Saber’s Horse Selections

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Race 1

No. 2 Mack’s Gold Bullet has good early speed and that will play well in this race. No. 7 Flaming Strike drops to the bottom and will go better with these. No. 9 Imperial Pride is in good form. 2-7-9

Race 2

Maiden fillies and mares go down the hill. No. 3 Attigirl Meadow has run good in all five of her races and all five were on the grass. This course may get her home on top. No. 4 Maurie’s Tizzy gets back to a sprint and gets a huge rider upgrade to Bejarano. 3-4

Race 3

Once again No. 2 Jay’s Firetruck is one of the main contenders. No. 8 Axle may be the speed in here. If he can clear early it could be over. No. 9 Toomanylucky’s drops into a maiden claimer for this his third start as the gig is up! 2-8-9

Race 4

No. 1 Warren’s Rocky will find a fast early pace to make his last run. No. 7 Pearl Daddy will need to sit and make one run. 1-7

Pick three

2nd 3-4

3rd 2-8-9

4th 1-7

Race 5

Down the hill we go again. No. 3 Smokey Lonesome comes in here in top form and owns a win on the course. No. 4 Red Defense is in top form, owns a win on the course and gets his first start off the claim and a top jock. No. 9 Circa’sgoldengear is the speed and gets a great post for this. 3-4-9

Exacta box 3-4-9 and win and place 9

Race 6

No. 5 Golden Production has run good in all three of her starts and now will try dirt. No. 7 Dangerous Forest is a first time starter for trainer Peter Miller who has been working with a purpose. She is ready to roll! Bob Baffert sends out first time starter No. 9 Saturday Nite Ride with Bejarano. 5-7-9

Race 7

In this race older horses go down the hill. No. 6 Cherokee Heaven is proven on the course. No. 8 My Summer Slew is the one to beat. No. 9 Half Dome Dude exits our HTW list and will try the grass for the first time. 6-8-9

Race 8

No. 5 Distracting comes off a big maiden win first out as does No. 9 Double Ante who will be making a big late run. 5-9

Race 9

THE GRADE 2 JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP

No. 1 Grassy had a nice prep for this and is proven at this 1 1/4 turf distance. No. 6 Turbo Compressor is in from New York and trainer Todd Pletcher brings in his jock Joe Bravo to ride. He will try and take them back to back. No. 9 Bourbon Bay is the war horse in here as he has won 7 of his nine starts here. 1-6-9

Race 10

In the last leg of the late pick four we will go with No. 5 Bull Time in this his first start off the Dean Pederson claim. No. 9 Moonlit Meteor a sneaky looking first time starter. 5-9

Pick four

7th 6-8-9

8th 5-9

9th 1-6-9

10th 5-9

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Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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