Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Ankeny Hill looks the speed of the speed in this race going down the hill. No. 5 Joelito comes off the layoff for Hollendorfer and his mile races before he went on the shelf make him dangerous in here. Hollendorfer also sends out No. 3 A Toast to You first off the claim. 2-3-5

Race 2

Kent Desormmeaux who has moved his tact back out West gets on No. 1Gab Power who gets his second start off the Sadler Claim, he did not run a step in his last race but may wake up today. No. 2 Woodmans Luck is always there late but has little win spirit but is a must use in the back of the exactas and trifectas. 

1**-2

Win and place 1

Race 3

We will use three that are exiting the same race in this 50k maiden claimers going 7 furlongs. No. 1 Seeking Asylum who finished 3rd despite a slow start and a wide trip, No. 3 Head South who finished 2nd just a neck behind the winner and No. 8 Shark’s Cup the price play, he was 8th but had trouble in hits his first start, look of better today and a chance at the upset. 1-3-8

Exacta box 1-3-8

Race 4

No. 3 Gouyen exits our HTW list as a $$$ play, she finished second in her first start despite being off slow. She did have a two length lead down the lane but got run down, she was five lengths clear of the rest. No. 9 Wild At Best is a first time starter for Jeff Mullins and he puts Tyler Baze on for the ride and this fillies dam Excess Best has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters including a stakes winner. 3-9

Race 5

We will take our shot and single in the last leg of the players pick five using No. 8 Di Giorgio who Ron MccAnally stretches out in this his second state side start and he also Give Gary Stevens the leg up, we will play the two hall of famers. 8

Players pick five

1st 2-3-5

2nd 1

3rd 1-3-8

4th 3-9

5th 8

Race 6

No. 4 Big Rosie Brown exits our HTW list, she gets a huge class boost as she moves in with winners, she will need to improve leaps and bounds. No. 6 Warrens Lil Margie comes off a huge win when stretched out to this mile distance in her last start. No. 8 Browsing also comes off a huge win when stretched out to this mile distance and she gets Kent D today riding for Sadler. 4-6-8**

Race 7

No. 1 Boyett is the speed and will try and outrun No. 2 Black Spirit who gets his second state side start after running an even race in his last, Mike Smith rides today. No. 5 Money Clip has the Tom Proctor and Gary Stevens connection. 1-2-5

Race 8

No. 1 Controller gets a major rider upgrade as Bejarano gets the leg up, she has a nice last work and looks ready to fire a big shot. No. 8 Hayley’s Gray is the price play with Chantal getting the ride, she will need to rate right off the pace. 1-8

Double

7th 1-2-5

8th 1-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Itz a Saint gets the ultimate equipment change in Northern California as Russell Baze gets on to ride for Jerry Hollendorfer first off the claim. No. 3 Sheza Trip will be the main danger with Juan Hernandez getting on her. 2-3

Race 2

No. 2 Silver n’Brass will try and take her speed a mile today. No. 5 White Queen will win this race if she can run to her race one back when she came off the pace to miss by a nostril. 2-5

Double 

1st 2-3

2nd 2-5

Race 3

The muscle gets back on No. 2 Sister Glady Oh La who he won with three straight times back in 2012. No. 1 Inner Groove gets her first start off the Hollendorfer claim and he put a bullet work into her for this. No. 5 Mia Isabel is in form Santa Anita and may like it here. 1-2-5

Race 4

In a very soft field of $12,500 maiden claimers first time starter No. 3 Califo Cat has a shot at a price, she will need to beat her stablemate No. 4 Where’s Pepper. 3-4

Race 5

In another soft field of $12,500 maiden claimers first time starter No. 1 More of the Bubbly looks to have a big shot. No. 2 Great Brewski gets a big drop in class as the connections give up and just see his correct level. No. 5 Deception Free is in from Santa Anita, gets the drop in class and Baze riding for Jeff Bonde. 

1-2-5

Race 6

No. 2 Just Add Pearls looks to wake up with the jockey change and try and turn the tables on No. 5 Tough Fame the filly who crushed her last time out and the one to beat. 2-5**

Race 7

No. 1 Bluegrass Chapp is in top form for this level and will be on or near the front end. No. 3 Last Memories runs good every other race and this is his good race. No. 5 Mahogany Ridge is the speed and the one to beat. 1-3-5

Race 8

No. 3 Go Mojave Go will rate off the pace today on the drop. No. 5 Johnski lost by a nose last time out in his second start at this level, he is the one to beat. 3-5

Pick four

5th 1-2-5

6th 2-5

7th 1-3-5

8th 3-5

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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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