Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Rossi Reserve should get the easy lead from the rail today in this mile race and will try and turn the tables on No. 3 Warren’s Goldie. 1-3

Race 2

Peter Miller is very good with layoff horses and he brings back No. 3 Salty Forecast. No. 5 Floatthrutheair drops into a maiden claimer for this her second start. 3-5

Race 3

No. 1 Canelo ran big off the layoff last time out. No. 3 Fly High and No. 5 Brannaman are both out of the Baffert barn and find little to bat in here. 1-3-5

Race 4

THE GRADE 2 SANTA BARBARA 1¼ ON THE GRASS

No. 4 Lady of Shamrock won the Grade 1 American Oaks at this turf distance and is the one to beat. No. 7 Moone’s My Name is in from over the pond for Sadler and looks to have some class about her. 4-7

Exacta box 4-7

Race 5

No. 5 Banged His Eye gets back to his best distance. No. 6 A Thousand Aces is spotted perfectly off the maiden breaker. 5-6

Race 6

No. 3 Jet Blue Girl owns a win over this downhill turf course and drops into an action spot. No. 8 Appealing ran big in her first start in the US going down the hill and has a big work since, she is the one to beat. 3-8

Exacta box 3-8 and win and place 8

Race 7

No. 1 Derringer has been working with a purpose. No. 3 Field Report has never been off the board in six starts here. 1-3

Race 8

THE GRADE 3 SAN SIMEON GOING DOWN THE HILL

No. 2 Chips All In exits our HTW list off a head bob loss on this course last time out. No. 3 Obviously just does not run any bad races. No. 5 Ain’t No Other will sit right off the hot pace and try and get the jump down the lane. 2-3-5

Race 9

No. 5 Street Maven comes back to town after an unsuccessful trip to the gate, he gets off the grass, drops in class and will be right there late. No. 6 Just Irish looks very live off the layoff. 5-6

Double

8th 2-3-5

9th 5-6

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 6 Mr. Reaburn gets a new jock and has a fast work since his last start and finds little to beat today with the exception of No. 7 Bird Colonel. 6-7

Race 2

No. 5 Great Warrior ships in from Santa Anita after being claimed for 40k, he now lands in a new barn and they try and recoup some of their losses as he is entered for 20k. No. 6 What’s for Dinner has won 3 of his 5 starts here. 5-6

Race 3

This is listed to go 1 mile on the grass. No. 3 Funny How has won two times here at this mile turf distance. No. 4 Sir Al has won 3 times here at this mile turf distance. 3-4

Race 4

No. 2 Black Oak looks set in this her second start here and second off the layoff. 2

Race 5

No. 1 McBoomer was unlucky to lose last time. No. 5 Anitafame has speed and looks ready for the win. No. 2 Cuore Bella is the only first time starter in here and could pop at a fair price. 1-2-5

Exacta box 1-2-5 and win and place 2

Race 6

No. 5 Rathmoon gets her second start and was well bet in her first try. No. 6 Miranda Rose gets back to a sprint. No. 7 Jetbird is in from Santa Anita and ran a good one in her one and only start. 5-6-7

Exacta box 5-6-7 and win and place 7

Race 7 

This one is listed to go a mile on the grass. No. 3 Golden Mexico will try and take them wire-to-wire but will have company up front with No. 4 Simply Sharp and that will set things up for No. 6 Gailitzianer.

3-4-6

Race 8

No. 1 Seattle Charlie will be overbet but the one to beat. No. 2 Adriatic Skye has finished second in 3 of her 4 starts. No. 8 Rathbaun looks live at first asking. 1-2-8

Race 9

No. 3 Caffeine High has some nice works since his last start. No. 4 John Bully’s Bob drops trying to cash. No. 5 Achak looks set in this his second off the layoff. 3-4-5

Pick four

6th 7

7th 3-4-6

8th 1-2-8

9th 3-4-5

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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