Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Trainer Vann Belvoir has two entered in here, the speedy No. 5 Rossi Reserve who just got beat on the wire last time out and the closer No. 1 Single N Lovin it, we will use both. 1-5

Race 2

Peter Miller sends out No. 1 Roxelana who is in from over the pond and attracts the services of Gary Stevens. No. 2 Miss Pippa exits our HTW list, she ran a solid race last time off the layoff and is ready for her best today. No. 3 Double Ante just missed at this trip here last time out and sports a solid work since. Jockey Rosie Napravnik is in town and she gets a feel of the track riding No. 5 Dinvar Diva for trainer Richard Mandella, this filly could be live at a price. Trainer John Sadler has No. 6 Miss Ellany who is also in from over the pond, this is one wide open mile turf race, we will stay with the speedy Miss Pippa. 2

Race 3

In this six horse straight maiden race Baffert sends out two, No. 1 Hollywood Icon and No. 2 Illicit Affair both first time starters. Sadler sends out first time starter No. 3 Legacy off some real good works. Gary Stevens gets on No. 6 Zia Zia Zia who just failed to last at 2/1 back in January. 3-6

Race 4

75k maiden fillies go down the hill. No. 8 Hard Buns ran ok in her one attempt going down the hill and now gets a major rider upgrade, we will take our shot with her. 8

Win and place 8

Race 5

No. 6 Sunland Vintage a notch and may be able to handle this group at a price. 6

Race 6

Fillies 4-year-old and up go down the hill for a claiming price of 25k. No. 4 Lanida won in her only try going down the hill and it was for this price tag. No. 7 Brown Is Beige has hit the board in all four of her starts going down the hill. 4-7

Exacta box 4-7 and win and place 4

Race 7

THE GRADE 1 SANTA MARGARITA 

Rosie rides the Larry Jones shipper No. 3 Joyful Victory. No. 4 Great Hot comes in off a big win in the Grade 2 Santa Maria, she will be keeping Joyful Victory company up front along with No. 6 More Chocolate who exits our HTW list. If these three get into it you may see either No. 5 Snow Fall or No. 2 Brushed by a Star run them all down, take the best price. 2-3-4-5-6

Race 8

THE GRADE 2 SAN LUIS REY

No. 2 Interaction will get a good pace to make his late run in this 1½ turf marathon. The old pro No. 9 Bourbon Bay comes off the layoff and he has won seven of his ten starts here and is four of eight at this distance. 2-9

Race 9

No. 2 Warren’s Flasher looks to be sitting on the maiden breaker, we will single in the late pick four. 2

Pick four

6th 4-7

7th 2-3-4-5-6

8th 2-9

9th 2

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 Thrillagee is the one to beat off his last race, she will be a shot price. 3

Race 2

No. 3 Crown of Aragorn is in tip top form and will try and hold off No. 6 Cheezy Breezy. 3-6

Race 3

No. 2 Trumpet Player Jay continues his move back up the ladder looking for the hat trick. No. 4 John Bully’s Bob drops into a spot that makes him very dangerous. 2-4

Race 4

No. 1 Trucial State ran a solid race despite being fanned five wide into the stretch, he looks solid from the rail in this his second start on this circuit. No. 2 Apollo Ten and No. 2 Apollo Ten exits the same race. 

1-2

Race 5

No. 4 Sanger Wolf was well bet in her one and only and Baze sticks. There are many first time starters in here so if able watch the action. 4 (all)

Race 6

No. 3 Party At My Place may have a pace advantage in here. No. 12 Classic Crusader will be making a late run. 3-12

Race 7

This race is set up for a closer but who will sit and come on late? No. 4 Humorous looks like the one. 4

Race 8

No. 2 Rush In is back where he belongs. No. 5 Imperative is back in town and he broke his maiden here at this mile distance. 2-5

Race 9

No. 3 Satch ran a nice even race with better in his first start and looks the one in here. 3

Win and place 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.  Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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