Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Devine Way gets her first start off the claim and this trainer drops he a notch to get a quick return on his investment. No. 6 Passion Bucket has a big time work off the layoff for Ted West. 2-6

Race 2

No. 1 Italian Baba comes off the layoff but won in her first start here last March, she will find a fast early pace to wet her up late. No. 6 Dreamy Baby has good early speed and gets Van Dyke back. 1-6

Race 3

We have 3yo maiden fillies going a mile on the grass. No. 1 Disregarded ran good in both of her turf starts with trouble in her last, she will get a good rail trip today. No. 9 Star Act will be the one to beat once again but this time she gets the big break in the weights and that could be the answer. 1-9

Race 4

If No. 2 Profire can run back to his race here on February 22nd he gets the maiden breaker today. No. 4 Ice Cream Truck has had his chances but will once again be part of the exotics. No. 8 Slewissurfing gets his second start, he was well bet in his first and can only improve. No. 9 Tancred is the question mark runner who gets the big drop off the long layoff and a new low profile barn. 2-4-8-9

Race 5

No. 1 Ciao Bella Luna exits our HTW list, she is in top form and will take some beating in this downhill turf sprint. No. 4 Biorhythm will insure a very fast early pace which will and that will help Bella chances. No. 7 Minds Eyes could pop from the back of the field at a price. 1-4-7

Race 6

No. 3 Lolo El Canonero is in from Peru and lands in the barn of Peter Miller, he won at first asking at the Hipodromo going 7½ furlongs so this 7 furlongs will be ok. No. 8 Top Fortitude won at first asking and took time off, he looks set for another big effort. No. 9 True Ten gets a turn back in distance off a big last work. 3-8-9

Race 7

Down the hill they go. No. 6 Blake’s Magic has run some good turf sprints and Gryder gets his shot today. No. 8 Callous Effect needs a patient ride and will get it today in this her second off the layoff with Tyler getting the call. No. 10 Intoxicating Move will get the perfect trip from her outside post. 6-8-10

Race 8

THE GRADE II POTRERO GRANDE

No. 2 Wine Police has run some big races in his career and just missed at Sunland in his last start for Peter Miller. No. 4 Midnight Transfer will be making a big late run. No. 6 Wild Dude is the one to beat! 

2-4-6

Race 9

No. 6 Cowtownmary has run three straight turf routes and will be legged up for this downhill turf sprint, he has a nice last work and this jockey can ride. No. 10 Robert E. Lee looks to be a real nice price play, he gets a good post and will try the grass in this his second start for a trainer that can strike with these comebackers. 6-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 General Alarm is out of a dam that has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters, he doesn’t find much to beat in this 32k maiden claimer. 3

Race 2

This is scheduled to go 1-1/16 on the grass. No. 4 Rush In has hit the board in 3 of his 4 turf starts here. No. 5 Shadow Runner has run with better on the grass when down South and he ships in and gets Hernandez as the go sign is up. No. 7 Black Spirit gets back on the brass and he gets the man. 4-5-7

Double

1st 3

2nd 4-5-7

Race 3

No. 4 My Game has good early speed and continues his drop in class as he searches for his level. The same can be said about No. 7 Sunny Creek. No. 1 Two Dimes could be coming around. 1-4-7

Race 4

This is scheduled to go a mile on the grass. No. 2 Amp and Adrenalin has been turfing good at Turf Paradise and only needs to transfer that form to this course. Trainer Lloyd Mason has been heating up and he sends out the long shot No. 3 Nina’s Dragon with blinkers on today as he will try the grass for the first time, he could pop at a price. No. 5 Gilligan is 2-for-2 on this turf course and he gets Baze back. No. 6 Dr. Spin came here looking for grass and should get it today. 2-3-5-6

Race 5

No. 6 Premium Quality gets the long shot jock Silvio Amador, the drop can help and he will get a patient ride from off the pace and the price will be right. 6

Double

4th 2-3-5-6

5th 6

Race 6

This is scheduled to go a mile on the grass. No. 1 Terrys Tom Cat has been knocking on the door and his on grass race was ok. No. 3 Argyle Cut has run two races on the grass here with a win and a second. 1-3

Race 7

No. 1 Hypnatique lost by a slim ½ length in his second start and has a good work since. No. 3 Nacho Preacher is a first time starter out of the dam T.G.’s Girl who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters including a stakes winner. No. 8 Tribal Waters has been well bet in both of his starts and is a player once again. 1-3-8

Race 8

In this mile turf race No. 3 Curvy Cat drops to the level of her win one race back, she can handle turf. Trainer Lloyd Mason traveled to Santa Anita to re-claim No. 5 Rathbaun for $62,500 wanting to get her back on the grass, bet her to cash. Neil Drysdale brings back No. 7 Playful Humor who won back to back turf routes the last time she was here. No. 8 Butterfly Soul beat Playful Humor and also lost to her by a ½ length the two times the met. 3-5-7-8

Key exacta box 5 with 3-7-8

Race 9

No. 8 High Tide Line has really burned some serious cash in his last five starts losing all five as the chalk, bet him again or pass. PASS

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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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