Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Maiden 2yo go 4-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Desert Gem is out of the dam Malia who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters and all won first out of the box. No. 4 Social Request is by new sire Lookin At Lucky in this his first crop, this $100k colt is very live. 1-4

Race 2

No. 4 Cache Wanted drops a notch and finds a very soft group of $20k maiden claimers. No. 6 Ice Cream Truck is a 13 time loser who has run second 7 times, he now moves into the barn of A C Avila who has really heated up since using Tiago Pereira as a rider. No. 7 Chattering Class gets off the grass and drops to his lowest level. 5-6-7

Double

1st 1-4

2nd 5-6-7

Race 3

No. 6 Smart N Dreamy comes off a solid win and was re-claimed by his trainer who lost him one race back. She loves this turf course and we will use as a single in the players pick five. 6

Race 4

No. 4 Miss American Pie gets a huge drop in class. All is not right with this 4yo filly but she can beat these with three legs. No. 6 Smil’n From Above needs a patient ride, she was too aggressive in her last race and now drops to this low level. 4-6

Race 5

No. 4 Intoxicating Move is on a win everyother race pattern and this is her win race. No. 5 Could Be Trouble drops and gets back on the grass, look for a big effort today. No. 7 Always a Chance lost by a head in her last start going down the hill and now gets her first start off the Jeff Mullins claim. 4-5-7

Players pick five

1st 1-4

2nd 5-6-7

3rd 6

4th 4-6

5th 4-5-7

Race 6

No. 1 Hear the Ghost just missed in his last two on the grass and now will get back on the dirt, he looks best in here and will get a perfect rail trip. 1

Race 7

No. 1 Baruta has run two winning races going down the hill since coming here from Brazil but she just missed by a nostril and a 1/2 length. No. 6 Vanlose Stairway won in her only start going down the hill. No. 7 Sign From Heaven is in from Ireland for trainer Simon Callaghan and he can strike with these euro invaders. 1-6-7

Race 8

No. 5 Room for Me gets off the grass and back to the dirt where she broke her maiden. No. 8 Warrens Lil Margie also gets off the grass and back on the dirt. She broke her maiden going this mile distance here on the dirt, she gets her second start off the Jeff Mullins claim. 5-8

Pick four

5th 4-5-7

6th 1

7th 1-6-7

8th 5-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

Baze jumps on No. 4 Reno Rocket a first time starter for trainer Steve Sherman. No. 6 General Alarm is a second time starter who was well bet in his first start, he is the one to beat. 4-6

Race 2

No. 3 Gutshot Straight has found a home here at the Gate. He drops to the level of his last win. No. 4 Mickey Ball comes off a nice win in his last. 3-4

Double 

1st 4-6

2nd 3-4

Race 3

No. 1 Moody will show all of his early speed with the huge drop in class. No. 4 Tribal Leader and No. 5 Rhythm N Brews both look live at first asking. 1-4-5

Race 4

No. 2 Jaylo Marino is in from Santa Anita and drops to the bottom but this trainer can win with these shippers. No. 5 Night Wind ran a much improved race last time out, he looks set for the win. 2-5

Race 5

No. 1 Giant Journey is a first time starter who gets the hot riding Juan Hernandez. No. 5 Cleverly Beverly is back in town after a few good tries at Santa Anita, this is the cheapest she has run. No. 6 Lil Orphan Ellie comes off the layoff and could be ready at a price. 1-5-6

Race 6

No one can win this race and we will pass!

Race 7

No. 1 Global Rule has really chewed up some serious cash in her last three starts losing at .50 cents on the dollar, even money and 9/5, she will now try and go long on the grass. No. 2 Add More Sail ran big in her last start when she just missed at 35/1. No. 5 Garnisheed Wages is a first time Scat Daddy runner who will love the grass. 1-2-5

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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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