Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

Trainer Kory Owens who has won with two of his six starters at the meet sends out the speedy No. 1 Wellington Beauty first off the claim, she will try and turn the tables on No. 3 Jesse’s Giacomo who beat her last time out, we think she can. 1-3

Q 1-3 and win 1

Race 2

20k maiden 3yo fillies go 7 furlongs, first time starter No. 5 Madame Forbes is a must use in this very soft field, second time starter No. 6 Rosa Divina is the filly to beat out of the hot Mike Puype barn. No. 9 Coco de Carchy showed good early speed in her second start when dropped to this level and may be the speed of the speed going 7 furlongs. 5-6-9

Race 3

No. 4 Tricky Shane was having a good meet on the grass at the Gate and now comes here and lands in the barn of Doug O’Neill, he will be running late and could run them all down. 4

Race 4

No. 2 Solid South gets a better post and Bejarano, No. 5 Magnum Force is the stabemate of Solid South and comes off a good maiden breaker at this distance. 2-5

Race 5

No. 2 Star Rocker comes off the layoff and will try sprinting on the grass for the first time after rolling five thirds and a second last year from his six starts, No. 8 Art Official gets back to sprinting on the grass and is the one to beat with Bejarano getting the leg up. 2-8

Players pick five

1st 1-3

2nd 5-6-9

3rd 4

4th 2-5

5th 2-8

Race 6

Gary Stevens and Tom Proctor hook up with No. 4 Branding who looks set for a big effort off the little layoff, No. 5 So She Dances stretches out and is on a good pattern for the win. No. 9 Corlett Drive also stretches out for Sadler and is a must use. 4-5-9

Race 7

On paper no one can win this mile turf race for a 25k claiming tag but one of these girls will unless there is a dead heat, Maldonado will be gunning No. 2 Pink Blossom from the gate and No. 3 Selleria will try and run her down. 2-3

Race 8

No. 2 High Test likes this cushion surface and is very live off the little layoff, No. 4 Bank the Eight gets his second start off the layoff and is set for his best. No. 5 So Brilliant makes his 4yo debut for Baffert and was once highly regarded by the barn but has had his problems, if he is ok he wins. 2-4-5

Race 9

Maiden 2yo finish the day in a real grab bag 5 furlong sprint with several live first time starters, No. 1 Dubai Ruler out of the Julio Canani barn, No. 2 Tamarando out of the Hollendorfer barn, both look ready to run. Of the ones that have run No. 3 Gangnam Guy is the best and has been well bet in both of his starts, No. 6 Salt Power showed good early speed in his one and only and now gets the bug boy Irving Orozco in the irons. 1-2-3-6

PLEASANTON

Race 2

No. 2 Janero gets his second start off the Morey claim and is the one to beat. 2

Race 3

Morey goes for back-to-back wins with No. 2 Picture Perfect who will be odds on with these, No. 4 Last Sting comes here in top form, she gets off the grass but should handle the dirt. 2-4

Double 

2nd 2

3rd 2-4

Race 4

No. 2 Gold Coast Express won here on the 21st and now moves up off the claim, No. 4 Incisive is back on the beam and the one to beat. Morey sends out another live one in here with No. 5 Royal Stormer who fits like a glove with these. 2-4-5

Race 5

No. 2 Sun Catcher finds his way here from Belmont Park and has been well bet in all of his races, No. 4 Bay Street drops back into a maiden claimer and has wake up written all over him. No. 7 My Lawyer George is a first time starter out of the dam Chanceofalifetime who has dropped 6 winners from 6 starters including a stakes winner, his last work says he is on go! 2-4-7**

Win and place 7

Race 6

Baze gets on No. 8 Dancing Yodeler who don’t look like much but neither do the others, No. 9 Danger Ranger looks set for his best in this spot. 8-9

Race 7

No. 5 Single Mark has the early speed to take these wire-to-wire in this his second start, No. 6 Pecos Bud exits the same race. 5-6

Race 8

No. 3 Space Runner has run all three good races in his three race career with a win and two seconds and he is a re-claim last out by Morey who sends out another live runner, No. 6 Free Return will show all of his early speed with the drop to this level. 3-6

Race 9

No. 4 Power of Ten has a real good last work and may like it here, No. 7 Fighting Mean Mad comes off the layoff for the hot Bonde barn, she will be out winging it on the front end. 4-7

Race 10

Second time starter No. 1 Routing for Jaklin need only move forward a little to get the win, Baze gets on first time starter No. 4 Shesonlyseventeen who is a very live filly for seventeen. No. 6 Carlnpearl made a nice late run in her one and only start, she will be coming late. 1-4-6

Pick four

7th 5-6

8th 3-6

9th 4-7

10th 1-4-6

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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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