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So how do you make any real cash on this race? Well hit the super or try and beat the 3/5 morning line odds on colt No. 2 California Chrome or just sit back and enjoy. 

Well we will go with take a shot at the superfecta and also take one shot at trying to beat the logical winner. 

In the super we will key No. 2 California Chrome on top with No. 1 Medal Count, No. 9 Wicked Strong and No. 11 Tonalist second with those same three horses 3rd adding No. 4 Commanding Curve, No. 5 Ride On Curlin, No. 7 Samraat in the third spot and using the same horses in the 4th spot while adding No. 8 Commissioner, No. 10 General a Rod

2 WITH 1-2-9-11 WITH 1-2-4-5-7-9-11 WITH 1-2-4-5-7-8-9-10-11

As we try and beat the Crome we will play a trifecta with 1-9-11 with 2 with all


Race 1

You need to stop at the ATM if you want to have a shot today with all the huge racing from the East to the West. No. 2 Madame Forbes gets her second start off the layoff, this 5yo mare has some issues but finds a good spot. No. 4 I’msoulflattering gets off the grass and drops into a maiden claimer for the first time, she will wake up. No. 6 Itsabeautifulday looks the filly to beat off her last two. 2-4-6

Race 2

We get 2yo going 5 furlongs, No. 3 Sky Preacher was sent off at .30 cents on the dollar in his first start going 4-1/2 furlongs here on May 9th, Tyler will get his shot today at what will be another short price. No. 7 Social Request is by Lookin At Lucky whose first crop could be a good one. Baffert sends out the $700k purchase No. 8 Holiday Camp off some serious works. 3-7-8

Race 3

No. 5 I Earned It Baby exits our HTW list, he gets off the grass and gets the stretch out in this his second off the layoff, we will take our shot and single in the players pick five. 5

Win and place 5

Race 4

Papa Mandella sends out two in this race with No. 1 Misdeed who has been hanging lake a convicted horse thief in the old West and No. 2 Uncharted Course who was last seen running up the track with straight maidens last August at Del Mar, he may take to the grass but we will need to watch one. No. 3 Stolen Property ran a better than looked race last time out when 4th right behind Misdeed, he will love this mile turf race. Elvis gets his chance on No. 6 Know Plans who had a horrible trip last out but came back on to finish fourth. 3-6

Race 5

Which one of these cheap $10k claimers can get this 7 furlong distance? No. 2 Two Is to Many gets his second start here on the West Coast and second for Peter Miller and he drops him trying to cash. No. 6 Half Dome Dude has run some good races in his career but is 0-4 at this distance, he gets his first start off the Jeff Bonder claim and he can strike first off the claim. No. 7 Newfound Gold looked the winner coming home last out but hung a little late, he has been one very popular item at the claim box and now gets his first start off the Diodoro claim. Tyler Baze who has won in this two rides on this gelding gets back on. 2-6-7**

Race 6

We get 3yo maidens going down the hill, Kent D gets his second shot on No. 7 Smart Journey who had no shot at getting to the runaway winner last time out, if he can clear today he will be gone. No. 8 Little Professor looks sneaky off the layoff and could offer a nice price. 7-8

Race 7

Maldo will be gunning No. 1 Wonderful Union as he will try and take them gate-to-wire. No. 5 Rocked Twice gets his second off the layoff and may like the stretchout. No. 8 Storm Comin Thru gets his second off the layoff and Elvis rides for O’Neill and this has been one hot combo. 1-5-8

Race 8

Down the hill they go, No. 5 Candy Anniversary comes off the layoff for Sadler and he puts the bug boy Van Dyke in the irons, by Candy Ride he will like the grass. Kent D gets on No. 12 Romar Success and if he takes to the grass he will get the trip from this post. 5-12

Race 9


This is the perfect day to run this race as Affirmed was the last horse to win the triple crown. No. 4 Can the Man makes his 3yo debut for Baffert, he was highly regarded as a 2yo and may be faster now, those works are great! No. 6 Friendswith K Mill comes off a good win and he can be a late danger. 4-6

Race 10

$25k claimers go a mile on the grass, No. 3 Trelawny exits our HTW list off a nose loss in his last start going a mile on the grass. He was claimed for $40k and now comes back for this $25k price tag, he has a nice last work and maybe they need a quick return on their investment, he will get a fast early pace to set up his last run, we will take our shot and single. 3

Race 11

We end the huge day with $12,500 3yo than have never won two races. No. 3 Tenkiller Kid has his price tag cut in half and Elvis rides for O’Neill, he has a bullet work here on the 2nd. No. 6 Bright Ocean comes off the layoff, gets the big drop in class and blinkers go on. Joe Steiner gets back on and he was on this gelding for his maiden breaker. 3-6


Race 1

No. 3 Atta Boy Pete is a five time winner here and will once again try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 6 Broadway Nika gets a turn back in distance and the last time he went 5-1/2 furlongs he won. 3-6

Race 2

2yo go 4-1/2 furlongs, Bonde sends out first time starter No. 2 Grey Moon Runner off some real good works. No. 6 Derrymore also has some good works for his first race and this trainer popped with a first time 2yo runner last week. No. 7 Mahorney was sent off at even money in his first start but had to settle for the place, he will be out winging again today. Jockey Dennis Carr gets on the only filly in the race for Jerry Hollendorfer, he has had two rides for Jerry the last two weeks and won with both of them. Trainer Lloyd Mason who has No. 6 Derrymore also sends out No. 9 Nthpreznzofgraynes off a good last work and his dam Pundit has dropped 8 winners from 9 starters. 2-6-7-9

Race 3

No. 6 Deception Free gets back to 5-1/2 furlongs which is his best distance as both of his wins were at 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 5 I B Mike is the speed and will try and wire them. 5-6

Race 4

No. 3 Luscious Lonna will be part of the early pace and is a very consistent mare. No. 4 Halo Dolly looks odds on with these and she is on a win every other race pattern and this is here win race. No. 7 Koby Jo will get a very fast early pace to make her late run and she will be our price play. 3-4-7

Key exacta box 7 with 3-4 and win and place 7

Race 5

No. 4 Unusual Americaine gets back to a sprint after failing at 6/5 when going a mile last time out, he will get a fast early pace to make his late run. No. 2 Yahoo Tahoe will also sit off the pace and make one run down the lane. 2-4

Race 6

3yo $20k maiden claimers go a mile on the grass, No. 2 Cant Do the Danse will go better today in this his second chance going a mile on the green, he was coming on late in his last start, No. 3 Fourth Generation gets his second start on this circuit, he needs to start his late run a little earlier. No. 8 Reno Rocket gets his second start and first going long, he is by Artie Schiller and should love the grass. 2-3-8

Race 7

Lots of early zip in here so we will go with some off the pace runners. No. 3 Melanie Rose and No. 4 Lookinfor Mr Right fit the bill. 3-4

Race 8

No. 7 Diamond Geezah ran a troubled 4th in his last race when beaten by No. 3 Tropical Heat, he did get put up to 3rd and looks to have a shot at turning the tables on heat today. No. 8 Outdoorsman Gene has four wins on this course, he comes off a year layoff for kid Sherman and Baze says he will ride. Very Little early speed in here, No. 10 See Zo Go could get brave if able to clear early. 3-7-8-10

Race 9

No. 4 Downtown C.T. is in top form and the hot riding Juan Hernandez sticks. No. 7 Real Conundrum gets his second off the layoff and he ran right behind C.T. last time out. 4-7


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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