Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 1Designer comes off the layoff for Baffert. No. 3 Tribe gets off the turf and drops in class and his only win came on this cushion surface. 1-3

Race 2

THE 100K GENEROUS

No. 4 Global View won his only turf start going down the hill at Santa Anita, he will love this mile turf race. Kent Desormeaux stays in town with Wesley Ward as Ward sends out the Keeneland shipper No. 8 Pablo Del Monte who won both of his starts on the synthetic surface, he will like the move to the grass. 

4-8

Race 3

No. 2 Derringer will show all of his speed today with the drop to this level. No. 7 Tahoe Flash will be shadowing the Derringer around the track. No. 6 One Firm Cat will try and run them both down. 2-6-7

Race 4

THE 100K MIESQUE

No. 3 Clenor really didn’t run that bad in the BC mile turf and will find these much easier. No. 5 Nesso is the speed and also comes out of the BC mile turf. 3-5

Race 5

No. 8 This Cat’s Awesome was bet like a good thing in his first start and finished a very game second, we will take out shot and single in the players pick five. 8

Race 6

No. 3 Volkonsky had a tough trip in his last start. No. 5 Brown Boss exits the same race and was the speed, he will hold better today. No. 8 Turn On the Pumps also exits the race and he finished second despite trouble. 3-5-8

Race 7

No. 3 Pray Hard has hung in three straight races finishing second by a half a length, Nakatani will try to get him home today. Baffert sends out the high priced No. 6 Oh Billy Billy whose dam has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters. 3-6

Race 8

No. 3 Follini comes off the layoff and has won both of his starts on this 6 furlong turf course. He will need to contend with other speed today and that could set things up for No. 1 U S Citizen whose owns a win on this course or No. 6 Insideondoutside first off the Peter Miller claim. 1-3-6

Exacta box 1-3-6

Race 9

Like Chantal getting on No. 2 Go to the Pulpit, we look for a big run. No. 4 Danderek will be out winging on the front end with the big drop in class. 2-4

Race 10

No. 5 America Rising is the one to beat in this very weak 20k maiden claimer. Bob Baffert drops No. 9 Magic Daddy from a straight maiden to this 20k maiden claimer, they paid 575k for him and the gig is up. 5-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Sandor will be a very short price in here. No. 3 Welcome Home Ryan ran right behind Sandor one race back. 2-3

Race 2

No. 3 Cunning Ride ships in, gets the big drop in class and Baze. No. 4 Jets to Brazil looks very solid in this spot off his last. 3-4

Race 3

THE 50K GOLDEN GATE DEBUTANTE

No. 1 Swiss Lake Yodeler has done little wrong in her three starts. No. 3 Look Quickly has won all three of her starts. No. 2 Rever de Vous is the stablemate of Yodeler and was well bet in her first start and won like the money said. 1-2-3

Race 4

No. 1 War Politics exits our HTW list, he will be making his last run but needs to stay clear, No. 3 Twain’s Titan is in good form and is a solid fit at this level, he will fall into a good stalking position. No. 7 Lota Spunk most likely will be the chalk. 1-3-7

Pick four

1st 2-3

2nd 3-4

3rd 1-2-3

4th 1-3-7

Race 5

No. 2 Cody Peak drops into a good spot. No. 7 Monster Hit moves up in class looking for the hat trick. 

2-7

Race 6

We get 3yo 20k maidens going a mile on the grass. No. 7 Cane Seeker can handle the distance and ran ok in his one start on the grass. No. 9 Time to Glow has the breeding and gets his first start off the Bill Morey claim. No. 10 Market Portfolio is the speed on the outside and may have a hard time getting a position. 7-9-10

Race 7

Baze gets on the Morey first time starter No. 2 Image of Joplin who looks very live off of that 5 furlong work. No. 4 Top of the World is sitting on a doozy! No. 8 Time Jumper had big trouble in his last start and gets Juan Hernandez. 2-4-8

Race 8

No. 1 Tiz Partners gets a significant rider switch. No. 8 English Lace exits the same race. 1-8

Double

7th 2-4-8

8th 1-8

Race 9

No. 3 Four Oclock Friday is a very live first time starter. No. 7 Nicholas M ships in and lands in the barn of Miyadi and he drops to the bottom. No. 11 Philosophic was last seen at Del Mar facing much tougher, he looks very solid with this crew. 3-7-11

Exacta box 3-7-11

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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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