Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 1 Afflication drops and gets a turn back in distance. No. 5 Broker Brett is the one to bet albeit at a short price as he also drops into a maiden claimer for the first time. He gets off the grass and will take his first try on a synthetic surface. 1-5

Race 2

No. 2 Sanibel Sid has been on go in his first two starts here this meet for Ron Ellis but has not got the job done, we will give him another shot today. No. 3 Our Boy Benjamin gets his first start off the claim and fits at this level. No. 6 Jay’s Firetruck lost by a nostril when the bug boy Orozco got on last time out and he will be tough right back. 2-3-6

Exacta box 2-3-6 and win and place 6

Race 3

We get maidens going 1-3/16 on the grass. No. 3 Topic has been right here in her last two races and may like this distance. No. 4 Esprit De Corps is the stablemate of Topic and gets her 3rd lifetime start. Gomes gets off of De Corps to ride No. 5 Intoxicating Move and we think this is one. No. 7 Indygo F M A exits the same race as Topic and Intoxicating Move. 3-4-5-7

Key exacta box 5 with 3-4-7

Race 4

No. 4 Minor Crisis is a live first time starter that could be a price with Alex Bisono in the irons. No. 6 Smart ’n Fair is another live firster in here. 4-6

Race 5

No. 2 Rolanda gets back on the grass and she has shown good early speed of late. No. 3 Bluegrass Ellis is the speed and the one to catch. No. 6 English Crossing is in from Gulfstream Park for trainer Mulhall and could be live with Tyler in the irons. 2-3-6

Race 6

No. 5 Rousing Sermon got beat by the bob here last time out and is the one to beat again at this level. No. 7 Half Strike is in top form and lost to Rousing Sermon one race back by the bob. No. 8 Saint Loup rounds out the top three contenders. 5-7-8

Race 7

Got to go outside in this tough mile turf race for 3yo fillies. No. 10 Llandudno is a filly we like with some big upside and she gets her first try going long. No. 12 Blingismything won a first asking going a mile on the grass and just may be this good. 10-12

Double 

6th 5-7-8

7th 10-12

Race 8

No. 1 Metaxa will sit chilly down on the rail and hope she can find room turning for home. No. 4 Gloryandprayer drops off the Dan Blacker claim. No. 8 Musical Arts also drops in this her second start off the long layoff. 1-4-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

We will use three exiting the same race No. 3 Miss Corinthian the winner, No. 4 Flight of a Dream who finished 3rd and No. 6 Trapper’s Reward the second place finisher. 3-4-6

Race 2

No. 1 Dave’s Cutie drops trying to cash and she is the one to beat again. No. 2 Ruler of the Tribe comes off the layoff for Miyadi and looks set to run. No. 7 Giannonatti gets her first start off the Martin claim and has a good work since and Baze sticks. 1-2-7

Race 3

We will take our shot and single No. 4 Ziva the Diva in the early pick four, she comes off the layoff but she looks on go and the price will be juicy. 4

Race 4

No. 4 Cuore Bella has burned some money but will be right there. No. 5 Wild Ruler drops to the bottom. No. 7 Charming Topper has finished 2nd in all three of her starts. 4-5-7

Pick four

1st 3-4-6

2nd 1-2-7

3rd 4

4th 4-5-7

Race 5

No. 3 Wild Bella just finished second on the grass last time out. No. 5 Tiz Blushing gets to go long on the grass and did finish second by a nose when sent 5 furlongs on the grass way back when. No. 8 Irenes Jackpot will be part of the early pace and she is in top form and has hit the board in all four of her turf starts here at the Gate. 3-5-8

Race 6

No. 1 Mazzy is out of the Steve Miyadi barn and he puts the unknown bug boy Cesar Ordaz in the irons for his first ride. No. 7 Excessive Fashion will find a good pace to make her late run. 1-7

Race 7

This is the last race on this 7 race card. No. 1 Hollywood Fredie will wake up in this his second off the layoff and stretching back out on the grass. No. 4 Eldorado Prado lost by a nose going a mile on the grass last time out. No. 7 Frank and Go won in his only attempt going long on the grass. 1-4-7

Pick three

5th 3-5-8

6th 1-7

7th 1-4-7

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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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