Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

RACE 1

No. 1 Twisted Purpose has a big work for this her first start, No. 3 Saturday Nite Ride goes a mile today and gets Leparoux and her stablemate No. 7 Elusive Jackpot will be out winging it with her. 1-3-7

Race 2

No. 1 Marcyjane may like going this mile turf distance, No. 2 Too Many Rules gets her second try going a mile and trainer Drysdale put a nice 7 furlong work into her for this. No. 3 Top Kisser makes this race as easy as 1-2-3. 

Race 3

We stay inside using the big dropper No. 1 Quindici Man who drops to his lowest level ever, No. 3 Big Wags moves up the ladder off back-to-back wins here on the dirt. 1-3

Race 4

There is lots of early speed in here so we will use No. 4 Halfapondarosa who will be making a late run and No. 5 Woebegon the speed of the speed. 4-5

Race 5

We go down the hill in the last leg of the players pick five and we need to go four deep starting with No. 1 Tribe who has a great work for this, No. 6 Cayambe who has won three of his six starts down the hill, No. 8 Red Defense who will go better with the outside post and long shot No. 10 Johnny Be Mine who could lite up the tote. 1-6-8-10

Exacta box 1-6-8-10 double

4th 4-5

5th 1-6-8-10

Race 6

This 20k maiden claimer is very tough, No. 5 Madelinispickin gets Maldo who will be gunning from the bell, No. 7 My Girl Cindy is a Sadler first time starter, No. 8 Samurai Jess ran good for 30k in her one and only try here and was well bet so why the drop? No. 12 Alluvial Gold drops into a maiden claimer for the first time. 5-7-8-12

Race 7

No. 5 Rock Me Baby is bred for the grass and will take to it like a duck to water, No. 10 Dixieland Blues is the one to beat off his last start. 5-10

Double 

6th 5-7-8-12

7th 5-10

Race 8

No. 5 Rock U Up is the workout filly, No. 10 Miss Lady Ellen drops into a good spot and No. 11 Twirlybird goes from the inside last time out to the outside. 5-10-11

Race 9

THE GRADE 2 BUENA VISTA 

No. 2 Mizdirection will try and stay undefeated on this turf course but goes a mile today and not down the hill, No. 4 Long Face has her race and is two for two here on the grass. No. 8 In the Stars gets Stevens.

2-4-8

Race 10

No. 2 McBoomer is a live Mike Mitchell first time starter, No. 4 Wild Excess drops into a spot where her early speed will play well, No. 10 Chila Ali also is a live dropper for O’Neill. 2-4-10

Pick three

8th 5-10-11

9th 2-4-8

10th 2-4-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

We will go with a speed horse and a closer, No. 2 Aunt Emma is the closer and No. 4 Quick Glory is the speed. 2-4

Race 2

Just a one horse call here as Morey sends out No. 2 Cajun Market first off the claim as this filly looks for her third straight win. 2

Race 3

No. 1 Massimo has won his first two starts very very easy, No. 4 Havoc is the main danger shipping in for the South off the layoff. 1-4

Race 4

No. 2 The Perfect Lemon is a live John Martin first time starter in a soft field, No. 6 Hot Option looks best of the ones that have run. 2-6

Race 5

No. 3 Lilly’s a Jewel has not won in a while but could break through today in this field, No. 5 Irenes Jackpot drops into a good spot. No. 6 Heart’s Music beat Lilly last time out. 3-5-6

Race 6

No. 6 Big Jim drops and Baze sticks he looks like a short price winner. 6

Race 7

No. 1 Bailouttheminister ships back to his favorite track and has some interesting works for this, No. 4 Moonshine Bay ran good in his first start here. 1-4

Exacta box 1-4

Race 8

There is a ton of early speed in here so we will go with No. 1 Bruno’s Wager and No. 2 Willie the Fox both of whom will be making late runs. 1-2

Double 

7th 1-4

8th 1-2

Race 9

This race is sooooo bad we just cannot recommend a play. PASS

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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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