Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 1 Rock and Glory and No. 3 Changethechannel will both be out battling on the front end with No. 2 Silver Hustler right behind the top two ready to pounce down the lane. 1-2-3

Race 2

No. 5 Common Confusion exits a huge key race and drops in this his second start. No. 8 Dream Totem is a first time starter sired by the hot Midnight Lute and out of the dam Teak Totem who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters. 5-8

Double

1st 1-2-3

2nd 5-8

Race 3

THE 100K SHARP CAT

No. 4 Pleasant Miss gets off the grass and has the most experience of these 2yo fillies, she will find a hot pace to make a late run and should be legged up coming off of three straight turf races. Baffert sends out two of his top 2yo fillies with No. 1 Be Proud and No. 2 Georgia. 1-2-4

Race 4

No. 7 Enterprising gets stretched out in this his second start and Trainer Proctor put a mile work into him here on the 7th, we will look for the win. No. 8 Miraglo comes off a good try going down the hill at Santa Anita and will like longer. No. 9 Crushed it also gets his second start and exits the same race as Miraglo. 

7**-8-9

Key exacta box 7 with 8-9 and a tri box 7-8-9

Win and place 7

Race 5

No. 8 Tizhardtoget comes off a good win in a 40k maiden claimer and has the ability to sit off the pace, we will take our shot with her. 8

Race 6

No. 2 Distant Image gets a slight drop in class and Nakatani. No. 5 Lilly’s Perfect always give her best. No. 3 Perfecta may key a perfect exacta. 2-3-5

Race 7

No. 1 Anxious Times ran a nice even race in his first start and has a big time work here on the 10th. No. 2 Chitu is a first time Bob Baffert runner who has been working a hole in the wind, they paid 300k for him. No. 6 Top Fortitude is an interesting price play as this first time starter with the hard trying Kayla Stra in the irons is out of the dam French Debutante who has dropped 6 winners from 6 starters including 4 stakes winners. Bob Baffert also sends out the 525k purchase No. 11 Pimpernel who is owned by Juddmonte Farms, he looks like a big time prospect. 1-2-6-11

Race 8

No. 2 Escape Act broke her maiden on this 6 furlong turf course and then went on to meet some tough fillies, she is back where she belongs. No. 8 Atta Girl Alma has finished second in both of her starts on this course. 2-8

Race 9

No. 1 Krazy for Kugel exits our HTW list and will improve big time in this 7 furlong race with Talamo getting the ride. No. 8 Kylee’s Star gets the huge drop from straight maidens to this 20k maiden claimer, she will be flying with a big late run and may get up. No. 10 Soul Searcher also gets the same drop. 

1-8-10

Exacta box 1-8-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Far Out exits our HTW list and gets a little boast in class off a great effort despite trouble. No. 5 Tap It In gets his second start on this circuit and a slight drop in class. 2-5

Race 2

No. 1 Vantage Point is back in just six days off a very troubled trip a race he would have won. No. 7 Beast of Bourbon looks to be his main foe. 1-7

Double 

1st 2-5

2nd 1-7

Win and place 1

Race 3

No. 7 Lucky Gotum finds a field loaded with early speed, he will mow them down in the lane. 

3

Win and place 3

Race 4

No. 2 Market Portfolio ran a big race last time in his first try going long on the grass. No. 10 Del Mar Rush made a premature move in his first start and will go much better today and the price will be right. 

2-10

Pick four

1st 2-5

2nd 1-7

3rd 3

4th 2-10

Race 5

No. 2 Last Secret took a lot of cash in his debut. No. 4 Tough Ray exits the same race in which he was the 9/5 chalk. No. 6 Jackson Road is a live first time starter. 2-4-6

Race 6

No. 2 Mommy Go Too has won on the grass in the past and is on a nice pattern. No. 4 Farmer Giles is one tough 6yo gelding with 11 wins and 8 seconds on this course from 25 starts. 2-4

Race 7

No. 2 Scorpion Warrior is 2-for-2 since arriving here from Hollywood Park. No. 3 Moonshine Bay has 3 wins and 3 seconds from six starts on this course. No. 7 Ain’t No Other is the one to beat as he ships back in from Santa Anita for the Baze/Hollendorfer express. 2-3-7**

Race 8

No. 1 Sing and Tell has made her living on this turf course. No. 8 Zeva got nosed by Sing and Tell and will try and get revenge. 1-8

Race 9

No. 5 Boker Tov has big early speed and that will play well with the drop to this level. No. 6 My Crafty Life ran a better than looked race off the layoff and only need to move forward to have a shot. No. 7 More Champagne will be coming with a late run. 5-6-7

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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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