Saber’s Horse Selections

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Race 1

No. 4 J and S Express drops back to the level of his win, No. 7 Nueva Fortuna gets a nice boast in class off the Ron Ellis claim and just may have a pace advantage. 4-7

Race 2

Elvis sticks with the Art Sherman dropper No. 7 Gem of a Gal who will wake up big time at this level, Tyler sticks with the Eric Kruljac dropper No. 8 Yes Yes Baroness. Kent D sticks with his cousin’s horse No. 9 Midnight Candy who also drops, and gets off of the grass. 7-8-9

Race 3

No. 5 Storm Power will sit off the pace and make one run down the lane, he has a nice last work over the course, No. 6 Kristo also has a nice last work over the course. No. 7 Back Off Buddy will be making a late run. 5-6-7

Race 4

Maidens go a mile on the grass, No. 3 Son of War is in from Canada and lands in the barn of Ron McAnally, this War Front gelding will love this mile turf distance, No. 4 Silver Torch ran ok going down the hill here last October, he will like it going a mile on the grass. No. 9 Native Ride is by Candy Ride and he will move forward on the grass. 3-4-9

Exacta box 3-4-9 and win and place 3

Race 5

No. 1 Roman Tizzy woke up in his last two when moved to sprinting, he will be flying late, No. 3 Cuzan gets a big drop in class looking for his correct level on this circuit and he may have found it. Jockey Saul Arias gets back on No. 4 Zippingaroundtown who will show all of his early speed today. 1-3-4

Race 6

No. 2 Daddy’s Duo gets her first chance on the dirt and gets a drop in class, No. 7 Zippinaroundtown ( don’t get confused as this one is Zippin) looks to be closing in on the maiden breaker. 2-7

Race 7

THE 200K GRADE II JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP

Why not take a stand with No. 1 Big John B in the John Henry, he has torched his competition in these marathon races and that last work has him on edge. 1

Race 8

Baffert sends out No. 1 Olivia’s Greatdane a Ghostzapper filly who is out of the dam In a Haze who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters, she has been working lights out, Jeff Mullins sends out No. 3 Blooming Hannah by Midshipman out of the dam Aspen Whisper who also has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters and his last work has her set for a big effort. Trainer Mark Casse sends out No. 5 Ol’ Fashion Gal by Sky Mesa out of the dam Little Hussey and she has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters including a stakes winner and she also has a very nice last work. 1-3-5

Race 9

Bug girl Amelia Green gets a rare ride for trainer John Sadler on the French import No. 4 Lady Chitchat who won with 126 pounds in her last start in France, she gets in with a feather today at 114. No. 6 Charlie’s Angel is also in from France and lands in the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer, Elvis gets the ride and this filly looks the one to beat. 4-6

Double 

8th 1-3-5

9th 4-6

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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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