Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Sadler and company toss in the towel on No. 2 Belonging as they move from straight maidens to this 20k maiden claimer, she will be a short price and a scary proposition. No. 6 Silk in Silver gets a major rider upgrade and is the lone speed playing catch me if you can. 2-6**

Race 2

In a race loaded with early speed we will opt for No. 2 Pray Hard and hope that Bejarano can take down the early double, he will need to sit chilly off the speed and make one run down the lane. 2

Double 

1st 2-6

2nd 2

Race 3

We get 3yo maidens going down the hill. No. 1 This Cat’s Awesome gets the turf and the stretchout and he will like both. No. 2 Arctic Code gets one of the best turf jocks on the West Coast in Nakatani. 1-2

Race 4

No. 2 Londinium moves in with open company after winning in fine style in a non winners of two race, he is in top form and will be right there. No. 7 Change of Plan won a similar event one race back going 6 furlongs when Van Dyke rode him, Van Dyke gets back on today as they go a mile, he will be on or near the front end. 2-7

Race 5

No. 6 Lilly’s Perfect has been anything but perfect lately but looks to have found a good spot to make her last run. No. 8 Love Tale drops and gets Nakatani back in the irons and he won with this mare on race back the only time he was on her. 6-8

Exacta box 6-8 and win and place 8

Players pick five

1st 2-6

2nd 2

3rd 1-2

4th 2-7

5th 6-8

Race 6

No. 1 Dreamy Blues gets the break in the weights with the bug boy Van Dyke getting the call and she has a big last work for this race, all systems are on go. No. 5 Thisonsforricky exits the same race as the Blues.

1-5

Race 7

No. 1 County Lineman is in from Canada where his one turf race was a pip and would win this race, Nakaani is on just another live runner today. No. 3 Stoney Fleece is the one to beat as he is in top form for Sadler. 1-3

Race 8

No. 5 Divine Way drops looking for the win and gets the jockey to get her there, bet her to cash albeit at a short price. The upset could come from No. 8 New Nature who ran a nice even race in her first try on the dirt. 5-8

Pick four

5th 6-8

6th 1-5

7th 1-3

8th 6-8

GOLDEN GATE 

Race 1

No. 2 Heroically gets the red hot Baze riding for his buddy Jerry. No. 3 Kissn Tristan will try and outrun them for the bell. No. 5 Funi Act will be the one that will come late. 2-3-5

Race 2

No. 2 Catsnotnapping looks primed and ready to go a flat mile in this his third lifetime start, we will single in the double. 2

Double 

1st 2-3-5

2nd 2

Race 3

No. 4 Pat’s Back exits a key race and is the filly to beat. No. 5 Just After Sunset comes back to town after a quick trip to Santa Anita with no success. 4-5

Exacta box 4-5 and win and place 4

Race 4

We will try and beat the Santa Anita shippers as use two sent being sent out by the same trainer No. 4 Pepper Crown who is in tip top form and has never been off the board in his six lifetime starts and his stablemate No. 5 Pepnic who is also in top form. 4-5

Race 5

This is as low as they go for a maiden race in Northern California as these fillies and mares go 6 furlongs for a 5k claiming price. No. 8 Angel of Harlan looks to at least have some early speed and she gets a turn back to a sprint and a good jock. 8

Race 6

No. 3 Tribal Again will be legged up for this 6 furlong sprint after back to back mile races, he looks set for win number two. 3

WIN AND PLACE 3

Race 7

No. 4 Rock Off drops looking for the win and finds a soft group. No. 7 T. D.s Gold is the one to beat. 4-7

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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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