Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 1 Heyyoucan got caught on the line losing the bob in his last start, No. 3 Oh Daddy Oh is the speed and gets the visiting Rosario in the irons. No. 7 Harbaugh exits our HTW list but will find a lot of heat on the front end, he may need to take back today. 1-3-7

Race 2

Rosario gets on the Sadler Dropper No. 2 Midnight Lady, No. 5 Pebble Beach Baby gets a big drop in class but Bejarano gets the call. 2-5

Race 3

No. 6 Magic Beam may be a good price play in here as he likes this 7 furlong distance and this trainer is good first off the claim, he is in good form. No. 7 Big Wags moves up in class off the 7 furlong win and he is looking for his third straight win. 6-7

Race 4

No. 2 Snaps almost got there in his only turf try last time out when going 1-1/16, he goes a flat mile on the grass today, No. 4 Maxx the Giant has had his chances but Rosario gets his shot today. No. 8 Wicked Finance ran second when beating Snaps last time out. 2-4-8

Race 5

Trainer Cerin strikes while the iron is hot with No. 3 King Maya who won for 16k in his last start and now is dropped into this 8k claimer, No. 6 Private Bounty looks the one to beat as he is back to the level of his last win. Maldonado gets his shot on the very fast No. 10 Zip Cat who lost by a head here on November 8th. All in all we will single No. 6 Private Bounty. 6

Win and place 6

.50 cent players pick five

1st 1-3-7

2nd 2-5

3rd 6-7

4th 2-4-8

5th 6

Race 6

THE 250K HOLLYWOOD DERBY 

The last time we will see this race, how sad, No. 4 Jack Milton is a very classy colt who ships in for Todd Pletcher and Rosario comes along for the ride, John Gosden brings in No. 5 Seek Again from over the pond and he looks like a good one. Mike Maker sends out No. 6 Admiral Kitten who beat Jack Milton last time out in the Grade 1 Jamaica at Belmont Park. Wesley Ward sends out No. 8 Amen Kitten who is owned by the Ramsey’s who also own Admiral Kitten. 4-5-6-8

Double 

5th 6

6th 4-5-6-8

Race 7

No. 5 Battled has speed and looks ready to pop for Baffert and his best race was on this surface, No. 8 Secretsatmidnight is the other Baffert in the race and he gets a turn back to a sprint. 5-8

Race 8

THE GRADE 1 MATRIARCH

Trainer Clement brings in the very class No. 2 Discreet Marq who is one very tough filly, she has won four of her last six starts with two seconds, No. 3 Wishing Gate gets her second off the layoff for Proctor and she looks to be sitting on a huge effort. No. 5 Tiz Flirtatious had trouble in the BC turf mile, she can beat these especially with Joel Rosario taking over. Chad Brown brings in No. 6 Dayatthespa another very class filly who has won eight of her 13 starts, he also sends out the speedy No. 7 Pianist and Mike Smith gets the call. Thomas Albertrani sends out the closer No. 8 Better Lucky off a Grade 1 win in her last start at Keeneland. 2-3-5-6-8

Race 9

No. 2 Ambitious Brew has hit the board in all four of his starts with two wins and a second, No. 4 Five Palms won at first asking for Baffert when getting hammered to even money, he is the real deal. 2-4

Race 10

No. 1 Ransom Canyon gets his first start off the O’Neill claim and gets Bejarano, he will find a very fast early pace to make his late run. No. 2 Copper Bay exits the same race as Canyon and he will also be coming with a late run. No. 8 Sharp Richard ran a good one in his first try on this circuit when shipping, he exits our HTW list. 1-2-8

Exacta box 1-2-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Mark a Star comes of a solid second at this level in her last race, No. 5 Mezzanotte had trouble in her last race and first on this circuit, bet her to cash. 1-5

Race 2

No. 3 Butterfly Soul just did get beat last time out at this level and now the man takes over. 3

Race 3

No. 3 Handful of Pearls is the speed and is in top form, No. 8 A. P. Anna will be the one to fear late along with No. 9 Sinful Renegade. 3-8-9

Race 4

There could be a lot of love in this race as No. 2 Love Mobile got the win last time out and now will try the grass again, No. 3 Loveintheshadows gets Baze. No. 5 Wild Bella is the stablemate of the Love Mobile and won her last start on this turf course. 2-3-5

Exacta box 2-3-5

Race 5

There is more love in this race as No. 1 Always My Love has good early speed and the drop to this level can get her home, No. 2 Whips and Leather is a live first-time starter and his trainer has been hot. 1-2

Double 

4th 2-3-5

5th 1-2

Race 6

No. 2 Kingman Kid will go much better at this level, No. 3 Mahogany Ridge is in tip top form and looks the one to beat. No. 6 God Of War gets a major rider upgrade and will try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 9 Kern River blew them away by eight lengths in his last start. 2-3-6-9

Race 7

No. 5 Last Greetings has finished second in both of her starts going long on this turf course, today may be the day, No. 2 Shimmering Star is the speed and will try and take them wire-to-wire. 2-5

Race 8

No. 1 Anya Amasova gets a new jock and looks ready for a smasher, No. 5 Narc looks very live at first asking. 1-5

Race 9

No. 1 Eternal Valor is a first-time starter who has been working out at Santa Anita, he has found a soft spot, No. 4 Testify Under Oath gets a major drop in class for Hollendorfer and his buddy Baze gets the call, he will be odds on. 1-4

Exacta box 1-4

Pick four

6th 2-3-6-9

7th 2-5

8th 1-5

9th 1-4

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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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