Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK GETAWAY DAY ALL MANDATORY PAYOUTS

Race 1

No. 4 Tiz the Route could be live off the layoff with the drop to this level, No. 5 Ghost N Your Heart drops to a good level and owns three wins from six races here at Hollywood. 4-5

Race 2

No. 4 Huera Bonita exits our HTW list and has been searching for a spot, look for her to be making a late run at what will be a good price, Maldonado who is still in the jockey race will be gunning No. 5 Brandon’s Princess from the bell. 4-5

Race 3

No. 1 Midnight Lady who blitzed them in her first start by almost 9 lengths here on June 6th in a 20k maiden claimer comes back in this claim proof starter allowance race going 6 furlongs on the grass, No. 3 Unseen Visitor won by 4 lengths here to break her maiden for a 50k price tag, she ran a good second on the grass for 75k price tag going a mile at Santa Anita. 1-3

Race 4

Mike Smith gets his second shot on No. 3 Peppy Bolly off a troubled trip last time out, look for her to be closer to the pace today, No. 5 Tribal Peace exits the same race a race in which she finished second by a neck. No. 6 Sparkling Style looks to be the speed and play catch me if you can. 3-5-6

Tri box 3-5-6

Race 5

THE GRADE 3 SUNSET GOING 1-1/2 ON THE GRASS

No. 1 Dhaamer won the 70k Round Table here at this turf distance on May 13th and has been gearing up for this race, No. 2 Marketing Mix is one for one here and is a Grade 1 winner and the mare to beat. 1-2

Players pick five

1st 4-5

2nd 4-5

3rd 1-3

4th 3-5-6

5th 1-2

Race 6

No. 7 Divine Notion comes off the long layoff and lands in the barn of Mike Puype who has had a super meet, he finds little to beat! 7

Win and place 7

Race 7

No. 2 Volkonsky exits our HTW list off of back-to-back seconds, No. 8 Ethnic Dance just failed to hold by a nose going this mile turf distance in his last start and the horse that beat him came back to win next out and the horse that finished third won next out. 2-8

Exacta box 2-8 and a Q 2-8

Race 8

No. 7 Hunger ships in from the gate for high percentage Northern California trainer Steven Miyadi, he gets off the grass and back to a sprint, No. 8 Indian Classic will be right there from the bell. 7-8

Race 9

We get 2yo fillies going 5 furlongs, Baffert sends out No. 4 American Pride off back-to-back bullet works, this filly looks very fast, No. 8 Shakahari has been working good here at Hollywood for Cerin, this one looks like a runner. 4-8

Race 10

We end the day and an era as this will be the last spring and summer meet forever at historical Hollywood Park which will be turned into a shopping mall and supposedly high end housing, I will believe it when I see it, that was going to happen with Bay Meadows but most of it is still a hole in the ground with all those people out of work.

In this 6 furlong turf sprint No. 2 U S Citizen is the one to beat off of back-to-back narrow losses on this course, No. 3 Dixieland Blues won in his only start here at the meet on this course. No. 8 Sacred Ovation has big early speed and has a narrow loss on this course one race back. 2-3-8

Exacta box 2-3-8

Race 11

No. 3 The Gatekeeper gets his second start off the Sadler claim and a big break in the weights, No. 2 Dramatic Allan is back quick and beat the keeper of the gate last out. The dropper No. 11 Saint Leo will try and beat Allan to the front and take them wire-to-wire. 2-3-11

Pick four

8th 7-8

9th 4-8

10th 2-3-8

11th 2-3-11

SACRAMENTO

Race 4

No. 1 Triple Feature comes to town from Hollywood and just may like it here, No. 3 French Dynasty gets off the grass and will try and run them down late. 1-3

Race 5

Baze gets back on No. 1 Trappers Magic the one to beat at short odds, No. 2 Jumpin Janet just won at on this circuit and owns a win here. 1-2

Race 6

No. 3 Straightomidnight ran a nice even second last out at the Pleasanton fair and is set for another big effort, No. 6 Last Draw gets 12k Baze and stretches out. 3-6

Race 7

We will take out shot with comebacker No. 2 Foxie Moose first off the Bobby Pate claim. 2

Race 8

No. 4 Preacher’s Brat looks much the best with these! 4

Race 9

No. 3 Melanistic finds a good spot and won the only time she raced here. 3

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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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