Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Unusual Jazz finds a very soft field, all he needs to do is stay clear. Barry Abrams has had a horrible meet but could get a win as he sends No. 4 Unusual Beam long again, he could get the jump on them turning for home. 2-4

Race 2

No. 7 Streets of Heaven gets his first start off the Ted West claim and this 8-year-old gelding still has a lot of run in those legs. 7

Race 3

No. 1 Devious Chic comes off a little layoff, drops into a maiden claimer and has a good work. No. 3 Cassandra Lynne is out of the dam Queen Marge who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters. 1-3

Race 4

Very good sign that No. 1 Lime Rickey was claimed for 25k at Del Mar and comes back now for a 50k price tag sporting some good works. No. 5 Diamondsdiplomat is the speed and will be playing catch me if you can. 1-5

Exacta box 1-5 and win and place 5

Race 5

No. 5 Cha Cha Latte drops a tad but Maldonado sticks in this her third start off the layoff, she is the play! 5

Win and place 5

Race 6

3-year-old maidens go down the hill. Gomez gets on a price play in here No. 4 Boozer who is bred to go down the hill. No. 6 Unusual Lover gets his third start off the layoff and moves back to a sprint. No. 10 Thunder Cole is a first time starter who is also bred for the trip. 4-6-10

Race 7

No. 6 Prime Number blitzed them last time out on a wet fast track but has a solid work since and may be able to handle winners. No. 7 Sheriff Ryan moves back to a sprint and will find a solid pace up front to make his late run. 6-7

Race 8

No. 3 Ivanho is in tip top form as is No. 6 Dreamcatcher who has been working with a purpose. No. 8 Smart Ellis is finally back where he belongs. 3-6-8

Race 9

30k 3-year-old maiden claimers go a flat mile in the last race. No. 1 Captain Hadley had no shot from the ten hole last time out, he gets the one hole today and Bejarano in this his first off the Hollendorfer claim. Maldonado gets on dropper No. 8 Sports Report, look for a better effort today. No. 10 Dark Red drops into a maiden claimer in this his second start and gets off the grass. 1-8-10

Exacta box 1-8-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

Someone will win this very ugly opener. No. 3 Morning Storm at least has some early speed. 3

Race 2

No. 3 Nancypeggy gets Baze and a move up in class. No. 4 Katy’s Star takes a big drop in class. 3-4

Race 3

No. 3 Pumpkin Pie comes off a good win here at this distance. Morey stretches out No. 5 Cajun Market.

3-5

Race 4

These races get even more ugly as we go, it looks like more Baze as he gets on the main filly in here No. 5 Here It Tiz who drops off the layoff, bet her to cash albeit at a short price. No. 7 Here Be Dragons has some speed and is not a proven loser as yet. 5-7

Double

3rd 3-5

4th 5-7

Race 5

We get our steady diet of cheap maiden races. No. 5 Ridiculo has eaten up some cash but Baze gets back on for Jerry and he will try and get the job done. No. 10 Senor Luminoso had a bad trip in his one and only, he will be the price play in here. 5-10

Exacta box 5-10 and win and place 10

Race 6

No. 2 Tusher Mtn Man has been getting close and today may be the day with Kyle Frey getting the mount. No. 6 Dashing has his claiming price hacked in half. No. 7 Rummysecret War ships in from Santa Anita and owns a win over this track. 2-6-7

Race 7

No. 4 Habit Forming has the speed to win this and got a little time off after that good win here last time out. No. 5 Alwaysincontention will be up there giving Habit Forming some company on the front end. If the top two get into it No. 8 Jersey’s Soul could run them both down. 4-5-8

Exacta box 4-5-8 and win and place 8

Race 8

No. 6 Quail Hill has stopped on a dime in his last two starts but now gets his first start off the Hollendorfer claim. No. 2 Sandor will fall into a good tracking position. 2-6

Race 9

No. 4 Rathgar just did not feel like running last time out, he will rebound today at a good price. 4

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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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