Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Twelve Folds has started here six times and hit the board all six and won his last start here with Bejarano in the irons, she may be able to stretchout, No. 2 Mia Isabel won in her only start here going a flat mile on the dirt. 1-2

Race 2

No. 8 Morganouska could give Bejarano the double if he wins the first race, this gelding had a horrible trip last time out and now gets the big jockey change first off the Jerry Hollendorfer claim. 8

Race 3

No. 2 Summer Hit is in top form and will try and stretch his speed out to 1 1/16, No. 3 Blueskiesnrainbows lost by a neck here in a real tough field last time out and he gets his second start since moving into the barn of Hollendorfer. Sadler claimed No. 5 Great Warrior for a whopping $62,500 last summer at Del Mar and brings him back at the same price tag. 2-3-5

Race 4

We get 3yo maiden fillies going down the hill, No. 9 Spoiledandentitled is a very live first time starter for Julio Canani, No. 10 Mint Twist will be out winging it from this post. 9-10

Race 5

No. 5 Scorpion Time gets off the grass and gets back to a route and drops in class, he will go better today, Mike Mitchell makes one of his good moves as he drops No. 8 Joe Carl off the claim, bet him to cash. 5-8

Double

4th 9-10

5th 5-8

Race 6

Maiden 3yo fillies go down the hill again, No. 6 Of Royalty gets her second start going down the hill and exits a key race, she looks like a nice long shot play in here. 6

Win and place 6

Race 7

No. 2 Spellbound has been in good work mood since her maiden breaker, No. 5 Branding has been working with a purpose and may end up being the speed in here. 2-5

Race 8

We go down the hill in the 100k Sensational Star, No. 2 A Toast to You lost by a neck and a nose in his last two going down the hill, No. 5 Starspangled Heat exits the same race and he was a head away from the win. 2-5

Race 9

No. 4 Pure Blush ran a winning race at this level in her only try last time out and is the filly to beat, No. 6 She’s Actceptional may like this longer distance. 4-6

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Ron’s Ranger has run four times and finished second all four including a nose loss last time out, No. 1 Dunbar will try and go long. 1-2

Race 2

No. 1 Brite Judy goes long again after her its anyones race. 1

Race 3

No. 2 Hunger gets back to a sprint and Baze jumps on, No. 4 Apache Scout will be out winging it on the front end. 2-4

Race 4

No. 1 Cash Call Al ran big in his one and only and will be tough to beat today. 4

Race 5

No. 6 Wild Ice goes long and gets Baze, No. 4 By by Inheritance looks to upset. 4-6

Race 6

No. 1 Gunshot Straight gets back to the spot of his last win, No. 2 Premium Quality don’t win many but has some big time works for this. 1-2

Exacta box 1-2 and win and place 2

Race 7

3yo maiden fillies go a mile, No. 2 Irene’s Cherub has an interesting work tab for this, No. 4 Another Flashback will be bet off the board but is the one to beat. No. 6 Life is a Stone is the stablemate of Flashback and will be right there. 2-4-6

Exacta box 2-4-6

Race 8

No. 2 Duke of Doom is back in top form, No. 4 Regulus ships in looking for softer. No. 6 Welcome Home Ryan will try and turn the tables on the Duke. 2-4-6

Race 9

In the last leg of the late pick four first time starter No. 3 Big Pancho’s Star is out of the dam Jessie Phillips who has dropped eight winners from eight starters, the ones that have run stink! 3

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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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