Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

We will take our shot and single No. 1 Good Acktress who moves into the barn of Jeff Mullins off the claim. Mullins hits at around .30% first off the claim and Maldo sticks. 1

Race 2

No. 2 Boller Bomb exits our HTW list off a nice win in her first try on the grass. She will go a mile today but will have no problem getting the trip. No. 7 Atta Girl Alma has run back-to-back big races going down the hill and now will go a mile with no problem. 2-7

Double

1st 1

2nd 2-7

Race 3

No. 1 Buds Pal comes off a big win and now is the speed on the rail. Trainer Julio Canani is having a real good meet and he hits around .40% with claiming repeaters. No. 5 Hasty Trend gets a rider upgrade in his first start off the Doug O’Neil claim. He will sit off a hot pace and try and run them down late. 1-5

Exacta box 1-5

Race 4

There is a ton of early speed in here so we will go with two that will be making late runs. No. 3 Princess of Pearl and No. 10 Intoxicating Move who is in from Florida and lands Bejarano.  3-1

Exacta box 3-10 and win and place 10

Race 5

No. 3 Bluegrass Ellie gets her second start on this circuit. No. 2 Southern Journey will go much better with the drop to this level. No. 11 Hero’s Marine will wake up with the drop in class. 2-3-11

Race 6

We go down the hill and No. 1 Mr. Bossy Pants is a course specialist with six wins from ten starts going down the hill. No. 5 Passing Game is back to the level of his win on this course and is the main danger to Mr. Bossy Pants. 1-5

Race 7

No. 3 Cassandra Lynne gets back on the dirt and the distance of her maiden breaker after a better than looked effort going down the hill. No. 7 Peppy Bolly loves to run second and is a must use in the exotics. No. 8 Lets Get Frisky won at first asking despite trouble and may be able to repeat. 3-7-8

Exacta box 3-7-8

Race 8

75k maidens go a mile on the grass. No. 3 Donttextndrive exits a key race and gets smoking Joe Talamo in the irons. No. 7 Cooper Bay is the main runner in here. 3-7

Pick 3

6th 1-5

7th 3-7-8

8th 3-7

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

We will opt with two first time starters. No. 1 Win It to Be In whose dam has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters and she gets Baze riding for Morey. No. 4 Prettyasapearl whose dam has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters. 1-4

Race 2

No. 4 Walker Rd. will fly late trying to catch all the speed down the lane. No. 6 Fortunate Appeal is the main one in here. 4-6

Race 3

No. 1 Lovely Daughter will try the grass and going long for the first time but being by Big Brown this will be perfect for her. No. 7 Isadaisybelle won in her only turf try. 1-7

Race 4

No. 3 Party in Excess drops trying to cash in this her second start here at the gate and the filly who beat here last time out came back to score. We will single in the pick four. 3

Pick four

1st 1-4

2nd 4-6

3rd 1-7

4th 3

Race 5

No. 3 Kelly’s Golden Won had his prep and is ready. No. 4 Kern River will be the main danger. 3-4

Race 6

This looks like a cold two horse race between the speed No. 5 She’s All Yours and the one who will be trying to run her down No. 6 Wild Bella 5-6

Trifecta 5-6 with 5-6 with all

Race 7

No. 1 Shakerattlenrule comes off a good maiden breaker on the main and now will try the grass, he will have no problem handling the green. 1

Win and place 1

Race 8

We will use two exiting the same race in the late pick four. No. 5 Surf Queen the second place finisher and No. 7 Super Sonic Soul who was caught very wide and tired. She will do much better today. 5-7

Pick four

5th 3-4

6th 5-6

7th 1

8th 5-7

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS

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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