Saber’s Horse Selections

GamingToday.com is an independent sports news and information service. GamingToday.com has partnerships with some of the top legal and licensed sportsbook companies in the US. When you claim a bonus offer or promotion through a link on this site, Gaming Today may receive referral compensation from the sportsbook company. Although the relationships we have with sportsbook companies may influence the order in which we place companies on the site, all reviews, recommendations, and opinions are wholly our own. They are the recommendations from our authors and contributors who are avid sports fans themselves.

For more information, please read How We Rank Sportsbooks, Privacy Policy, or Contact Us with any concerns you may have.

Gaming Today is licensed and regulated to operate in AZ, CO, CT, DC, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, NV, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV, & WY.

SANTA ANITA

Race 1

We start our Friday the 13th card off with a 1-1/4 route on the grass and we have 6 signed on before scratches. No. 2 Big Kick has the speed that could play well in here at a price. No. 4 Timeless Indy gets his first start off the claim and the very good turf jockey Elvis Trujillo gets the call. No. 5 Street Maven is looking for the hat trick. 2-4-5

Race 2

No. 5 Midnight Mayhem looks to be a solid single with these as he is spotted perfectly off the maiden breaker and finds little to beat. 5

Race 3

No. 2 Loveintheshadows is in from the Gate and will get a good sitting trip behind a ton of early speed, this mare has a big shot and we will take our shot with her. 2

Race 4

In this maiden 5 furlong 2yo race we will go with No. 7 Atta’ Boy Woody who is a first time starter out of the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer. His dam Royal Woodman has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters including a stakes winner. 7

Race 5

No. 1 Contessa B. is in from Churchill Downs where she had a win and a 3rd from her two starts there. Kent D. gets the ride for Bob Hess Jr. and this filly looks very live. 1

Race 6

No. 1 Eltoninadress gets her first start off the Diodoro claim and this is one very good trainer and can strike first off the claim, he puts her in a sprint with little to beat. 1

Race 7

No. 1 Sheila’s Footsteps ran a much better than looked race in his first in the country and can only move forward, she has back-to-back good works on the grass since that start. No. 3 Quotient is back from Churchill Downs where he ran in the Grade II American Turf, these may be to his liking. No. 4 I’ll Wrap It Up gets a big jock switch. 1-3-4

Race 8

No. 2 Coconut Cream Pie gets a needed drop in class and Tylere Baze who rode No. 4 L X Sunrise the last two times sticks with Pie and Elvis gets on L X who gets a turn back in distance. No. 5 Editor’s Cut gets off the grass and drops in class, she could wake up in this spot. 2-4-5

Exacta box 2-4-5

Pick four

5th 1

6th 1

7th 1-3-4

8th 2-4-5

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Tavern Law gets the big drop in class after shipping in from Santa Anita as does No. 4 Soul Saver. No. 2 Tough Toy is a first time starter out of a top barn with a top jock, he is live. 1-2-4

Exacta box 1-2-4

Race 2

No. 2 Minnaloushe lost at .60 cents on the dollar here in her first start in the US, she will try and redeem herself. No. 5 Kana Flavor gets back on the grass and that was what they were looking for when they shipped in back in April. No. 6 Yur Teasing Me exits the same race as Kana and this second time starter was also looking for the grass in her first start as she is out of the dam Gilded Leaf who has dropped 4 winners from 7 starters and all won on the grass. 2-5-6

Double

1st 1-2-4

2nd 2-5-6

Race 3

No. 1 Barrel Knot will once again try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 2 Drover Crazy will try and run the Knot down. 1-2

Race 4

No. 2 Mount Zion showed improved early speed in his last when sent a 1-1/16 on the grass finishing a solid 3rd beat by 1/2 a length. No. 7 Northern Force exits the same race, he was second by a head. No. 3 Tommy O will go better today in this his second try here on this circuit. 2-3-7

Race 5

No. 4 Ongoing Appeal drops into an action spot. No. 6 What About Natalie is a first time starter for a sharp outfit and she is very live even with jocky Maicol Severino riding still looking for his first win here. No. 7 Santa Helena comes off a long layoff and is the question mark horse. 4-6-7

Race 6

No. 3 Gutshot Straight drops into a spot where he will be very hard to beat. We will single in the late pick four. 3

Race 7

No. 1 Gab Power gets a major rider switch to Juan Hernandez, he will have this gelding flying late as he gets off the grass and gets a turn back in distance. No. 4 White Front Freddy is the stablemate on Gab Power and he will insure a very fast early pace. No. 5 Shadow Ball also gets a big jockey switch as Morey puts Baze back up, he is the one to beat. No. 6 T.D.’s Gold drops back to the level of his win and he is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. 1-4-5-6

Race 8

No. 4 Magic Channel gets back on the grass and may be too good for this crew on the grass at this level. No. 9 Yomybato is his stablemate and he gets a little drop in class, he will be making a late run. 4-9

Pick four

5th 4-6-7

6th 3

7th 1-4-5-6

8th 4-9

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].

 GamingToday on Facebook      and         GamingToday on Twitter

About the Author

Get connected with us on Social Media