Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Salsita was sent off at 6/5 when dropped to this level for the first time and finished a good second. No. 2 Veronica Bay drops into a maiden claimer for the first time and gets Tyler Baze. No. 3 Soar Home also drops into a maiden claimer for the first time and has a nice last work here on the 14th. 1-2-3

Race 2

4yo and up maidens go a mile on the grass. No. 7 Do Some Magic really woke up in his last start when stretched out to this distance on the grass losing by a ½ length to Awesome Prospect who came right back to win his next start, Brice Blanc fits the 4yo gelding like a glove. 7

Win and place 7

Race 3

No. 3 Room for Me just missed in her first dirt try last time out when bet down to the 9/5 favorite. No. 5 Sri’s Red came off the layoff for Carla Gaines and just missed, she exits our HTW list and has a bullet work since, bet her to cash. 3-5**

Exacta box 3-5 and win and place 5

Race 4

No. 2 Joeandbetty’sbaby has won 3 of her 6 races going down the hill and drops back to the level of her last win. No. 3 Julio’s Gold is the speed of the speed and gets Kent D who has won with 5 of his 15 starters here. 2-3

Race 5

No. 1 Zuzu’s Petals is the speed on the rail, if she can clear she will be hard to beat. No. 4 Sidebar has gotten real good since coming off the layoff and moving to the dirt. 1-4

Double 

4th 2-3

5th 1-4

Players pick five

1st 1-2-3

2nd 7

3rd 5

4th 2-3

5th 1-4

Race 6

Stevens and Proctor hook up with No. 7 One Time Only who comes off the maiden breaker going a mile on the grass, she just did miss when going down the hill last October. No. 8 Velvet Mesquite is 2-for-2 going down the hill. No. 11 Baruta is in from Brazil for trainer Richard Mandella who has put some real good works into this 5yo mare, she looks ready to run and the price will be right. 7-8-11

Exacta box 7-8-11 and win and place 11

Race 7

No. 5 Golden Itiz has won 3 of his 6 starts at this 1-1/16 distance and finds a field loaded with early speed. He will sit back off the hot pace and pounce down the lane, he also gets a little class drop and a big break in the weights. 5

Race 8

THE 100K SENSATIONAL STAR

They go down the hill in the 100k Sensational Star Stakes and No. 4 Lakerville looks odds on with these off his last win on this course and he is now 2-for-2 going down the hill, bet him to cash. No. 2 Coach Bob could get real brave if able to clear and get and easy lead. 2-4**

Race 9

No. 7 Love Forever is in from the Gate off a nice even race first out of the box, he finds a soft group of 20k maiden claimers and gets the bug boy Van Dyke in the irons. No. 9 Profire lost at 2/1 in his first try at this level when dropped last time out, this post can help his chances in what looks to be a two horse race. 7-9

Pick four

6th 7-8-11

7th 5

8th 2-4

9th 7-9

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 1

Not much to get excited about in this six horse field. No. 2 Capo comes back to town and the last time he was here he got the win with Juan Hernandez riding, Juan is back on today. 2

Race 2

In this 8k maiden claimer for 3yo fillies we have four first time starters out of the seven fillies listed to run. No. 7 Hotaling Heart is one of those first time starters, she is out of the dam Lookn Mighty Fine who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters, we will take our shot with her. 7

Win and place 7

Race 3

In the .50 cent players pick five we will use four that are exiting the same race: No. 1 Kitty Marie who was second by a nostril, No. 3 My Gal Candy who was third by a ½, No. 4 Brilliant Melody the nose winner and No. 5 English Royal who was fourth by a ½ length. 1-3-4-5

Race 4

No. 4 Stressful Times has finished second in both of his starts. His last was his first off a long layoff, he has a bullet work since and looks ready for his diploma. No. 6 Speedy White Sox is the danger, a first time starter with the Baze/Hollendorfer connections. 4-6

Race 5

No. 2 I B Mike will be out winging it on the front end and he will try and hold off No. 3 Langston who won at first asking when sent off at 7/5, he gets his first start off the Terry Knight claim. 2-3

Players pick five

1st 2

2nd 7

3rd 1-3-4-5

4th 4-6

5th 2-5 ($8.00) the cost for .50 cents.

Race 6

4yo and up go in this 8k maiden claimer at a flat mile. No. 1 Tip Me Out has come alive since being stretched out and looks to have found a group he can beat. 1

Race 7

No. 1 Blackford exits our HTW list off a huge effort when he got the dead heat for the win despite stumbling bad at the start. No. 3 Van Lingle Mungo has won both of his starts when William Antongeorgi III is riding and he is back on today. No. 9 Being There comes off the maiden breaker in his first off the Morey claim, he could repeat. 1-3-9

Exacta box 1-3-9

Race 8

No. 2 Global Warming will get the jump on No. 1 Irene’s Cherub who will try and catch her down the lane and turn the tables on her. 1-2

Race 9

No. 6 Call Him Paddy will get the right pace upfront to make his last run and he gets a good jockey upgrade. 6

Pick four

6th 1

7th 1-3-9

8th 1-2

9th 6

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND ADJUST 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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