second start for trainer Bonde who is having a solid meet and he makes a big time rider upgrade to Bejarano. No. 8 Immaculate gets his second start off a troubled first trip a race in which he took plenty of action, he goes from the inside to the outside so look for a big run today. 4-5-6-8

Race 2

No. 2 His Boy Elroy tried routing on the grass in his first start off the O’Neill claim and now drops and gets back to a sprint, the extra half a furlong can only help No. 6 Me Salty who just did miss last time out at 5½ furlongs. No. 7 Indian Gaming will show all of his speed today with the drop in class. No. 10 Warren’s Patron gets blinkers on, off a narrow miss last time out. 2-6-7-10

Race 3

In the Grade 2 Arcadia the classy No. 2 Pathfork is in from over the pond for trainer Sadler, he won three straight as a 2yo including a Grade 1 in Ireland but just had one dismal start last year? No. 8 Mr. Commons exits out HTW list and is the one to beat in here, he loves it here at Santa Anita and looks set for another big effort. 2-8**

Pick three

1st 4-5-6-8

2nd 2-6-7-10

3rd 2-8

Race 4

No. 4 Salt Of The Earth has some good win early breeding and the price will be a good one with the low profile but very capable Kayla Stra riding, No. 10 Priddis Wildcat also has some win early breeding and a sharp 5 furlong work here on Jan 26th. No. 11 Paperrockscissors is another first time starter with win early breeding who will be a price, his dam has dropped seven winners from seven starters including three stakes winners. 4-10-11

Race 5

3yo maiden fillies going 6½ furlongs down the hill on the grass and that can get very dicey, No. 1 Ramona’s Ride is in from Calder and lands in the Ted West barn off of one 5 furlong turf sprint and she showed a good late run despite a slow start, No. 2 Belle Passe was last seen just missing by a head last may in Ireland going 6 furlongs on the deep Irish green, she looks like a runner. No. 4 Sydney’s Darling ran ok in her one and only going 6 furlongs on the Hollywood turf, she comes back here and gets Bejarano in the irons. Mike Mitchell sends out No. 7 Mirror Ball who is in from over the pond off a narrow loss by a nostril going 7 furlongs on a good turf course and she was well bet that day, Mitchell also sends out No. 10 Miss Communication who ran third by a length here in her last start going down the hill. No. 11 Dubai Cyclone is a first time starter with Nakatani riding for Harty and this fillys dam has dropped 14 winners from 15 starters including 13 turf winners. So is this a tough race well YES! 2-7-10-11

Race 6

In the Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis Baffert saddles No. 2 Liaison who has won three straight including the Grade 1 Cashcall in his last start, he also sends out No. 5 Sky Kingdom with his main jock, he was just two lengths behind Liaison in the Cashcall and had a race since and it was a corker. No. 6 Rousing Sermon exits our HTW list and has lost two in a row to Liaison but will try and turn the tables on that one today. 2-5-6

Exacta box 2-5-6 and bet the 6 to win

Race 7

No. 5 Tippety Tap Tap exits our HTW list off a huge try at 40-1 in his last start, he gets blinkers on today and has a real nice work since, No. 9 Gab Power ran right behind Tippety and will like the added distance today. 5-9

Race 8

No. 1 Jaycito makes his 4yo debut in the Grade 2 Strub, No. 7 Tapizar comes off a big win in the San Fernando. 1-7

Race 9

We have 25 k claimers going down the hill, No. 7 Devoted Magic is back in town and he won the only time he went down the hill, we will take our shot and single in the late pick four. 7

Race 10

No. 6 Welcome Home Ryan just missed at this level in his last start, No. 9 Industry Leader also just missed in his last start here. Back classer No. 1 Setsuko finds a soft spot for his comeback. 1-6-9 (note this is a very tough card tread carefully)

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Scantily Clad gets her first start off the win and claim, she will find a fast pace in here and that will set her up for a late run. 1

Race 2

No. 3 Hard To Please gets her main jock back, No. 6 Curvy Cat comes off a stunning maiden win in her one and only. 3-6

Race 3

No. 3 When We Met has run second in four straight at this level or higher, he will be right there again today, No. 5 Northern Indy is back in town after trying Grade 3 company at Hastings Park. 3-5

Pick three

1st 1

2nd 3-6

3rd 3-5

Race 4

No. 3 Secret Jackpot is in good form, No. 4 He Did ran behind Jackpot last time out but that was at 5 ½ furlongs and now they go 6, so he can get revenge. 3-4

Race 5

No. 1 A Kings Life drops to the bottom off a long layoff, No. 3 American Excess ran his best race when dropped to this level last time out. No. 4 Commuter is in from Emerald Downs, he ran third in all of his starts here. Baze gets on No. 6 Ira The Esquire who is in from Santa Anita and takes the huge drop in class. No. 7 Jack Reacher is also in from Anita, he has big early speed and also takes a big drop in class. 1-3-4-6-7

Key Q 7 with 1-3-4-6

Race 6

Kerwin John gets on the speed dropper shipper No. 3 My Royal Knight, No. 7 Captain Magic is sitting on the maiden breaker and is the one to beat. No. 8 Sabe ran ok in his first try at this level and Baze will stick. 3-7-8

Race 7

No. 5 Chisenau is in top form and gets a big rider upgrade to Gryder. 5

Race 8

No. 2 Courtown Harbour got the maiden breaker in his last start and the light looks to have went off, look for a repeat win, the main danger will come from No. 5 Pride Of Silver. 2-5

Race 9

No. 5 Tropiluk is in from Santa Anita, he gets back to a synthetic surface and gets Baze riding for Hollendorfer, No. 6 Classic Crusader gets back to a sprint and will be the one to fear late. 5-6

Pick four

6th 3-7-8

7th 5

8th 2-5

9th 5-6

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