Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 2 Justa Gusta showed a new dimension when coming from off the pace last time out getting up at the wire at 26/1. No. 5 Bodaway will be gunned from the gate as Maldo will try and take them gate-to-wire. 2-5

Race 2

In this 2yo filly race trainer Walther Solis who has won two of these races already at the meet sends out No. 1 Time for a Memory and No. 4 Time to Be a Hero with Jose Valdivia in the irons and both of his wins was with this jockey. No. 6 Pleasant Miss has a big 4 furlong work for her first start. 1-4-6

Double 

1st 2-5

2nd 1-4-6

Race 3

No. 2 Miceli is back with his friends after facing better in his last two starts. No. 6 Democrat Duck is on the improve and could be this good now. 2-6

Race 4

In this 2yo for the boys Solis has two runners going again with No. 4 Anythingtogeteven, Valdivia riding and No. 5 Willie B Awesome with a very good work and the hot riding Pedroza. No. 7 Raise the Hoof and No. 8 Street Icon look to be the main danger. 4-5-7-8

Key Q 5 with 4-7-8

Key Q 4 with 5-7-8

Race 5

No. 1 I’m Tops got squeezed at the start last time out and that cost her. No. 4 So She Dances exits the same race and will go better today off the grass. No. 8 Ghost N Your Heart comes off the layoff but these same connections won with this move last November. 1-4-8

Exacta box 1-4-8

Race 6

Will opt for two comebackers in this 6 furlong turf sprint. No. 1 Pretty Darn Quick and No. 5 Awesome Indy, both look very live in this spot. 1-5

Race 7

No. 3 Esentepe was exiting our HTW list last time out but had to settle for a close 4th by two lengths in a Grade 3, she is back with non-winners of two and will get the job done today with Bejarano getting the leg up. We will single in the late pick four. 3

Race 8

In the last leg of the late pick four we will go four deep using No. 4 Dow Diva who had a good second last time out. No. 5 Kylee’s Star who ran right behind the Diva. No. 8 Krazypapaya who exits the Top Kisser race and No. 9 Sidepocket Run who also exits the Diva race. 4-5-8-9

Pick four

5th 1-4-8

6th 1-5

7th 3

8th 4-5-8-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Millie’s Topper exits our HTW list, she was given some time to recoup from her big win last time out and is set to repeat. 1

Win and place 1

Race 2

No. 5 Unmatched Force rarely runs a bad one and is in top form. 5

Race 3

No. 4 Broadmoor de Light is the price play in this race off a real nice last work and a good try on this turf course last time out. 4

Win and place 4

Race 4

No. 3 Easy Goes By could wake up at a price in here second off the layoff. No. 6 High Caliber is the one to beat. 3-6

Pick four 

1st 1

2nd 5

3rd 4

4th 3-6

Race 5

There is lots of heat up front in this 1-1/16 turf route so we will opt for two that will be making late runs. No. 7 My Yammy Heat and No. 8 Central Heat on the drop down and jockey change. 7-8

Exacta box 7-8

Race 6 

We will use two exiting the same race in the late pick five No. 1 Sparkle Joel and No. 3 Exotic Slew. 

1-3

Race 7

We will go three deep in this the last leg of the pick five using No. 2 Pearloftheorient who is looking for her fourth straight win. No. 5 Astuzia who exits the same race and No. 6 Atticus’ Ghost who also exits the same race. 2-5-6

Pick five

3rd 4

4th 3-6

5th 7-8

6th 1-3

7th 2-5-6

CHECK FOR LATE SCRACHES 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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