Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

Ted West claimed No. 1 Spooky Lady for 50k and now drops her into this 32k claimer trying to recoup some of his cash. 1

Race 2

In this 2yo filly maiden race going 4½ furlongs you need to hit the all button or watch the betting. All

Double 

1st 1

2nd all

Race 3

The red hot Jeff Mullins sends out No. 5 Coconut Cream Pie off the 50k claim. She has been looking for a race and looks to have found a good spot for the win. 5

Win and place 5

Race 4

No. 3 Joe Carl has been claimed five straight times. He probably doesn’t’ know where his next meal is coming from but he remains in top form, loves this track and gets his first start off the Hollendorfer re-claim. After losing him for 20k he claimed him back last time out for 25k and that is a good sign. No. 6 Baron Von Red had his race and now will takes his speed long off a big time last work here on the 18th.

Exacta box 3-6

Race 5

Hall of fame trainer Ron McAnally is old school and hasn’t won many races lately but sends out a live one in here with No. 6 Special Charm who will be making a big late run at what will be a square price. No. 10 Toomanytomatoes exits our HTW list and will try and give Cody Autrey his first win here. Tomatoes is 3-for-3 on this turf course. 6-10

Race 6

In this 7 furlong race for straight maidens, first time starter No. 3 Volkonsky gets Bejarano riding for Don Warren, this 4yo gelding has a nice 4 furlong work. No. 4 Tricky Journey is in from the Gate, he has been working great here and will show all of his early speed with Joe Talamo getting the ride. 3-4

Pick 3

4th 3-6

5th 6-10

6th 3-4

Race 7

No. 2 South Floyd is very live off the layoff. No. 4 Too Fast to Pass gets off the grass in this his second start on this circuit. 2-4

Race 8

If Maldo can pop No. 7 Ever Alert out of the gate and he could be gone. No. 11 Only the Gold gets off the grass and goes long on the drop and a fast last work. No. 9 Our Boy Benjamin gets a double jump in class off a narrow loss and he exits our HTW list. 7-9-11

Exacta box 7-9-11 

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 Handful of Pearls just missed in her first start versus winners at this level last time out. No. 4 Snackable is in from Hollywood and has big early speed. 3-4

Race 2

No. 1 Penrose gets the needed drop in class as does No. 2 Honest Desire who exits the same race. No. 6 Cuore Bella ran good here at this distance and level last time out. 1-2-6

Race 3

No. 3 Cee’s the Bet drops off the win but this is a good move for this trainer. No. 4 Space Runner gets his first start off the Miyadi claim and Baze will ride. No. 5 J J Be Chillin ships in for Mullins and gets the double drop in class. 3-4-5

Race 4

No. 4 Mazzy gets her second start on this circuit at this level and will appreciate the added half a furlong. We will take our shot and single in the early pick four. 4

Pick four

1st 3-4

2nd 1-2-6

3rd 3-4-5

4th 4

Race 5

No. 2 Jumanah had her prep and now is set to go long on the grass. 2

Win and place 2

Race 6

No. 7 Excessive Fashion ran with open company last time out and now moves in with non winners of two. No. 5 Darncat got beat a nostril last time out and is the one to beat. 2-5

Race 7

No. 3 Al Faatik was sired by champion Invasor and must may take to this turf route and the price with be bombs away. No. 4 Fantastic Atticus ran good in his one and only sprinting on the main and now will try and go long on the grass. His breeding says can do and so does that last work. No. 5 The Alameda Kid has been looking for a grass race. Baze rides for his buddy Jerry on No. 6 Tebows Big Play. 3-4-5-6

Tri box 3-4-5-6

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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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