Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA 

Race 1

It’s comes down to how the track will be playing today, there is a lot of early speed in here and if the track is fair or playing to closers No. 8 Political Man will get the perfect set up at what will be a good price, if it is speed No. 6 Flew Flicker is the speed of the speed. 6-8

Race 2

This race mirrors the first as there is a ton of early speed with No. 3 Let Em Shine looking to be the fastest, if he gets into an early battle No. 4 Fighting Hussar will be the one mowing them down at the wire. 3-4

Exacta box 3-4 and win on the 4

Double

1st 6-8

2nd 3-4

Race 3

Baffert drops No. 2 Indian Gods into a 40k maiden claimer for this his third start, all must not be well but he exits a good heat and is the one to beat, No. 4 Noble Exchange also drops, has a fast workout and gets Maldo. 2-4

Race 4

This is scheduled to go down the hill but with all the rain we just don’t know at this time so note that the selections will be for the grass unless otherwise noted. No. 2 Hawkedon ran big in his first off the layoff and first with Sadler, No. 7 Distort This gets a good post and can handle the main or the grass. 2-7

Race 5

No. 11 Banged His Eye is perfectly spotted off the maiden breaker, gets a good post and Gomez sticks. No. 5 Valen is in good from and will be making a late run. 5-11

Race 6

Another scheduled to go down the hill as we get 3yo maidens, No. 1 Bobo is in from Gulfstream and may like it here, Peter Miller sends out a very live first time starter who is bred to go down the hill No. 4 Art Official who has some real nice works. No. 12 Real Heat looks ready to fire a big shot and gets a good post for this. 1-4-12

Exacta box 1-4-12 and win and place 12

Race 7

No. 6 Judge Carr is in top form, No. 8 Mind the Master comes off a big win and may be too good for these. 6-8

Race 8

THE GRADE 3 LAS FLORES

No. 4 Distracting is two for two at this 6 1/2 furlong distance, No. 5 Teddy’s Promise is three for three. No. 3 Rumor will sit and pounce down the lane. 3-4-5

Race 9

This one is scheduled to go a mile on the grass, Leparoux gets his second shot with No. 2 Aerial Artist, No. 3 Late Night Sky will get the jump on them turning for home. 2-3

Double

8th 3-4-5

9th 2-3

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Unlimited Spending drops and is the one to beat at a short price, No. 6 Moscato will be making a late run at him. 1-6

Race 2

No. 1 Career Student may have found a field he can beat but he has burned a lot of cash, first time starter No. 7 Bomb Site looks ready to roll. 1-7

Double

1st 1-6

2nd 1-7

Race 3

No. 7 Kentucky Kid ships in, drops to the bottom and finds his way into the John Martin barn, he will wake up in this spot. 7

Race 4

We like the jockey switch on No. 2 Runfasterelse, No. 4 Mollie O gets Baze. 2-4

Race 5

No. 3 Spirit of Lindy ships in, drops and finds his way into another good barn, No. 5 The Perfect Lemon exits our HTW list and is the one to beat off that last race. No. 6 Wild Side Story gets his second try on this circuit. 3-5-6

Double

4th 2-4

5th 3-5-6 and an exacta and tri box 3-5-6

Race 6

No. 7 Just After Sunset drops back to a good level and gets Baze, No. 8 Not to Notty got the win last time and is the one to catch. 7-8

Race 7

No. 7 Madi Two Shoes and No. 9 Wild Ice look like the main two in this very soft field of 4k claimers. 7-9

Race 8

In the feature No. 2 Morning Fog just failed in his first off the little layoff and looks set for his best on a track he loves, No. 4 Moonshine Bay is the one he will need to beat. 2-4

Exacta box 2-4

Race 9

No. 8 Mark a Star gets her best shot to break her maiden as she gets off the grass, drops and gets a turn back in distance. 8

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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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