Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 1 Top Knot never really got into it when dropped to this level last out when sent off as the 8/5 chalk she could rebound today. No. 3 Paris Affair has some long shot appeal as she gets off the grass and drops to her lowest level. No. 5 Disco Lemonade looks to be the speed. No. 6 Spoiledandentitled drops into a maiden claimer for the first time. 1-3-5-6

Race 2

The hot training Mike Puype drops No. 2 Blazen All Star and sends her the distance of her maiden breaker. No. 5 Cavalla goes long with the bug boy Irving Orozco in the irons. 2-5

Race 3

No. 6 Divine Way tried the 2yo boys last out and now is back with her own kind, bet her to cash. 6

Race 4

No. 5 Lucky Cotton has run back-to-back good races on this 6 furlong turf course. No. 6 Follini has good early speed and beat Cotton here on the grass when breaking his maiden, he gets back on the green. 

5-6

Race 5

No. 2 Domonation gets his first start off the claim and gets a nice rider upgrade to Talamo. No. 3 Sir Allison gets the big drop in class and will be very tough at this level. 2-3

Race 6

No. 1 Mr. Ornery likes this 6 furlong turf course and Joe Steiner has a win and two second with her the three times he rode. No. 5 U’narack exits the same race as Ornery when he finished 3rd just a half length behind. No. 7 He’s Not too Shaby has hit the board in all five of his lifetime starts and is one for one on this turf course. 1-5-7

Race 7

No. 2 Curly Top has a nice last work for this. No. 4 Belvin is Curly’s stablemate and he is also working good. 2-4

Race 8

No. 1 Coconut Cream Pie exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play we will single in the late pick four and make a tri in here using No. 4 L L Cool Jo, No. 6 Itsbeautifulday, No. 7 Tiz a Classy Lass and No. 8 John’s War. 1**** with 4-6-7-8

Pick four

5th 2-3

6th 1-5-7

7th 2-4

8th 1

Tri 1 with 4-6-7-8

PLEASANTON

Race 3

No. 2 Malibu Rum has won ten of his twenty two starts and is back with his friends after a short trip to Holly Park. No. 3 Streamside will play catch me if you can. 2-3

Race 4

No. 4 Election Vow ran ok when sent long first out of the box and can only move forward. No. 6 Ancient Monarch drops, goes long and gets Baze. 4-6

Race 5

No. 3 Beezaroo has finished second in nine of her twenty starts including a second here. No. 6 Sassy Brunette comes off a nice win in her first try on this circuit at the Gate on the grass, she looks tough right back in this spot. No. 8 Comin Easy crushed them in her comeback race and may be this good. 

3-6-8

Race 6

No. 8 Sandee’s Gift will try and take them gate-to-wire. No. 9 Enter Back is the price play from off the pace. 8-9

Race 7

No. 6 Contemplated comes here in top form for trainer John Martin and is the one to beat. No. 8 Gold Star doesn’t win many but does have a win here and we like the jockey switch. 6-8

Race 8

No. 3 Tanner’s Quest is consistent and may like it here. No. 4 Xcuse Me Monto has won five of her eleven starts and gets a jump in class off the claim. No. 7 Follow the Crowd is a solid fit. 3-4-7

Race 9

In the last leg of the pick five we will single No. 5 Super Sonic Soul who will find the perfect pace to get up late. 5

.50 cent pick five

5th 3-6-8

6th 8-9

7th 6-8

8th 3-4-7

9th 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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