Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Trainer Cerin looks to have this race in hand as he sends out the main two, No. 1 King Maya off the layoff and No. 2 Congregationalist. 1-2

Race 2

No. 6 Copper Bay finds a real soft group of maidens going 1 1/8 on the grass, if not today the drop will be in order next time out, No. 8 Just Fishin is the speed and if left alone on the front end he will be gone. 6-8

Race 3

No. 1 Honour the Deputy is the speed on the rail going a mile and has a very nice last work, No. 2 National has won all three of his starts here and now gets the move up off the re-claim. No. 6 Arcodoro tries the dirt and gets a huge drop in class. 1-2-6

Race 4

No. 1 Chinese Praise drops to the level of his nose loss one race back, No. 5 Valen will go better at this level and he will be making a late run. 1-5

Race 5

Fillies and mares go down the hill in this level one allowance race, No. 4 Marinda won in her only try going down the hill, No. 6 Love My Way comes off a layoff but she has a win and a second going down the hill from two starts and looks like the speed. No. 11 Appealing is in from over the pond and gets the best of the draw, she may like this course. 4-6-11

.50 cent pick five

1st 1-2

2nd 6-8

3rd 1-2-6

4th 1-5

5th 4-6-11

Race 6

No. 3 Feathers Inthe Sky drops into a maiden claimer for this his second start and the same can be said about No. 6 Shining Son. No. 10 Tizaplayer looks live at first asking. 3-6-10

Race 7

THE GRADE 2 SANTA ANA

No. 1 Lady of Shamrock comes off the layoff and she has won 3 of her 4 starts on this turf course, No. 3 Quiet Oasis turned into a runner last year at Hollywood Park and she has some good races here. 1-3

Race 8

No. 5 Free Time looks like a good price play on the big move up in class, he will be out winging it on the front end and take them as far as he can, No. 4 Master Chef loves this track and drops to a level where he will be very dangerous. 4-5

Race 9

Maiden fillies and mares go down the hill to end the day, No. 5 Frannie’sspirittoo gets her second start and second try going down the hill, the price will be right with the low profile Eliska Kubinova back aboard and this filly ran ok that first time, No. 6 Floatthrutheair has a big last work for her debut. No. 9 Too Many Rules gets a turn back in distance after back-to-back mile turf races. No. 10 Atta Girl Alma just missed in her last race going down the hill when bet to the chalk. 5-6-9-10

Pick four

6th 3-6-10

7th 1-3

8th 4-5

9th 5-6-9-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 5 Yodelin’ Angel is in good form and fits at this level, she looks the one to beat. 5

Race 2

No. 2 Rathgar just missed last time out and gets a move up in class off a good last work. 2

Win and place 2

Race 3

No. 3 Mahogany Ridge drops trying to cash, No. 5 Skyribbon is a re-claim who looks like the main danger. 3-5

Race 4

No. 3 Lil Angelina loves this course and Carr is a perfect fit, No. 4 Piano Kitty gets her first start off the Morey claim. No. 5 Ruby Pumps has finished first or second in all seven of her starts. 3-4-5

Double 

3rd 3-5

4th 3-4-5

Race 5

No. 1 Hennessy River takes a big drop in class, all is not good but at this level she could win, No. 6 Xcuse Me Monto is in good form and also gets a drop in class. 1-6

Race 6

No. 3 Party in Excess is in from Santa Anita, she gets the drop but lands in a top barn and gets a top jock, No. 5 Old Time Chicago showed big early speed in her last race vs. straight maidens but folded faster than yesterday’s newspaper, she now gets the big drop in class. 3-5

Race 7

No. 1 Party Machine has burned some money in his three starts and will be the chalk once again, No. 3 Spirit of Lindy will go better today in this his second try at this level. No. 7 Pacific View ran three good races with tougher last year, he was claimed for 25k and now is in for 5k? 1-3-7

Race 8

No. 3 Evasive Charmer will find a good pace to make her late run, she will nail them all down the lane, No. 4 Power of Nine will also be making her usual late run. No. 5 Tasya doesn’t run many bad races. 3-4-5

Race 9

No. 6 Cool Toddy drops into a spot where she can win and we may even get a fair price with Baze riding. 6

Pick four

6th 3-5

7th 1-3-7

8th 3-4-5

9th 6

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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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