Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 3 Mega Heat gets Tyler Baze who was on this gelding for his win back in April. No. 5 Mambo Man exits our HTW list as a $$$ play and gets back to a route first off the claim. Both will need to run down No. 6 Anythingscookin the lone speed. 3-5-6 

Exacta box 3-5-6 and win and place 5

Race 2

No. 3 Sweet Bliss looks solid on the stretchout in this her second start. No. 4 Mum also looks solid on the stretchout in her second start. 3-4

Double

1st 3-5-6

2nd 3-4

Race 3

No. 1 Seeking the Sherif is the speed on the rail for the hot training Ron Ellis. No. 2 Candy Waltz and No. 5 Master Chef who loves this track will try and run down the Sherif. 1-2-5

Race 4

In this 20k maiden claimer No. 4 Tempest Rising is a first time starter with a shot as the ones that have run don’t look like much. No. 8 Indygo Andy is the best of the ones that have run and will be the chalk. 

4-8

Race 5

We will use three exiting the same race: No. 4 Hot and Pleasing, No. 7 Van Dien Avenue and No. 8 Little Unusual who will be the price play. 4-7-8

Players pick five

1st 5

2nd 3-4

3rd 1-2-5

4th 4-8

5th 4-7-8

Race 6

No. 1 Day of Fury was sent off as the 3/2 chalk in his first start going 1-1/16 and raced as green as grass, he will go better today at this mile distance. No. 8 Rident is a first time starter out of the dam Chasing September who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters and he has a work pattern that says he is ready. No. 10 Icy Ride will like this mile if he can get the trip from his outside post. 1-8-10

Race 7

No. 2 No Contingency is one of the only true sprinters in this 6½ furlong downhill turf race. No. 5 Magic Channel did sprint over the pond with some success going 7 furlongs on the grass. No. 9 Craving Carats is in from Tampa and may like it here. 2-5-9

Race 8

No. 3 Crusher looks well spotted off the maiden breaker. No. 5 Know More gets the big drop in class. No. 9 Londinium has the connections we like Paul Aguirre and Iggy Puglisi. 3-5-9**

Exacta box 3-5-9

Win and place 9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Dolphin Shorts, No. 3 Canalasso and No. 4 Cavalla all exit the same race, one of them will win. We will play the best price between the three. 1-3-4

Race 2

No. 1 Sweet Saga won despite a troubled trip in her last start. No. 3 Millie’s Topper looks the main danger with Carr getting back on. 1-3

Double 

1st 1-3-4

2nd 1-3

Race 3

Baze is back from his suspension and will ride with gusto on No. 1 This One’s for Mat who drops looking for a win. No. 6 San Sebastian is the main danger with the drop to this level and getting back on the synthetic surface. 1-6

Race 4

No. 6 Bluegrass Chapp may end up being the speed in this paceless race or No. 8 Cava Kavia,if either can clear they can wire this group. 6-8

Race 5

No. 2 Lil Angelina really responds to jockey Hernandez and he is on again today, he has a win and two seconds from his three rides on this mare. No. 4 Lindz Winz has been stuck in second in her last four starts. No. 7 Inner Groove gets her first start off the John Martin claim and is in top form. 2-4-7

Exacta box 2-4-7

Race 6

No. 1 Find Your Spot will sit chilly and pounce turning for home. No. 3 Sweet Millicent will be right with Spot. No. 6 Sweet Pizazz is the unknown who is in from The Fairgrounds where she one first out of the box. 1-3-6

Race 7

Only a seven race card at the Gate and we will single No. 5 No Games in the late pick three, she is in top form and spotted for the win. 5

5th 2-4-7

6th 1-3-6

7th 5

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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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