Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 1 Anythingscookin will be cookin on the front end and will be hard to run down unless the sprinter No. 2 Top Drive decides to get involved early with Mike Smith getting the leg up. If the top two get into it No. 6 Genius will be sitting in the garden spot. 1-2-6

Race 2

No. 8 Michailasheartlite will find the perfect pace to run them down late. Cody Autrey who is still looking for the winners circle gives No. 7 Quest for Success the big drop in class. 7-8

Race 3

You know Hollywood is coming to an end as we have the Grade 1 SHOEMAKER. No. 1 Jeranimo won this race last year. No. 4 Lucayan exits our HTW list as a 5* play in this his second start in the US. They will all need to beat No. 5 Obviously who is in the best form of his life. 1-4-5**

Race 4

No. 1 My Sweet Addiction exits a good race in which she finished second despite being fanned out turning for home, the winner came back to score next out. No. 3 Here’s to Rose exits our HTW list, she gets her first start off the Sadler claim. Baffert brings back No. 6 Not My Tap who has not been seen since Del Mar of last year when exiting a key race. 1-3-6

Race 5

No. 5 Vibrato Jazz will find a very fast pace in here to make a run down the lane, we will take our shot that he gets there today and single in the picks. 5

Win 5

Race 6

No. 1 Smoove It took some action in her one and only start but had a tough trip but still ran a good 3rd in a ten horse field. First time starter No. 8 Stole a Kiss has the best last work for a hot jockey/trainer combo. 1-8

Race 7

No. 1 Sweet Lulu won like a good thing first out of the box for Hollendorfer at .50 cents on the dollar, she has come back to work great and will be the one to beat. Mike Smith gets the ride for Baffert on No. 4 Tres Belle who tried some tough ones in the Railbird last out. 1-4

Pick three

5th 5

6th 1-8

7th 1-4

Race 8

No. 7 Deacon Speakin’ gets a drop in class and Talamo, look for him to gun them down at the wire. No. 8 Fear the Beard gets his second start off the long layoff and will fall into a good stalking position. 7-8

Race 9

THE GRADE 1 TRIPLE BEND

The one time No. 1 Morning Line went this 7 furlong distance he got the win in the Grade 1 Carter. The one time No. 2 Jimmy Creed went this 7 furlong distance he got the win in the Grade 1 Malibu. No. 9 Camp Victory won this race last year. 1-2-9

Race 10

No. 9 Brown Boss exits our HTW list off a solid try off the layoff when bet like the winner but had to settle for second, he will be very tough today. Maldonado gets on No. 11 Spectacularjourney who has finished second in both of his starts here. 9-11

Excata box 9-11 and win and place 9

Pick four

7th 1-4

8th 7-8

9th 1-2-9

10th 9-11

PLEASANTON

Race 4

No. 1 Dancing Lute is spotted for the win off her big maiden breaker at the Gate last our, she will be a very shot price. No. 4 Some Kind of Ride looks to have the best shot at the upset. 1-4

Race 5

No. 5 Hard Hearted Lady won for fun here on the 20th and gets her first start off the claim and nine days rest. 5

Double

4th 1-4

5th 5

Race 6

No. 2 Bag’s of Fun comes here in top form and has hit the board in both of his previous starts here. No. 4 Luckywiththeladies gets his first start off the claim and gets off the grass and a turn back in distance, he will be flying late. No. 9 Peppered Pro will be right there from the bell. 2-4-9

Exacta box 2-4-9

Race 7

No. 3 Madame Pele may like the move to the dirt. No. 1 Run Sophia Run has run good in both of her starts. No. 5 Khun Dots Varon ran right behind Pele in her one and only and could move forward. 1-3-5

Race 8

No. 5 Zip Cat gets his second start off the layoff and will try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 6 Mickey Ball will look to run the Cat down as will No. 8 Fonz. 5-6-8

Race 9

THE COUNTY OF ALAMEDA HANDICAP 

Baze and Hollendorfer hook up with No. 2 Summer Hit who is fresh off of his Grade 3 All American win when taking them wire-to-wire, we will single in the late pick four. 2

Race 10

No. 1 Cost of Freedom is in top form and won here last year, this 10yo gelding still has a lot of run in those legs. No. 5 Faster Action gets a big drop in class by Morey. 1-5

Race 11

No. 3 Red Charger looks to be sitting on the win and this may be the time and place. Baze jumps on first time starter No. 7 Call Collect who has been working here since last November. 3-7

Pick four

8th 5-6-8

9th 2

10th 1-5

11th 3-7

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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