Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA 

Race 1

Trainer Peter Miller can bring back a horse ready to fire and he brings back No. 4 Diamonddusted who won first out of the box last October, he has her spotted for action and the price will be right as the filly faces the boys, No. 1 Stand by Your Man is in from the Gate for trainer Miyadi off the maiden breaker he has this colt perfectly spotted. 1-4

Race 2

No. 1 Xuang Feng finds a field just loaded with early speed, he will sit chilly and pounce turning for home, No. 6 Hamiltonian exits the same race in which he finished second by 3/4 of a length. 1-6

Race 3

After finishing a solid second going a mile on the grass in her first grass start No. 1 New Nature will go down the hill, No. 2 Lakota Road won her last start down the hill and looks to be getting better. No. 5 Sunset Skies exits our HTW list and gets her second start off the layoff. 1-2-5

Race 4

No. 3 Spirit of Ten comes off the layoff sporting some solid works, she will get a fast early pace and the race she exits from last year was a key race, No. 5 Nikki Allyn gets off the grass and drops to the bottom, she could be the speed of the speed. 3-5

Exacta box 3-5 and win and place 3

Race 5

No. 7 Queen of The Sand had a horrible trip in her first in the states, she gets a huge jock switch to Mike Smith, No. 4 Oscar Party gets her second off the layoff and will be the one to catch turning for home. 4-7

Pick five 

1st 1-4

2nd 1-6

3rd 1-2-5

4th 3-5

5th 4-7

Race 6

No. 4 Hollywood Producer has run good in both of her starts and now Fernando Perez will get his shot, No. 6 Italian Harmony gets her third start off the very long layoff and looks to be sitting on her best. 4-6

Race 7

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No. 3 Story to Tell exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play, he comes off an eye catching win when sent off at 7/5 in his debut start, No. 4 Holiday Champ also won at first asking at .90 cents on the dollar for Baffert and company. No. 5 Wake Up Nick won at first asking by more than nine lengths for Doug O’Neill and he was sent off at .50 cents on the dollar, O’Neill also sends out No. 7 Henry’s Holiday who won at first asking and he may be the closer of the group. 3-4-5-7

Race 8

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No. 1 Seduire looked good winning at first asking for Hollendorfer and Nakatani, No. 7 Sea Mona also looked good winning at first asking when sent off at 9/2. No. 9 Enchanting Lady ran second behind Seduire when sent off at .40 cents on the dollar. 1-7-9

Race 9

No. 1 Robert E. Lee did not fire second out when exiting our HTW list, Kent D gets the call today, we look for much better, No. 5 Unusual Taste comes off a good second down the hill. No. 8 Willy Be Wild is the stablemate of Bobby Lee, he was well bet in his one and only start and now gets a great post. 1-5-8

Exacta box 1-5-8

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Race 3

No. 3 Candy for Debbie drops and gets on conventional dirt, No. 4 So Elite also moves back to dirt and he won on the fair circuit last year on the dirt. No. 5 Rush In is a perfect two for two on a fast dirt track. 3-4-5

Race 4

No. 5 High Tide Line looks odds on with these. 5

Race 5

No. 1 Island Harbor is the speed on the rail, No. 3 Raven Wild drops in his second off the John Martin claim and will be the one trying to run down Island Harbor. 1-3

Race 6

No. 5 Consent looks to be the speed in here and she could get very brave if able to clear early, No. 6 Soft Shoulders has been right there in all four of his 2014 starts. 5-6

Race 7

No. 3 Osmosis gets his first start off the claim and off a good second, he gets the low profile jock Maicol Severino so the price should be ok, No. 5 Battle Jet has high early speed and he gets Juan Hernandez back on board. Baze gets on the speedy No. 6 Justamitch who will battle it out with the Jet on the front end. 3-5-6

Race 8

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No. 2 City by the Bay looks to keep her unbeaten streak alive, No. 5 Time and Tides is on a win every other race pattern and this is her win race. No. 7 D’ya Knowwhatimean just missed in the 75k Angle Flight at Santa Anita, a race that Time and Tides also exits. 2-5-7

Race 9

No. 2 Urarockstarbaby woke up when dropped to this level in his last start, No. 6 Highly Cynical ran his best race at this level and looks to snap that 12 race losing streak. 2-6

Race 10

No. 1 Bob’s Big Secret has some big problems as he took two years off after his first start back in 2010 and then ran three times and took two more years off, he could beat these if in one piece, No. 4 Fordham Road gets his second off the layoff and a drop in class. 1-4

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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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