Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

We start a big day of racing at Hollywood Park with fillies and mares going 7 furlongs. No. 6 Hail Mary will get a patient ride by Leparoux who is back in town and this filly has been working lights out. No. 7 Warren’s Gussie has won two of her three starts and comes off a nice win going a mile on the grass. 6-7

Race 2

No. 2 Glorious Memories looks perfectly spotted off the maiden breaker. No. 3 Sweet Nectar will wake up in this spot with the drop in class and Bejarano getting back on. 2-3

Race 3

No. 7 Meydan Magic ran a nice even race in his one and only going down the hill and now will try the synthetic cushion surface, look for a big try. No. 5 Tribal Dude exits the same race and lost by a neck. 

5-7

Exacta box 5-7 and win and place 7

Race 4

THE 250K MELAIR

No. 3 Doinghardtimeagain exits our HTW list, she is in great form and is 2 for 2 here on the cushion surface and the only other time she went this 1 1/16 distance she only lost by a ½ length. No. 6 Jade With Envy comes off a nice maiden breaker going a mile on the grass and has been working a hole in the wind here. 3-6

Race 5

THE 125K TIZNOW

No. 5 He Be Fire N Ice exits our HTW list. No. 1 Mel’s Game has a big last work and is looking for his 4th straight win. No. 6 John Scott is the class and is 2 for 2 here on the cushion surface. 1-5-6

Key exacta box 6 with 1-5

Race 6

THE 70K GREY MEMO

No. 2 Red Tesla got a little break after the huge win second off the long layoff for Baffert but has a great work here on the 15th. No. 5 Derby Gold is his stablemate and has been working good for this off the layoff for Baffert. No. 3 Super Ability comes off a nice win going a mile on the grass and will like this 7 furlong distance. 2-3-5

Race 7

No. 3 Diamondsdiplomat is very fast and has been very popular at the claim box and now gets his first start for Julio Canani, he will try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 8 McAllister Boys exits our HTW list and will try and run down the speed in the lane. No. 2 Ivanho will also be making a big late run. 2-3-8

Exacta box 2-

2-3-8 and win and place 8

Race 8

THE 125K B. THOUGHTFUL

No. 2 Sparkling Style got all 3 of her wins on this course. No. 3 Teddy’s Promise will be very hard to beat with the move back to statebreds and she has won four of her eight starts here. 2-3

Race 9

THE 300K SNOW CHIEF

No. 6 Surfcup had a good prep for this and will like this 1 1/8 route distance. No. 7 Bobo exits our HTW list and will be a long price with these. If No. 8 Tiz a Minister goes here he wins if not he will still be waiting to see if he gets into the 20 horse derby field. 6-7-8***

Race 10

No. 9 Lakeside Bride exits our HTW list and will be the price play in here. 9

Win and place 9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 World Renowned ships in from Santa Anita looking for his 3rd straight win. No. 5 Malibu Rum got the win last time out after burning a ton of money in his previous two starts. 2-5

Race 2

No. 2 Blue Line Cat finally gets the drop into a maiden claimer, he is the one to beat. No. 6 Gloria’s Lucky One ships in from Santa Anita and will try and take them wire-to-wire. 2-6

Race 3

No. 4 Kentucky Kid gets the perfect spot off the easy maiden win when shipping in from Santa Anita. No. 5 Frank and Go gets a big jockey switch. No. 6 The Perfect Lemon is the stablemate of the Kid and the speed. 4-5-6

Race 4

No. 2 Excessive Fashion looks to have found her level. 2

Race 5

We will take our shot with No. 12 Lethal Intent who is 0-28, he finally drops to the bottom, gets off the grass and moves to a sprint, it is now or never. 12

Race 6

THE GRADE 3 SAN FRANCISCO MILE

No. 1 Tigah exits our HTW list, Sadler ships him in from Santa Anita, we say he gets the job done. 1

Win and place 1

Race 7

No. 10 Flyoverfast finds a field loaded with early speed in this 1 1/16 turf route. He has won here on the grass and has a fast last work. 10

Win and place 10

Race 8

No. 2 Showgirl Form ships in from Santa Anita looking for the win and gets the main man, bet her to cash. 2

Race 9

No. 1 Trice Up comes to town and will try the grass for the first time. No. 6 Backstreet Boss has some interesting works for this his first going long and first on the grass. No. 8 One Mint Julep ships in from Gulfstream Park and may like it here. 1-6-8

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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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