Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 3 Teasing Moment is perfectly spotted off the maiden breaker. No. 4 Second Time comes west after running at Calder back in November of 2012 this filly looks very sneaky. 3-4

Race 2

No. 1 Julio’s Gold was scratched on Thursday for this spot. She has been a hot item at the claim box and now after her 4th straight claim she lands in the barn of Cerin, catch her to cash. No. 5 Quinnette will fall into a good stalking position and may be the one to fear down the lane. 1-5

Race 3

Lots of early speed in this 6 furlong sprint so we will go with two that will be coming late: No. 3 Magic Beam first off the claim and No. 7 Close to the Edge first off the claim. 3-7

Race 4

No. 4 Murmansk is a first time starter with a good five furlong work, his dam has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters and the price will be right. No. 8 Right on Schedule was well bet in his first race and will get an extra furlong today. No. 10 Eat My Bubbies is a first time starter with the hot connections of Puglisi and Aguirre. 4-8-10

Race 5

We will use two exiting the same race in this the 75k Megahertz. No. 1 Gulsary who finished 3rd and No. 2 Moone’s My Name the 5th place finisher in the Frankel stakes. 1-2

Pick five

1st 3-4

2nd 1-5

3rd 3-7

4th 4-8-10

5th 1-2

Race 6

We will take our shot in this 5½ furlong sprint for straight maidens and single No. 7 Little Curlin a second time starter sired by the great Curlin this colt lands in the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer after a good effort at Keeneland back in October when under the care of Graham Motion. 7

Win and place 7

Race 7

No. 3 Heat Du Jour had his race and now is set to go this mile on the grass. No. 8 Moulin de Mougin also gets stretched out and she will love this mile distance. 3-8

Race 8

THE GRADE 2 SAN FERNANDO STAKES

Both Baffert and Hollendorfer have two horses running in this eight horse field we will go win one from each barn starting with the Baffert runner No. 3 Shakin it Up who did just that when he won the Malibu going off at 17/1 beating a fast closing No. 4 Zeewat who will try and turn the tables and his trainer Jerry Hollendorfer looks to have him cranked. 3-4

Race 9

No. 2 Kitten de Pere only needs to improve ever so little off her last race to get the money today. Mike Smith sticks around to ride the Churchill Downs shipper No. 7 Bella Campari who lands in the Sadler barn. No. 10 Practising ran second in both of her turf starts over the pond at 7 furlongs, she will like it here and Bejarano gets the call. 2-7-10

Exacta box 2-7-10

Pick four

6th 7

7th 3-8

8th 3-4

9th 2-7-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 4 El Mesano is a first time starter for Hollendorfer. No. 6 Mebossman is in from Emerald Downs where he faced some good ones. Baze rides the other Hollendorefer runner in here No. 7 He’s On His Toes who exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play. 4-6-7

Key exacta 7 with 4-6

Race 2

No. 4 Free Money drops trying to cash some free money. No. 10 Dizzy Tizzy also drops and could be the speed. 4-10

Double 

1st 7

2nd 4-10

Race 3

No. 1 Philosophic will be the one to beat with the drop to this level. No. 9 Bobgeepers looks the main danger. 1-9

Race 4

No. 2 J Kat has been working at Santa Anita and ships in looking for an easy spot. No. 4 G. G. Ryder just missed in his first start on this circuit for 32k and now moves in with straight maidens. 2-4

Race 5

No. 5 Wildcat Candy gets his second start here and almost got there last time out, he will be very hard to beat today at what will be a short price. No. 10 Fishers Cross gets off the grass and back to a sprint and looks the main danger. 5-10

Exacta box 5-10

Race 6

Most of these keep trading punches. No. 2 Minister Vivendi is in top form and moves back to the synthetic surface where he won one race back when he beat No. 3 Fantastic Atticus by a neck. No. 7 Pepper Crown has never been off the board in his four starts. 2-3-7

Race 7

THE 100K CALIFORNIA DERBY 

Years ago this race meant something but not now. No. 1 Enterprising ships in for Tom Proctor and Aaron Gryder comes in for the ride. No. 2 Exit Stage Left and No. 6 Argyle Cut are the main two Golden Gate runners. 1-2-6

Race 8

No. 2 Valiant Flame has hit the board in all five of his starts on this synthetic surface. No. 4 Zehner’s Zenna beat Valiant Flame last time out by a ½ length. No. 5 Malibu Rum has won 3 of his six starts on this course with two seconds. 2-4-5

Race 9

We will single No. 9 No Games in the last leg of the late pick four. She comes off a good win and Gryder gets a bone for the visit. 9

Pick four

6th 2-3-7

7th 1-2-6

8th 2-4-5

9th 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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