Saber’s Horse Selections

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FAIRPLEX

Race 2

No. 1 Stormy Pleasure comes off the layoff and she ran a good even race in her one and only at Santa Anita, she is live in this spot. No. 6 Jeanne Marini is the speed. 1-6

Race 3

No. 8 Di Conti looks odds on in here. 8

Race 4

No. 6 Ascription ran a good 3rd in her last start at Del Mar and now gets Pedroza riding for O’Neill. No. 8 Nancy Wake is the speed and will look to upset. 6-8

Race 5

No. 2 Runaway Wildcat will sit off the hot pace and try and nail them down the short stretch. No. 3 Gallant Gent has a win and a 3rd from two starts here. 2-3

Double

4th 6-8

5th 2-3

Race 6

This one is a real puzzler and of all the bad runners in here, No. 1 Green Dolphin has the speed, the rail and the break in the weights but could not win his last start for $12,500 and now is in for 20k, after him its anyones race. 1

Race 7

No. 1 Boo Who Who has won two of her three starts here. No. 4 Gotta Skedaddle has the early speed and gets the main man. No. 6 Meter Me Gone drops trying to cash. 1-4-6

Race 8

No. 2 Kingsbury gets Maldo back on board and he ran a good second with Maldo at Santa Anita. No. 7 Heza Great Friend is the one to beat. 2-7

Double

7th 1-4-6

8th 2-7

Race 9

THE 50K PHIL D. SHEPHERD STAKES

No. 6 Be Proud is a maiden out of the Baffert stable of goodies, she would not be here if he didn’t think she could win this race. 6

Race 10

No. 2 Music and Me ran a nice even race last time out at Del Mar and now gets the hot riding Quinonez. No. 6 Little Bit Cactus may like going long on the dirt. 2-6

Pick four

7th 1-4-6

8th 2-7

9th 6

10th 2-6

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Three Cuties is in form Del Mar for Mr. Hollendorfer and Baze gets the leg up. No. 5 Nancypeggy will be the main danger. 1-5

Race 2

No. 1 Uptown Big Brown is a 2yo colt by Big Brown who will love going long on the grass. No. 6 Rockford gets his second start and he is bred to love the grass and this 1 mile distance. 1-6

Double 

1st 1-5

2nd 1-6

Exacta box 1-6

Race 3

We will use three exiting the same race No. 1 Fool Me Once who will be the price play, No. 5 Lucky to Stay Home who will hold today in this her second off the layoff and No. 6 Bluegrass Story who will be sitting chilly right off the pace today. 1-5-6

Exacta box 1-5-6

Double

2nd 1-6

3rd 1-5-6

Race 4

No. 1 Trice Up gets his third jock in three starts as Sherman looks for the answer. No. 5 King Budrick gets Baze who just missed with him by a neck two races back. No. 8 Unusual Talent lost by a nostril last time out with Leslie Mawing in the irons and he will be on again. 1-5-8

Exacta box 1-5-8

Race 5

No. 3 Capalatte was flying down the lane last time out just coming up short by a neck. No. 7 Snackable gets a turn back in distance and that will help her chances. 3-7

Race 6

We get 2yo maiden fillies going a mile on the grass. No. 7 Arethusa had one start at Del Mar and now ships in and gets Baze. Nakatani is listed to ride No. 9 Miss Lafayette who looks ready to fire a big shot. 

7-9

Race 7

No. 3 Ruled by Kisses won at Santa Anita back in February like a good thing at 3/2, bet him to cash. 3

Race 8

No. 1 Diamond Geezah will find the right pace to make his late run. No. 2 Heroically and No. 4 Royal Dream will be the two that will try and hold off Geezah. 1-2-4

Pick four

5th 3-7

6th 7-9

7th 3

8th 1-2-4

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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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