Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

In this very bad 40k maiden claimer going 1-1/16 for 2yo No. 1 Lieutenant Seany O ran an OK 3rd in his first start on this circuit despite trouble. No. 3 Being There gets off the grass and moves into a maiden claimer in this his third start. No. 5 Thunders Echo comes off the layoff, he exits a huge key race, a race that included New Years Day who won the BC Juvenile. 1-3-5**

Race 2

No. 4 Full Instinct has big early speed and is 1-for-1 on this 6 furlong turf course. No. 5 Field Report has hit the board in 13 of his 15 starts with 8 seconds, he is a show players dream horse. No. 6 Bro’s Bro just missed going down the hill at Santa Anita in his first try at sprinting on the grass. 4-5-6

Double 

1st 5

2nd 4-5-6

Race 3

No. 1 Roust ‘em Bertie has a big 4 furlong work for this. No. 3 Rhodium has good early speed and gets a turn back to a sprint. 1-3

Race 4

No. 4 Mini Candy is a first time starter in this 30k maiden claimer for 2yo fillies and trainer John Sadler hits at around 35% with his first time maiden claimers. No. 8 Nancy Wake has had six chances but her speed makes her very dangerous and this will be her first try on this surface. No. 9 Another Victoria also has speed and drops into a maiden claimer in this her fourth start. 4-8-9

Race 5

No. 5 Buenos Dias has his claiming price hacked in half and could pop at a good price. No. 7 Depreciable exits our HTW list off a better than looked effort. No. 9 Tama Country is wheeled back in just six days off the win and claim. 5-7-9

Race 6

No. 6 D’ya Knowwhatimean is a first time starter for O’Neill and Bejarono will ride, these two have been hot together. No. 7 La Casadora ran second in her first start at this level and the filly that finished third behind her came back to score in her next start. No. 8 Browsing gets a move up in class in this her second start and this closer will find a fast early pace to make her late run. No. 10 A P Pepper also ran good in her one and only when a fast closing second. 6-7-8-10

Race 7

Tom Proctor and Gary Stevens hook up on the Kittens Joy first time starter No. 2 Famous Alice going 6 furlongs on the grass, she has been working with a purpose. No. 7 Midnight Dream is a second time Baffert who was even money in her first start, she may like the grass. 2-7

Exacta box 2-7

Race 8

THE 100K REAL QUIET STAKES

Trainer Wesley brings in the speedy No. 3 Green Mask and jockey Kent Desormeaux strings along, catch him to cash. Big race Mike Smith gets on No. 4 Mr. Splash who came from last to first to win his debut. No. 6 Tamarando gets Bejarano and will be flying late. 3-4-6

Race 9

No. 8 Whipstock likes this track and the hard trying Stra gets her second shot with him. We will make a girl girl play in this race using No. 2 Tuckers Point with Chantal in the irons second off the Tim Yakteen claim, he was eliminated at the start in his last race. 2-8

Exacta box 2-8

Pick four

6th 6-7-8-10

7th 2-7

8th 3-4-6

9th 2-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Rush In has hit the board in all three of his turf starts here and Carr won with him last time out. No. 3 Pepnic finished second behind Rush In last time out and is on a win every other race pattern. 

1-3

Race 2

No. 5 Two Dimes stopped on a dime last time but will go better today with the new jock and the drop in class. No. 6 Expedite ships in from Santa Anita and gets the major drop in class. 5-6

Race 3

No. 1 Life No Parole will improve big time in this her second start. No. 2 Big Aly has been working out at Santa Anita since September and now will try these 8k maiden claimers. No. 7 Big Momma C is another that has been working at Santa Anita, he gets Baze. 1-2-7

Race 4

No. 4 Mayan Eyes ships in and gets a big drop in class, his barn makes him a big threat. No. 11 Epic Electorate will find a very fast early pace and he will be mowing them down late. 4-11

Race 5

No. 3 Alison Marie gets off the grass and back to a sprint and gets a big drop in class, look for a big turnaround. No. 9 Black Mischief is a very live first time starter. 3-9

Double

4th 4-11

5th 3-9

Race 6

No. 1 Battle Jet ships in, drops in class and gets a top jock. No. 3 Preacher Roe is perfectly spotted off the maiden breaker as is No. 8 Song of the Times. 1-3-8

Race 7

The one time that the speedy No. 2 Germany Bay ran on this turf course he got the win. No. 12 Unusual Meeting will find a very fast early pace to make his last run. No. 3 Tricky Shane has won 2 of his 3 starts here and he will also get a perfect setup for his late run. 2-3-12

Race 8

Baze jumps ship on No. 1 Uzziel who ran a good one in her first start and moves to first time starter No. 5 Sarahline for his buddy Jerry, Juan Hernandez will ride Uzziel. No. 9 Zip It Jennie also looks live first out as her dam has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. 1-5-9

Race 9

No. 6 Cherry On the Cake has done little wrong since moving to this level but she will need to contend with the speedy No. 7 Handful of Pearls on the front end and that could set things up for No. 8 Ancient Artifact from off the pace. 6-7-8

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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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