Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

Trainer Carla Gaines who can pop with a first time starter sends out No. 4 High On Final a Swiss Yodeler 3yo gelding whose dam Super High has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters including a stakes winner. Trainer Bruce Headley and his daughter Karen both have runners  in here. Karen sends out comebacker No. 6 San Onofre and Mike Smith picks up the ride and her dad sends out first time starter No. 5 Bosque Angel. 4-5-6

Race 2

This race is like taking candy from a baby and as easy as one too. We will use No. 1 U R My Candy Girl who just did miss last time out when going 7 furlongs, she will go 1-1/16 today and No. 2 Visions of Candy who gets Joe Talamo in her second try going this distance. 1-2

Double 

1st 4-5-6

2nd 1-2

Race 3

No. 2 This One’s for Mel is always right there and the drop to this level will make him very tough. No. 5 Persuasive Paul has run on the grass two times with a win and a narrow loss. 2-5

Race 4

No. 4 Still Unbroken has good early speed and the drop back down to this 30k maiden claimer makes him a player. No. 6 Infosec drops a notch in this his second start for Baffert. 4-6

Race 5

No. 6 Willetta could be a nice price play in here off the layoff for Han Moon with Chantal riding. No. 10 Tiz Anna likes this track hitting the board in all four of her starts, she is a fit at this level. 6-10

Race 6

No. 4 Red Barris becomes claim proof off a solid second in her first try when sent off at 5/2 for trainer Peter Miller, she has been working very good over the track. Baffert sends out first time starter No. 7 Streaming whose dam Teeming has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters including a stakes winner. Gary Stevens back from Hawaii gets on No. 10 Screen Goddess for his buddy Tom Proctor. 4-7-10

Race 7

No. 2 A Toast to You won in his only try on this 6 furlong turf course and comes off a win going down the hill at Santa Anita in his last start. No. 7 Et Tu Walker has three wins form five starts on this course and he has beat A Toast to You in the past. No. 10 Circa’sgoldengear will be making a late run for a piece. 

2-7-10

Race 8

It’s not a good sign when you claim a horse for 32k and bring him back for 8k but that is the story on No. 1 Distort This, he can win if half ok. No. 4 Broadway Nika has some speed and ran ok when dropped to this level in his last start, his last win came here. No. 14 Street Car has good early speed and gets the cozy 14 post and that last work says bet him to cash. 1-4-14

Win and place 14

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Nancypeggy likes this track and gets the jock back that was on her for her last win, bet her to cash. 1

Race 2

No. 4 Cody Peak has won 5 of his 12 starts here and two at this mile distance. No. 5 Funny How gets off the grass and he is one for one here on the synthetic. No. 6 Warren’s Wild Thing held off Cody last time out for the win. 4-5-6

Double 

1st 1

2nd 4-5-6

Race 3

No. 1 Defying Logic has made his living on this course. Baze sticks with No. 3 Red Defense who won his last start at Fresno in his first start on this circuit. No. 6 Red Danger may hook up in a red red exacta. 

1-3-6

Race 4

No. 2 Sorenstam blew them away on this turf course last time out but got DQ and place 8th, she wants revenge. No. 3 Global Warming ran right behind Sorenstam one race back and then came back in her next start to win but interesting as it is she was also DQ, Baze gets the call this time for Jerry H.

2-3

Exacta box 2-3

Pick four

1st 1

2nd 4-5-6

3rd 1-3-6

4th 2-3

Race 5

No. 2 Lady of Athens will be a short price on the drop, its her or pass. 2

Race 6

No. 2 Smarty Corn will once again try and take them wire-to-wire on this turf course. No. 5 Our Curious Kitten will be right there if she runs her race on back. Baze has won with No. 6 Marmaris in two of his three rides on her. No. 7 Loveintheshadows is very steady and will be right there from the bell. 2-5-6-7

Race 7

No. 1 Medicine Gal is out of the hot Greg James barn and looks like the one to beat. 1

Race 8

No. 4 Kern River will be making his usual last run but loses his main jock to No. 6 Jack’s Gone the speed in here. 4-6

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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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