Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 1 Boompa exits a key race and is a must use, No. 7 Robie the Cat gets his second start off the layoff and has been in the money in all three of his starts here. No. 8 Xuang Feng exits the same race as Robie.

1-7-8

Race 2

No. 5 Jesse’s Giacomo comes back South gets off the grass and gets back to a sprint, No. 6 Richiesgirlgotsoul is in from Arlington for Sadler and has big early speed. 5-6

Double

1st 1-7-8

2nd 5-6

Race 3

No. 5 Phantom Lover comes off the layoff and has been working real good here since August, No. 8 Battle Force also comes off the layoff and looks like the one to beat. 5-8

Race 4 

No. 1 Pumpkin Pie exits our HTW list off a very troubled trip last time out, No. 11 Smil’n From Above will go much better with the drop in class. 1-11

Double

3rd 5-8

4th 1-11

Race 5

No. 2 Saturday’s Girl comes off the layoff for trainer Bonde who sends her sprinting on the grass off some nice works, No. 8 Dress the Part will like the grass and get a good stalking trip. No. 9 Corinthian Melody will be making a big late run. 2-8-9

Exacta box 2-8-9

Race 6

No. 2 Stoneside gets off the grass and is back in eight days for Canani, No. 4 Nextdoorneighbor drops to the level of his win. 2-4

Race 7

No. 1 Lady Rosamond is a second time Baffert who was well bet in her first start, No. 5 Iconic Spirit is a first time starter for Sadler with some good works who will try and upset the Baffert runner. 1-5

Race 8

No. 4 Red Sun is a very sturdy 6yo gelding who will like this 7½ furlong distance, No. 5 Mensa Heat will defend his title in the On Trust as he won this race last year. 4-5

Race 9

No. 3 Indian Magique exits our HTW list off a good try in her first at this level, No. 10 Cajun Market has been well prepared for her first off the 11 month layoff. No. 15 Cotton Belle is a must use if she draws in from the also list. 3-10-15

Pick four

6th 2-4

7th 1-5

8th 4-5

9th 3-10-15

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 4 Besame Suances is in from Hollywood looking to finally break his maiden, No. 6 Mr. Reaburn is the price play on the stretchout on the grass. 4-6

Race 2

No. 6 Adelta is a solid single in here and will take some beating albeit at a short price. 6

Race 3

We get a fast early pace and that will set things up for No. 4 Mum’s Truckee, No. 6 Gittel and No. 8 Call The Ten. 4-6-8

Exacta box 4-6-8

Race 4

Hollendorfer has a great one two punch with No. 1 Dangerous Affair the speed on the rail and No. 2 Revive Me who will try and run her stablemate down. 1-2

Pick four

1st 4-6

2nd 6

3rd 4-6-8

4th 1-2

Race 5

No. 8 Easy Going Boykie drops and will be very hard to beat, No. 9 Happy Together is in from Santa Anita and may like it here. 8-9

Race 6

No. 2 Sir Al is a back classer who will give his best but will be overbet, No. 7 The Tour Director exits our HTW list and will offer the betting value. No. 8 Gatheratthealter a back classer is a perfect two for two here. 

2-7-8

Exacta box 2-7-8

Race 7

We will take our shot and single No. 8 Trappers Sonnet in the pick five as he gets a major rider upgrade for a trainer that hits at around .40% when dropping a horse two levels. 8

Race 8

No. 2 Uncle Dick ran a nice even race in his first start which sets him up perfectly for this mile race, No. 8 Divo is the one to beat. 2-8

Race 9

No. 3 Midnight Con is in from Hollywood and draws Baze riding for O’Neill. 3

Pick five 

5th 8-9

6th 2-7-8

7th 8

8th 2-8

9th 3

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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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