Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 5 Secret Genius has just one win from 15 starts but she does have 7 seconds and her win did come on this surface. She is the one true closer in the race and she will catch a lot of tiring speed down the lane. 5

Race 2

No. 7 Natalie’s Academy will try and turn the tables on No. 2 Real Dream who nailed her on the line last time out. 2-7

Race 3

No. 4 Blue Jay Attack has won 3 times and 2 of those win have come on this 6 furlong turf course. He will be flying late trying to run down No. 5 Cabo Chico who will be gunning from the bell. 4-5

Double

2nd 2-7

3rd 4-5

Race 4

No. 1 Floating Feather gets his first start off the Hector Palma claim and off a troubled trip last time out. That last work says he is ready to run a big race. No. 2 Malibu Rum has won 7 of his 14 starts and is 1 for 1 here. No. 3 Chapman’s Peak is bedded down here and has been working with a purpose for Sadler. 1-2-3

Race 5

THE GRADE 1 MATRIARCH

The Euro invader No. 2 Emulous is the one if she can handle this hard turf course. Chad Brown ships in with No. 5 Dayatthespa fresh off her win in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth at Keeneland when she went back to back. Trainer Graham Motion also ships in with the speedy No. 7 Summer Soiree who may complicate the running style of Dayatthespa. Ramon Dominguez comes in with the Clement filly No. 8 Future Generation who  just may be this good. 2-5-7-8

Pick four

2nd 2-7

3rd 4-5

4th 1-2-3

5th 2-5-7-8

Race 6

No. 5 Distinctiv Passion comes off the layoff for Bonde sporting bullets in his holster. Bob Baffert sends out the well bred first time starter No. 10 Belvin. Mr. Bob also sends out No. 11 Manando who will be part of the early pace with the five. 5-10-11

Exacta box 5-10-11

Race 7

No. 10 Procurement looks to have found a good spot for the maiden breaker. No. 5 Cinco de Mario exits the same race and has run two good turf race from two tries. 5-10

Race 8

No. 2 God Of War will go better at this level. No. 9 Northern Iowa looks ready to fire a big shot. 2-9

Race 9

THE GRADE 1 HOLLYWOOD DERBY

No. 4 Grandeur is a classy 3yo for trainer Jeremy Noseda who won his first start in the US. No. 6 Golden Ticket ships in for Kenny McPeek and he won the Grade 1 Travers at this 1 ¼ distance. No. 11 Speaking of Which ran second behind Grandeur last time out but will try and out finish that one today on this speed favoring turf course. 4-6-11

Pick 3

7th 5-10

8th 2-9

9th 4-6-11

Race 10

We get maiden 2yo fillies in this race and to be very honest we have no clue and will pass as you will need to watch the betting action or just hit the all button. NO PLAY

GOLDEN GATE

Selections made in turf races are for turf only unless stated.

Race 1

No. 6 Picture Perfect comes off a back to back win on this turf course and will try and hold off No. 7 Jeopardy Lady. 6-7

Race 2

No. 4 Jerry’shoneycarol may like the change of venue. 4

Race 3

No. 1 Alberta Breeze is a live Hastings Park invader for the hot Blaine Wright. No. 4 Rich Kid ships in from Hollywood and may like it here. 1-4

Race 4

No. 3 English Royal is back at her favorite track as she has won 6 of 11. No. 1 Cathy’s Crunches was vanned off in her last start at Santa Anita against much tougher and she has won 3 of her four starts here. 1-3

Race 5

NO one can win this race and we will live to play another race. PASS

Race 6

No. 6 Rockport’s Song is looking for the hat trick and just may get it! 6

Race 7

No. 6 Annie Em gets back to sprinting and is the filly to beat. 6

Race 8

No. 6 Hollywood Fredie missed by a neck on this turf course last time out. No. 7 Besame Suances finally got the maiden breaker his last time out and has a big shot at a repeat win. 6-7

Q 6-7 and win and place 7

Race 9

No. 2 Beau Diablo and No. 4 Ridiculo will be both winging it from the bell and will try and take this field on a  merry chase. 2-4

Pick four

6th 6

7th 6

8th 6-7

9th 2-4

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS

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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