Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

The only two in here that can run are No. 7 Disco Lemonade and No. 8 U R My Candy Girl, the others look like they need a change of venue. 7-8

Race 2

No. 2 Four Better gets the big drop in class and lays over this soft group of 10k claimers, if she has three legs she will get the win. 2

Race 3

No. 1 Smart’n Fair is wheeled back in just six days by O’Neill off a lack luster effort here on June 29th, No. 3 Tuckers Point also comes off a non effort but gets a big drop in class. No. 8 Barton Hill also has some big question marks as Baffert drops him into a maiden claimer in this is second lifetime start, he will go better today at this level and getting off the grass. 1-3-8

Race 4

No. 4 Blueskiesnrainbows looks to be the speed of the speed in this 1-1/16 turf route with the drop to this allowance race, No. 6 Barocci will be shadowing him from the bell. 4-6

Race 5

No. 1 Blue Tone will like this 7 furlong distance after finishing a good second last out going 1-1/16, No. 8 Tom’s Tribute gets Mike Smith, he was well bet in his debut and looks like the one to beat. 1-8

Players pick five

1st 7-8

2nd 2

3rd 1-3-8

4th 4-6

5th 1-8

Race 6

It’s interesting that jockey Joe Steiner who is looking for his first win here at the meet gets on No. 1 Chico Suerte for trainer John Sadler off the good maiden breaker, No. 2 Strickly Class won for fun at first asking when bet down to the 2-1 chalk, he now gets his first start off the Craig Dollase claim. 1-2

Race 7

This is one tough 1-1/4 turf route, we will opt for No. 4 Midnight Music who is in from Churchill Downs for trainer Tom Proctor and his other runner No. 5 Customer Base, after those two hit the all button. 4-5 ( all six runners)

Race 8

No. 9 Scary Fast comes off the layoff for trainer Carla Gaines, this filly showed some good early speed with much better in her one and only start and should handle the crew. 9

PLEASANTON

Race 2

Trainer Steven Miyadi sends out two first time starters and both are owned and bred by the powerful Tommy Town Thoroughbreds Inc., No. 1 Sailors Brother and No. 2 Scottiforgottee. 1-2

Race 3

No. 5 Pareau gets blinkers on and that is a powerful move for this barn who has won with three of their three starters here at the meet. 5

Double

2nd 1-2

3rd 5

Race 4

No. 2 S S Tribal Girl will try and take these fillies and mares wire-to-wire, No. 7 A. P. Anna will try and run her down. 2-7

Race 5

No. 6 Kasune has speed and gets her first start off the Morey claim and he has won with four of his six runners here at the meet, No. 7 Kerrilynn has run second in all three of her starts. No. 8 Spiritwalker is a first time starter who may have some run in her. 6**-7-8

Key Q 6 with 7-8

Double

4th 2-7

5th 6-7-8

Race 6

The three times that Baze has ridden No. 3 French Alps he got the win all three times, No. 4 Pawn Shop will be making a late run at them as she hopes for a speed duel on the front end. 3-4

Race 7

No. 4 Da Jersey Express gets his best jockey back in the irons and he gets off the grass and back to a sprint, he looks on go first off the claim, No. 10 Stone Hot gets his first start off the Morey claim and Baze says he will get the job done. 4-10

Double 

6th 3-4

7th 4-10

Race 8

No. 1 Graeme Crackerjack comes to town looking for a win as he won the only other time he was here, No. 4 Heroically is in top form for Baze/Hollendorfer and the one to beat. No. 5 Welcome Home Ryan also won the only time he was here and is the other Hollendorfer entry in the race. 1-4-5

Race 9

No. 1 Grand Corredora gets off the grass and drops into an action spot, No. 7 Firmly comes off a good win and fits at this level. 1-7

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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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