Saber’s Horse Selections

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BetFair HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 1 Pure Blush gets Gomez and the rail off a narrow loss last time out and she also has a good work since, No. 3 Rolanda woke up big time for the maiden breaker in her last start and looks set for another big effort. 1-3

Race 2

No. 2 Lucky Student looks to be the speed in here and if able to clear early she will be gone, No. 3 Sheaparoux drops and gets Talamo. 2-3

Race 3

The last time No. 1 Distant Image won was on this 6 furlong turf course, No. 5 Sleep Tight owns two wins on the course albeit it was back in 2011 but looks live off the layoff. 1-5

Race 4

No. 2 Chico Suerte drops and may like this 7-1/2 furlong distance, No. 3 Real Deal Appeal gets off the grass and will show all of his early speed today. 2-3

Race 5

No. 1 Elegant drops in class and move from a 1-1/4 on the grass to a flat mile, No. 6 Four Better gets her fist start off the Hollendorfer claim and Bejarano will take over, she has a big time last work as all systems are on go! Gomez gets back on No. 10 Romantic Wish who he won with one race back at this 25k claiming level. 1-6-10

Exacta box 1-6-10 and win and place 10

Race 6

No. 2 Patriotic Lion has failed in 22 starts to get the win he just did miss here in his last start and finds another very soft group of 20k maiden claimers, No. 4 Just Irish exits our HTW list and will be making a big late run at the Lion. No. 6 Caveman Keno did not run that bad when dropped to this level in his second lifetime start and now gets his first start off the Kristin Mulhall claim and he was just two lengths behind the Lion. 2-4-6

Key exacta box 4 with 2-6 and win and place 4

Race 7

No. 4 Niagara Falls is wheeled back in just 7 days off the maiden breaker to run in the 70k Round Table, No. 5 Dhaamer is the one to beat as he is two for two on this turf course and won this race last year by four lengths. 4-5**

Race 8

No. 8 Valkyrie Missile loves Hollywood Park with five wins from nine starts but none were at this 5-1/2 furlong distance, No. 4 Gallant Gent has won two times from two starts at this distance. 4-8

Race 9

We end the day with maiden fillies and mares going 6 furlongs on the grass, and after being on a claiming binge trainer Cody Autrey sends out No. 1 Itsallinthefamily who he brings in from Oaklawn Park for this her second start, trainer Harty sends out the Irish import No. 6 Howdoyoufindthered. No. 7 Camryn Kate just did miss going down the hill at Santa Anita as did No. 8 Blake’s Magic. No. 9 Burns Turn exits our HTW list and is the one we will take our shot with first off the 75k Sadler claim, we will single in the late pick four. 9***

Pick four

6th 2-4-6

7th 4-5

8th 4-8

9th 9 and win on the 9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

There is a lot of early speed in here so we will use the three that will be making late runs, No. 3 Mistisized, No. 4 Marynetta and No. 5 Old Way. 3-4-5

Race 2

No. 1 Candy’s Jewel has really burned a lot of cash and will either win today or burn plenty more, he will need to catch No. 6 Bay Street who will be out winging it on the front end along with No. 5 Gloria’s Lucky One. 1-5-6

Race 3

No. 1 Bottle Blonde looks like a solid single in here, she just needs to stay out of trouble down on the rail. 1

Race 4

No. 6 Solo Hope looks live off the long layoff but will need to be at her best to beat the odds on No. 7 Pahiatua. 6-7

Pick four

1st 3-4-5

2nd 1-5-6

3rd 1

4th 6-7

Race 5

No. 6 My Coastie finds a good spot off the maiden breaker and Baze sticks, No. 7 Missdang Sally had her race and looks set. No. 8 Cool Toddy is back at her best distance. 6-7-8

Race 6

No. 2 Toppers Sunshine is in from Turf Paradise off a huge win first on the grass, No. 6 Jazz Unlimited also comes off a big win in her first turf try. 2-6

Double 

5th 6-7-8

6th 2-6

Race 7

No. 3 Rock of Ages just missed in his first try at this 8k level, No. 4 I’ll Run the Show ships in from Hollywood and drops into an action spot. No. 9 Emmy Award Winning ran a nice even race in his only start and will be very tough today. 3-4-9*

Race 8

No. 2 Mystic May surprised them at 66-1 with the easiest of wins last time out, she could come right back, No. 5 Skinny Genes gets her second start off the layoff and she may find these to her liking. No. 7 Readyforhercloseup got her pitcher taken when shipping in for the big turf win, she could repeat. No. 9 Picture Perfect has won six of her nine turf starts here including five in a row, she will find these much tougher. 2-5-7-9

Double 

7th 9

8th 2-5-7-9

Race 9

No. 4 Misty North gets off the grass and drops to the bottom as does No. 7 Salsa Cat. No. 9 Charming Topper is the one to beat. 4-7-9

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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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