Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

Baffert sends out the main two in this level one allowance race No. 4 Black Witch who was tossed to the wolves last time out and the very sturdy No. 5 Ondine. 4-5

Race 2

No. 8 Brother Pete looks set for the stretchout off a good effort sprinting on the grass first out of the box when well bet. No. 1 Pirate’s Pleasure exits the same race and he also gets to go long in his second start. 1-8

Race 3

No. 3 Treasury Bill ran second going this 7 furlong distance in the Grade 2 San Vicente. He should handle these and we will single in the players pick five. 3

Race 4

The last time No. 3 Mr. Make Believe was here at Hollywood running on the grass at this mile turf distance for a claiming price of 25k with this jockey riding he got the win. Trainer John Sadler is due to heat up and he sends out No. 6 Tiz Argent off a good win going this distance at Santa Anita. No. 5 Passing Game may lie this mile distance and Bejarano sticks. 3-5-6

Race 5

No. 4 Catquest will like this cushion surface after running all of his races on the dirt, he is in good form. No. 10 Prime Number had his race and now drops for the win. No. 1 Whipstock could upset at a price. 

1-4-10

.50 cent players pick five

1st 4-5

2nd 1-8

3rd 3

4th 3-5-6

5th 1-4-10 =$18.00

Race 6

No. 1 Lilbourne Eliza exits our HTW list off a nostril loss in her first start in the US, she now is put in with Grade 3 company in the Senorita. No. 6 Need You Now also gets her second try in the states and she beat Eliza when meeting each other over the pond last October. Trainer Paddy Gallagher looks to have a good one in No. 7 Charlie Em, this filly looks live with Gomez riding at a little price. 1-3-7

Race 7

Baffert sends out the first time starter Midnight Lute colt No. 2 Stormin Lute and we know what a hot sire Midnight Lute has become. No. 6 A Red Tie Day comes off the layoff for Carla Gaines and she puts her go to jock in the irons. 2-6

Race 8

No. 2 No Silent has two wins and a second from three starts on this 6 furlong turf course. No. 6 D’pendable is very fast and will take them as far as he can. No. 7 Sirocco Strike has been facing tougher and will go good in this spot. 2-6-7

Pick three

6th 1-3-7

7th 2-6

8th 2-6-7

Race 9

No. 11 Fernando Suancini is a first time starter out of the dam Geri’s Princess who has dropped 7 winners from 7 starters. No. 13 The Gatekeeper drops a notch in this his second start off a bullet work on the 8th.

11-13

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 Dancing Lute drops and gets Baze. No. 5 One Cool Girl looks very live at first asking. 3-5

Race 2

No. 5 Cloud Hopper gets back on the grass and is in top form. No. 6 Falling Knife gets a big jump in class looking for his fifth straight win. 5-6

Double

1st 3-5

2nd 5-6

Race 3

No. 4 Good to Be King is a first time starter out of the John Martin barn, the ones that have run just look bad. 4

Race 4

No. 7 Ought to Win goes long on the grass in start number 2 for a sharp outfit. No. 8 O Wild West Wind ran good last time going long on the grass. 7-8

Exacta box 7-8

Race 5

No. 5 Street Rocket looks odds on with the drop to this level. No. 7 Kingman Kid and No. 10 Prometheus Bull will be looking to upset the Street Rocket. 5-7-10

Double 

4th 7-8

5th 5-7-10

Race 6

No. 1 Trice Up just did miss in his first try on this circuit and first on the grass. No. 3 French Dynasty was right there on the wire with Trice Up as was No. 5 Cohiba Cat. 1-3-5

Exacta and tri box 1-3-5

Race 7

No. 1 Adriatic Skye has finished second in four of her five lifetime starts. No. 2 Miranda Rose had a big last work for this. No. 3 Seattle Charlie, No. 8 My Special Eyes and No. 9 Rathbaun all look to have a say in this very tough straight maiden 5½ furlong sprint. 1-2-3-8-9

Race 8

The one time Hernandez rode No. 1 Piano Kitty she won. No. 6 Flying Gwen is the stablemate of Kitty and is one tough mare. 1-6

Race 9

No. 1 Handful of Pearls looks perfectly spotted off the maiden breaker. No. 6 Glorious Valentine will sit off the hot pace and try and run them down late. 1-6

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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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