Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

50k maiden 2yo going 5 furlongs. Trainer Peter Miller sends out the main two with No. 1 Solid Wager and No. 4 My Stone both first time starters. The two that look ok that have run are No. 5 Divine Way and No. 6 Bushwacked. 1-4-5-6

Race 2

No. 2 Lanida gets a big drop in class and will try and go long for the hot Mullins. No. 6 Cee’s the Year has two wins and both have come at this 1-1/16 distance. 2-6

Race 3

No. 2 Langfurs Lightning ran good going down the hill and should love this 6 furlong turf course. No. 3 Baby Blake has seconditis as he has run second in 8 of his 13 races including five straight seconds. 2-3

Race 4

There is a ton of early speed in here so we will take our shot with the two that will be coming late. No. 2 Halfapondarosa and No. 3 Michailasheartlite. 2-3

Race 5

No. 1 Tribal Chatter will try and go long on the grass after a hard fought win going 6 furlongs on the grass last time out. No. 2 Zanbo had his prep and now is ready for the money run. No.  5 Akiss Forarose lost by a neck here last time out going 1-1/16 on the grass when nailed on the line, they go a mile today. 1-2-5

Key Q 2 with 1-5 and win and place 2

Race 6

No. 1 Strickly Class is a first time starter out of the barn of John Sadle and he’s around .35% with his maiden claiming first time starters and this ones dam Gyrene has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. No. 6 Eddie Better comes off the layoff and looks ready to run big. 1-6

Q 1-6 and win and place 6

Race 7

No. 1 Sirocco Strike gets his 3rd start off the layoff and likes this 6 furlong turf course. No. 2 The Whole Deal won in his only start on this course. No. 4 Showme Yourfriends exits the same race as Sirocco and he gets Bejarano in the irons. 1-2-4

Race 8

Trainer Kristin Mulhall drops No. 2 Prestige Worldwide in this his second start under her care after coming here from Florida, she hits at around .44% with this move. No. 3 Big Daddy gets the bug boy Orozco and this one looks like a good price play. No. 10 Tenkiller Kid gets another drop in class by Hollendorfer but Bejarano sticks. 2-3-10 

Exacta box 2-3-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Wild Date and No. 3 Gotnaceupersleeve both go for Hollendorfer who looks to have this race covered. 1-3

Race 2

No. 3 Tanya Marie comes off a big win after shipping here from Santa Anita, up the ladder she goes. No. 5 Happybirthdaybaby won for fun first out of the box and was claimed for 20k by Morey and now becomes claim proof in this starter allowance race. 3-5

Race 3

No. 3 Downtown C.T. is in top form. No. 4 Trumpet Player Jay will be right there in what looks to be a two horse race. 3-4

Race 4

We will use three in this 2yo straight maiden race the last leg of the early pick four; No. 4 Side Letter who gets Baze riding for Sherman, No. 6 Silver N Sassy who has been doing all of her works at Hollywood for the good 2yo trainer Solis and No. 8 Melanie Rose who has the best last work. 4-6-8

Pick four

1st 1-3

2nd 3-5

3rd 3-4

4th 4-6-8

Race 5

No. 5 Lamm comes back to a place he loves, this 7yo gelding has two wins and a second from his three turf stars here. He will find a hot pace up front and run them all down late. 5

Win and place 5

Race 6

This is the second half of the 2yo races. No. 2 No Better Terms is the one to beat. No. 4 Quite Effective looks very live first out of the box for trainer Terry Knight. No. 6 Patty Wack is in from Hollywood for Solis. 2-4-6

Race 7

No. 5 Secret Shadow won in her only try sprinting on the grass. No. 7 Not to Notty could like this at a price today. 5-7

Race 8

No. 3 Little Prince gets the right jockey change and should get the diploma today. 3

Pick five

4th 4-6-8

5th 5

6th 2-4-6

7th 5-7

8th 3

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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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