Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 6 Tanquerray lost by a nostril last time out to English Royal who came back on Thursday to be a convincing winner, No. 3 Briteness also exits the race and gets Bejarano.  3-6

Race 2

No. 3 Procurement likes these long turf routes and will be making his usual late run, Maldo will pop No. 1 Miceli from the gate today and try and take them wire-to-wire. 1-3

Race 3

The bottom drops out of No. 3 Guidopanzini as O’Neill goes for the win and the dump. 3

Race 4

No. 2 Baby Blake has gone down the hill two times and finished second in both and in fact he has finished second in 7 of his 12 career starts but today may be the day as he will find a ton of early speed upfront to set up his late run. 2 

Win and place 2

Race 5

We like the jockey switch on the speedy No. 5 Circle the Moon, look for him to be out winging it today on the front end, No. 7 Insideondoutside will be right there. 5-7

Race 6

No. 3 Corlett Drive has a real nice last work for this, No. 4 Ridingwiththedevil is back with her own kind after facing the Grade 1 girls in her last start. No. 5 Gifting is a typical looking fast expensive Baffert first time starter. 3-4-5

Race 7

We have as usual the GRADE 2 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO the last day of the Santa Anita meet, No. 2 All Squared Away is in top form and is proven at these marathon distances, if No. 5 Sky Kingdom can handle the grass he will be a player. 2-5

Race 8

No. 6 Already Rockin has a very good work pattern heading into this 1 1/16 dirt route for 30 k maidens, we will take our shot. 6

Win and place 6

Race 9

No. 1 Dance Team exits our HTW list and gets her second start off the layoff and the stretchout, bet her to cash, No. 3 Indygo F M A ran a big race after stumbling at the start last time out. 1-3

Pick four

6th 3-4-5

7th 2-5

8th 6

9th 1-3

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Outdoorsman Gene gets back on the grass and is on a win evey other race pattern and this is his win race. 2

Win and place 2

Race 2

No. 1 Classical Hy finds a good spot to rebound after a poor last effort, look for him to sit and pounce down the lane. 1

Win and place 1

Race 3

No. 2 Charming Topper ran good in her one and only and now this late blooming 5yo mare could get the win in this soft group of 8k maiden claimers. 2

Race 4

No. 2 Seattle Ruler gets Baze riding for Hollendorfer in this his second try at this level, No. 4 Cloud Hopper won in his first try on the circuit and is spotted for another big run. 2-4

Race 5

No. 1 Past Time Paradise drops to the bottom, No. 7 Hillcrest Avenue will try and run them down late as will No. 8 Actors Inc. 1-7-8

Exacta box 1-7-8

Double

4th 2-4

5th 1-7-8

Race 6

No. 6 Two Parts looks the speed of the speed in here and will try and hold off No. 4 Exotic Slew. 4-6

Race 7

No. 4 Harbor Song has burned some cash in her two starts but has a good work since her last narrow loss back in February and the little rest may be the answer, No. 6 Barroom Babe may like it here and No. 8 Pahiatua looks to be the main danger. 4-6-8

Race 8

No. 3 Ruby Pumps has never been off the board in her eight starts turf and synthetic, long and short and has two wins and a second from three turf starts, No. 4 Central Heat was over her head last time out. 3-4

Race 9

No. 3 Two Step Saturday gets back to the level of his last win, No. 5 Corner Office gets back to 6 furlongs and that makes him the one to beat. No. 7 Battling Atticus is in top form and has won 5 of her 7 starts on this course with a second and a third. 3-5-7

Pick four

6th 4-6

7th 4-6-8

8th 3-4

9th 3-5-7

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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