Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 War Politics makes his way here from the Gate for Jerry H in this race his second off the claim, he won in his previous two dirt starts at the fair last year. No. 2 Londinium looked great winning here in his last start and his trainer has him spotted perfectly off the win. 1-2

Race 2

No. 1 Party Time could pop the gate and forget to stop off of those huge workouts. No. 5 Vegas Strip is the stablemate of Party Time, he was well bet in his one and only going 7 furlongs and this mile distance will be his party time on the strip. 1-5

Exacta box 1-5 and win and place 5

Double

1st 1-2

2nd 1-5

Race 3

No. 4 Ginger Tap looks set for her best in this her second off the layoff as Tyler gets the call. No. 5 Rhagori is the shipper danger as she is in from over the pond for trainer Simon Callaghan who can strike with these Euro shipper’s and Bejarano gets the call. 4-5

Race 4

No. 3 Too Fast to Pass is back to the level of his last win. No. 7 Limited Response drops in class and gets an extra ½ a furlong today and he has won at this 6½ furlong distance. 3-7

Race 5

No. 2 Passionate Diva lost by a dwindling neck one race back at this level. No. 4 Kathleen Rose will be on or near the lead and she may get the jump on them turning for home. No. 8 High Jinks is the price play with jockey Tiago Pereira getting the call, don’t be afraid to bet this 37 year old jockey who comes here via Brazil, United Arab Emirates where he won the 2010 Dubai World Cup and he has won 2071 races.

2-4-8

Pick five

1st 1-2

2nd 1-5

3rd 4-5

4th 3-7

5th 2-4-8

Race 6

No. 2 Sweet Factory has a work tab that says she will come running today. No. 8 Appealing Resume is the one to beat on the move up first off the Ron Ellis claim, she is a win machine in top form. 2-8

Race 7

No. 4 Intoxicating Move just exploded in the stretch to win going away when sent down the hill in her last start, a repeat of that race gets the win again today. No. 6 Blake’s Magic exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play, she was best last time out but just had a horrible trip. 4-6

Win and place 6

Exacta box 4-6

Race 8

Not much in here to beat. No. 3 Old Pueblo will be a short price favorite. No. 6 Rob’s Pal looks to upset as he has run back to back good races since being dropped to this level. 3-6

Pick three

6th 2-8

7th 4-6

8th 3-6

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Sinful Renegade just missed one race back by a nostril. No. 3 Mollie O had her two preps and is ready to go long once again. No. 5 Hill of Tara drops and gets Juan Hernandez. 2-3-5

Race 2

No. 3 Herculean will try and take his speed wire-to-wire and hold off No. 4 Courtown Harbour who will be coming late. 3-4

Race 3

No. 1 Maidens Justice’s last win came at this level. No. 3 Prime Issue gets his first start off the John Martin claim and the man gets on. 1-3

Race 4

No. 1 Nevaeh’s Promise looks well spotted off the maiden breaker. No. 7 Bobbylouie may have found a spot where she can launch her late run and get up for the win. 1-7

Race 5

No. 4 El Tio Fernando will be a nice price play but the one to beat is No. 5 Johnski who gets back to six furlongs. 4-5

Exacta box 4-5 and  win and place 5

Race 6

No. 3 Tribal Torch is back from a failed trip to Santa Anita, she just missed in her two starts here and will be the favorite with these and should get the job done. 3

Race 7

No. 6 Artaksez and No. 7 Captain Rodney both exit the same race and could finish one two. 6-7

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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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