No. 5 Red N Black Attack is a second time starter for trainer O’Neill who had no chance in his first start versus straight maidens and the super fast Chitu who came right back to score, O’Neill drops this colt in for a 40k tag. No. 7 Ten to Show is a first time starter whose dam has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters and that last work says he is ready. 5-7
No. 1 Golden Itiz took a shot at in a Grade 3 at Emerald Downs in his last start finishing a solid 3rd. He returns and the hot riding Mike Smith is back in the irons. No. 4 Carlsbad Mountain looks to be the one to catch.
No. 2 Tribal Dress is back at the level of her last win and Nakatani who was on for that win gets back on board. No. 5 Anita Marie also gets back to the level of her last win and the jockey who was on for that win, Bejarano gets back on board. 2-5
This is a race that you either take a shot at beating No. 3 High On Final or just pass. High On Final will be odds on with these as he drops in for a 20k price tag after running 3rd in both of his starts against straight maidens, so WHY!. 3
As we start the road to the Kentucky Derby we have the Grade 3 Sham. No. 1 Kristo is the speed on the rail. No. 6 Midnight Hawk won like a good thing first out of the box when sent off at 6/5, he is this good.
We will go inside outside in this 8k claimer starting with No. 1 Peacenik the speed and moving to the outside we will use No. 11 Justa Gusta who will sit off the pace and try and make a late run as will No. 7 Private Bounty. 1-7-11
We will use two exiting the same race No. 5 Anythingscookin the speed and No. 10 Danderek the 8yo gelding who still has a lot of run in him. 5-10
THE GRADE 2 SAN PASQUAL
No. 1 Blingo is back from a short but successful trip to Belmont Park where he won a 100 grander at almost 20-1, his works since say he can win this. No. 2 Blueskiesnrainbows is in top form and will be the one to run down. 1-2
Mike Smith sticks around to ride No. 8 Friendswith K Mill who will try going down the hill. No. 10 Distillery exits a key race in which he had a very wide trip, look for a much better effort today. No. 11 Relative Time exits back to back very tough races when facing Chitu and Global View. 8-10-11
We will go with the uncoupled entry for Armando Lage in the first race using No. 1 Wine and Song the speed and No. 2 American Aristocat the closer who sports a bullet work her on the 4th. 1-2
Of the ones that have run well there is not much to say about them, so we will opt for a first time starter No. 2 Lower Takeout who looks ready to fire at a price and we will play the early double with a lower takeout. 2
No. 3 Charlie Time ran a better than looked race in her first start here. No. 7 Chat With Me drops a notch and gets an extra half a furlong. 3-7
No. 3 Anytime Magic gets back to 6 furlongs and also gets the jockey that was on for his win one race back. No. 7 Bridge Jumper is the dropper with speed in this his second off the layoff. 3-7
No. 4 Handful gets Baze. No. 5 Secret Cove exits the same race in which she lost by a dwindling neck. 4-5
No. 5 Candy Eye gets her second start here and she also gets Baze and the stretchout, we will single in the late pick four. 5
The bug boy from Santa Anita Drayden Vandyke ships in with No. 1 Shoer Hugh for trainer Peter Miller. No. 4 Robertino also ships in and he won at first asking in his last start at Anita and now lands in the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer. No. 6 Wildfire Kid looks best of the Golden Gate runners in here. 1-4-6
No. 3 McBoomer has done little wrong of late winning four of her last seven starts with two seconds. No. 4 Loveintheshadows beat the Boomer last time out. 3-4
No. 2 Localsucess drops off the win and this trainer hits at around .60% with this move. No. 4 Jerry’s Fever is in top form and will be on or near the front end. No. 6 Four to Score exits the same race as Local and now drops with him to the level of his last win. 2-4-6
Exacta box 2-4-6
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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].