Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Hard Bill came off a long layoff and got the win, this 9-year-old win machine got some time off after the win and now gets a move up in class. No. 5 Afleet Cowboy comes off an 8 month layoff but owns two wins over the track and has the early speed to be dangerous. 1-5

Race 2

No. 1 Market Quote exits our HTW list off a big win going a mile on the grass first out of the box, she could be any kind. No. 2 Top Kisser is the speed of the speed and can handle this turf distance. 1-2

Exacta box 1-2 and win on 1

Race 3

No. 2 Twelve Folds is very consistent and won here at this 6 furlong distance one race back. No. 4 Conkate will be the one to fear late. 2-4

Race 4

No. 4 Baby Blake will try and run down No. 7 Dancin Upside Down who will try and take them wire-to-wire down the hill. 4-7

Race 5

Bob Baffert sends out the expensive first time starter No. 1 Declassify with Bejarano taking the mount going 7 furlongs. He also sends out No. 8 Zee Bros who will be out winging it for  his outside post, he also exits our HTW list. 1-8

Pick four

2nd 1-2

3rd 2-4

4th 4-7

5th 1-8

Race 6

3-year-old maiden fillies go down the hill. No. 2 Wednesday gets back to a sprint and has been working a hole in the wind and Bejarano gets the leg up. No. 6 Charm Catcher has finished second in both of her starts one going 6 furlongs on the Hollywood grass and her last going down the hill. She will be making her usual late run and could pick up the pieces if the speed gets into it. 2-6

Exacta box 2-6 and win and place 6

Race 7

THE GRADE 3 TOKYO CITY CUP GOING 1½ ON THE GRASS

No Game on Dude in here so No. 5 Richard’s Kid could be tough. No. 6 Calidoscopio won here back in November when shipping in from Argentina, he can handle the distance and this 10-year-old still has a lot of run in him and he can run all day. No. 8 Dhaamer is the one to beat and that last work was a sizzler. 

5-6-8

Race 8

Unlucky No. 3 Drift King will take another shot going down the hill. He has finished second all three times he has gone down the hill. No. 8 Mr. Bossy Pants is a course specialist as he has won 6 of his 9 starts down the hill including his last two. 3-8

Race 9

No. 1 Jawbreaker drops a notch in this her second start and she will show all of her speed today. No. 7 Top Tizzy will be a good price play with the low profile Eliska Kubinova getting the ride for Kory Owens who brings this filly in from the Gate and drops her in to this 30k maiden claimer. No. 9 Going Back to Cali gets off the grass, drops in class and her race on the dirt at Tampa was a good one. No. 2 Warren’s Veneda looks live at first asking off that last 6 furlong work. 1-2-7-9

Pick four

6th 2-6

7th 5-6-8

8th 3-8

9th 1-2-7-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 Catrageous likes it here. No. 5 Lucky Moment will rebound today off that last work. 3-5

Race 2

No. 2 Royal Stormer looks for the hat trick today. No. 3 Battling Atticus is in top form and has won four of his six starts here with a second and a third, he is a show players dream bet. 2-3

Race 3

No. 3 McBoomer comes to town for Mike Mitchell and takes the huge drop in class. No. 4 Suicide Curves could be live in this spot at a price. 3-4

Race 4

First time starter No. 2 Go to Guy is out of the dam Nightatmisskittys who has dropped 9 winners from 9 starters and his barn can pop with a firster. No. 4 Quetta’s Toy may have bounced last time out but is the one to beat again today at a short price. No. 6 Alexander’s Band ran big in his first start and if able to repeat that effort wins today. 2-4-6

Key exacta box 6 with 2-4 and win 6

Race 5

No. 3 Unmatched Force drops to a level where he can win. No. 4 Aiming Fluid will be out with him on the front end and the race will set up for No. 7 Foreseeable Future who gets a turn back in distance and he will be flying late and tag all the speed. 7

Win and place 7

Race 6

Today looks like the day for No. 6 Mr. Reaburn. No. 10 Gambling On Jack ships in and gets the big drop in class and could be the danger to Mr. Reaburn. No. 11 T.K. Fortysix exits the same race and will be making a late run. 6**-10-11

Key exacta box 6 with 10-11

Race 7

No. 2 Anitafame is sitting on her diploma. No. 4 Bernie’s Belle drops and gets Baze. No. 6 Graceful Minou gets her second try at this level and will be coming with a late run. 2-4-6

Race 8

Sadler brings in No. 4 God Of War from Santa Anita and he looks very tough in this spot. No. 7 Magic Bert will be making a late run today. 4-7

Race 9

No. 2 Singletary Blitz looks very live first out of the box as his works say ready. 2

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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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