Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

The one time Joe Talamo rode No. 8 Can’t Topper he lost by a head, this mare will get a good trip behind the speed and the price will be right, we will single in the players pick five. 8

Race 2

No. 2 Tiznow Or Then just failed to hold in his first on the grass in his last start, No. 6 Candy’s Jewel gets his second start off the layoff and Hollendorfer will put this Candy Ride colt on the grass and that is a good move. No. 7 Song of Honor ran ok in his first start when finishing just 3-3/4 lengths behind Tiz. No. 8 Sumerian needs a patient ride and will get one today from his outside post. 2-6-7-8

Double

1st 8

2nd 2-6-7-8

Race 3

In the 7-1/2 furlong Cat’s Cradle No. 3 Sparkling Style gets off the grass and likes this course, bet her to cash. 3

Race 4

In this bad field No. 10 Low Gear Power looks like a short price winner but if No. 11 Poker Dave still has four legs he will win. The last race No. 12 Megaride won was here at this same 1-1/16 distance. If No. 13 Coluda draws in from the also list he could take them wire-to-wire. 10-11-12-13

Race 5

In this maiden race going 1-1/16 Bob Baffert sends out his usual two, the speedy second time starter No. 1 Inflamed Spirit and first time starter No. 6 Curly Top both of whom have a big shot. No. 4 Dr. Spin exits our HTW list off a solid try from behind going this distance in his last start. No. 9 Forest Boy gets Gomez riding for Sadler off the layoff and getting off the grass. 1-4-6-9

.50 cent players pick five

1st 8

2nd 2-6-7-8

3rd 3

4th 10-11-12-13

5th 1-4-6-9 =$32.00

Race 6

No. 3 Arraignment won two here back in June and July on this turf course after that this one is very wide open. 3

Race 7

No. 4 Zippingaroundtown drops and gets off the grass and will be very hard to beat in here, No. 6 Monterey Tale drops, gets off the grass and a turn back in distance. No. 7 Money Makin Sam exits a key race and picks up the hard trying Maldonado. No. 11 Got Heem drops in class and gets Mike Mitchell’s future son-in-law Leparoux in the irons. 4-6-7-11

Tri box 4-6-7-11

Race 8

No. 1 Miss Lady Ellen is the speed on the rail, No. 3 Sweet Nectar comes off a layoff but that last race she was in back in April turned out to be a key race. 1-3

Race 9

First time starter No. 2 I. B. Dreamin’ is out of the dam I. B. Forty who has dropped nine winners from nine starters, No. 5 Marv is closing in on the maiden breaker. Trainer Carla Gaines sends out a live first time starter with No. 13 Ruled By Kisses. 2-5-13

Double

8th 1-3

9th 2-5-13

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Olympio’s Gal is looking for her third straight win as she moves up the ladder, she will need to hold off No. 4 Take That. 2-4

Race 2

No. 2 Rathgar drops and gets off the grass and gets the bug boy, it all adds up to a winning run if he can outrun the Baze horse No. 6 Perfect Verve who will be way over bet. 2-6

Double

1st 2-4

2nd 2-6

Race 3

No. 1 Shudacudawudya is back with his friends and may only need to beat his stablemate No. 3 Cardiffbythesea who gets back to his best surface and distance. 1-3

Q 1-3

Race 4

No. 3 Wetherbee Lake looks to repeat, No. 5 I’m Going Places gets her second start off the layoff. 3-5

Pick four

1st 2-4

2nd 2-6

3rd 1-3

4th 3-5

Race 5

Baze sticks with No. 2 Fine as Frogs Hair who he finished second with at this mile distance at the Fresno Fair, No. 3 Game of Kings is Frogs stablemate and ran a better than looked race last time out. No. 6 Racer Mobile just did miss last time out at this distance. No. 10 St Pirran will like this mile distance. 2-3-6-10

Race 6

No. 2 Lucky Fitz comes back to town looking for easier, No. 5 Royal Stormer is very live off the layoff. No. 8 Heir to Money will be flying late. No. 9 Genius Level will be odds on with the drop in class. 2-5-8-9

Race 7

No. 3 Pick Six Joe ships in and lands in the Miyadi barn and is dropped to the bottom, No. 5 Harry’s Here exits the same race as Joe. 3-5

Race 8

No. 1 Jumeima shipped in and broke her maiden with ease and then went back to Hollywood, she has worked out good there and is back again for more, No. 3 Born Bullish ran against some good ones back East. That last 6 furlong work by No. 4 Nava Nataly says she is on go. 4**

Win and place 4

Race 9

No. 3 Not Kidding Around will try and turn the tables on No. 5 Justalittleloopy who beat her last time out. 3-5

Pick four

6th 2-5-8-9

7th 3-5

8th 4

9th 3-5

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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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