Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

We will use the speed and a closer to start the day. The speed will be No. 6 Anabaa Premium who will try and hold off No. 4 Tuckers Point with Tyler Baze getting the leg up. 4-6

Race 2

We will single No. 3 Eblouissante in the players pick five. This sister of the great Zenyatta hasn’t panned out after winning her first two starts but she starts her 5yo season in a good spot and if she can’t beat these than oh well. 3

Double

1st 4-6

2nd 3

Race 3

No. 1 Quiet Force gets a drop in class and they will wake him up, he will need to get a good rail ride by the very underrated jockey Flavien Prat. No. 7 Gallant Charm is in top form and drops back to a 25k non- winners of two from open company. No. 8 Copper Bay also gets back with non-winners of two. 1-7-8

Race 4

No. 2 Pebble Beach Baby moves from open 25k claimers to 16k non-winners of three, she will go much better with these. No. 5 Funny Gal just missed in her last start with 10k open company. No. 6 Holiday N Newport gets a turn back in distance and back to the price tag of her last win. 2-5-6

Race 5

Down the hill they go. No. 6 Creditcardroulette got up to win by a nostril in her last race going down the hill and now Talamo gets the ride as jockey Van Dyke got days for an infraction. No. 7 Midnight Lady finished second in both of her turf starts at 6 furlongs, she will love going down the hill. No. 10 Sleep Tight ran right behind the Creditcard and now gets a huge jockey upgrade. 6-7-10

Players pick five

1st 4-6

2nd 3

3rd 1-7-8

4th 2-5-6

5th 6-7-10

Race 6

No. 9 Lieutenant Seany O looks like a solid single in the picks off his last race here and that last work going :59 flat on the 8th. 9

Race 7

No. 1 Bayern looks to be a future star for Baffert, he won first out of the box going 7 furlongs when going off at .80 cents on the dollar, he will now go a mile. No. 5 Tap It Rich is the stablemate of Bayern and will get back on track with the move back to the dirt. 1-5

Race 8

No. 6 Stenoa could be a live long shot in here as he is the only first time starter in this 30k maiden claimer, we will be using just in case. No. 7 Closet E has good early speed and drops in with maiden claimers. No. 8 Reps and Warrants ran his best race going this 7 furlong distance in his last start here. No. 9 Illybilly Boy looks to have woken up and cold also be a good price. 6-7-8-9

Tri box 6-7-8-9

Pick 3

6th 9

7th 1-5

8th 6-7-8-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 4 Cherry On the Cake drops a notch and will show all of her speed as she will try and hold off the fast closing No. 5 Fool Me Once. 4-5

Race 2

No. 2 So So Fast gets her second start off the layoff and a drop to a level that makes her look all the winner in here. 2

Race 3

No. 1 Tricky Shane gets a little drop in class and Hernandez gets the call. No. 2 Pocket Prince who Hernandez rode last time exits the same race and will be part of the early pace. 1-2

Exacta box 1-2 and win and place 1

Race 4

In a race loaded with early speed No. 1 Lornefivehundred looks to be the only closer. 1

Pick four

1st 4-5

2nd 2

3rd 1-2

4th 1

Race 5

No. 2 Running Water drops back to the level of his last win. No. 7 Epic Electorate drops and is the one to beat at a short price. 2-7

Race 6

No. 1 Roving Storm gets the huge drop by Hollendorfer as he looks for the win and someone to take this gelding off his hands. No. 3 Dancing Yodeler gets back to his best distance after trying to go a mile in his last start. 1-3

Race 7

No. 6 Big Leap will try and run down No. 9 T.D.’s Gold who will be the chalk. 6-9

Double

6th 1-3

7th 6-9

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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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