Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Trainer Peter Miller has three horses entered in this 10k 5-1/2 furlong sprint, we will bypass all three and go with No. 6 Heyyoucan who drops in class and will get a patient stalking trip by Van Dyke, we will single in the players pick five. 6

Race 2

No. 5 Armensky is not a proven loser like most of these 20k maiden claimers in here, he had one race at Del Mar and split a field of 12, he has a nice last work, No. 11 Raspberry Ala Mode drops in this his second start and gets the long shot jockey Stra off some real good works. 5-11

Double

1st 6

2nd 5-11

Race 3

THE 75K ANOAKIA

Only six 2yo fillies will try this 6 furlong sprint, No. 1 Starlet O’Hara could not handle the Grade I competition but will go better here on the dirt from off the pace, No. 5 Seduire exits the same race, he may be the speed of the speed. 1-5

Race 4

No. 2 It Is Living Water has run good going down the hill, he will get a hot early pace to set up his late run, No. 4 Rainbow North is the stablemate of Living Water and he just may take to this course. 2-4

Race 5

No. 2 When I’m Calling U ran second in her one dirt start, she gets Van Dyke today and will be making a big late run at the speed, No. 5 Alissa R N comes off a nice maiden breaker at Los Al, she fits at this level. 2-5

Players pick five

1st 6

2nd 5-11

3rd 1-5

4th 2-4

5th 2-5

Race 6

Mike Smith gets on No. 1 Summerofsixtythree for Tom Proctor as they go down the hill, look for a big effort, Bejarano gets on No. 2 Temeeku who was well bet in her first two starts at Del Mar on the poly. Proctor also has No. 8 Williams Bay who looks to be sitting on a good race. 1-2-8

Race 7

2yo maiden fillies go 7 furlongs, No. 9 Fateer exits our HTW list, she will appreciate this 7 furlong distance and Baffert’s main man gets back on board, Mike Smith gets on first-time starter No. 11 Scandal for trainer papa Mandella who has won with 3 of his 6 starters at the meet. 9-11

Race 8

No. 1 Husband’s Folly can be depended on to make his late run and he likes this turf course, No. 2 Mr Lexis exits the same race and gets a nice jock switch to Tyler Baze. Maldo gets back on No. 5 Little Jerry who is the lone speed, he could get very brave if left alone on the front end. No. 6 Christopher Street has a nice 7 furlong work for this. 1-2-5-6

Race 9

20k maiden claimers go 7 furlongs, No. 4 The Twelfth Man exits our HTW list off a near miss first out at Los Al, he may forget to stop today, No. 8 Militant also has some early speed, he drops in class and gets a major rider upgrade to Bejarano.  No. 10 Matzoh Ball Magic exits the same race as Militant and he will sit back and make a late run. 4-8-10

Exacta box 4-8-10

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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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