Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 5 Tasty Treat gets a major rider upgrade and is the speed. No. 6 Your Special Day will try and run her down. 5-6

Race 2

No. 5 Got Heem exits our HTW list and takes a drop in class looking for the win. No. 12 Monterey Tale exits the same race and gets Bejarano. 5-12

Double

1st 5-6

2nd 5-12

Race 3

No. 1 Money Talker has a nice work for this on the 8th. No. 3 Rock This Way will be very tough if able to clear early. 1-3

Race 4

No. 1 Glowing Spirit looks to be the lone speed in here. No. 2 The Only Key has some good works for his first in 5 months. 1-2

Race 5

We have maiden 2yo fillies going 6 furlongs on the grass and there are several in here that are bred for the grass. No. 6 Heat Du Jour and No. 9 Unusual Class both first time starters. No. 10 Iconic Spirit had a good race last time on the cushion surface and now Sadler puts her on the grass with Mike Smith riding. 6-9-10*

Key Q 10 with 6-9 and win and place 10

Race 6

We will stay outside in this race using No. 9 Axle who comes off a good maiden breaker here in his last start. No. 12 My Last Tycoon who gets his second start off a long layoff and No. 13 Tiz Dynamic who will show all of his speed with the drop to this level. 9-12-13

Race 7

THE GRADE 2 HOLLYWOOD TURF CUP

No. 4 Grandeur had to go 6 wide in the Hollywood Derby and finished a fast closing second, with a better trip today he wins. No. 10 Kindergarden Kid is a very sturdy 5yo gelding who gets the great grass rider Castellano in the irons. 4-10

Race 8

In this maiden race for 2yo trainer Baffert looks to have two solid looking colts with No. 6 Battled and No. 12 Tiz the Truth who sports a big time 4 furlong bullet for this. No. 9 Let Em Shine also has a real nice work for this. 6-9-12

Race 9

THE GRADE 1 CASHCALL FUTURITY

In this Kentucky Derby prep trainer Doug O’Neil sends out No. 1 He’s Had Enough (last year it was I’ll Have Another) off a great second by a head despite trouble in the BC Juvenile when he almost beat the undefeated Shanghi Bob, he also exits our HTW list, No. 6 Violence is in from New York for Todd Pletcher and he has won both of his starts including the Grade 2 Nashua in his last going away. 1-6

Exacta box 1-6 and win and place 1

Race 10

In a very soft 20k maiden claimer we will take our shot and single No. 2 Bandini’s Rogue in the late pick four as he gets his second start since moving into the Jeff Mullins barn. 2

Pick four

7th 4-10

8th 6-9-12

9th 1-6

10th 2

GOLDEN GATE

Note: all selections in scheduled turf races are for the grass only.

Race 1

No. 10 Funi Act will get the same trip as he did in his win on this turf course last time out. 10

Race 2

Trainer Lloyd Mason sends out two in here No. 4 Shudacudawudya and the very speedy No. 5 Cardiffbythesea. We will use both in the pick four. 4-5

Race 3

No. 3 Granite Girl has found her correct level and will be very tough to beat in here. 3

Race 4

No. 2 Justthefactsma’am looks to be set for the win. No. 9 Foreseeable Future and No. 10 Intense look to be the main danger. 2-9-10

Pick four

1st 10

2nd 4-5

3rd 3

4th 2-9-10

Race 5

No. 3 Mojave Heat drops in class and goes on the grass a move that should get him the win. 3

Win and place 3

Race 6

No. 10 Evan Alrighty and No. 11 Argento’s Frost who gets off the grass and turns back in distance are the main two in here. 10-11

Race 7

No. 2 Mighty Marino has run three good turf races in a row. No. 6 Courtown Harbour will be making his usual late run. No. 10 C C’s Diamond will need to clear from his outside post. 2-6-10

Race 8

No. 4 Toss the Dice and No. 6 Top Hawker will both try and hold off No. 9 Blues Blaster who will be coming at them down the lane. 4-6-9

Race 9

No. 2 Tribal Warrior is the speed and No. 8 Slam Slew will be sitting right off of his tail. 2-8

.50 cent pick five

5th 3

6th 10-11

7th 2-6-10

8th 4-6-9

9th 2-8

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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