Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

Bejarano gets on first time starter No. 5 Warrensgoldenyears, this 2yo colt is out of the dam Awesome Rock (Awesome Again) who has dropped 2 winners from her 2 starters. No. 6 Head South drops and could wake up in this soft spot. No. 7 Charisma Code gets his second try at this level after a closing 3rd in his last start, he gets an extra half furlong today. 5-6-7

Race 2

No. 2 Tale Be Told and No. 5 Tribal Smoke both drop in class looking for a win. 2-5

Race 3

The last time No. 2 Carbonite ran on this 6 furlong turf course he got the win with Espinoza riding and he is back on today. No. 6 Koast owns a win and a second from two starts on this course. No. 8 Mr. Bossy Pants lost to Koast by a nostril last time out. 2-6-8

Exacta box 2-6-8

Race 4

No. 7 Rsweet Serendipity woke up big time in her first start on this cushion surface and could get the job done today with Nakatani getting the call. No. 10 Kevin’s Kool Kat will be part of the mix but her win spirit is lacking. 7-10

Race 5

No. 1 Level Headed is in good form and like this track, she is the one to beat. No. 9 Journey On will be the one to catch. No. 12 Winning Rhythm will be making a big late run. 1-9-12

Race 6

No. 5 Sandy’s Diamond exits our HTW list off a big win last time out, she is back in 13 days off the claim and looks the one with these. No. 6 Truelee Scrappin gets Bajarano. No. 8 Muchos Besos drops to an all time low but has won two times here. 5-6-8

Key exacta box 5 with 6-8 and win and place 5

Race 7

THE 250K CITATION 

No. 2 Summer Front who has won 7 of his 11 starts on the grass with 3 thirds comes to town for trainer Clement and jockey Bravo, bet him to cash. No 8 Winning Prize exits the same race. 2-8

Exacta box 2-8 and win No. 2**

Race 8

No. 1 Say Ow comes back to earth after being way over his head in the West Virginia Derby and the Del Mar Derby, what were the connections thinking?? No. 2 Hadfunlastnight looks solid off of those two bullet works. 1-2

Race 9

We will take a shot with a dime super in here boxing five of these 2yo fillies; No. 4 See Through who ran a good 3rd in her first start, No. 5 Elite Eight one of two Proctor runners, No. 7 Kitten de Pere the other Proctor runner, No. 8 Kazam and No. 10 Practising who is in from over the pond where she ran second in both of her starts going 7 furlongs on the grass. 4-5-7-8-10

Dine super box 4-5-7-8-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 Running Water won for fun in his first start here after shipping in from Santa Anita and is spotted perfectly off the win. No. 5 Bigreds Thrillshow gets Juan Hernandez back. 3-5

Exacta box 3-5

Race 2

No. 7 Nancypeggy will try going long on the grass for the first time, she may like it. 7

Double

1st 3-5

2nd 7

Race 3

No. 2 Rosko may not get caught today. No. 3 Green Beret is in from Santa Anita and will be right with Rosko on the front end. 2-3

Race 4

No. 2 Alasharchy ran huge in her first try going long on the grass and with a repeat of that effort she wins. No. 6 Cal Gal won in her only turf start and it was going down the hill at Santa Anita. 2-6

Race 5

No. 6 Katavina drops trying to cash for Sherman/Baze. No. 7 Tribal Valentine ships in from Santa Anita, drops in class, gets off the grass and moves to a sprint. 6-7

Double 

4th 2-6

5th 6-7

Race 6

No. 9 Beezaroo will find a fast early pace to set up her last run. No. 10 Winona Louise ran a good on in her first try going long on the grass. No. 12 Whispers of War will be playing catch me if you can. 9-10-12

Race 7

THE 100K BERKELEY

No. 2 Teaks North could not handle the great Magician in the BC mile turf but will find these much easier. No. 4 Administer is the Golden Gate horse that will be coming late. 2-4

Race 8

No. 2 In a Wine Tizzy gets his second try here at the Gate. No. 4 Kama Su is the speed and the one to beat. No. 6 Electrolyte gets Baze back in the irons. 2-4-6

Race 9

No. 1 One World won here in his first try after shipping in from Santa Anita and is spotted for a repeat win. No. 4 Smoking G exits a key race and will be making a late run. No. 5 Swiss Game is the speed and exits the same race as G. 1-4-5

Pick four

6th 6-7

7th 2-4

8th 2-4-6

9th 1-4-5

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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