Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Clearly Confused may be the way to go in this very confusing first race, she just got nosed last out here at this level. No. 5 Miracle Merger has run on the dirt two times and ran good both times. No. 8 Julio’s Gold is the speed. 1-5-8

Race 2

No. 6 Rushomatic never got untracked last time out when exiting our HTW list, we will give this 2yo filly another shot today with the big jockey switch to Bejarano.  6

Race 3

No. 1 Rauschenberg has run some very good races on this downhill turf course. No. 3 Starspangled Heat is back in just 7 days for trainer Barry Abrams who has made a living with his Unusual Heat horses going down the hill. No. 6 El Mirage King could be the speed in this paceless race. 1-3-6

Race 4

Jerry Hollendorfer sends out the Tommy Town first time starter No. 1 Curvy Kitten, this filly is as live as they come and this jockey trainer combo have been hot. 1

Win and place 1

Race 5

No. 6 Madoffwiththemoney loves to win races and is perfectly spotted for win number six. 6

Race 6

This looks like a solid exacta box race as we get three live ones exiting the same race. No. 3 Maxx the Kid who really woke up last time out when going long on the grass for the first time, he was closing fast. No. 4 Yes Yes Yes finished third and he was also making a huge late run at the winner. No. 8 Storm the Channel is an English Channel 2yo who gets his second try he will go much better today. 3-4-8

Exacta box 3-4-8

Race 7

No. 6 Prayer Be Mine is a first time starter out of the dam Lavender Mine who has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters and this trainer jockey combo has gone 3-3-1 from eight hook ups. 6

Win and place 6

Race 8

In the Grade 3 Autumn Miss Stakes we will go with two that are exiting the Del Mar Oaks. No. 9 Need You Now is the speed who gets Leparoux back and No. 10 Wishing Gate the filly to beat. 9-10

Exacta box 9-10

Race 9

No. 3 Unkept Rendez Vous is the closer in here and she will have plenty of pace up front to make her last run. No. 7 Acute and No. 8 Heartless Honey have the best early speed. 3-7-8

Pick four

6th 3-4-8

7th 6

8th 9-10

9th 3-7-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Six Votes has won four of his eight starts here. No. 5 Iron Joe T has no wins here from five starts but gets his second start off the Morey claim. No. 7 Red Danger is the speed. 1-5-7

Race 2

No. 9 Beast of Bourbon ran ok in his first turf route and looks to be the class in here. 9

Race 3

No. 2 My Gal Candy has won eight of her sixteen starts here including four seconds. No. 7 Flying Gwen never runs a bad race hitting the board in 17 of her 20 starts. 2-7

Race 4

No. 1 Miss Machiavelli is in form Santa Anita off a good effort in the Surfer Girl stakes. No. 4 Pleasant Miss also ships in and exits the same race as Miss Machiavelli the Clenor race and Clenor is heading to the Breeders Cup. 1-4

Pick four

1st 1-5-7

2nd 9

3rd 2-7

4th 1-4

Race 5

No. 5 Peppery has been a close second in her last two starts. No. 6 Ms P K Blue is a live Emerald Downs shipper. No. 7 Pepper Cali is the stablemate of Peppery and a must use. 5-6-7

Race 6

We needed a dart board to come up with a number in this 20k maiden claimer going a mile on the grass for 2yo fillies. No. 8 Gannet drops in class and has the breeding. 8

Race 7

No. 1 Prayer for Da Bric showed some good early speed in his one and only last year. No. 5 Tough Ray was well bet in his one and only start and sports a bullet work for this on the 18th. No. 6 T.D.’s Gold exits a key race in which he was sent off as the 9/5 favorite first out of the box. 1-5-6

Race 8

No. 2 Rathbaun exits our HTW list off a solid try going six furlongs and now she is sent 1-1/16 on the grass, the price will be right. No. 6 Zeva comes off a good win on this turf course in her first start in the US. No. 8 Broken Sword is the class of the race. 2-6-8

Race 9

No. 8 Hard Hearted Lady wins this if she runs back to her Golden Gate form. 8

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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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