Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

50k 2yo maiden claimers and doubt very much that many in here are worth 50k. No. 2 Sunrisa Sunrisa gets Maldo riding for Walther Solis who can pop with a 2yo firster. Mike Harrington sends out a Swiss Yoleler first time starter No. 5 Raja’s Rose who is most likely faster than her works indicate. Solis also sends out second time starter No. 7 Time for a Memory who ran third behind No. 8 Devine Way last time out and in that race Devine Way was sent off at .80 cents on the dollar and was steadied hard, she is the key. 2-5-7-8

Key trifecta 8 with 2-5-7 with 2-5-7 and 2-5-7 with 8 with 2-5-7

Race 2

No. 4 Pincelada is wheeled back in eight days off the easy wire-to-wire win, she will try and take them that route again. Both No. 6 Mary Contrary and No. 7 Cherry On the Cake drop into action spots. 4-6-7

Race 3

THE GRADE 2 AMERICAN HANDICAP

Trainer Neil Drysdale brings in the classy looking French import No. 1 Lucayan who looks very live with these. No. 2 Obviously is the speed of the speed in here and will try and out run them. No. 3 Barocci has a great last work and will be sitting off a hot pace. 1-2-3

Race 4

No. 1 Say Ow is very unlucky to still be a maiden and now will try and get the job done here at Hollywood Park on the cushion surface. No. 2 Smokin’ Bernie who is named after Baffert’s good buddy Bernie Shiappa gets Bejarano for his second start. 1-2

Double

3rd 1-2-3

4th 1-2

Race 5

No. 4 Tiz Point who was pulled up in the Pomona Derby comes back off of an 8 month layoff and is put in with 40k claimers, all is not well but that back class and early speed will play well in here. No. 1 Midnight Crooner has won two straight here and now will get the move back up the ladder first off the Mark Glatt 25k claim. 1-4

Race 6

No. 2 Askingfortrouble has been working good for his first start off the 10 month layoff for Sadler. No. 7 Celebrity Status blitzed them here last time out at this distance and may be this good. 2-7

Race 7

No. 3 Stylish in Black exits out HTW list off a solid try in her first start. No. 4 Sidepocket Run gets off the grass and turns back to this 7 furlong distance, this filly looks to wake up big time. No. 5 Mia Lady exits the same race as Stylish in Black and also gets her second start. No. 7 Sweet Boss is a John Shirreffs first time starter, she has a nice work and her dam has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters. 3-4-5-7

Race 8

No. 3 Cogito faced much tougher in his two starts in the US last year, if ready he beats these. 3

Race 9

No. 2 Jimmy the Whip is a Mike Mitchell first time starter who finds little to beat in here. No. 9 Brown Boss showed some good early speed in his two races last year and Bejarano gets the leg up for Hess. 2-9

Pick 3

7th 3-4-5-7

8th 3

9th 2-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Ol’ Steely Blue has been caught in second gear in his last three races and once again is the speed and will try an hold them off late. No. 3 Bag’s of Fun caught Blue on the line last time out and will try and do it again. 2-3

Race 2

No. 6 Gallant Charm will appreciate the drop to this level and can handle the grass, Eoin Harty who has won with 5 of his 8 shippers brings in No. 7 Which Way Hank of some solid works. No. 10 Doubledeesonthetee just lost by a neck last time out at this turf distance and level and now gets Juan Hernandez in the irons. 6-7-10

Exacta box 6-7-10

Race 3

We have just 5 horses listed to go in here and we will pass or if playing a .50 cent pick four hit the all button. 

Race 4

No. 9 Triple Action was DQ last time out from first to third, he is in top form and will try and get revenge. No. 10 Simply Sharp will fall into a tracking position behind Triple Action. 9-10

Race 5

No. 2 Citizen Bernstein gets her second start on this circuit and level, she will be hard to beat today. 2

Race 6

No. 1 Imperative ships back in town for Harty and gets on the grass. No. 3 Olympic Blue has won two straight wire-to-wire on this turf course. The blinkers come back off on No. 4 Heat Streaker who won in his only start on this turf course. No. 6 Dr. Spin ships in for Neil Drysdale. 1-3-4-6

Race 7

No. 5 Single Mark has some good works for this his first start. Baze gets on No. 7 Fonz for his buddy Jerry as this gelding gets his first start. 5-7

Race 8

Just love the win by the well bred No. 3 Dunbar in his first start on the grass. No. 7 Thirtyfirststreet looks to be coming around. 3-7

Pick three

6th 1-3-4-6

7th 5-7

8th 3-7

Race 9

No. 1 Prince Bro was bet to .60 cents on the dollar in his first start and ran up the track, he will show all of his early speed today after that this is anyone’s race. 1

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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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