Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

The start if the special Martin Luther King Day of races and it is not very pretty in these early races, we start with a five horse field with No. 1 Miss American Pie listed at 3/5 in the morning line, we will need to pass this race as we can’t bet on or against. PASS

Race 2

In the second race No. 1 Distinctiv Passion is listed at 4/5 on the morning line and No. 3 Really Mr Greely is listed at 8/5 and they look like the main two but the upsetter could be No. 2 Disarm who just finished second behind Distinctiv Passion last time out. 1-2-3

Race 3

No. 7 Vantage Point comes off a little layoff and will go long on the grass, he looks set for a huge effort. 7

Win and place 7

Race 4

Trainer Jeff Mullins has two going down the hill, No. 4 Wilsy’s Wonder and No. 10 Bandini’s Rogue, we will use both in the early pick four. 4-10

Race 5

We will use the three hoses exiting the same race No. 5 Lucky Fitz, No. 8 Miles Heir and the horse that beat them both No. 9 Big Wags. 5-8-9

Exacta box 5-8-9

Pick four

2nd 1-2-3

3rd 7

4th 4-10

5th 5-8-9

Race 6

No. 5 Pulpit’s Express gets Gary Stevens for his first try on the grass, No. 9 Champions Gate and No. 10 Intuitive Nature are both two nice price plays. 5-9-10

Exacta box 5-9-10

Race 7

THE GRADE 2 SANTA YNEZ

No. 8 Beholder fresh off her big BC win is the filly to beat albeit at a short price, No. 6 Renee’s Titan and No. 7 Switch To The Lead look to have the best shot at the upset. 6-7-8**

Race 8

We need to go four deep in this race using No. 4 Candy’s Sunrise who ran good down the hill in his one try, No. 6 Dixieland Blues second off the layoff, No. 9 Unusual Heat who has had his shots but fits with these and No. 10 Bev N Bud who won going down the hill in his only try. 4-6-9-10

Race 9

No. 5 Cosmic Heat drops into an action spot in this his third lifetime start and the hot riding Tyler Baze gets the leg up, Gary Stevens gets on first time starter No. 8 Mywayorthecauseway who will like the trip. 5-8

Pick four

6th 5-9-10

7th 8

8th 4-6-9-10

9th 5-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

This card is soooooo bad I will just list my best contenders that look one two, in race one No. 4 Stick Builder. 4

Race 2

No. 3 Thunderado. 3

Race 3

No. 4 Old Way and No. 5 Life’s a Thrill. 4-5

Race 4

No. 3 Habit Forming who will be odds on and No. 6 Justalittleloopy. 3-6

Race 5

No. 4 Tasya who exits our HTW and is a $$$$$ money play and a must single in the picks. 4

Win 4

Race 6

No. 2 Tukame Tina, No. 4 Quick Glory and No. 7 Senjen. 2-4-7

Race 7

No. 2 Town Belle who ships in for Drysdale looking for the win. 7

Race 8

No. 5 Skyribbon and No. 6 Bruno’s Wager. 5-6

Pick 5

4th 3-6

5th 4

6th 2-4-7

7th 7

8th 5-6

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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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