Saber’s Horse Selections

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Race 1

We start what looks to be one tough day at the track with just another possible pick six carryover in the works. This race is a prelude to tougher, in here No. 6 Tenkiller Kid will the grass for the first time. No. 7 Seamark gets the stretch out on the grass in this his second start. 6-7????

Race 2

Mike Mitchell drops No. 8 Truelee Scrappin into an action spot, he is the one to beat. No. 2 Gallent Gent owns two wins here. No. 6 Silver Wings comes off a good win here on September 29th and gets a little move up the ladder by Ron Ellis. 2-6-8

Key exacta box 8 with 2-6

Race 3

No. 3 Sooo Major drops in this very wide open 30k maiden claimer for 2yo. No. 6 Taken by Surprise also gets a needed drop in class and may be the speed in here. 3-6

Race 4

In this straight maiden race going a flat mile Baffert sends out his normal two in No. 5 Hold Everything for his buddy Mike Pegram and No. 7 Tap It Rich a first time starter with Mike Smith riding. Tom Proctor sends out No. 9 Gift Exchange who ran a good 3rd at Del Mar in his one and only going 6 furlongs this one will like this mile distance. 5-7-9

Exacta box 5-7-9

Race 5

No. 7 High Test ran a good 4th on this downhill turf course last September. No. 9 Trelawny drops and that will help his chances in this wide open affair. 7-9

Race 6

No. 2 Know More ran a good second in his one and only going this 7 furlong distance. No. 11 Moonlit Meteor went wire-to-wire breaking his maiden last time out but doesn’t need the lead, he may like this course and looks to rate today. 2-11

Race 7

No. 1 Bella Viaggia has never finished worse than second in her seven starts with 4 wins and 3 seconds and one of those win came going down the hill, we will take our shot and single her in the picks. 1

Race 8

No. 7 Bro’s Bro won his last start when Gary Stevens jump on last time out and he is back on today. No. 8 Zoom Bag won both of his starts here last year and is the stablemate of Bro. 7-8

Race 9

No. 1 Tribe goes long off a real nice last work. No. 2 Christopher Street may have found a spot to wake up as he did break his maiden on this turf course. No. 5 Empty Headed is back in just 6 days off the easy win on this mile turf course. 1-2-5

Exacta box 1-2-5

Race 10

No. 4 Party Hard will try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 6 Awesome Return is a very live first time starter out of the Mike Puype barn, he has a nice 5 furlong work for this. 4-6

Double

9th 1-2-5

10th 4-6

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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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