Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA 

Race 1

No. 1 Kid Rollins woke up big time when stretched out to this 1-1/16 distance last time out when breaking her maiden, she is perfectly spotted. No. 3 Incredible Journey just missed by a dwindling 1/2 a length when dropped to this level last time out, she was flying late and will like the longer trip today. No. 5 Parada will also appreciate the longer trip and the drop in class. 1-3-5

Race 2

$50k 2yo maiden claimers go 5 furlongs, No. 4 Nottemptedbyevil has the hot combo of Elvis and O’Neill. No. 6 Highway Boss is in from Turf Paradise where he was facing winners and No. 7 Aaron’s Thunder will be the price play. 4-6-7

Race 3

No. 6 Cee’s Tizzy Belle exits our HTW list and will be our single on the stretchout to a mile on the grass.

Win and place 6

Race 4

Baffert has been looking for a spot for No. 4 Super Ninety Nine and looks to have found a good one to get him started on his 4yo season, we will single in the players pick five. 4

Race 5

We will go singling again in the last leg of the players pick five using No. 3 Jennyway U Want It who gets the good turf jockey Nakatani and she finds little to beat in here. 3

Players pick five

1st 1-3-5

2nd 4-6-7

3rd 6

4th 4

5th 3

Race 6

We will use two in here, No. 4 Dark Timbers who drops back down and gets Kent D and first time starter No. 6 Watch It Buster who is very live in this spot. 4-6

Exacta box 4-6 and win and place 6

Race 7

No. 5 Vibrato Jazz gets his first start off the Peter Miller claim and he will get a good pace to make his late run. No. 8 Ice Cream Truck took 14 starts to break his maiden but got it done last out and could come right back in this spot. 5-8

Race 8

We will go four deep in the late double using No. 2 Eleven Zip off the layoff with Van Dyke getting the call, No. 3 Philanderer whose trainer hits at .42% with her first out maiden claimers, No. 7 Onebadshenanigan who makes his first start as a 3yo after two with straight maidens last year at Del Mar and No. 9 Antinanco who drops and has a big last work. 2-3-7-9

Double 

7th 5-8

8th 2-3-7-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 5 High Tide Line moves up off the win, has Baze riding for Martin and will be odds on. 5

Race 2

No. 1 Funny Gal moves up off a narrow loss and now gets her second start on this circuit. No. 5 Daitanna will try and run her down. 1-5

Race 3

No. 5 Glorious Rebecca comes off a nice win and the filly she beat came back and won her next start. No. 6 Blue Blizzard drops and gets Baze. 5-6

Race 4

No. 1 Emeraldcity Kitten drops into a better spot. No. 2 Adriatic Lass has won two of her three starts on this turf course and is the filly to beat again. 1-2

Race 5

Maiden 2yo fillies going 4-1/2 furlongs, No. 1 Grantmeawish ran a nice race in her first start, she will be buzzing from the rail. No. 3 Go to the Alter ran right behind Grantmeawish and will be right with her again today. No. 7 Princess Bertrando and No. 8 Urgraceisenough are the two first time starters that are live. 1-3-7-8

Race 6

No. 2 Distinctive Yolie drops looking for the win. No. 4 Nava Nataly will try and run her down in this 5 furlong turf sprint. 2-4

Race 7

We will opt for two closers in this race, No. 2 Love Phone  who will be launching from the back and No. 4 Mollie O who will also come late looking for a piece of the pie. 2-4

Race 8

No. 2 Deputy Miss and No. 6 Medicine Gal look the main two in the last leg of the late pick four. 2-6

Pick four

5th 1-3-7-8

6th 2-4

7th 2-4

8th 2-6

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS

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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