Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

Just another five horse field to start the day at say goodbye to Hollywood. There is little or no early speed in this 6-1/2 furlong sprint and No. 5 Beautiful Strike just may be able to scoot clear early and take them wire-to-wire. 5

Race 2

Maiden 2yo fillies go 5 furlongs, first time starters No. 4 Hugh Knew and No. 6 Sensational Nikki both look like runners from top barns. 4-6

Race 3

No. 1 Sleep Tight owns two wins on this 6 furlong turf course and just did miss last time off the long layoff, No. 4 So She Dances is entered on Saturday in race 5 so if she scratches out of that race she will be a major player with these. 1-4

Exacta box 1-4 and win No. 1

Race 4

First time starter No. 6 Bugsky looks set for a big try, No. 7 U R My Candy Girl and No. 8 Tribal Spy who just did miss by a neck last out look to be the main two in here. 6-7-8

Race 5

No. 5 Scatman Blues goes 1-1/4 on the grass and gets Mike Smith, it is a go! 5

Win and place 5

Race 6

Three races back Gary Stevens rode No. 3 Royal Tiger to an easy win and he gets back on today, No. 5 Include the Cat gets her first start off the Peter Miller claim and she is in top form and loves this cushion surface. 3-5

Race 7

No. 1 Elegant will try and run down the speed in here No. 2 Funny Belle. 1-2

Race 8

THE GRADE 3 AFFIRMED

No. 5 Den’s Legacy has been battling the best 3yo in the country and will find these to his liking, No. 8 Manando is his stablemate and the speed, he could get brave and not stop. 5-8

Q 5-8

Race 9

No. 6 Orangeyouacutie is a first time starter out of the dam Mattie Kate who has dropped five winners from five starters and this jockey and trainer combo have hooked up to win three straight races. 6

Double 

8th 5-8

9th 6

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 Ruby Pumps is a course specialist with three wins and a second from four runs on this turf course, Neil Drysdale ships in the sneaking looking No. 5 Freedom Reigns off the layoff. 3-5

Race 2

No. 2 Apache Scout takes the big drop in class and will show all of his speed today, Baze may sit back with No. 4 D J Dave today and try to come on with a late run. 2-4

Race 3

No. 1 My Pal Ariana ships in looking for grass, No. 5 Fearless Cat just did miss on this turf course going mile last time out and now gets 1-1/16. No. 7 Unbridled Bounty ran right behind Cat. 1-5-7

Race 4

Jockey Dennis Carr won three straight races on No. 1 Victoriously Jewel and now is back on. No. 4 Habit Forming has hit the board in all nine of his starts here with three wins and six seconds. 1-4

Pick four

1st 3-5

2nd 2-4

3rd 1-5-7

4th 1-4

Race 5

Baze gets on the Hollendorfer shipper No. 3 Grand Corredora who looks to have found a soft spot, No. 5 Sassy Brunette also comes to town from Hollywood and lands Hernandez and exits the same race as Grand Corredora. No. 8 Toluca and No. 10 Wunderbar both exit the same race on the grass here on May 19th with Toluca finishing second and Wunderbar a close third. 3-5-8-10

Tri box 3-5-8-10

Race 6

No. 5 O Wild West Wind gets off the grass and gets the big drop in class and a top jock as they pull all the punches looking for the maiden breaker, No. 6 El Sabios ships in gets Baze and the huge drop in class, he may be the speed. 5-6

Race 7

Maiden fillies and mares go 5 furlongs on the grass, No. 4 Miranda Rose continues to work great and will try and take them wire-to-wire after that, this one is a crap shoot. 4

Race 8

No. 2 Classical Bartok was taken out of his game last time out and could pop today at a big price, No. 4 Street Rocket is his stablemate and will be making a late run. 2-4

Race 9

No. 1 Kern River will be making his usual late run, No. 6 Easy Six is his stablemate and will go long for the first time and will try and sneak to the front and go gate-to-wire. 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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