Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Just another five horse race at the Great Race Place to start the first double and the players pick five. No. 1 Tiz the Key could be the key to hitting the pick five, she comes off the layoff for papa Mandella and Gary Stevens will ride as this filly gets her first taste of the dirt. No. 5 Thisonesforricky is the speed and lost by a nostril here at this distance in her last start. 1-5

Race 2

No. 3 Dress Code comes off a huge win going a mile at this 25k claiming price and now comes right back for the same price tag going 7 furlongs and the very capable Fernando Perez sticks, we will single in the pick five. 2

Race 3

No. 3 Yodeling Honey is a first time starter in a very soft field of 30k maiden claimers and  trainer Mike Puype can strike with a firster. No. 7 Southern Digs had his race and now drops in with maiden claimers and he gets the hot riding Tyler Baze. 3-7

Race 4

No. 4 Big Rosie Brown got the maiden breaker in fine fashion last time out and now will try the grass, Big Brown says yes she can. No. 5 Lakota Road is a maiden facing winners and gets Bejarano. No. 7 Djimmah really never got untracked last time out but the race ends up a key race and this filly could jump up and bite you at a big price with Saul Arias getting the leg up. 4-5-7

Race 5

Lots of early speed in this mile race so we will go four deep using the ones that will be picking up the pieces late. No. 2 Mensa Heat who won at this price tag one race back. No. 4 Big Wags off the win. No. 5 Tuckers Point who won at this mile distance one race back and No. 7 Fit to Rule who has good early speed and gets the double drop off the win but Bejarano sticks. 2-4-5-7

Players pick five

1st 1-5

2nd 2

3rd 3-7

4th 4-5-7

5th 2-4-5-7 (.50 cent pick four will cost $24.00)

Race 6

The key player in this mile turf race for fillies and mares is No. 8 Moulin de Mougin who comes off a short layoff. He gets Mike Smith who finished second with her the two times he rode her. We will key with No. 9 Lady Asano who will be flying late and No. 10 Theatre Star who is on the also list but if she draws in is a main players. 8-9-10

KEY EXACTA BOX 8 WITH 9-10 

WIN AND PLACE 8

Race 7

No. 1 Seattle Charlie is the speed on the rail and is 1-for-1 on this dirt course. No. 3 My Sweet Addiction comes off the layoff for Marty Jones and her works says she is on go. No. 5 Sidebar will be the one to fear late if the top two get into a brawl on the front end. 1-3-5

Race 8

In the final of the day at Santa Anita we get a real puzzler with statebred maidens going down the hill. No. 4 Mr Lemon Tree has had his chances but his best two races have come sprinting on the grass. No. 7 Tuff Storm is a first time starter who gets Tyler Baze and has the breeding to like this downhill course. No. 8 Golden Chalice is a first time starter who sports a real solid six furlong work for his debut and has good connections. 4-7-8

Pick three

6th 8-9-10

7th 1-3-5

8th 4-7-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Rocabar looks the one to beat on the drop to the level of his last win. 

2

Race 2

No. 3 Dancing Yodeler is the key player in here. No. 4 Deep Reflection was a head behind the dancing yodeler last time out. No. 6 Don Perico owns a win over the Yodeler. 

Race 3

No. 1 Adriatic Lass needs a patient ride and will get it from Juan Hernandez who gets the call today. No. 5 My Aunt Annie looks the one to beat. 1-5

Race 4

No. 1 Crown of Aragorn is the speed on the rail and will be playing catch me if you can. No. 2 Frank and Go and No. 6 Havoc will be the two that will be running him down. 1-2-6

Race 5

No. 2 Simply Sharp is the speed and gets his first start off the Tim McCanna claim. No. 6 Gab Power finds his way North seeking to regain some of his old form, he could do it at this level. 2-6

Race 6

We will use two exiting the same race No. 4 Pebble Beach Baby the winner who is now 2-for-2 here at the gate and No. 6 Run Sophia Run who was second and now gets her first start off the claim. 4-6

Race 7

No. 5 Unusual Americaine finally finds his way to the grass, he is bred to grass and looks ready to stretch back out. No. 6 Blackford ran second in his only grass start. 5-6

Exacta box 5-6 and win and place 5

Race 8

No. 3 Al Faatik drops trying to cash. No. 5 Curios Spy comes off the maiden breaker and is a solid fit at this level. 3-5

Double 

7th 5-6

8th 3-5

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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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