Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 3 Carlsbad Mountain has a real fast last work here, he gets off the grass and will try and take them wire-to-wire, No. 1 Crucero gets the hot riding Joe Talamo in the irons. 1-3

Race 2

Trainers Doug O’Neill and John Sadler both have live first-time starters in this race, O’Neill sends out No. 1 Friendswith K Mill and Sadler No. 2 Public Policy. 1-2

Race 3

Maldo gets his shot on No. 4 Truelee Scrappin first off the Peter Miller claim, No. 6 Java Man is a 7yo gelding with only two lifetime wins but he gets a huge drop in class and Bejarano says he will ride this one for John Sadler. 4-6

Race 4

No. 2 U R Lucky had no luck in her two starts at Fairplex when she was bet like a sure thing, she may like the track switch and Bejarano gets the call, No. 4 Swiss Sugar beat Lucky the one time they met and this filly has some big early speed. No. 5 Cabbage exits a key race and gets the jockey back that just missed with her one race back. 2-4-5

Race 5

No. 3 Abide in Me has run back-to-back good ones and was well bet in both, No. 4 Taste Like Candy is a fast working first-time starter for Jerry Hollendorfer. Baffert also sends out a fast working first-time starter in No. 5 Midnight Dream. 3-4-5

Race 6

No. 4 Smart N Dreamy ran a nice race last time out when going this mile turf distance, she looks the one today. 4

Win and place 4

Race 7

No. 1 Tribal Peace gets a big drop in class and will try the conventional dirt for the first time, No. 4 Firendesire likes this course and gets a confident boast in class off the win. 1-4

Race 8

They go down the hill in the feature today, No. 4 Appealing Tale just missed on this course last time out after bobbling at the start, No. 5 Procurement will be flying late as will No. 6 Tom’s Tribute. No. 2 Rosengold is the speed. 2-4-5-6

Race 9

No. 4 Sophie’s Secret just missed when dropped to this level in her last start and now gets a major rider upgrade, No. 11 Amanda will be making a late run at them. No. 12 Angel’s Moon gets the major drop in class and will be part of the early speed. 4-11-12

Pick three

7th 1-4

8th 2-4-5-6

9th 4-11-12

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 6 Stormy Surge drops to the bottom and will win at a small price if all is ok. 6

Race 2

Hollendorfer and Baze will try and sweep the first double with No. 4 Citizen Bernstein who is on an every other race win pattern and this is her win race. 4

Race 3

No. 1 Ourwestcoastghost gets back on the main where he won three straight, he has a fast last work for this, No. 6 Moonshine Bay will be his main foe. 1-6

Race 4

No. 6 Angle of Harlan came running late in her one and only start going a mile on the grass, No. 2 Tiz Shocking and No. 10 Lady Liz both exit the same race and these three girls could finish one two three. 2-6-10

Exacta box tri box 2-6-10

Race 5

No. 1 Hard Rockin Girl gets back on her best surface, No. 3 Comin Easy gets the big drop in class looking for some easy money. No. 9 Swiss Laker Girl don’t run many bad races. 1-3-9

Race 6

No. 4 Prestige Worldwide is a proven turf runner and will be very hard to beat at this level, No. 9 Unusual Talent has run all good races on this turf course. 4-9

Race 7

Baze gets on the big dropper No. 2 Prince Dr, No. 7 Van Lingle Mungo has been knocking on the door. No. 8 Maggie’s Guy looks live first out of the box. 2-7-8

Race 8

No. 1 Summer Fascination came from last to first in her one and only start and it was at this mile turf distance, Neil Drysdale brings in No. 2 Now Hope. No. 10 English Lace has some good early speed and owns a win on this mile turf course. 1-2-10

Race 9

No. 4 Forgotten Pearl has good early speed and gets her second try at this level, No. 12 Lady of Athens is the live first timer in here. 4-12

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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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