Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Trainer Peter Miller drops No. 2 Keyboard Courage in half off the win, be careful with this gelding, No. 3 My Jealous comes off an 8 month layoff, he ran against tougher back then and he is another who gets the big drop in class. No. 7 Dunmore East is at the top of his game and fits at this level, he gets his first start off the Julio Canani claim is looking for the hat trick. 2-3-7

Race 2

No. 4 Cleardofallcharges looks to be coming around for the hot training Sadler, No. 6 Bluegrass Fox Trot and No. 7 Prince of Paris will be the two that he will need to run down. 4-6-7

Race 3

No. 2 Quinnette is on a win every other race pattern and this is her win race, No. 5 Sea John’s Spirit exits our HTW list off a huge win on this dirt track, we think he can come right back and repeat. No. 6 Sagebrush Queen gets a major rider upgrade and will be lying in the garden spot turning for home. 2-5**-6

Key exacta box 5 with 2-6 and win and place 5

Race 4

Maldonado gets his second shot with No. 5 Gallant Charm who has run all good races on the grass, he exits the same race as No. 8 Handsome Dennis who finished a good second just missing to Quiet Force who came back to score again in his next start. No. 9 Sheer Talent gets his first start off the Mark Glatt claim and he gets Bejarano in the irons. 5-8-9

Race 5

Trainer John Sadler says he’s seen enough of No. 6 Gab Power who he claimed for 25k as he drops him in for 16k, he will find a hot early pace to make his last run if he has anything left, jockey Fernando Perez who had been riding hot before getting set down for a few days comes back on dropper No. 2 Mr. Candy Bar who will also be making a big late run at the speed. 2-6

Race 6

Gary Stevens gets on No. 3 Nooten who will try going down the hill. No. 5 Brimstoned who ran a better than looked 4th going a mile in his first start will like going down the hill. No. 7 Missing Groom comes off the 6 month layoff for Jerry H and his works say let me run! Mike Puype sends out two first-time starters and the one we like is No. 12 Doubting Thomas with Tyler Baze getting a dream trip from his outside post. 3-5-7-12

Win and place 12

Race 7

THE GRADE III LAS FLORES

J.R.Velazquez comes in to ride No. 3 Judy the Beauty who he won with at Keeneland for trainer Wesley Ward, she finished second by a half-length in the BC filly and mare sprint here last November and is the one to beat today, jockey Louis Saez stayed in town to ride No. 5 Munnings Sister for Barclay Tagg, he rode Judy in the BC race. 3-5

Race 8

No. 1 Remise has been right there in her two starts here going down the hill and now will go a mile on the grass, Tom Proctor and Gary Stevens hook up with No. 4 Premier Steps who beat Remise last time out when finishing second, her last win came at a mile on the grass at Gulfstream Park. 1-4

Pick three

6th 3-5-7-12

7th 3-5

8th 1-4

Race 9

20k filly and mare maiden claimers and 6 of the 10 entered are first-time starters, and the first-timer we like is No. 10 My Wish Come True for trainer Marty Jones and the good bug boy Van Dyke. 10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

None of the runners in this 8k maiden claimer can run a lick, if trainer Martin can get the big dropper shipper No. 1 Unique Suances to get out of the gate she may have a shot with these. 1 (?)

Race 2

The best race that No. 1 Summit Central ran was going this 5-1/2 furlong distance one race back, he is back at that distance and gets a drop in class, No. 4 Lust for Life ships in, gets off the grass and drops in class for a sharp outfit. 1-4

Race 3

Trainer Baltas who sends out Lust for Life in the second race also sends out No. 4 Little Jerry who will be part of the early pace in this race, No. 5 China Prince likes this track with two wins a second and a third from his four starts, he will get the perfect stalking pace scenario today and is the one to beat. 5

Race 4

Baze and Hollendorfer hook up with No. 1 Roving Storm who will be odds on and has never won two races in a row, we will try and beat him with No. 3 Don Perico and the big closer No. 6 Tonzatrouble. 3-6

Race 5

Another 8k maiden claimer and this one is for 3yo fillies who can’t run, No. 7 Duchess Debbie has finished second in three of her four starts at this level. 7

Race 6

No. 3 Tahoe Yodeler is the speed and is in good form for this low level, after him its anyone’s guess. 3

Race 7

Of the ones that have run No. 2 Highly Cynical may be ready to cash in this his third start at this 8k level, if he can’t get the job done first-time starter No. 6 Frewert Road looks the one for trainer Sherman as he hits at around .28% with his first-time starters. 2-6

Exacta box 2-6 and win and place 6

Race 8

No. 3 Juliet’s Tizzy is in from Santa Anita looking for softer and has found a good spot but will need to step up her game to beat No. 4 Smiley Eagle and No. 5 Go Black Tie who also ships back in town. 3-4-5

Race 9

No. 4 Tough Fame is a runner and has run back-to-back big races here. No. 6 Miranda Rose comes off a big win and will be part of the early pace. No. 8 Hard to Please will sit chilly off the pace and pounce down the lane. 4-6-8

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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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