Saber’s Horse Selections

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Race 1

No. 1 Market Portfolio ran back-to-back good seconds at Del Mar losing by a neck in his last, if he can handle the dirt he will be tough. No. 5 Anytime looks like a sneaky price play off the layoff. No. 8 Mi Hijo ran his best race here back in April and could wake up. 1-5-8

Race 2

No. 9 My Lucky Rose finds the right spot for the maiden breaker. No. 10 Frandontjudge gets a major rider upgrade. 9-10

Double

1st 1-5-8

2nd 9-10

Race 3

Lots of early heat in this 1 mile turf race so we will go with two from off the hot pace. No. 4 Stoney Fleece and No. 6 Mega Heat who has won 3 of his 4 mile turf starts. 4-6

Race 4

No. 1 Tamarack Smarty is back down the ladder and finds a good spot. No. 4 Majestic Moment won here back in Feb going this 1-1/16 distance. No. 8 Tuckers Point gets Gomez in the irons and he was on for the maiden breaker one race back. 1-4-8

Double 3rd 4-6

4th 1-4-8

Race 5

No. 2 Scary Fast is perfectly spotted off the maiden breaker by trainer Carla Gaines. No. 7 Coco de Carchy drops and gets BejaraNo. No. 8 Lil Cheyenne is the play and the price will be a good one, we will bet her and key in the exacta. 8**-2-7

Win and place 8

Key exacta box 8 with 2-7

Players pick five

1st 1-5-8

2nd 9-10

3rd 4-6

4th 1-4-8

5th 8

Race 6

We need to go four deep in this 6½ furlong downhill turf sprint. No. 3 Heat Trap who is bred for the trip and won both of her 6 furlong turf sprints at Hollywood. No. 5 Llandudno who broke her maiden on this downhill turf course. No. 7 Atta Girl Alma who is a very consistent 3yo filly finishing first or second in her last four starts. No. 8 Unseen Visitor gets the red hot Gary Stevens and that is all we need to know about her. 3-5-7-8

Race 7

No. 1 Blue Tone is the one to beat in here at a short price but he can be beat as he wins everyother race and this is his lose race. No. 6 American Act has good early speed and could upset the chalk. 1-6

Race 8

No. 2 Candy Anniversary drops into a maiden claimer for the first time and will wake up. No. 10 Song of the Times gets Gomez who hangs around for the last race, he is the speed. 2-10

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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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