Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 2 Autumn View has big early speed. She finished second in her last two starts going down the hill at Santa Anita and now she will try again to handle this synthetic surface. She had no luck in her first start here but is a much better filly now. No. 6 Air of Royalty has a big last work for this and will be right with Autumn View from the bell. 2-6

Race 2

No. 4 Private Bounty likes this track and comes in off a good win. No. 7 Toss the Dice gets his first start off the Miyadi claim and he puts the bug boy Orozco in the irons. 4-7

Race 3

No. 3 There Is No Limit gets back to Hollywood where she has won 3 of here four starts and Bejarano gets the call. No. 4 Vicki Victoria looks back in form and Maldo sticks. No. 6 Joyce and Me is in top form and rarely puts in a bad effort. 3-4-6

Pick three

1st 2-6

2nd 4-7

3rd 3-4-6

Race 4

This 50k maiden claimer for 2yo is a crap shoot, you really need to watch the early betting on this one. No. 1 Sooo Major moves up off a good second despite trouble. No. 3 Brando the Birdman looks live at first asking with Chantal riding for Vann Belvoir. No. 5 Charisma Code has had five chances but now gets the needed drop in class. 1-3-5

Race 5

No. 1 Midnight Lady did not like the conventional dirt surface at Santa Anita and now gets back to her favorite synthetic surface. No. 4 Joeandbetty’sbaby has been on a steady diet of grass and now drops and will be legged up for this. No. 7 Unseen Visitor owns a win here and gets a nice drop in class. 1-4-7

Exacta box 1-4-7

Race 6

No. 5 Turn On the Pumps has run his best races on this turf course. No. 7 Ashley’s Bambino gets his third start off the layoff and looks ready to run a big race at a price. No. 8 Christopher Street could unleash a big late run. 5-7-8

Race 7

No. 5 Apollo Ten has won two of his three starts here with a third, he has been working with a purpose. No. 6 Justa Runner ran his best two races on this surface. No. 7 Spirit Rules also likes this track with two wins and a second from his three races here. 5-6-7

Race 8

In this very confusing last race going a mile on the grass we will go five deep and play a dime super box using No. 2 Costamar with Gary Stevens getting his third shot with this 2yo filly. No. 3 Sushi Empire who is sired by Empire Maker and will love the stretchout. No. 7 Kazam a first time Dynaformer (Roberto) filly out of the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer with Bejarano riding and No. 8 Exotic Behavior who has a nice last work and he she has the Baffert/Garcia connections. No. 10 Savings Account has Mike Smith and Tom Proctor hooking and getting stretched out. 2-3-7-8-10

Dime super box 2-3-7-8-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 No Slippahs comes off a good win on this turf course when beating No. 3 Top Tizzy and No. 6 Fearless Cat both of whom will try and turn the tables on here as she picks up two pounds. 

1-3-6

Race 2

No. 3 Hollanita gets back to her favorite track where she has won four of her six starts. No. 4 Daitanna comes back to town from Fresno where she won her only start there. 3-4

Double

1st 1-3-6

2nd 3-4

Race 3

Bill Morey sends out two in this mile turf race No. 1 Schilling the speed who if he can’t go wire-to-wire will set it up for his other runner No. 2 Positive Response the closer. No. 5 Hudson Landing is a 6yo gelding who likes this turf course. 1-2-5

Race 4

No. 1 Bailmeoutbugsy don’t win many but looks to have found a good spot. No. 4 Sound of Money exits the same race as Bugsy. 1-4

Race 5

This is a very interesting race. Morey sends out two in here again with No. 1 Preacher’s Brat who won by six lengths here when breaking his maiden and No. 3 American Aristocat off the layoff. Trainer John Martin also sends out two with No. 7 Hi Chooch the speed and No. 8 In a Wine Tizzy the closer. 1-3-7-8

Tri box 1-3-7-8

Race 6

Now we get trainer Steve Sherman sending out two with No. 1 Katavina who ran a nice even race first out when well bet, she gets Baze this time around and No. 2 Run Sophia Run who is in from Santa Anita, she ran good here the last time she was here. 1-2

Double

5th 1-3-7-8

6th 1-2

Race 7

No. 2 Bardy has a win and a second since coming here from Del Mar. No. 7 C C’s Diamond gets Baze back and the last three times Baze was on this gelding he won two with a second. 2-7

Race 8

We are going to take our shot with first time starter No. 2 Jacksons a Bobcat who has been working like a real runner for his debut. 2

Pick four 

5th 1-3-7-8

6th 1-2

7th 2-7

8th 2

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS 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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