Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 2 Chief Lion exits our HTW list and is the one to catch in this 6 furlong turf sprint for straight maidens. No. 1 Incline Village will fall into a good stalking position with Kayla Stra riding the rail.

1-2

Exacta box 1-2

Race 2

No. 1 Spring Breeze gets a big drop in class back to the level that O’Neill claimed her for. No. 5 Addendum moves back up the ladder after running a good race for 16k, he will be the one to fear late. 1-5

Race 3

No. 2 He’s Not too Shaby won on this turf course at this 50k claiming price back in May. No. 3 Persuasive Paul gets a turn back in distance and will be coming with a late run. No. 4 Old Man Lake exits our HTW list off a better then looked 4th on this turf course in his first off the layoff, he gets a big break in the weights this time around. 2-3-4

Exacta box 2-3-4 and win and place 4

Race 4

Bob Baffert sends out to very live first time starters in this 7½ furlong race for straight maidens; No. 3 Wynhurst whose dam So Smashing has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters including a stakes winner and No. 5 Midnight Hawk a Midnight Lute offspring with Mike Smith taking the mount. 3-5

Race 5

This mile turf race for 2yo is very wide open and could light up the players pick five and speaking about five we will need to go five deep and make a dime super box using No. 2 Public Policy on the stretchout and first on the grass. No. 6 Bodrum who also gets stretched out by Hollendorfer. No. 8 Hye I’m Jack who exits the same race as Public Policy and has a big last work. No. 9 Unusual Fleet and No. 10 Cernobbio the two Unusual Heat 2yo in the race. 2-6-8-9-10 

.10 cent super box 2-6-8-9-10

Race 6

We will go inside out in this 1-1/16 20k maiden claimer for fillies and mares using No. 1 Amanda who has been screaming for longer and No. 11 Visions of Canday who ran good at this distance last time out despite trouble. 1-11

Race 7

In this race we will key on No. 2 Power Foot who exits our HTW list, he is perfectly spotted for the win and those last two works have him ready to roll we will single in the late pick four and key in Q’s with No. 3 Empty Headed who is back in 7 days. No. 6 Olympic Blue who beat Power Foot last time out and No. 7 Horizontalyspeakin who has a very fast last work. 2**-3-6-7

Key Q 2 with 3-6-7

Race 8

We will play this race the same as the previous one using No. 4 Sandy’s Diamond who exits our HTW list as our single in the late pick four and keying him in Q’s with No. 2 Twin Six who gets the new bug girl on her first mount Amelia Green. No. 5 Whipstock who will like this 7½ furlong distance and No. 13 Only the Gold who beat Twin Six and Whipstock last time out at 41-1. 4**-2-5-13

Key Q 4 with 2-5-13

Pick four

5th 2-6-8-9-10

6th 1-11

7th 2

8th 4

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 7 Hopeful Hazel exits our HTW list off a solid try despite trouble in her last start and now the hot riding Juan Hernandez gets the call. No. 1 Top Tizzy and No. 6 Fearless Cat are the main danger. 7**-1-6

Key exacta box 7 with 1-6

Race 2

No. 4 Mark a Star comes off a nice win. No. 5 Tiz Blushing has been right there in her last four starts but her win spirit is lacking. 4-5

Double 

1st 1-6-7

2nd 4-5

Race 3

No. 2 Skill Set drops back into a claimer. No. 6 Zip It Jennie is very live on the drop in class for Steve Sherman. 2-6

Race 4

No. 3 Eldorado Prado will find a fast early pace to make his late run. No. 7 Tama County is in from Hollywood off a good run going long on the grass, he may like it here. 3-7

Pick four

1st 1-6-7

2nd 4-5

3rd 2-6

4th 3-7

Race 5

The key in this race is No. 4 Oblivion who gets the big drop in class off the little layoff, that last work says she is ok. We will key her with No. 5 Just Have’n Fun who gets her second start on this circuit. No. 6 Ancient Artifact the closer coming off a big win and No. 7 Billie’s Bling who is always right there. 

4**-5-6-7

Key exacta box 4 with 5-6-7

Race 6

No. 1 Battle Jet lost by a neck when caught on the lone in his first try here at the Gate. No. 2 C J Terror won that race over Jet by a nostril over No. 3 Song of the Times. 1-2-3

Exacta box 1-2-3

Race 7

We need to go four deep in here using No. 1 Valid Sale who has two wins and a second from his three starts, No. 3 Wildfire Kid who lost to Valid by a nostril last time out, No. 5 Shadow Ball who also exits the race. No. 9 Hope ‘n Pray broke his maiden last time out and looked good doing it. 1-3-5-9

Race 8

We will take our shot in this very soft 8k maiden claimer and key on first time starter No. 2 Crush On You who is out of the barn of Bill Morey. We will single in the late pick four and key in exacta boxes with No. 5 Duchess Debbie and No. 6 And Stay Out the two big droppers. 2**-5-6

Key exacta box 2 with 5-6

Pick four

5th 4

6th 1-2-3

7th 1-3-5-9

8th 2

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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