Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Firendesire exits the Queen of the Hill race, she came back to score in here next start and Van Dyke rides today. No. 4 J Louie has quarter horse speed and won the last time he was here with this jockey riding. No. 5 Mahalo Princess drops and gets Tyler Baze. 2-4-5

Race 2

No. 1 Hobbits Hero looked good winning down the hill in his first try on the grass and now he will go a mile on the grass. No. 6 Photography drops in class and could wake up at this distance. 1-6

Race 3

No. 3 Yard Line is very unlucky to still be a maiden, the move to a route looks to be the answer, we will single in the picks. 3

Win and place 3

Race 4

No. 3 On the Backstreets comes back to town after trying Grade 1 company at Keeneland. She gets back on the grass and goes down the hill where she won both of her starts. 3

Race 5

No. 1 Lemon de Oro looks very live off the layoff for trainer Bill Spawr. No. 4 Appealing Resume has been one popular item at the claim box as this 7yo mare has been claimed from her last three races. No. 7 D’ya Knowwhatimean gets a 9 pound weight break and that will make her tough down the lane. 1-4-7

Exacta box 1-4-7

Players pick five

1st 2-4-5

2nd 1-6

3rd 3

4th 3

5th 1-4-7

Race 6

No. 6 Hanna No Sir was well bet in her one and only when facing ten other fillies. She led all the way but got nailed late to lose by a ½ length, she gets a nice weight break today. No. 7 Lady Regina also showed good early speed in her one and only but that was against only four other fillies. No. 8 Euroclydon gets Bejarano and will be the one to fear late if the top two get into a speed battle. 6-7-8

Race 7

No. 1 Pass the Pico hasn’t been able to pass the winner in his last three starts with three straight seconds, he will be right there again. No. 4 Sheer Talent exits the Hobbits Hero race so if that one wins we will upgrade this dropper. No. 10 Will True Up comes off  he layoff and gets a big drop in class, he is the closer. 1-4-10

Race 8

No. 3 Mom Nana Petrie is the one to beat, off her last three races and the move back to a flat mile on the grass. No. 9 Warren’s Flasher will be a nice price play with jockey Geovanni Franco getting the leg up. 3-9

Exacta box 3-9 and win and place 9

Race 9

We will go five deep and play a dime super box costing us $12.00. We are using No. 4 Coast Guard Patrol who is in from the Gate and getting a drop in class, dirt and blinkers on, No. 5 Financial District his stablemate who is in from Turf Paradise, he gets off the grass and also drops in class. No. 8 Midnight Mayhem continues his drop in class but now this could be the money run with Bejarano getting on. No. 10 Yodeling Honey ran a nice even race for 30k in his one start and could be the price in here. No. 11 Van Fraassen continues his drop in class. 4-5-8-10-11

Dime super box all five runners 4-5-8-10-11

GOLDEN GATE 

Race 1

No. 3 Lady Rochelle just missed when tried at this 5k level last time out. No. 6 Missdang Sally is very consistent for a mare running at this level and comes off a nice win. 3-6

Race 2

No. 1 Valid Sale drops trying to cash. No. 6 T.D.’s Gold is the stablemate of Valid Sale and moves up off the win, they could run one two. 1-6

Double

1st 3-6

2nd 1-6

Race 3

No. 4 Gotnaceupmysleeve will try and take these wire-to-wire, she should be all along on the front end. No. 5 Bottle Blonde is her stalbemate and will be picking the pieces if the ace don’t hold on. 4-5

Race 4

No. 1 Bold Fantasy ran with better last year as a 2yo, he makes his 3yo debut and will be much faster and he may like the synthetic surface. No. 3 Jimmy’s Date gets off the grass and gets back to a sprint. 1-3

Race 5

No. 2 Warren’s Joe T. is in top form and fits perfectly with these. No. 6 Rule Breaker is looking for the hat trick and is the one to beat. 2-6

Race 6

Ricardo Gonzalez gets back on No. 2 Hot Roxx and the last two times he rode this filly she won. No. 3 Just After Sunset will be making a late run. No. 7 Giannonatti gets Baze and loves this 5½ furlong distance. 

2-3-7

Race 7

We will go singling in this race using No. 1 Sticktothescript as this filly gets back to the level of her near miss and she should be legged up after routing in three straight races the last on the grass. 1

Race 8

No. 3 Seeking the Stitch ran a good second last time out when jockey Amador got the call. No. 4 Tommy O is the key player in this mile turf race if it stays on the grass, Hollendorfer ships in from Santa Anita and puts his old buddy Baze in the irons. No. 8 High Greeley exits the same race as Seeking the Stitch, he was a ½ length behind him. 3-4-8

Pick 5

4th 1-3

5th 2-6

6th 2-3-7

7th 1

8th 3-4-8

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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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