Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

This is one bad 20k maiden claimer, the ones that have run just don’t look like they can win except for dropper No. 8 Bio Pro, so that will lead us to the two first time starters No. 6 Spirit of Lindy out of the Mike Mitchell barn with Gary Stevens getting the leg up and No. 7 Warren’s Parolee who is out of the dam Turnaround Time who has dropped four winners from four starters including a stakes winner and Maldo gets aboard. 6-7-8

Exacta box 6-7-8

Race 2

Down the hill we go, No. 3 Relentless Heat is a three time winner going down the hill, No. 4 Twin Six is an interesting comebacker for trainer Carla Gaines as he ran a better than looked race in his only start going down the hill and Nakatani will ride. No. 10 Guest Star will get the perfect outside trip. 3-4-10

Race 3

THE 1 1/16 PASEANA HANDICAP

The lightly raced No. 1 Distracting will take his first try going long but will be out winging it from her rail post, No. 3 Charm the Maker has been facing much tougher. No. 7 Candrea came close in the Grade 1 La Brea and is the stabalemate of Distracting. 1-3-7

Race 4

No. 2 Tiz the Truth was well bet in his one and only start but never got into the race, he has been working fast and Stevens rides, No. 4 Battled is the one to beat off his last race and he is the stablemate of Tiz the Truth. Baffert also saddles first time starter No. 6 Del Mar Sunset who looks very live. Of all the ones in this wide open race the one we will go with is No. 8 Demonic whose works says he is on the go for Sadler and Gomez. 8

Win and place 8

Race 5

No. 4 Exclusive Story is one live filly in from Calder for trainer Cerin, she has hit the board in all four of her starts, No. 3 French Curls looked good when breaking her maiden going 7 furlongs last time out and will be the one that will be making a late run. 3-4

Race 6

Maiden 3yo fillies go down the hill, No. 1 Nicegirlsfnishlast ran good going 6 furlongs on the grass at Hollywood in her only start, she can only move forward if able to handle this tricky course, No. 3 Of Royalty is bred for the trip and the price will be right. No. 4 Devious Chic exits the same race as the nice girl and she showed good early foot in that affair. Gomez takes his shot with No. 7 Majestic Jewel who has some good works for this. No. 8 Poster Girl also exits the same race as the nice girl and she gets Leparoux for this her second start. No. 9 Ocean’s of Money is in from Calder where she finished second going 5 furlongs on the grass in her one and only start, she was sent off as the 9/5 chalk in that race and now lands in the barn of John Sadler who also sends out Majestic Jewel. This race gets even more dicey as No. 10 Going Back to Cali ships in from Tampa Bay Downs after finishing a very good second in her one race over the dirt and Gary Stevens sees fit to take the mount. Mike Mitchell saddles the Fusaichi Pegasus first time starter No. 11 Tebowing who also looks like a runner. After all is said and done we don’t want to go this deep but if playing the picks take your shot with all of them as for us we will take out shot with No. 8 Poster Girl. 8

Race 7

Trainer Gary Stute strikes while the iron is hot with No. 4 Arresting Officer as he drops off the win, No. 7 Chinese Praise gets his second start off the long layoff and he will be a much tighter animal today and will turn the tables on the Arresting Officer. 7

Win and place 7

Race 8

THE GRADE 2 SAN GABRIEL

No. 4 Slim Shady loves this course and Gomez gets back aboard, No. 7 Jeranimo is an old pro who owns a win over Little Mike. 4-7

Race 9

No. 3 Got Heem takes the blinkers off and will wake up in this spot, No. 5 Great Friends Rule comes off the layoff for O’Neill and looks ready to run. No. 10 Radar the Rat drops into a maiden claimer for the first time and will show big early speed today. 3-5-10

Pick three

7th 7

8th 4-7

9th 3-5-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

20k maiden 3yo fillies going a mile on the grass, No. 2 Lana Lang ran a good second on this course three races back, No. 4 Elaina’s Papou has been looking for a grass race. 2-4

Race 2

No. 3 Jerry’shoneycarol got the win here at this mile distance when shipped here in November, No. 5 Lucky Moment won going a mile on the grass last time out. 3-5

Race 3

No. 2 Two Thirds Victory is in her win mood as she gets back on the grass and back to this level. 2

Race 4

No. 3 Bwana Be Gone will try and turn the tables on No. 6 Lord Vronsky who has won five straight races.

3-6

Race 5

In this very bad group of 4k maiden fillies and mares the lightly raced No. 8 Carrow the Sparrow looks like the main player. 8

Race 6 

There is no early speed in this 1 1/16 turf route so the pace will be a goofy one, No. 3 Marmaris looked good winning her last race here on a yielding course when stalking the pace, she may find herself in a good spot turning for home, No. 4 Mollie O has been looking for a race on the grass and is in top form and may show more early speed as the blinkers go on today. No. 7 Igotnosixes exits the same race as Molly. 3-4-7

Exacta box 3-4-7 and win and place 4

Race 7

No. 2 Tusher Mtn Man gets his second start off the John Martin claim so look for his best today, No. 3 He’s So Stylish will try and take them wire-to-wire. 2-3

Race 8

This race is set to be run at 5 furlongs on the grass, No. 3 Showme Yourfriends may like this trip and will be flying with a big late run, No. 7 Lord’s Minister has been routing against much better. 3-7

Race 9

No. 3 St Pirran did not care for the yielding grass last time out and now is back on the synthetic, No. 7 Rathgar is his stablemate and these two could run one two. No. 8 U Play U Pay has finished second in both of his starts here including a second to Rathgar last time out when that ones number was taken down after finishing second. No. 9 Midnight Con will be making a late run. 3**-7-8-9

Key Q and tri 3 with 7-8-9

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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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