Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK GETAWAY DAY-SANTA ANITA OPENS DECEMBER 26TH

Race 1

No. 2 St. Malo’s Gate exits our HTW list, this filly was well backed in her first start and looks ready for her best today, we will single in the pick five. 2

Race 2

If No. 3 Arresting Officer can clear from No. 2 Urban Hunter he will be gone, if not No. 6 Streets of Heaven will run them down. 3-6

Race 3

This one is set to go 1 1/16 on the grass, No. 5 Misdeed is ready for the stretchout especially off of that 7 furlong work that Mandella put into him on the 7th and then blew him out four furlongs five days later, No. 7 Cinco de Mario will be the main pace player and has a real nice 6 furlong drill on the 7th. 5-7

Exacta box 5-7 and win and place. 5

Race 4

No. 3 Pumpkin Pie gets a turn back in distance and she will be flying late, No. 5 Babeneau gets off the grass and will show all of her speed in here with Maldo getting the ride looking for the riding title. 3-5

Race 5

No. 1 Starspangled Heat gets a major rider upgrade and is on a win everyother race and this is his win race, No. 3 Mile High Magic gets on the grass and this speedy 3yo gelding will be gunning from the bell. 1-3

Pick five

1st 2

2nd 3-6

3rd 5-7

4th 3-5

5th 1-3

Race 6

Bejarano gets the call on No. 12 Cavalla who will get the perfect trip from her outside post. 12

Race 7

No. 4 Corinthian Melody gets back to sprinting on the grass, look for a big effort today, No. 7 Saturday’s Girl gets her second start off the layoff and will try sprinting on the grass. No. 8 Nospeightintended is a live first time starter with Mike Smith riding. 4-7-8

Double

6th 12

7th 4-7-8

Race 8

No. 2 Batti Man is very fast, if able to clear early he will be hard to catch, No. 3 Sammy’s a Runnin’ will be making a late run. No. 10 Luckarack comes off the layoff after winning three straight races and moves back up the ladder. 2-3-10

Race 9

THE 200K KING GLORIOUS STAKES

No. 6 Monument was way overmatched in the Grade 1 BC Juvenile but will go much better at this 7 furlong distance and this soft field, No. 9 Surfcup exits our HTW list and now will try the cushion surface, this 7 furlong distance will be perfect for him. 6-9

Q 6-9 and win and place 9

Race 10

There is a ton of early speed in this race so we will go looking for a closer, No. 6 Real Dream , No. 8 Here Comes Bonnie, No. 9 Arinyes Love who is back in just seven days off the win and No. 10 Sea of Desire all fit the bill. 6-8-9-10

Race 11

In the last leg of the big .50 cent pick four we will use No. 2 Bwanadada who just got nipped on the line last time out in her first start at this 20k level at even money, No. 5 Smart Suzzet looks like a sneaky first time starter who could light up the tote. 2-5

Pick four

8th 2-3-10

9th 6-9

10th 6-8-9-10

11th 2-5

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Hudson Landing has won five of his 10 starts here, Baze gets off of Duke of Doom to ride No. 4 Positive Response who finished right behind Hudson Landing last time out. 1-4

Race 2

No. 2 Layover in Seattle just missed on the turf course last time out in his first try on grass, No. 10 Two Parts will try and hold him off. 2-10

Double

1st 1-4

2nd 2-10

Race 3

No. 2 Diamond Geezah got the win last time out, No. 7 Mtn Ranch Willy is a very steady 7yo at this cheap level. 2-7

Race 4

No. 2 There Goes Donnie is in from Santa Anita off a good win. No. 5 Dancin Upside Down is the class and the speed of the speed. 2-5

Race 5

No. 6 Eleven Easy Street drops off the easy win and will be odds on, No. 10 Hard Hearted Lady drops and will be the main danger. 6-10

Race 6

No. 2 Millie’s Topper is a first time starter out of the dam Miss Pltz who has dropped four winners from four starters and she beds down in a top barn, No. 3 Ma Mel is her stablemate and the likely chalk. No. 5 Giannonatti is a first time starter out of the dam D.J’s Chocolate (Vigors) and she has dropped five winners from five starters including a stakes winner. 2-3-5

Race 7

No. 1 Simply Sharp had a bad trip in his last start, No. 2 Siberian Laughter lost by a head out of the same race. No. 5 McAllister Boys is in from Hollywood for Peter Miller. 1-2-5

Race 8

No. 8 Another Flashback is the one to beat off his last race. 8

Race 9

No. 6 Dashing is sitting on the win. 6

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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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