Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Moreno’s Mine exits our HTW list, he gets Tyler Baze for his first start off the Ted West Claim. No. 5 Wine Stock drops for Baffert and is the main danger. 2-5

Race 2

No. 2 Royal Weekend will hold better today with the drop to this level. No. 3 Stracciatella is the stablemate of Royal Weekend and looks live off the layoff. No. 4 Shades of Sugar is a Big Brown first time starter for trainer O’Neill, this filly has been working good and Maldo may gun. 2-3-4

Double

1st 2-5

2nd 2-3-4

Race 3

No. 3 D’Obsession has run back to back bang up races going down the hill and has a good last work. No. 6 Guest Star also has run back-to-back seconds going down the hill and owns a win over the course. No. 7 Frenemy ran big in his only try going down the hill and gets the best of the draw with his outside post.

Exacta box 3-6-7 and win and place 7

Race 4

No. 3 Ondine has burned a ton of cash in her last two starts finishing second at .50 cents on the dollar in both. No. 1 Illicit Affair is the stablemate of Ondine, she was well bet in her one and only and now will try and take her speed long. No. 5 Iconic Spirit has been well bet in all of her five starts and has also finished second the last two times. 1-3-5

Race 5

We will take our shot in the players pick five and single No. 11 Our Boy Benjamin in this race, he gets a needed drop in class and the good turf rider Espinoza will ride and this colt has some super works for this. 11

.50 cent players pick five

1st 2-5

2nd 2-3-4

3rd 3-6-7

4th 1-3-5

5th 11

Race 6

If No. 2 J J Be Chillin can sit off the hot pace he will win. No. 4 Sonoftokayana gets the long shot rider Kayla Stra and this one could wake up at a big price. 2-4

Exacta box 2-4 and win and place 4

Race 7

We will use three fillies who ran together, No. 2 Magical Band, No. 3 My Philly Girl and the girl who beat them both No. 6 Quizzical. 2-3-8

Exacta box 2-3-8

Race 8

This downhill turf sprint for 75k maiden fillies is wide open and we will need to go four deep using No. 2 Miss E U who had a troubled trip in her first start going down the hill. No. 4 Elegant in Silk who gets her first turf start in the US after running some good races on the green over the pond. No. 6 Burns Turn the stablemate of Miss E U and No. 11 Llandudno the John Sadler first time starter. 2-4-6-11

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 Gatheratthealter will be tough to beat albeit at a very short price. No. 4 Da Jersey Express will try and upset from off the pace. 3-4

Race 2

No. 3 Singletary Blitz drops and gets Baze riding for Morey. No. 4 Stephen’s Pride will try and upset off the layoff, he is the surprise package. 3-4

Double

1st 3-4

2nd 3-4

Race 3

No. 2 Tribal Dress has done little wrong in her three starts and has a big work since her last race. No. 3 Let Faith Arise stumbled out of the gate at .90 cents on the dollar last time out, she looks to rebound. No. 4 Sallyana looks very sneaky in here and No. 6 Power of Ten will be putting in her usual late run.

2-3-4-6

Race 4

No. 4 Supercilious drops trying to cash. No. 5 Cinderella Brite will be right there. 4-5

Pick four

1st 3-4

2nd 3-4

3rd 2-3-4-6

4th 4-5

Race 5

Second time starter No. 3 Enter Back lands in the Martin barn and is the one to beat. No. 7 Tanya Marie drops off the layoff. 3-7

Race 6

No. 6 Vindi Princess drops to a level and a field that she should beat if all in one piece. 6

Race 7

This one is listed to be run at a mile on the grass and if it stays on the grass No. 4 Truly Unusual is bred for the grass and could be the right price. No. 1 Fearless Cat also gets her first turf try and Baze will ride for Sherman. 1-4

Exacta box 1-4 and win and place 4 ( turf only)

Race 8

No. 5 Hostile Waters looks to have found a home here at the gate and should get the win today off his narrow loss last time out. 5

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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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