Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 1 Lord Vronsky almost beat the same last out and now gets five pounds off. Long shot jockey Kayla Stra who rode Vronsky last time ops for No. 3 Oligarch who gets a needed drop in class, he has the early speed to be very dangerous in here. No. 6 Mr.Bossy Pants never got into his last race after being steadied at the start, he got re-claimed and will go better today as he gets off the rail. 1-3-6

Race 2

THE 150K LANDALUCE

Believe me there are no Landaluce’s in this race but love the race that No. 7 Perched ran in her first start when sent to the Gate by O’Neill to run in the Lostin the Fog Stakes a race in which the winner came back to score. Perched was gaining big time at the end going five furlongs and she will love this 6 furlong distance and Nakatani likes the outside slot. O’Neill also sends out No. 3 South Sound who was bet like a good thing in her one and only and win like it. 3-7

Race 3

Maiden fillies and mares go 6 furlongs on the grass. No. 4 Lakeside Bride has had her chances but lost by a nostril on this course one race back and Bejarano sticks, after her it could be bombs away. 4

Race 4

THE GRADE 3 150K HOLLYWOOD JUVENILE

This is one sad weak group of 2yo that consist of three first time starters, that shows how weak this filed is. Second time starter No. 1 Ontology ran bang up behind the lone speed No. 2 Alpine Luck last out and he can only improve off of that effort. Gary Stevens remains on Luck and will try and wire them again. 

1-2

Race 5

No. 10 Glad’s Gals showed good early speed in her one and only and exits a productive race. 10

Race 6

No. 3 English Crossing exits our HTW list off a real good win in her first start on the West Coast after shipping here from Florida. She has a dynamic work on July 4th and will be in the garden spot turning for home with “smokin” Joe Talamo in the irons. He is giving Bejarano a run for his money for the jockey title here at Holly Park and speaking about Bejarano he gets on No. 5 Dinvar Diva who is one tough filly to ride, look for a big effort from here today. No. 4 Pebble Beach Baby ships in from the gate and exits our HTW list, she is bred for the grass and will like going a mile. 3-4-5

Exacta box 3-4-5 and win and place 3

Race 7

No. 2 Starry Shark ran a nice even race after hopping and breaking slow at the start, we look for better today. Back in January, No. 8 Public Interest, a first time starter, took plenty of money but refused to break. If he gets out of the gate today he could be a runner. No. 9 Apache Ambush is a first time starter with the best works. 2-8-9

Race 8

Trainer Peter Miller who is having a big meet was going to send No. 1 Reneesgotzip to Florida but decided to go in this spot THE GRADE 2 GLEAM FOR 200K. She will try and turn the tables on No. 7 Book Review who beat her last time out. No. 2 Byrama fresh off of her Grade 1 Vanity win at 1-1/8 will now try and get there going 7 furlongs. She almost won the Grade 1 Madison at Keeneland at this 7 furlong distance by lost by a dwindling neck. 1-2-7

Race 9

THE GRADE 1 AMERICAN OAKS AT 1¼ ON THE GRASS

Bill Mott brings in No. 3 Emollient who will take her first try on the grass. No. 5 Scarlet Strike who has had 12 lifetime starts is the class and the one to beat. 3-5

Race 10

No. 10 Harlan’s Trick will fall into a good stalking position behind all the speed and has a big shot today in this her 6th start. No. 11 Music and Me is a first time starter out of the dam Moscow Symphony (Moscow Ballet) and she has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters and this trainer Kathy Walsh can strike with a firster. 10-11

Pick four

7th 2-8-9

8th 1-2-7

9th 3-5

10th 10-11

SACRAMENTO 

Race 3

No. 3 Fly Blue will try and fly long today. No. 5 Ivory Fudge gets off the grass and will be right there from the bell as will No. 6 Falling Knife. No. 7 Frank and Go just missed going a mile on the grass in his last start and is in top form. 3-5-6-7

Race 4

No. 1 Shimmering Wildcat could be ready for a big race in this his third off the layoff. No. 2 Lobo Del Desierto gets a turn back in distance and that gives this one hope at a big price. 1-2

Race 5

No. 3 No Fear Baby comes in from Hollywood and gets the big drop in class. No. 8 Hannah Savanna will try and run them down late. 3-8

Race 6

No. 3 Lady Rochelle will show all of her speed with the drop to this level as will No. 6 Flamin Hot Mama. No. 8 Your Special Day will be the one to fear late. 3-6-8

Race 7

No. 4 Mahogany Ridge looks set for his best today. No. 1 Mommy Go Too will like this 6 furlong distance as he comes back off the long layoff. 1-4

Race 8

THE 75K CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S CUP

Hollendorfer gave No. 2 Via Villaggio her prep at Hollywood on June 16th and now is set for the money run. 2

Race 9

No. 6 Hedger looks to have found a group he can beat. Second time starter No. 9 Gitano Sky was rank in his first start but gets the bug boy today and will go much better and the price will be right. 6-9

Exacta box 6-9 and win and place 9

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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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