Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 5 Star Destiny will show all of his early speed with the drop to this level. No. 8 Tenango will be the one to fear late. No. 2 I Don’t Care Who had a horrible trip last time out and may take to the dirt and the hustling Maldonado gets the ride. 2-5-8

Race 2

No. 1 Joe Carl is in top form and the last time he was here he got the win. No. 3 Honour the Deputy has been working here like he has woken up. 1-3

Double

1st 2-5-8

2nd 1-3

Race 3

No. 4 Through My Eyes was sent off at .60 cents on the dollar in his first start but tired down the lane. If able to clear he may not stop today. No. 9 Judge Carr will be the one picking up the pieces if Through My Eyes packs it in again. 4-9

Race 4

No. 4 Elegant will be sitting chilly right behind the early pace. No. 9 Van Brit either wins or does not hit the board. She has won 8 of her 13 turf starts here with no seconds or thirds and the two times Gomez rode he got the win. 4-9

Race 5

Espinoza is back on No. 6 Here Comes Bonnie. He has been on this filly 3 times with 3 seconds. 6

Race 6

No. 1 Lite That Baby Up had a ton of trouble last time out but still ran on and Bejarano sticks. No. 6 Winds of Dubai drops into a spot that makes him the one to beat. 1-6

Exacta box 1-6 and win and place 1

Race 7

No. 2 Sophie’s Secret has hit the board in all four of her starts. No. 4 Spring Gal had a blistering 5 furlong drill here on the 27th going :58.3 best of 50. 2-4

Race 8

No. 10 Sky High Gal has two wins and a second in her three starts all on the grass. She comes in from Churchill Downs and lands in the John Sadler barn and should be able to handle these fillies. No. 11 Travesura looked good winning the Grade 3 Miesque going this mile turf distance but will find a lot more early speed today. If No. 1 Heir Kitty can rate in her first try on the grass she will be right there. 1-10-11

Exacta box 1-10-11 and win and place 10

Race 9

Second time starter No. 12 Holiday Rose will get the perfect trip. She looks ready to run big. No. 13 Sugar Spice has been working with a purpose and is the one to beat. 12-13

Pick four

6th 1-6

7th 2-4

8th 1-10-11

9th 12-13

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

If this stays on the grass No. 1 Picture Perfect is the speed on the rail in her first start off the Morey claim. No. 5 Shes a Lucky Wager is her stabalemate and the one to fear late. 1-5

Race 2

No. 2 Moonray drops into a wake up spot. No. 4 Anita Marie has run three good races and will be right there again today and may get the job done with Kyle Frey getting the ride. No. 5 Grape Juice showed good early speed in her first start with straight maidens and now gets Baze and the drop. 2-4-5

Double

1st 1-5

2nd 2-4-5

Race 3

Another scheduled for the grass. No. 3 Stormy Randie is in from Hollywood and will show all of her speed. No. 6 Black Tunic will be right up there on the pace with Randie. 3-6

Race 4

No. 3 Showme Yourfriends drops in class and gets back to his best distance. He is the play. 3

Win and place 3

Race 5

No. 3 Seek the Heat ran good in his first start and if able to move forward wins this. No. 7 Ridiculo will be right there and exits the same race. 3-7

Race 6

No. 3 Wetherbee Lake is in top form as she is looking for her third straight win. No. 8 Cheese Danish drops and will be the main danger. No. 1 Hard Hearted Lady will try and run them both down at a price. 1-3-8

Exacta box 1-3-8

Race 7

No. 3 Unlimited Spending came flying late to get the win at this distance last time out. No. 7 Nene looks to be sitting on a win. 3-7

Race 8

No. 3 Isadaisybelle has been looking for a turf route and if this stays she has found a good spot. No. 5 Pawn Shop has hit the board in all three of her turf routes including a neck miss last time out. 3-5

Q 3-5 and win and place 5

Race 9

No. 7 Ramble on Rose may be the speed of the speed in this one. No. 3 Fool’s Journey gets back to a sprint and will make a late run. 3-7

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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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