Saber’s Horse Selections

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PRESIDENTS DAY

SANTA ANITA 

Race 1

No. 1 Congregationalist just lost by a neck here in his last race at this tough 7 furlong distance, No. 6 Kafister is a perfect two for two on this dirt course. 1-6

Race 2

No. 1 Big Medicine Man and No. 3 Dublin Up were both scratched this past Saturday for this spot. 1-3

Race 3

No. 2 Tasha’s Courage looks to be sitting on a win and exits a good race, No. 7 Bench Press drops back into a maiden claimer and that could get him home today. No. 8 Senor Pegasus gets blinkers on and Tyler Baze in the irons. 2-7-8

Race 4

No. 3 Jet Warrior has won both of his starts and is the one to beat, No. 5 Toledo Eddie has won both of his starts here. No. 7 Dreamnofatticus is the price play off the win. 3-5-7

Exacta and tri box 3-5-7

Race 5

No. 9 Dancinginthestreet gets a turn back in distance and will be flying late at a price, No. 10 La Sorella comes off a better than looked effort on this downhill turf course and looks the one to beat. No. 11 Vanlose Stairway is a first-time starter with the breeding to win this at boxcars! 9-10-11

Exacta box 9-10-11

Double

4th 3-5-7

5th 9-10-11

Race 6

We will go five deep in this 50k maiden claimer for 3yo fillies using No. 2 Hearitforthegirls a Sadler first-time starter and her stablemate No. 4 Moscato Girl part of the speed. No. 8 Alice Roadtrain a live first-time starter that will be a price and No. 9 Warrenspoweroflove the closer. 2-4-8-9

Race 7

No. 2 Egg Drop comes off the little layoff looking for her fourth straight win, No. 7 Pontchatrain is a perfect three for three on this turf course and she has the great connections of Stevens and Proctor. 2-7

Race 8

No. 2 Meinertzhageni is back in town and gets Bejarano, No. 4 Wonderful Lie comes off a real nice win and will love the extra furlong today. No. 3 Rovenna gets off the grass and will be legged up for this. 2-3-4

Race 9

No. 7 Candy’s Sunrise gets his first start off the Belvoir claim and gets a major rider upgrade, No. 11 Dixieland Blues will be making his usual late run but could get there today with the big break in weights. No. 12 Kingpin Ryno is a perfect one for one going down the hill. 7-11-12

Pick four

6th 2-4-8-9

7th 2-7

8th 2-3-4

9th 7-11-12

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

We will try and beat the even money Baze horse using No. 1 Tahoe Yodeler and No. 5 Jets to Brazil. 1-5

Race 2

We will try and beat the even money Carr horse in this race using No. 1 Millie’s Topper and No. 2 Suicide Curves. 1-2

Double

1st 1-5

2nd 1-2

Race 3

No. 2 Deputy Miss gets her second shot at this level and today looks the day, No. 5 Shimmering Star has had her chances but will be right there. 2**-5

Race 4

No. 1 Peppered Forest gets her second shot with the hot riding Juan Hernandez in the irons, No. 4 Winona Louise and No. 6 Medicine Gal look to be the other two. 1-4-6

Race 5

No. 1 Hard to Please comes off the layoff and gets Baze riding for Jerry, No. 3 Rosewhitenblue is the price play. 1-3

Race 6

No. 4 Splendini drops trying to cash but will be a short price, No. 5 Full’s Kris S. gets his second shot at this level and will be the one to catch. 4-5

Race 7

No. 1 Zeewat is in from Santa Anita where he has been facing much tougher, No. 3 Tizaplayer and No. 5 No Silent are the other two. 1-3-5

Race 8

No. 2 Papa’s Tango L R just missed in her last start and will be flying with a big late run again, No. 4 Sweet Pizazz will try and out dance Tango on the front end. 2-4

Exacta box 2-4

Race 9

No. 3 Fishers Cross drops trying to cash, No. 4 Captain Rodney just missed in his last start at this level and No. 5 Wildcat Candy drops also trying to cash. 3-4-5

Pick four

6th 4-5

7th 1-3-5

8th 2-4

9th 3-4-5

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS

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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