Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

None of these runners have won going down the hill. No. 1 Hello Frankie finished 3rd in his only try and how gets his shot with the hot riding Tyler Baze. No. 3 Advisory gets his first try on the grass and trainer Jeff Mullins does well with first time turfers. No. 4 Yankee Rebel has come close on a few occasions and will be flying late to pick up the pieces. 1-3-4

Race 2

Mike Smith gets on the Baffert first time starter No. 2 Party Time whose dam has dropped 7 winners from 7 starters and he has a blistering work here on the 3rd. No. 3 Little Curlin exits our HTW list and looks the one to beat. Gary Steven gets on the John Sadler first time starter No. 4 Act who also has a big last work. No. 6 Pimpernel keeps fading but does exit the same race as the Little Curlin. 2-3-4-6

Win and place 3

Race 3

No. 3 Magic Beam drops trying to cash for a trainer that is having a big meet. No. 6 Runaway Wildcat exits the same race and now gets the big break in the weights with the bug boy Van Dyke taking over. 3-6

Race 4

Gary Stevens and Tom Proctor hook up with No. 3 Star Act, they have been gold together. No. 6 Nazareth gets a huge jockey switch and the stretchout after just missing in her first start going down the hill and the runner who beat here came back to win in her next start. 3-6

Exacta box 3-6 and win and place 6

Race 5

THE 300K GRADE 2 SAN ANTONIO

No. 3 Blueskiesnrainbows is at the top of his game with a Grade 3 and Grade 2 win in his last two starts but today he will need to deal with No. 5 Game On Dude who was not game in the BC Classic here but did finish second in the Grade 1 Clark in his last start and his record of 7 win from 9 starts here says hello, if these two get into it that will set things up for No. 4 Majestic Harbor who just finished second behind rainbows. 3-4-5

Double

4th 3-6

5th 3-4-5

Race 6

No. 5 Citizen Jane has a shot at the upset in here as she finds a field loaded with early speed, Kayla Stra will have this mare flying late. No. 8 Miracle Merger will also be making a big late run. 5-8

Race 7

THE 200K GRADE 2 SAN MARCOS

No. 2 Vagabond Shoes had a tough trip in the BC Turf and has been waiting for this race. No. 7 Lucayan finally looks to have put it all together and trainer Neil Drysdale has put three straight 7 furlong stamina works into him. Stevens and Proctor hook up with No. 13 Temeraine who finished second by a half length behind Lucayan last time out in the Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup. 2-7-13

Exacta box 2-7-13

Race 8

THE GRADE 2 200K ROBERT S LEWIS 

10 Kentucky Derby points go to the winners and that is very important. Baffert sends out two undefeated colts, No. 3 Midnight Hawk with Mike Smith and he just won the Sham Stakes here going a mile and No. 7 Chitu who gets his first try at going long. Big race Gary Stevens gets sticks with No. 1 Candy Boy who couldn’t the gelding Shared Belief in the Cash call but may step up today from off the pace. 

1-3-7

Race 9

No. 9 Trelawny just won going this mile turf distance here and has a bullet work since. No. 10 Square Dancer is a good fit with these and can get this mile turf distance. 9-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 God of War is in top form and looking for his third straight win. He will need to beat No. 1 Gilligan and No. 3 Lota Spunk. 1-2-3

Race 2

No. 5 Coco de Carchy ships in and gets Baze riding for Vann Belvoir who drops this filly into a 4k maiden claimer after claiming her for 10k? 5

Race 3

No. 1 Halo La drops a notch and will be playing catch me if you can. No. 5 Flying With Sully just missed in her last race at this level by a nostril when flying late. 1-5

Race 4

No speed in this 1-1/16 route for 8k claimers. No. 1 Tip Me Out may find himself in the garden spot. No. 4 Whimsical Heat ships in and gets a major drop in class and all he needs is three good legs to beat these. No. 6 Just Plain Hope ran second in his only try at this level. 1-4-6

Race 5

No. 3 Jovita’s Tuffy ships in off the win and claim, he has a bullet work for this and Baze rides. No. 5 Fly Blue had trouble at the start in his last race and will go better today with a clean break. 3-5

Race 6

No. 1 Lord Gallovic gets the needed drop in class as he searches for his correct level. No. 5 Sheriff Buford ran a solid second when dropped to this level in his last start. No. 8 Moogie Woogie ran a very much improved race when stretched out in his last start, he can only move forward. 1-5-8

Exacta box 1-5-8

Race 7

THE 50K CALIFORNIA OAKS

Baffert looks to be stealing as he brings in No. 2 Be Proud and puts Baze on her. No. 3 Tiz Kissable exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play, we will be using in the exotics. No. 4 Earthflight is the stranger danger in from over the pond where she won three of her eight starts as a 2yo, she has the experience. 2-3-4

Race 8

No. 2 Hillside Select is a first time starter whose dam has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters. No. 3 The Gray Hound is a first time starter whose dam has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. No. 7 Adriatic Son exits our HTW list off a troubled trip when well bet first out of the box. 2-3-7

Exacta box 2-3-7 and win and place 7

Race 9

No. 3 Swiss Sugar ships in and gets the big drop in class with Baze riding another short price. 3

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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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