Saber’s Horse Selections

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We will be having our Breeders’ Cup seminar this evening at 6pm in the Palace Station race book, the seminar will be free with free food and cocktail service. Our panel will consist of Ralph Siraco from Race Day Las Vegas, yours truly Richard Saber from Gaming Today and Paul Truitt from Palace Station who was the jockey agent for Mark Guidry when Mark won the Santa Anita Derby. If you are free please stop by and say hi and get some refreshments and some real good picks for the Breeders’ Cup along with some laughs. 

If you can’t make it I will be posting all of our selections right here on our GT web site.

SANTA ANITA

Race 1

This really looks like a two horse race between No. 1 Pure Blush and No. 3 Miz Wounded Knee as the others can barely run. 1-3

Race 2

No. 5 Back to Life made a nice late run in her last start and was running down the winner No. 6 Appearance with every stride. She will try and turn the tables on that filly today. 5-6

Race 3

Joel Rosario is back in town and the last time he was here he scored with his first mount and three others after that, His first today is No. 6 Square Dancer who gets a big drop in class for trainer Peter Miller. Also in town to get a feel of the track is J. R. Velazquez who gets on the John Sadler colt No. 8 Under Review who will be coming with a big late run. 6-8

EXACTA BOX 6-8 AND WIN AND PLACE 6

Race 4

No. 4 Hold Everything is a second time starter for Bob Baffert who showed some good speed going a flat mile in his first start. Martin Garcia will ride today as Bejarano who was on last time opts for the highly regarded but so far disappointing No. 4 Kristo who has finished second at odds on in both of his starts, he will try and go long today. 2-4

Race 5

This 32k downhill claimer is wide open to say the least and we will need to go five deep starting with No. 1 Relentless Heat who gets his best jockey back in the irons Joe Talamo who rode him to his last two scores. No. 3 Carbonite gets top East Coast jock Luis Saez who will see what it is like going down the hill. No. 4 Hotradamus just won going down the hill. No. 8 Koast gets Rosario and he will try and pop the gate and show more early speed with this colt. No. 10 Mr. Bossy Pants is a course specialist and will get the good trip from this post. 1-3-4-8-10 

.10 cent super box 1-3-4-8-10

Race 6

This is a very ugly feature with just six going to the post in the 70K BIG BEAR. No. 1 Drill gets Mike Smith riding for Bob Baffert and No. 2 Summer Hit will be playing catch me if you can. 1-2

Race 7

In this downhill turf sprint Rosario gets the call on the Jerry Hollendorfer filly No. 2 Cotton’s Point who makes her first try going down the hill. No. 5 Another Flashback gets a turn back in distance and that will really help her chances. 2-5

Race 8

Jockey Aaron Gryder will get his shot on the hard trying No. 5 Glad’s Gals who has been right there of late. Luis Saez hangs around and gets on No. 9 Sophie’s Secret who lost at 8/5 here on the 20th, she could repent today. 5-9

Pick four

5th 1-3-4-8-10

6th 1-2

7th 2-5

8th 5-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

The ones that have been running on the fair circuit have been scoring here at the gate and No. 3 Hot Roxx fits perfectly along with No. 5 Giannonatti who has been looking for a race. 3-5

Race 2

No. 1 Cody Peak gets off the grass and will try and turn the tables on No. 7 Low Gear Power who beat him last time the met. 1-7

Double 

1st 3-5

2nd 1-7

Race 3

No. 1 Smarty Corn will show all of her speed today in this her second off the layoff. No. 7 The Only Key is in from Santa Anita and is the mare to beat. 1-7

Exacta box 1-7

Race 4

No. 1 Papa’s Tango L R was well bet in her one and only at Stockton but broke slow and never got into the race. No. 5 Forever a Fan is in from Emerald Downs, drops in class and may like it here. No. 7 Clonakilty is a very sneaky first time starter for trainer Jack Steiner. 1-5-7

Pick four

1st 3-5

2nd 1-7

3rd 1-7

4th 1-5-7

Race 5

With Baze absent jockey Dennis Carr has been red hot and he gets the call on No. 2 Win Photos Will Do how ships in for trainer Tim McCanna, we will be betting. No. 6 Poker Dave is an old pro and is a must use. 2-6

Exacta box 2-6 and win and place 2

Race 6

No. 4 Lucky to Stay Home is the speed. No. 6 Fool Me Once will be trying to run Lucky down. No. 7 Tizannette has a good record on this track and gets her second start off the little layoff. 4-6-7

Exacta box 4-6-7

Race 7

No. 3 Hugger of Trees drops into a good spot in this her second start. No. 4 Ohia Woman also drops and is the speed. No. 9 Luando ran a good one in her one and only at Stockton. 3-4-9

Pick three

5th 2

6th 4-6-7

7th 3-4-9

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUBMERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS

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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