Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Richard Mandella puts some serious works into No. 1 Polytechnicien for this, he could pop at a price. 1

Win and place 1

Race 2

No. 3 I Don’t Care Who has been claimed out of his last two starts, he goes a mile on the dirt and the last time he won was here going a mile on the dirt, No. 4 Full Consent is the stablemate of Don’t Care Who and is the speed. 3-4

Race 3

No. 4 Moon Ride is bred for this mile grass race and comes off a huge maiden breaker, No. 6 Cavalletta has finished second five times on the grass course and all at this distance. 4-6

Race 4

Kayla Stra just missed with No. 7 One Magical Girl at Hollywood for this price tag and she owns a win on this course, bet her to cash. 7

Race 5

The Hot riding Mike Smith stays on No. 2 Peppy Bolly who has never been off the board on this course with three wins and three seconds from six starts, No. 3 Rhodium is one for one here and beat Bolly last time out. No. 6 Ubelongtomemissy gets back to a sprint and back to the dirt. 2-3-6

Race 6

Down the hill they go, No. 4 Cayanna was coming on in her last start going down the hill and now gets a drop in class, No. 7 Velvet Mesquite was the hot item in her first start, a winning one on this course, she exits our HTW list. 4-7

Exacta box 4-7 and win and place 7

Race 7

In the 75k Paseana Gary Stevens gets on No. 2 Miss Serendipity who is in from Argentina for Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally, her works and rider suggest she is ready to fire a big shot, No. 6 Stanwyck is back from an East Coast trip and a winning one at that, she won her only start on this dirt course. 2-6

Exacta box 2-6 and win and place 2

Race 8

In this downhill sprint No. 3 Pure Loyalty won in his only try going down the hill when Bejarano was on board, he gets back on today, No. 5 Tripski exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play off his game win going six furlongs on the Hollywood turf course. Stevens gets a rare ride for trainer Jack Carava on No.  6 Royal F J, he will be right there. Mike Smith gets on No.  8 Ready for More which makes this 6yo gelding a must use. 3-5-6-8

Race 9

Peter Miller sends out first-time starter No. 1 L X Sunrise whose dam has dropped five winners from five starters, No. 4 Moscato Girl drops in for a tag in this her fourth start. We get the hook up of Iggy Puglisi and Paul Aguirre on No. 7 Wildcat Janine who exits our HTW list of a fast closing second despite trouble in her first start. 1-4-7

Exacta box 1-4-7

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 Sweet Millicent comes off a nice win in her first try going long, No. 5 Lexie Arleen gets the stretchout and Juan Hernandez. 3-5

Race 2

No. 3 Miss Go Free ships in, drops and finds a soft group of 8k maiden claimers, No. 6 Potentiality will go better with the drop. 3-6

Race 3

No. 1 Curvy Cat had her race and blasted a bullet for the stretch back out, No. 2 Luscious Lonna is three for three here at this mile distance and five of seven overall. Baze gets on the Sadler shipper No. 4 Magic Union who has been facing much tougher. 1-2-4

Race 4

This race looks as easy as one two with No. 1 Lady of Athens and No. 2 Mezzanotte. 1-2

Race 5

No. 1 A Pint for Mary has been up against it lately and now gets a needed drop in class, No. 3 Tonzatrouble gets his second off the layoff and the jock who last won with him is back on. Baze gets on the speedy No. 6 Suances Candy who will try and take them wire-to-wire. 1-3-6

Race 6

No. 4 When I’m Calling U gets in with maiden claimers for the first-time and gets back to a sprint, she will be flying late. 4

Win and place 4

Race 7

We will opt for two first-time starters in this race, No. 5 Himalaya Star who has a real nice last work and No. 6 Cant Do the Danse who has a bullet in his last work for this. 5-6

Race 8

No. 3 Occupy Vancouver blew up the tote when winning here at this distance when shipping in from Canada, he had a troubled trip and could come right back and pay another nice price. 3

Win and place 3

Race 9

No. 3 Funi Act will try and run down No. 6 Tour Ireland who will try and take them wire-to-wire with the move to the main. No. 9 Cody Peak will fall into a good stalking position and try and get the first jump. 3-6-9

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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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