Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Master Appeal goes long in this his third start after finishing second in his first two. No. 3 Airfoil was a fast closing third behind Master Appeal in his first start and has the works that say he is ready today. No. 6 Smokin’ Bernie is a first time Baffert named after his good friend, he is live. 2-3-6

Race 2

No. 4 Atticus Jack exits our HTW list and gets back to a mile which is his best distance on the grass. No. 7 Vibrato Jazz drops in class and has some good works for this. 2-7

Double

1st 2-3-6

2nd 2-7

Race 3

Trainer Gary Stute looks to be striking while the iron is hot as he wheels back No. 1 World Renowned in six days off the win. No. 2 Courtside will show all of his speed with the drop back to this level. No. 6 Yes It’s Snowing is also wheeled back in just six days off the win and the Peter Miller claim, he gets a double jump in class. 1-2-6

Exacta box 1-2-6

Race 4

No. 1 Upbeat Mood exits our HTW list off a narrow loss on this downhill turf course last time out. She will need to clear early from the inside if she wants to turn the tables on No. 5 Disko Dasko who nailed her on the money last time out. No. 6 Jubliant Girl will get the perfect sitting trip from her outside post. 1-5-6

Race 5

No. 6 Zuzu’s Petals looks live for Marty Jones first out of the box. No. 8 Tribal Chatter has the works that say ready off the layoff. 6-8

Race 6

No. 2 Dixieland Blues has been very unlucky lately but could get the win today with Joe Talamo getting the ride. No. 7 Urban Hunter is a very fast Golden Gate invader who will attempt the theft on the front end but will need to contend with No. 8 Johnny Be Mine, these two will be out there for a long time. 

2-7-8

Key exacta box 2 with 7-8

Race 7

Trainer Gary Stute must be cash strapped as he wheels back another in this race, No. 2 Cherry on the Cake off the win and the claim in 7 days. No. 4 Mary Contrary drops and gets back on a dry course today.

2-4

Race 8

THE 100K LAS CIENEGAS GOING 6½ ON THE GRASS DOWN THE HILL

No. 1 Purim’s Dancer is a perfect 3 for 3 going down the hill. No. 5 Bench Glory has won her last two going down the hill including the Irish O’Brien. The mare to beat is No. 6 Mizdirection who will be odds on as she is 5 for 5 going down the hill including the Grade 1 BC turf sprint. 1-5-6

Race 9

We will go with Peter Miller in the last race as he sends out two, first time starter No. 1 Surf Heaven and dropper No. 7 Just Your Shadow who showed good early speed in his one and only going down the hill with straight maidens when stuck down on the inside. he will go better today moving off the rail. 1-7

Double

8th 1-5-6

9th 1-7

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Heroically drops for Hollendorfer and gets Baze. No. 4 Won Won Oh Five drops to the level of his last win. 1-4

Race 2

No. 4 Redo will be the speed on the stretchout and may forget to stop. No. 5 Shediak will also be out there with his speed stretching out. The one and only time that Baze rode No. 7 Legal Victory he got the win and it was at this level. No. 8 Ivory Fudge won his only start at this level and he will fall into a good stalking position 4-5-7-8

Race 3

This one is listed to go 1 1/16 on the grass and if it stays No. 2 Parisian Prince is the one to beat shipping in form Santa Anita. 2

Race 4

No. 1 Follow the Crowd looks to repeat. No. 6 Not to Notty gets the jockey back who rode him for his win one race back. . 1-6

Race 5

We get 20k maiden 3-year-olds scheduled to go 1 1/16 on the grass. The interesting horse in here is No. 7 Amp and Adrenalin who ships in for Kristin Mulhall who rarely ships a horse, long shot special. 7

Win and place 7

Race 6

No. 2 Melanzana has been working real good for his comeback and he likes this track. No. 3 Malibu Rum has lost at odds on and 7/5 in his last two races and he will once again be the chalk. No. 7 Black Denim looked good when breaking his maiden first out of the box when bet down to 6/5. Kristin Mulhall makes another rare ship with No. 8 Gnarly Dude who will be running late. 2-3-7-8

Race 7

No. 1 Mickey Ball gets his second start after finishing second when bet down to the 2/1 favorite. No. 2 I B Mike has run good in both of his starts. 1-2

Double 

6th 2-3-7-8

7th 1-2

Race 8

The feature is listed to go a mile on the grass. No. 8 Ezio has won both of his starts here since shipping in and landing in the Sherman barn, he will try the grass today. No. 3 Hittheroadrunning will be making a late run as will No. 1 Warrant. 1-3-6

Race 9 

No. 4 Test of Will finds a soft group of 8k maiden claimers for his first start. No. 5 He’s the Guy is the guy in this his second start. 4-5

Pick four

6th 2-3-7-8

7th 1-2

8th 1-3-6

9th 4-5

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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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