Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Rprettyboyfloyd lost by a dwindling nostril in his last start going a mile, he goes an extra 16th today and gets the rail as he will try and give trainer Denise Breuer her first win of the meet. Jockey Corey Lanerie is in town and he picks up the mount on No. 6 Party Time who exits the same race as the pretty boy, he is the speed and was just a neck behind the boy in that race. 1-6

Race 2

We get 30k maiden claimers going a flat mile, No. 4 L X Sunrise exits our HTW list off a solid try in her first try going long, she gets the hard trying Saul Arias, No. 11 Euroclydon is the one to beat but she is stuck on the also list, if she gets in these are the two. 4-11

Race 3

THE 100K DREAM OF SUMMER STAKES 

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer looks to have this race locked up as he sends out two of five runners with the super tough 6yo mare No. 1 Halo Dolly who has won 17 of her 36 starts and No. 4 Curvy Cat who is back in town after winning back-to-back races at the Gate. 1-4

Race 4

Down the hill they go and No. 1 Sweet Spell won like a good thing when sent down the hill in her first start, she exits our HTW list and looks very solid in here and the filly she beat that day came and won her next start, No. 2 Velvet Mesquite has won both of her starts going down the hill. No. 3 Baruta just missed in her first start in the country and now Stevens gets the call, she could be over bet. 1-2-3

Race 5

No. 1 Include the Cat just missed at this mile distance in her last start, she gets the rail and Talamo today, No. 8 Legacy ran right behind the Cat last time out and has back-to-back bullet works for this, he had trouble in that last race also. 1-8

Pick five

1st 1-6

2nd 4-11

3rd 1-4

4th 1-2-3

5th 1-8

Race 6

No. 2 Yomybato may have found a field he can beat and gets his first win here, No. 3 Square Dancer has been right there with tougher in his last two starts, he is the main player with the drop to this level. 2-3

Race 7

No. 5 Brown Is Beige will once again try and beat No. 2 Giannonatti and No. 1 Eltoninadress first off the Mullins claim and No. 9 Musical Arts who gets Maldonado. 1-2-5-9

Win and place 9

Race 8

Down the hill again they go, No. 1 Fighting On has been second in his last two starts both going down the hill, he figures right there again, No. 6 Toomuchinformation gets his first start on the grass and first off the little layoff, he will be launching from the back of the pack. No. 9 Three Strike Rule is the hunch play of the day with the baseball season starting yesterday, his three turf races going a mile where all solid and the price will be right. 1-6-9

Exacta box 1-6-9 and win and place 9

Race 9

If No. 3 Fast Moka Too can’t take these wire-to-wire today she may be heading North, the double drop in class should get her home but at a small price on a very iffy mare, long shot No. 6 Flying Bliss is a first-time starter whose dam has dropped two winners from two starters, she could surprise at a big price. 3-6

Pick four

6th 2-3

7th 1-2-5-9

8th 1-6-9

9th 3-6

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Bring Your Bikini is the only first-time starter in a very soft field of 8k maiden claimers, No. 2 Stormin Skates gets the huge drop in class. 1-2

Race 2

No. 1 Catatonic Cat, No. 4 High Greeley and No. 5 Condiment all exit the same 1-1/16 route and now go a mile, one of them will win, we will take the highest price. 1-4-5

Race 3

No. 1 Flying Gwen gets Juan Hernandez in this her third off the layoff, this looks like a money run, Baze gets on the big Hollendorfer dropper No. 3 My Gal Candy, the last time he rode this mare he got the win and it was at this level. 1-3

Race 4

No. 3 Dolphin Shorts has taken it in the shorts the last three starts all at short prices, No. 5 Rodster and No. 6 Ihavetogo will both be after her down the lane. 3-5-6

Exacta and tri box 3-5-6

Race 5

No. 1 Medicine Gal gets her third start off the Victor Trujillo claim, she looks to be sitting on a good one, Baze gets his second try on No. 3 Nava Nataly who beat the Medicine Gal by a head last time out. No. 5 Billiejeanthisisit crushed them at even money in her first start with 8k maidens and now becomes claimproof. 1-3-5

Race 6

No. 3 Flamin Hot Mama finds a field loaded with early speed, she is a hanger herself but will fall into a good spot turning for home, No. 1 Tiz Blushing could give jockey Joe Crispin and trainer Gary Greiner their first wins at the meet. 1-3

Race 7

No. 2 G. G. Ryder lost at .60 cents on the dollar in his last start when sent this mile distance and will be short again, No. 5 Terrys Tom Cat will be the one that will be running them all down late. 2-5

Race 8

No. 2 Artaksez just missed at this 5 furlong distance one race back, No. 3 Wake just missed at this distance in his last race. 2-3

Double

7th 2-5

8th 2-3

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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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