Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Second time starter No. 3 Secret of Success was well bet in her first start but got squeezed off at the start and lost her shot, she will go much better today. No. 8 Enchanted Dreams will drop into a maiden claimer and gets Mike Smith. 3-8

Race 2

We will use the three girls who have won at this 1 1/8 turf distance No. 4 Rosehill Dew, No. 5 Stanwyck and No. 7 Chokecherymary who also sports a solid last work for this. 4-5-7

Double

1st 3-8

2nd 4-5-7 and win and place 7

Race 3

No. 4 Warren’s Lorie S. will be out winging it in this mile race. No. 9 Nonna Reese comes back quick and stretches out. 4-9

Race 4

No. 2 Splendid Fortune burned some money last time out but will be the chalk again with her big early speed. No. 4 Egg Drop had no shot off the long layoff on a wet track, if the track is dry she will run down the chalk. No. 5 My Philly Girl exits our HTW list and has a real nice last work for this. 2-4-5

Key exacta box 4 with 2-5 and a tri box 2-4-5

Race 5

No. 1 Klisz took on the big guys last time out and will be tough in this race with the return to a sprint on the grass, but the one post is no bargain. No. 2 Chips All In has a big 6 furlong turf work for this and looks right there. No. 3 Unbridled’s Note has run first and second in two starts down the hill. No. 7 Irish Art gets the best of the draw and he owns two wins going down the hill. 1-2-3-7

Race 6

No. 2 Sun’s Out drops two levels and this trainer hits at around .37% with this move. The speedy No. 5 Flower Power comes back to town off a narrow loss at the Gate, Bejarano says he will ride. 2-5

Double

5th 1-2-3-7

6th 2-5

Race 7

Down the hill we go again. No. 6 Buffalo Billy drops into a spot he can win. Maldonado rides No. 7 Smoking G who owns a win here, he will have her in the garden spot turning for home. 6-7

Race 8

The 7 furlong GRADE 2 SAN CARLOS

No. 1 Comma to the Top is on a win every other race pattern the last six races and this is his win race if that keeps up. No. 2 Capital Account comes in loaded with bullets. No. 6 Sahara Sky loves this track with three wins and two seconds from five starts. No. 7 The Lumber Guy lost the Grade 1 Malibu at odds on but that last work here stands out. 1-2-6-7

Race 9

No. 5 Thunder’s Rollin’ ran OK going 6 furlongs in his one and only at Holly Park and may like this downhill course and gets Bejarano. No. 6 Uno Dos Adios was well bet in his one and only at Del Mar when he had the misfortune of meeting up with one of this years Kentucky Derby favorites Goldencents, he has a real nice last work for this. No. 10 Buckleberry Grey gets a major rider upgrade. 5-6-10

Exacta box 5-6-10 and win and place 6

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

Sadler ships in the undefeated No. 1 Miss American Pie who just won at .05 cents on the dollar, she meets up with the undefeated No. 5 Hollanita. 1-5

Race 2

No. 6 Marmaris just missed when going this mile distance last time out as did No. 7 Beezaroo. 6-7

Race 3

No. 6 Trucial State ships in and gets his first start off the claim and is a perfect fit. No. 7 Magic Bert is in top form. 6-7

Exacta box 6-7

Race 4

As we continue our steady diet of mile races in here No. 2 Liquid Asset will try and turn the tables on No. 3 Gatheratthealter who is looking for his fourth straight win. 2-3

Double

3rd 6-7

4th 2-3

Race 5

No. 4 Hot List may like it here. No. 6 Surf Queen ran OK in her one and only start and now the hot riding Dennis Carr gets the ride. 4-6

Race 6

No. 8 Aiming Fluid is the one to beat with the drop to this level. No. 2 My Last Tycoon is the price play from off the pace in this his second start at this level. 2-8

Race 7

No. 1 Rockin’ Melody ran big at this level last time out and has a real nice work since. No. 8 Mojave Heat will be making a late run. 1-8

Race 8

No. 2 Sister Glady Oh La has won three of her four starts going this 1 1/16 distance. No. 5 Bellamine looks very live off the long layoff. No. 6 Thisismystage gets her second start here and will be right there. 2-5-6

Race 9

No. 5 Congress Woman Ivy gets her second start off the layoff and she has won six of her ten starts here. No. 7 Paprika Red got nosed in her last start but gets a big break in the weights as the bug boy Jose Delgadillo gets on. 5-7

Pick four

6th 2-8

7th 1-8

8th 2-5-6

9th 5-7

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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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