Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 2 La Torera is a very steady mare who likes to win races, she is in from Keeneland via Gulfstream Park and gets Bejarano, No. 3 Love My Way obviously has a lot of problems and gets a big drop in class but has big time early speed. 2-3

Race 2

No. 2 Turn On the Pumps looks set in this his third off the layoff, No. 5 East Sky exits our HTW list as a $$$ play, he gets a big boost in class off the big win. Interesting the jockey Bejarano gets on No. 1 Pocket Prince for the low profile Roger Stein barn. 1-2-5

Race 3

Trainer Adam Kitchingman has won with six of his 12 starters and he sends out No. 4 Scorpion Time who drops and gets back on the main, No. 5 Rock This Way will be the speed of the speed in here with the drop to this level. 4-5

Race 4

This race is set up for someone from off the pace and that could be No. 4 Valkyrie Missile who drops and gets Bejarano and No. 8 Kuro who ran them down last time out at this 5-1/2 furlong distance. 4-8

Race 5

Trainer Julio Canani sends No. 5 Meydan Magic long in this his third lifetime start and a real nice last work and jockey change, No. 8 Red Globe exits our HTW list off a troubled last trip going a mile on the grass on this course. No. 9 Somethings Unusual exits the same race and also had trouble. 5-8-9

Exacta box 5-8-9

Race 6

No. 7 His Royal Highness won at this 7 furlong trip the only time he went this distance, No. 8 One World gets his second start off the layoff and will like this elongated sprint distance. 7-8

Race 7

Trainer Proctor who is having a tough meet saddles two in the Great Lady 6 furlong turf sprint No. 1 Purim’s Dancer with Gary Stevens and No. 4 Customer Base with Gomez, we like them both. 1-4

Race 8

No. 1 Tribal Peace comes off the layoff for Sadler and looks set for a big run, No. 2 Zuzu’s Petals exits our HTW list off a very nice maiden breaker first out of the box. 1-2

Race 9

No. 5 Patriotic Lion has lost 23 straight times but figures right there again with this group and is a must use in back of your exotics, No. 12 Ancient Stone is lightly raced and just missed first off the layoff last time out, if he doesn’t bounce he will be there. No. 1 Bob Greco ran a better than looked race in his last start and could surprise. 1-5-12

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Dry Gulcher ships in and takes the big drop, No. 3 Shakerattlenrule gets back on the synthetic after a failed turf run. No. 4 Sky Fox will be the speed. 2-3-4

Race 2

No. 5 Firmly moves into a new barn and looks set for the win. 5

Win and place 5

Race 3

No. 4 Battling Atticus is in top form and drops to the level of his last win, he has hit the board in all eight of his starts here with five wins, bet him to cash. 4

Race 4

No. 3 Texit gets a new jock and will go much better today, No. 4 Power of Ten exits our HTW list and will try going long on the grass. 3-4

Exacta box 3-4 and win and place 4

Race 5

No. 2 Jammin Lady Louli finds a lot of early speed in here and she could come late and upset at a price. 2

Race 6

No. 1 Renzo Sean just missed at this level one race back when he finished a nose in front of No. 4 Funny How who gets Baze today. 1-4

Exacta box 1-4 and win and place 4

Race 7

6 furlongs could be the answer for No. 5 Downtown C.T. No. 6 Shred the Secrets is a speedball who is in from Santa Anita and draws the main man. 5-6

Race 8

No. 7 Loveintheshadows comes off a nice win on the grass and has a good work since, she looks like a repeater. 7

Win and place 7

Race 9

No. 1 Call Him Paddy will go better today in start two, No. 5 Mojave Secret was unlucky to lose last time out and has a nice work since. 1-5

Pick four

6th 1-4

7th 5-6

8th 7

9th 1-5

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES 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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