Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Of the 2yo fillies that have run No. 8 Shakeitupbetty looks best off her third place finish despite a slow start, No. 5 Made to Worship is a first-time starter who is very live and that last work was a pip. 5-8

Race 2

No. 3 Zees Chris won her last race here back in March going this mile distance at this 16k price tag, No. 5 No Tricks for Jack exits a key race and gets the bug boy Orozco who was on this filly the last time she won. No. 7 Born Lucky gets the big drop in class but Bejarano sticks. We will play the early low .18% take out double. 3-5-7

Double 

1st 5-8

2nd 3-5-7

Race 3

Usually don’t like to play on a first-time starter going long but this mile race for straight maidens has come up so soft that we will opt for No. 3 Modern Empire a first-time Empire Maker 3yo colt for Bob Baffert. 3

Race 4

No. 2 Madre Luna had her race and owns a win going down the hill, No. 3 Zanbo gets back on the grass and will be right there at the wire, Bejarano gets back on board and the last time this filly won was when he rode her. 2-3

Race 5

No. 5 Acute is on a win every other race pattern and this is her win race especially if she returns to her form one race back here at Santa Anita. 5

Race 6

We get the duo we have been waiting for as Iggy Puglisi and Paul Aguirre hook up with No. 7 All On the Table first off the claim, No. 9 Creditcardroulette also has very tough connections as we get Gary Stevens riding for Tom Proctor. No. 10 Joeandbetty’sbaby drops and owns two wins going down the hill. 7-9-10

Exacta box 7-9-10

Race 7

In this 6 furlong race for 2yo filly straight maidens we will once again single a Baffert first-time starter the 375k purchase No. 2 Star Sighting who is out of the dam Rebridled Dreams who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters including 2 stakes winners. 2

Race 8

No. 3 Moone’s My Name has done little wrong since coming here from over the pond, she gets her fourth jockey in as many races here in the US, No. 4 Gulsary will try and turn the tables on Moone who beat her last time out by a length but that was at Hollywood and this is different, she is our key. No. 7 Customer Base is the stablemate of Gulsary and she gets Mike Smith as Stevens opts for Gulsary. 3-4-7

Exacta and try box 3-4-7 and key exacta 4 with 3-7

Race 9

We will take our shot and single No. 5 Mini Candy in the late pick four and late double, she is set to go long and is bred to love this mile distance. 3

Pick four

6th 7-9-10

7th 2

8th 3-4-7

9th 3

Double 

8th 3-4-7

9th 3

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 Dreamin Grand gets his second start on the poly track, No. 5 Top Suite drops and goes long with Baze getting the call. 3-5

Race 2

No. 2 Go Green Go will be the speed as he drops in class and returns from a visit South, No. 4 Atomic Rule and No. 8 More Champagne will be the main danger to Go Green Go. 2-4-8

Double

1st 3-5

2nd 2-4-8

Race 3

No. 4 Sonoftokayana don’t look like much but the move to this 5 furlong sprint will wake him up at what will be a big price. 4

Win and place 4

Race 4

No. 5 Soldiers Point will try and turn the tables on No. 1 Streamside who beat him last time by when he had to make a wide run. 1-5

Race 5

No. 2 Being There shipped in last month looking for grass and he gets it today, bet him to cash, No. 8 Blackford is the price play as he drops and gets his first try on the green and he is bred to love it. 2-8

Race 6

No. 1 Miranda Rose lost by a nostril in her last start, No. 3 Narc is a first-time starter who has been in steady works for this, she is live. No. 7 Tribal Torch ran right behind Miranda last time out. 1-3-7

Double 

5th 2-8

6th 1-3-7

Race 7

No. 2 Tiz Shocking woke up when dropped and now looks ready to win again after her huge maiden score, No. 7 Last Greetings will be flying late. 2-7

Race 8

We will use two that exit the same races No. 6 Miss Success who beat No. 7 Unusual Americaine who beat her one race back. 6-7

Race 9

No. 4 Prom King looks ready to graduate at this 5k maiden price tag, No. 5 Captain Rodney will be the one coming late as he gets an extra furlong today. 4-5

Pick four 

6th 1-3-7

7th 2-7

8th 6-7

9th 4-5

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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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