Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 3 Lethal Miss will find a fast early pace to make her late run. No. 4 Second Time gets her second start here after arriving from Calder, she ran a solid second in her last race. 3-4

Race 2

No. 4 Truly Beautiful ran her best race on this dirt course last October. No. 7 Sri’s Red drops, gets off the grass and back to a sprint. 4-7

Double 

1st 3-4

2nd 4-7

Race 3

No. 2 Koukla exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play, we will single in the players pick five. No. 7 Lady of the Nile won her last race going this mile turf distance and is the main danger. 2-7

Exacta box 2-7

Race 4

We will opt for the two big droppers in this race. No. 3 Too Fast to Pass second off the Hollendorfer claim and No. 7 Topper’s Ghost who drops to his lowest level. 3-7

Race 5

No. 6 Pressure Time will like this downhill turf course and looks set for a smasher. No. 7 Tizapalooza is a first time starter for Marty Jones and Mike Smith gets the call, this one is live. 6-7

Players pick five

1st 3-4

2nd 4-7

3rd 2

4th 3-7

5th 6-7

Race 6

No. 3 Ralphy Girl is the speed with Maldo getting back on and the last time he was on this mare he took her wire-to-wire. No. 8 Splendiferous Moon gets Tyler Baze who is starting to heat up, he will have this mare rolling down the lane. 3-8

Race 7

Down the hill we go. No. 2 Premier Steps is in from Pimlico for Tom Proctor and his go to rider Gary Stevens gets on board. No. 7 Ultrasonic gets her second shot going down the hill after finishing a close fourth in the Grade 2 Monrovia, bet her to cash. No. 10 Could Be Trouble could be just that, she is 2-for-2 on the grass and won on the 6 furlong Hollywood turf course, she gets a great post. 2-7-10

Exacta box 2-7-10

Race 8

No. 2 Warren’s Sallyized had an eventful trip in his one and only start and only needs to move forward a little to get the win today. No. 6 Rambling House finished in front of Warren and is the speed, he will be playing catch me if you can. 2-6

Double

7th 2-7-10

8th 2-6

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 My T Quick gets back to the level of his last win. No. 6 Don Perico is looking for the hat trick. 3-6

Race 2

No. 1 Stay Positive is the speed on the rail and will try and hold off No. 2 D D Dancer who finished right behind her last time out and No. 5 Chat With Me who was a very close fourth behind the top two. 1-2-5

Exacta box tri box 1-2-5

Race 3

Trainer Bill Morey has the top two uncoupled entry in here with No. 3 Uzziel and No. 5 Toomuchisnotenough who has won all three of her starts. 3-5

Race 4

No. 1 Prayer for Da Bric will get a perfect rail trip on or near the pace. No. 2 Stressful Times exits a key race from back in 2012, he could be live off the long layoff. 1-2

Race 5

We will go one two again with No. 1 Spanishsugarr who just did miss in her last start when Baze got on and he comes back with her today. No. 2 Dublin Dancer finished behind the Spanish Sugar but now gets Juan Hernandez. 1-2

Race 6

It’s today or maybe another drop in class for No. 1 Geno’s Bambino. No. 5 McCguyver is a live first time starter with not much to beat. 1-5

Race 7

No. 3 Barrel Knot is an old pro who doesn’t win many but he could find a lone lead today and could get brave first off the John Martin claim. No. 5 Havoc will try and run him down. 3-5

Race 8 

In the last leg of the late pick four we will go four deep using four exiting the same race. No. 3 Rule Breaker the second place finisher. No. 4 Luckbox Sam who was far back but had trouble and now gets a new jock. No. 6 Bomb Site who finished a closer third and No. 7Budding Affair who finished 5th and now gets the jock who rode him one race back for the win. 3-4-6-7

Pick four

5th 1-2

6th 1-5

7th 3-5

8th 3-4-6-7

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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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