Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

We need to go four deep in this wide open 1-1/6 2yo straight maiden race using No. 1 Candy Boy with Mike Smith getting the call for John Sadler; No. 2 Hoppertunity a first time starter whose dam has dropped 6 winners from 6 starters; No. 4 Go Black Tie whose dam has dropped 8 winners from 8 starters including two stakes winners and the speedy No. 6 Hold Everything who is the stablemate of Hopper. 

1-2-4-6

Race 2

No. 4 Tommu O has a big last work for this and looks very live in this spot. No. 5 Poshsky gets a good jock switch. 4-5

Double

1st 1-2-4-6

2nd 4-6

Race 3

In this real puzzler we will side with No. 3 Wonderful Union who exits a key race and gets the drop into a maiden claimer. No. 6 Burlister is off the layoff for Baffert and he also drops into a maiden claimer but has some big early speed. No. 8 Second Proposal gets a major rider upgrade to Mike Smith. 3-6-8

Race 4

No. 4 Afsana showed good early speed when sent long on the grass in her first start and now she will try the cushion surface. No. 6 Star Act has been working with a purpose here as she gets the stretchout in this her second start. 4-6

Race 5

No. 1 Prayer Be Mine exits our HTW list off a huge win at .90 cents on the dollar first of the box. No. 7 Accommodation also won at first asking and Stevens gets the call. 1-7

Double

4th 4-6

5th 1-7

Race 6

In the last pick four we need to go four deep in this 2yo filly sprint using No. 2 Tookmebysurprise who is in top form; No. 4 Larocco who exits the same race and will be the price play; No. 7 Golden Celestial who has good early speed and also exits the same race and No. 8 Frandontjudge who gets back to a sprint. 

2-4-7-8

Race 7

No. 2 Mechaya was highly regarded by John Sadler as a 2yo makes her 3yo debut off of back-to-back bullet works. No. 6 Tappingintherain will sit off the pace and make one run down the lane. 2-6

Race 8

No. 1 Pawn Shop drops looking for the win albeit at a short price. No. 9 Pure Blush gets the jockey switch and is the Pawn Shops main concern. 1-9

Pick four

5th 1-7

6th 2-4-7-8

7th 2-6

8th 1-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Win Photos Will Do gets his second start here off a good 3rd place finish last time out, today he gets home on top. 2

Win and place 2

Race 2

No. 3 Fly Blue lost by a neck in his last start here on November 10th. No. 7 Valid Sale has done little wrong in his two starts with a win and a second. 3-7

Race 3

No. 3 Colonel Clark and No. 4 Charlie Thomas exit the same race and could finish one two in here. 3-4

Exacta box 3-4

Race 4

No. 1 Go Wheeler Go made a premature move in his last race and looks to get trainer Lloyd Mason in the win column. No. 4 Convinced Himself drops, gets off the grass and gets a turn back to a sprint. No. 6 Steppingood is the speed and the one to beat with the drop to this level. 1-4-6

Pick four

1st 2

2nd 3-7

3rd 3-4

4th 1-4-6

Race 5

No. 3 Smart’n Fair is looking for his fourth straight win as he moves up the ladder. No. 8 Preacher’s Brat drops off the win. 3-8

Race 6

No. 2 Trueno gets a major rider upgrade in this his second off the layoff, its him or pass. 2

Race 7

No. 2 Esperanza Latina has won 3 of her 4 starts here but will need to be at her best if she wants to beat her stablemate No. 4 Red Rachel who as 3 wins and 2 seconds from her five races. 2-4

Exacta box 2-4 and win and place 4

Race 8

The one time Baze rode No. 3 Rocabar her got the win and he is back on today. 3

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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