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Race 1

Just another five horse field to start the early double at Santa Anita. No. 1 Sergeant O’Rourke is the one to beat with the huge jockey change and drop in class by Peter Miller. No. 5 South Sound is the speed and will try and hold of the Sarge. 1-5

Race 2

In this six horse field we will shoot for a price and use No. 5 Hello Frankie who was 31/1 in his last start, he could lite up the tote. 5

Race 3

Peter Miller drops No. 2 A Toast to You off the win in the 100k Cal Flag, he likes this track but why the drop? No. 4 Zimmer is the stranger danger from Gulfstream Park and has the connections of Proctor/Mike Smith and some solid works here. 2-4

Race 4

No. 1 White Front Freddy is the speed on the rail. No. 2 Gutsy Ruler is a first time starter whose works say he is ready to run. No. 4 Western Showdown exits the same race as Freddy and will be the one to fear late. 1-2-4

Race 5

No. 1 We Have Lift Off gets stretched out on the grass in this his second start, he has the looks of a router. No. 5 Thunder Cole last at 6/5 in his last start going long on the Hollywood grass today could be his day. No. 9 Public Interest was the 5/2 beaten favorite in his last start, he will be coming strong late. 


Race 6

No. 2 Warren’s Joe T. gets Bejarano back in the irons and he won with this gelding one race back. No. 4 Red Sharp Humor exits a key race and is the speed of the speed in this mile dirt race. 2-4

Race 7

No. 2 Mangita exits our HTW list and is player with these. No. 3 Blazen All Star has been a meal ticket for jockey Brice Blanc who has been aboard for all three of her wins. No. 7 Lil Swiss Echo could be a nice price in here coming off that maiden win. 2-3-7

Race 8

In the last leg of the huge pick six carryover and we also have an exacta five carryover in this race. No. 3 Runaway Que ran his best race last time out when stretchedout for the first time. No. 1 Thunders Echo gets his third start off the layoff and gets back to a route. No. 4 Keeneland Kitten ran his best race going lone at Churchill Downs, he gets Maldo and the stretchout today. No. 5 Bluegrass Fox Trot exits the same race as the Que. 1-3-4-5

Key exacta and tri 3 with 1-4-5 and 1-4-5 with 3

Pick six

3rd 2-4

4th 1-2-4

5th 1-5-9

6th 4

7th 2-3-7

8th 3


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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