Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 5 Dragon Dance drops in with claimer for this his second start and Bejarano rides. No. 7 Educated Guess is a first time starter for trainer David Hofmans, his dam has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters, Maldo will be gunning. 5-7

Race 2

Peter Miller sends out a strong uncoupled entry of No. 1 Heyyoucan and No. 2 Tosheen both will have a big say in this race. 1-2

Race 3

No. 3 Cavalletta doesn’t want to win but has five seconds from her five turf starts here. No. 4 Buckingham Bull ran a good second at Del Mar in her first start on this circuit. 3-4

Race 4

No. 4 One Firm Cat is 2-for-2 at this 7 furlong distance, bet him to cash. 4

Win and place 4

Race 5

Maiden fillies and mares travel a mile on the grass. Richard Mandella brings back No. 1 Shrilanka from over a year on the shelf, she looks ready to roll. No. 5 Passionate Diva has real good early speed and gets a speed jockey in Maldonado. No. 8 Nicegirlsfinishlast has had three starts and all have been on the grass long and short and she has run very good in all three. 1-5-8

Race 6

No. 1 Dolphin Shorts drops for Mitchell and is the speed of the speed. No. 4 Amulay will be the one to fear late. 1-4

Race 7

The one time Nakatani rode No. 5 Tebowing he got the win, lets see if he can do it again. 5

Race 8

No. 5 Chumash will wake up at this level with this very suspect group of 20k maidens, the same can be said about No. 9 Renegade Ride. 5-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

We start the day with Baze Riding for Hollendorfer on the chalk, what a surprise, No. 2 Worldly Lad who will try and turn the tables on the old pro the 10yo No. 6 Cost of Freedom who beat him last time out. 

2-6

Race 2

No. 2 Dynamo Dixie won at first asking on this course when well bet. No. 3 Power of Eleven exits our HTW list off a huge first out of the box. Baze gets on the very tough No. 4 Easy Topper. 2-3-4

Race 3

No. 1 French Alps has won 5 of her 8 starts with one second and that came on this mile grass course. No. 4 Fearless Cat will be making a late run. 1-4

Race 4

Ed Moger sends out first time starter No. 5 Silver n’Brass whose dam has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters, she will be our play in this soft $12,500 maiden claimer. 5

Win and place 5

Race 5

Losts of early speed in here and that could set it up for second time starter No. 6 Go Wheeler Go or one of the two outside first time starters, No. 10 Bixley whose dam has dropped 7 winners from 7 starters and No. 11 Presidentsky who attracts Baze. 6-10-11

Race 6

No. 1 Eldorado Prado is back at his best level where he has a win and a second by a nose. No. 6 Havoc won his only start at this level and one race back he finished second by a nose behind Eldorado Prado. 

1-6

Exacta box 1-6

Race 7

No. 1 Heroically gets back on the synthetic where he has 6 wins from 14 starts here. No. 3 Sandor has hit the board in all five of his synthetic starts on this course. No. 7 Ezio run them all alike and will be right there again as he looks for win number 6. No. 8 Bench Light comes back to town and he has 2 wins and 2 seconds from his four starts here. 1-3-7-8

Double

6th 1-6

7th 1-3-7-8

Race 8

No. 10 Check Out My Face drops into an action spot, there are two first time starters in here that look to have a shot. No. 3 Taramo and No. 7 Prom King. 3-7-10

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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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