Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 5 Scarly Charly has been working great and now gets Mike Smith in his first try on the lawn, Nakatani gets his second shot on No. 1 China Girl Lover who will sit off the hot pace and pounce down the lane. 1-5

Race 2

Van Dyke comes off his days off and gets on dropper No. 1 Gal Has to Like It, No. 7 Street Car has been claimed three out of his last four starts and gets Talamo riding today first off the Dan Blacker claim. 1-7

Race 3

DOWN THE HILL THEY GO IN THE 75K BAFFLE

No. 3 Royal Banker who just missed in the mile Eddie Logan will like this downhill course, Joel Rosario who is in town to ride gets on the undefeated No. 6 Red Outlaw for Peter Miller, this one gets his first taste of the grass. 3-6

Race 4

Peter Miller drops No. 3 Pass the Pico into an action spot in this his first start here since coming in from Sunland Park and Rosario will also ride him, No. 4 Awesome Indy just missed in his last start back in December at recently defunked Hollywood Park. 3-4

Race 5

THE 200K GRADE II SAN VICENTE

Lot of wannabes in this 7 furlong race for 3yo, No. 4 Roger Rocket who was a 375K purchase won at first asking going 5-1/2 furlongs, No. 5 Cherubim broke his maiden in start two when moved to the dirt and looked great doing it. No. 6 Kobe’s Back is trying to do that come back from a horrible last race in the Grade I Cash Call. 4-5-6

Race 6

Now we get statebred fillies and mares going down the hill, No. 2 Warren’s Cracker has run three straight good mile turf races and may like going down the hill especially with Mike Smith getting the leg up, Bejarano who rode Warren’s Cracker last time out opts for No. 8 Autumn View who he has been on five times with a close second in his last start on this course. 2-8

Exacta box 2-8

Race 7

No. 5 Nooten ran his best race on this 6 furlong dirt course in his last start, first-time starter No. 6 Whine for Wine has hot connections and is very live. No. 8 Dubai Rule was sent off the 5/2 favorite in his first start at Del Mar last year, he will come out running. 5-6-8

Race 8

No. 4 Bonnie Lesley gets her second start off the layoff and will be making a big late run, No. 5 Journey On will be playing catch me if you can but if she clears early with no pressure she could be long gone before they know what happened. No. 7 Bee Brave exits our HTW list off a great win first in the states and the girl she beat that day came back to win big next out. 4-5-7

Key exacta box 7 with 4-5 and win and place 7

Race 9

No. 3 Natal has some nice works for her debut, Brice Blanc has been riding good and he gets on the Mike Puype first-time starter No. 4 Indian Fields by Indian Charlie out of the mare Delicias Blues who has dropped three winners from three starters. The speedy No. 12 Capers N Wine drops into a maiden claimer and will show all of her speed today and could get brave if not pressed. 3-4-12

Pick four

6th 2-8

7th 5-6-8

8th 5-7

9th 3-4-12

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Rushomatic who won when shipped in and dropped is well spotted but will need to hold off No. 5 Chat With Me who will try and run her down. 1-5

Race 2

No. 4 Monster Hit has won five of his eight starts here and is well positioned to win his sixth. 4

Race 3

No. 2 Havoc just missed in his last start and now gets his first start off the Morey claim and he hits at around .38% first off the claim, No. 4 Sandor who is an old pro is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. 2-4

Race 4

No. 5 Honest Desire heads up the ladder looking for her third straight win, No. 6 Lucy Wiggles is also in top form. 5-6

Pick four

1st 1-5

2nd 4

3rd 2-4

4th 5-6

Race 5

No. 2 Cody Peak has burned a lot of cash in his last four starts and will be the chalk once again, No. 4 Captain Hadley could wake up in this spot with the drop and a new jock. No. 5 Heir to Money gets back to the distance of his last win. 2-4-5

Race 6

No. 2 Quite Effective drops to the bottom trying to cash, No. 10 Elegant Trick gets a turn back in distance and that will help her chances at what will be a nice price. 2-10

Race 7

No. 2 Doctor Glynis was last seen finishing 5th at Del Mar last August, she comes back looking ready to run, trainer Jeff Bonde sends out first-time starter No. 7 Chain Lightning off some good works and the hot riding Dennis Carr gets the call. No. 8 Summit Central lost at even money last time out. 2-7-8

Race 8

No. 6 Beast of Bourbon has turned into a beast since coming here and is the one to beat. 6

Race 9

The last time Juan Hernandez rode No. 3 Lady Liz he got the win, No. 8 Bobbylouie is the price play from far back. 3-8

Double 

8th 6

9th 3-8

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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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