Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Ice Cream Truck has finished second in his last four starts here and he has had his chances but won’t find as many 20k maiden claimers as easy as this one is, No. 5 Goyan almost got there last time out and will be the speed again today. No. 6 In Defiance broke slow in his one and only start and now gets a slight drop in class. 2-5-6

Race 2

No. 2 County Lineman ran ok going a mile on the grass in his last start and will like this downhill turf course, No. 3 Safety Belt exits our HTW list off a real nice win on this course, he has two nice turf works since and will be tough to beat. No. 5 Midnight Transfer takes his first step on the grass and gets a drop in class, he may like it. No. 7 Mega Heat has won four of his six turf starts here but none at this distance, he comes off the layoff but has won 8 of his 15 lifetime starts. 2-3-5-7 

Key exacta box 3 with 2-5-7

Race 3

No. 1 Friendswith K Mill tried some good ones in the Derby Trial at Churchill Downs and will find these to his liking, he will a good a fast early pace to set up his last run. 1

Race 4

We get maidens going down the hill and 4 of the 8 starters are first-time starters, No. 1 Otto’s Echo has some blistering works for his first start, Kent D. gets on No. 4 Smart Journey who has a race over the course. No. 8 Eddie’s First also had a race over the course and comes off a solid try going a mile on the grass. 1-4-8

Race 5

No. 1 Tribal Yodeler is the speed on the rail and she will be playing catch me if you can, No. 3 Italian Baba comes off a 10 month layoff but she broke her maiden here in her first start. No. 4 Fanny Brice makes a quick comeback and gets a drop in class. 1-3-4

Race 6

No. 2 Londinium has won two of his four starts here and both came at this mile distance, No. 5 Mensa Heat is one tough 8yo gelding who always gives his best. 2-5

Race 7

This is the girls division of the 4th race, No. 4 Editor’s Cut ran a better than looked race when going down the hill in her first start, No. 6 Nazareth exits our HTW list off a narrow loss and a trouble trip, she is the one to beat first off the Hector Palma claim. 4-6

Exacta box 4-6 and win and place 6

Race 8

No. 1 Tizmetizyou just may end up being the speed in here, if she can clear early look out, No. 3 Maker Or Breaker has been working a hole in the wind for her comeback race. 1-3

Race 9

No. 5 It Is Living Water ran very good going down the hill one race back and now has Tiago Pereira in the irons, No. 8 Pressure Time comes off the layoff and he ran a better than looked race down the hill despite lots of trouble in his last start, he will be in a good stalking position turning onto the dirt. No. 2 Diablo Caballero gets his second start and second going down the hill, he has the speed to take these wire-to-wire. 2-5-8

Pick four

6th 2-5

7th 4-6

8th 1-3

9th 2-5-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 6 Small Claims Court gets the needed drop to get her to the winners circle, bet her to cash. 6

Race 2

No. 2 Vistarella will be right there from the bell, No. 6 Consent gets a drop in class and will be right with Vistarella. 2-6

Race 3

They go a 1-1/16 on the grass, No. 1 Papa’s Tango won her last start, it was her first going lone and first on the grass, she may have found a home, No. 4 Stop Smiling showed good early speed in her first on the grass and will hold better today. No. 5 French Tart took some time to break her maiden but got it done last time out. 1-4-5

Race 4

No. 1 Tahoe Yodeler is the speed and will try and take them wire-to-wire, No. 6 Summer Pad also has some good early speed and will be right with him. 1-6

Race 5

20k maidens go a mile on the grass, if No. 4 Full Moon Princess can handle the green she wins, No. 5 Divine Josephine is in from Santa Anita and lands in the Steve Sherman barn and gets Baze. 4-5

Race 6

No. 1 Foogard comes off an eight month layoff, he ran good here last year when missing by a nostril first out of the box and then went to Del Mar and broke his maiden with much better, No. 6 Dynamo Dixie will sit off the hot pace and pounce on them down the lane. 1-6

Race 7

THE 75K ALCATRAZ AT A MILE ON THE GRASS

No. 3 G. G. Ryder has won 4 of his 7 starts and is 1 for 1 on the grass, No. 5 Pete’s Slew has won 4 of his 6 starts and gets his first try on the grass. 3-5

Race 8

No. 1 Fast Moka Too is very fast and is in from Santa Anita for trainer Ron Ellis, they will need to catch her, No. 3 Zanab looked good breaking her maiden first out and will be making a late run. No. 4 Power of Ten will also be making a late run. 1-3-4

Key exacta box 1 with 3-4

Race 9

No. 1 Sky Forever gets a drops in class and that could do the trick at this level, No. 8 Nothing to Hide looks the main danger at this level. 

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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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