Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

The one time that No. 2 Stoney Fleece went this 1-1/4 turf distance he finished second, Corey Nakatani who rode No. 4 Segway in all four of his starts opted for Stoney Fleece but Gary Stevens gets the call and that is a good thing. 2-4

Race 2

We get a measly five 2yo maiden fillies going a mile on the dirt and Baffert has two of them in No. 2 Be Proud the speed and No. 3 Consecrate who exits a key race and has the hot riding Sutherland in the saddle. 2-3

Race 3

We get maiden fillies and mares going 6-1/2 furlongs on the dirt, No. 2 Inside Scoop ran ok in her one and only at Del Mar and now Maldo takes over, No. 6 The Magic Stone woke up big time in his first try on the dirt, she may not stop today. 2-6

Race 4

No. 2 Empty Headed is looking for his third straight win on this mile turf course, No. 4 Jules Journey is very consistent and likes this course. No. 7 Horizontalyspeakin looks to be the speed of the speed. No. 8 Appealing Tale exits our HTW list and gets the stretch out by the hot Peter Miller. 2-4-7-8

Race 5

No. 4 Tree of Life exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play, he has a fast last work and will appreciate getting back to a two turn track, No. 5 Fury Kapcori took on the likes of Will Take Charge in the Penn Derby last time out and now gets back to reality. No. 6 Blue Tone is on a nice win every other race pattern and this is his win race. 4-5-6

Exacta box 4-5-6 and win and place 4

Race 6

We get 2yo maidens going down the hill, Trainer Mike Puype has started to heat up and he brings in from Calder No. 2 Distillery who may like it here on the grass, No. 7 Taelyns Prince has run two times, both on the grass, one long and one short and he finished a good second both times, the last as the 7/5 chalk. No. 8 Relative Time looks very live first out for Julio Canani off of that five furlong work here on the 20th. Tom Proctor and Gary Stevens hook up with second time starter No. 11 Global View, he was well bet in his first start and gets a great post today, we will be betting. 2-7-8-11**

Key exacta 11 with 2-7-8 and win and place 11

Race 7

No. 5 Ascription was making a nice late run in her last start here on the 6th, she will find a hot pace today to set her up, No. 7 Tookmebysurprise beat Ascription last time out but finds a lot more early speed today to keep her honest. No. 8 Golden Celestial will also sit off the hot pace and make her run turning for home. 5-7-8

Race 8

Jockey Gary Stevens make a rare ride for trainer Mike Machowsky on No. 6 El Commodore, who has a big last work, No. 10 Hawk’s Eyes had his race and is set for a huge effort today. 6-10

Race 9

We end this Sunday of racing at Santa Anita with a 30k maiden claimer for 2yo, No. 4 Znelle almost popped first off the Sadler claim and now gets a drop in class, today is the day. 4

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Marmaris comes off a good win on this turf course at this 1-1/16 distance, No. 5 McBoomer gets another move up the class ladder as she looks for her third straight turf win. 1-5

Race 2

When No. 1 Oblivion wins a race she comes right back to win again and she won her last start, No. 6 Lil Angelina beat Oblivion the last time they met. 1-6

Race 3

No. 6 Kitty Marie has hit the board with a win and two seconds from her three starts here on the synthetic surface. 6

Race 4

No. 2 Dark Dolores gets a big drop in class and will be making a big late run, No. 3 Hidden Passion also gets the big drop in class and she will be out winging it on or near the front end. No. 5 Jewel Seeker lost by a nostril in her first try at this level last time out. The two times that No. 6 Jumanah ran at this level she came away with the win. 2-3-5-6

Pick four

1st 1-5

2nd 1-6

3rd 6

4th 2-3-5-6

Race 5

No. 1 Proud Bok looked good when breaking her maiden over this course last time out and is perfectly spotted for a repeat win, No. 5 Coure Bella will be dangerous with the drop in class. 1-5

Exacta box 1-5 and win and place 1

Race 6

No. 4 Royal Stormer is a tough 5yo gelding who always gives his best, No. 1 Pure Trickin has a big last work and looks ready for a big run. 1-4

Race 7

Trainer Miyadi who owns and trains No. 1 Stop the Clock gives this Artie Schiller 2yo maiden another shot at going a mile on the grass, we will single in the picks. 1

Win and place 1

Race 8

No. 3 Quick Glory is in top form and is spotted for the win, No. 6 Giannonatti is back at her favorite track. No. 7 Nancypeggy is always right there and comes off of a big win. No. 8 Princess Nayiri drops and is the speed, she will be playing catch me if you can. 3-6-7-8

Double 

7th 1

8th 3-6-7-8

Race 9

Longshot No. 3 Baggot Street sports a huge last work for this mile race, No. 6 Just Like Uptown is in from Emerald Downs and has found a soft race. No. 7 Jimmy the Whip may end up being the speed on the stretchout. 3-6-7

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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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