Saber’s Horse Selections

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Santa Anita

Race 1

No. 2 Cinco de Mario won in his only try going 7 furlongs and that is today’s distance in race one. No. 3 Turn On the Brites ran good in his lone try going this distance despite trouble. No. 6 Congregationalist looks to be the speed. 2-3-6

Race 2

No. 3 Brave Act gets Bejarano in the irons and the one time he was on this 4yo gelding he finished a solid third on the grass. He will show all of his speed today going a flat mile. No. 4 Magic Mark ran a nice even race in his first start and now will go long. 3-4

Double 

1st 2-3-6

2nd 3-4

Race 3

We will take our shot and single No. 4 Money Cannon in the players pick five. He looks set first off the Mulhall claim and the price will be right. 4

Race 4

In this 30k maiden claimer for 3yo the ice cold Sadler looks to turn things around and sends out live first time starter No. 1 Cleardofallcharges. No. 4 Keeneland Kitten is in from Churchill and Keeneland and lands in the barn of Cerin after bedding down in the top barns of Dale Romans and Mike Maker. 1-4

Race 5

In this mile turf race for 3yo fillies first time starter No. 4 Train Set has the breeding being sired by Chattahoochee War (War Chant) and the good turf jock Brice Blanc. No. 6 Princess Genevieve exits our HTW list and is the filly to beat off her nose loss going this mile distance on the grass in her last start at Hollywood. 5-6

Exacta box 5-6 and win and place 6

Pick five

1st 2-3-6

2nd 3-4

3rd 4

4th 1-4

5th 5-6

Race 6

No. 3 Vantage Point ships in from the Gate for top trainer Miyadi and gets Orlando Mojica in the irons and he has been bringing in a few price horses at the meet. No. 4 Jovita’s Tuffy gets the huge drop in class by Mitchell. 3-4

Race 7

No. 2 Monastic gets a major rider upgrade as Gary Stevens gets on for his buddy Tom Proctor. We will single in the late double. 2

Race 8

No. 2 Secret Memo has had her chances but has two 3rds from two starts here at this distance. No. 4 Circular Logic will show all of her speed with the drop to this level. We will use both in the double and also hit the all button. 2-4

Double 

7th 2

8th 2-4

7th 2

8th all (ten runners before scratches)

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Exotic Slew was tough the last time he ran here with two seconds and a win. He gets Juan Hernandez while Baze who rode him in those three starts gets on No. 5 Floating Feather who had Juan Hernandez riding him in his last two starts. 2-5

EXACTA BOX 2-5

Race 2

No. 5 Seamark is in from Hollywood Park and finds a soft spot going long on the grass. No. 6 Red Globe also ran his last race at the now defunked Hollywood and he gets Baze who was on him for his narrow loss one race back here at the gate. 5-6

DOUBLE 

1ST 2-5

2ND 5-6

Race 3

No. 1 Marla Hooch ran a good second here back in November and is spotted perfectly. No. 2 Find Your Spot comes off a big win and also is perfectly spotted. No. 6 Toomuchisnotenough has won both of her starts. 1-2-6

Race 4

This race is as wide open as they come, the closest we can come with a contender is No. 7 Chat With Dixie, who will be a good price. 7

Race 5

No. 1 Kissn Tristan will fall into a good spot down on the rail with his good stalking speed. No. 6 Win Photos Will Do has run good in all three of his starts here since coming in from Emerald Downs. No. 7 Mahogany Ridge is the one to beat first off the Bill Morey claim. 1-6-7**

Race 6

No. 5 Magic Bert will find a fast early pace to make his late run. No. 7 Tama Country lost by a dwindling neck in his first try here. No. 8 Shaun Washington gets the big drop in class. 5-7-8

Race 7

In the last race of this seven race card No. 2 Rock Off comes in from Hollywood for trainer Blacker who won with his only other shipper here. No. 4 King Maya also ships in from the closed Hollywood Park and is in top form. No. 5 Roving Storm is the speed with Baze. 2-4-5

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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