Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 10 Mind the Master only needs to clear from his outside post to get the job done today, No. 6 Political Man will be making a late run. 6-10

Race 2

No. 4 Sweet Red Cat will win this if able to transfer her turf form to the dirt, No. 5 Sense of a Woman is in good form and will be running late. 4-5

Race 3

No. 1 Dead Easy looks like a good price play in here as he goes long and gets Maldo back in the irons, No. 2 Kid Dreams was up against it in his first start as he met up with Flashback. No. 5 Wine List was scratched on Thursday for this spot. No. 8 Handsome Dennis ran ok on a wet track in his first start and can only improve on a fast track. 1-2-5-8

Win and place 2

Race 4

No. 4 Mum’s Truckee finds a field loaded with early speed, she will be mowing them down late, No. 6 Luxuriance stunk on the dirt but now is back on the grass so look for a good try today. No. 7 Distant Glow gets the top jock and broke her maiden on this turf course at this distance. 4-6-7

Race 5

No. 1 Major Affair looks on the improve and trainer Ron Ellis has given him some good works, No. 5 footbridge could not hold off Curly Top last time out but was a clear second going this mile distance. No. 8 Govenor Charlie looks set for a top effort in this his second start. 1-5-8

Race 6

No. 1 Just Fishin gets a major rider upgrade and a flat mile, No. 2 Broker Brett exits the same race as Just Fishin as does second time starter No. 5 Odeon and the speedy No. 6 Lefty O’Doul. 1-2-5-6

Key exacta box 2 with 1-5-6

Race 7

THE GRADE 2 SAN VICENTE

We get 3yo with that first Saturday in May on their minds, we only have six runners with Baffert sending out three of them and one is the highly regarded No. 1 Belvin who is the one to beat and No. 3 War Academy who is bred to go long and has been working like he is ready to break out in this his second start. 1-3

Race 8

We go down the hill here and it is as wide open as you can get, No. 1 Justification had a good work on the grass here on the 10th and comes off a nice maiden win, No. 5 Langfurs Lightning has run ok going long on the grass and just may like this down hill course. 1-5

Race 9

Now we get 8k claimer going 7 furlongs, No. 2 First Pump lost by a neck in his only try going 7 furlongs, No. 7 Aqua Fever fits like a glove in this race. No. 14 National is the one who caught First Pump last time out. 2-7-14

.50 cent pick four

6th 1-2-5-6

7th 1-3

8th 1-5

9th 2-7-14

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 6 Street Rocket gets his second start here and second for Martin, he looks like a shot price winner with the big drop in class. 6

Race 2

Martin and Kyle Frey will try and take down the early double with No. 2 Funny How who won in his only try on this synthetic surface, No. 3 Prometheus Bull ran right behind Funny How last time out but gets Baze this time. No. 5 Rathgar comes off a nice win and is in top form and a must use. 2-3-5

Double

1st 6

2nd 2-3-5

Race 3

The hot riding Dennis Carr gets the ride on No. 8 Candy Kisses who looks ready in this her third off the layoff. 8

Win and place 8

Race 4

No. 4 Loveintheshadows is in top form and Morey gives her a big boost in class off the win. 4

Race 5

No. 1 Sanger Wolf is a first time starter with a bullet work and draws Baze, No. 4 Anitafame showed good early speed when dropped to the level last time out and may not stop today. No. 7 Giannonatti has run back to back good races and is now dropped for the win. No. 9 Target Engaged is a dangerous shipper.  1-4-7-9

Double 

4th 4

5th 1-4-7-9

Race 6

No. 3 Frank and Go is a very live first time starter for a barn that is having a bang up meet, No. 8 Harlan’s Weekend needs a patient ride and will get it today with the new jock. No. 9 Mr. Reaburn has been close and today could be his day. 3-8-9

Exacta box 3-8-9

Race 7

No. 1 Hard Hearted Lady was taken out of her game last time out and now gets Carr back on and he will rate her, she looks spotted for the win. 1

Double

6th 3-8-9

7th 1

Race 8

Fillies and Mares go a flat mile in the feature, No. 9 Lookin for Jonesy is in top form, No. 10 Central Heat beat her last time out. No. 1 Alwaysincontention is the speed on the rail. 1-9-10

Race 9

4k claimers go a mile on the main, Hollendorfer sends No. 7 Arathorn long and puts his old buddy R Baze in the irons and that’s enough for us. 7

Double

8th 1-9-10

9th 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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