Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

Mike Smith gets on No. 1 Another Flashback for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, she comes in from the recently closed Golden Gate meet off a nice maiden breaker on the grass at this distance, No. 5 Market Quote is a lightly raced 4yo filly with tons of talent. 1-5

Race 2

No. 5 Taffeta Disaster comes here from the gate for trainer Peter Miller who claimed this filly one race back for this price tag, she moves from the turf to the cushion surface and may like it, No. 6 Liar Liar Liar gets her first start with maiden claimers off a very spotty career, but Mullins is sneaky and this 5yo mare could pop at a big price. 5-6

Double 

1st 1-5

2nd 5-6

Race 3

THE GRADE 2 SWAPS

There are now Swaps in this race but there is No. 3 Chief Havoc who will be the lone speed. 3

Race 4

No. 1 Hawfinch drops in class off a troubled trip and the jock that rode her for her last win is back on, No. 2 Dilly’s Dancer stretches out and could find herself on the front end and get brave. No. 6 Cee’s the Year moves back up off the win. 1-2-6

Race 5

No. 1 Kuro may have been best in his last start but could find no where to run and once clear he could not get back into a good stride, he gets the hot bug boy in Irving Orozco who is one rail loving rider, if the track is not as speed favoring today he gets the win, No. 11 Baron Von Red will fall into a nice stalking position from his outside post. 1-11

Win and place 1

Race 6

In this mile turf race for maiden fillies and mares No. 9 Legacy who exits our HTW list is the key filly in here, we will use him first and second in the exactas using No. 5 Winning Rhythm, No. 6 Smooth Talker and No. 7 Mille Luna. 5-6-7-9**

Key exacta box 9 with 5-6-7 

Race 7

This race anyone can win and if playing the picks single the 9 in race six and use an all in this race, after that No. 4 Mayan Eyes who freaked in his last start will be the play. 4 (all 7 runners).

Race 8

No. 4 The Whole Deal is the speed and will give the other speed in the race a run for their money and if they all get into a duel which looks the case No. 6 Sirocco Strike who was probably best in his last start will run them all down at the wire. 4-6**

Exacta box 4-6 and single the 6 in the picks and play the 6 win and place

Race 9

After the 8th race would be a good time to head home for a barbeque or to your favorite place for a little libation or two as you really need to do some board watching or know a trainer or two in order to get a handle on this wide open 2yo 50k maiden 5 furlong sprint. All 9 runners

Pick four

6th 9

7th all 7 runners

8th 6

9th all 9 runners (.50 cent pick four $31.50)

Or double

8th 6

9th all nine runners

PLEASANTON

Race 4

No. 1 Win It to Be In gets Baze back who won with her the two times he was on, No. 3 Ruler of the Tribe will go better today in this her second off the layoff. No. 6 Slightly Gamey drops and will be making a late run. 1-3-6

Race 5

No. 5 Along for the Ride owns a win here and looks ready to run off the layoff, No. 8 Old Way is the price play and she also has a win here. 5-8

Double 

4th 1-3-6

5th 5-8

Race 6

No. 3 Big Payday gets off the grass and may like the move to the dirt, No. 6 El Sabios won when dropped to this level last out and looks the one to beat. 3-6

Race 7

Two nice price plays in this race with No. 8 Papaslilprincess who will like the move to the dirt and No. 10 Broadmoor de Light who looks to be sitting on a big try in here. 8-10

Double 

6th 3-6

7th 8-10

Race 8

No. 2 Oblivion is the one to beat in here, she comes off a good win in her last start and has two nice works since. 2

Win and place 2

Race 9

THE 75K CASUAL LIES HANDICAP

Bonde brings in No. 2 Distinctiv Passion who has speed to burn, he will be playing catch me if you can, No. 6 Ain’t No Other will be the one to fear late. 2-6

Race 10

No. 2 Reno Reba looks like a nice single in the last leg of the pick five, she was bet like a good thing in her last start but got fanned four wide into the lane and failed to rally she will like the dirt and the stretchout. 2

.50 cent pick five

6th 3-6

7th 8-10

8th 2

9th 2-6

10th 2

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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