Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Rocabar has been off for more than 9 months but has been working like he is ready to run, No. 2 Chief Havoc will go better today in this his second start for Miller. 1-2

Race 2

No. 4 Bas comes off the layoff and moves in with maiden claimers for the first time. No. 5 Firendesire is coming off a big try. 4-5

Race 3

No. 5 Luxuriance gets back to her best game, sprinting on the grass. Maldo will be gunning No. 7 My Cinsation from the bell and this filly broke her maiden going down the hill and that last work was a pip. 

5-7

Exacta box 5-7 and win and place 7

Race 4

No. 1 Spit Ball has gotten real good as he looks for his fourth straight win, he will fall into a good staking position right behind No. 6 Bluegrass Reward who is also looking for his fourth straight win. 1-6

Race 5

No. 1 Mr. Candy Bar comes off a good win here at this mile turf distance and this trainer can win with the drop off the win. Baffert drops No. 2 Midnight Crooner from graded stakes company into this 25k claimer; all is not good but this one will win if he has three legs. No. 3 Golden Mexico will be playing catch me if you can. 1-2-3

Race 6

No. 3 Warren’s Parolee moves back into a sprint and this jockey-trainer combo have been doing very good. No. 6 Unmarked Bills looks to be sitting on the win and maybe this 6½ furlongs will be the answer. 

3-6

Race 7

Down the hill we go in the feature. No. 2 Horizon Sky had his race and is the one to beat. No. 5 Greeley Awesome will find a fast early pace and he will be picking up the pieces late. 2-5

Double

6th 3-6

7th 2-5

Race 8

This one is ripe for a big price but who will be making that late run? No. 5 Shadow Hall did not run all that bad in his one and only and gets blinkers on today for this 5 furlong sprint. 5

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

We start our usual 7 horse program today with a mile race. No. 1 Dangerous Affair will be the short price chalk with Baze riding for Hollendorfer. No. 3 Egyptian Femme beat the top one by a neck last time but probably not today with the other Hollendorfer runner No. 4 Wild Excess keeping her company up front to set things up for Baze. 1

Race 2

Baze will try and take down the early double with No. 4 Romance Is Sosa who gets the stretch out. No. 3 Rockport’s Song will be making a late run at him 3-4

Race 3

We go a 1 1/16 on the grass if this stays on the green and if it does trainer Neil Drysdale brings in first time starter No. 2 Point and Shoot who is bred to love the green. No. 3 The Alameda Kid is also bred for the green as he gets his fourth start and first on the grass. No. 7 Ackman ran two times on the grass at Santa Anita and both were decent efforts. 2-3-7

Exacta box 2-3-7

Race 4

No. 1 Southfield Fog is the lone speed on the rail with the bug boy riding. No. 2 Trappers Magic will be right behind the Fog from the bell. No. 7 Pearloftheorient has won 4 of her 8 turf starts at this distance, she will be making a late run. 1-2-7

Pick four

1st 1

2nd 3-4

3rd 2-3-7

4th 1-2-7

Race 5

This one is also scheduled to go 1 1/16 on the grass. No. 2 Igotnosixes has finished second in both of her turf starts here at this distance. No. 4 Hot French Fries has the breeding to get the job done in this her first try on the grass. No. 5 Sadler’s Court did not run a step in her one turf try when very green but her breeding is perfect for this. 2-4-5

Exacta box 2-4-5 and win and place 5

Race 6

No. 1 Pumpkin Pie looks to have found a home here as she seeks the hat trick, bet her to cash. 1

Race 7

In the last race we go a mile on the grass if the weather is fine. No. 4 So Elite is in from Santa Anita and looks to have found a good spot if he can sit off the hot pace. No. 6 Outdoorsman Gene is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race as he will sit back and make one late run. 4-6

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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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