Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Follow Me Crev is a first time starter for trainer Tim Yakteen going a flat mile on the dirt, he hits at .50% with this move. No. 2 Life On Riviera was sent off at 9/5 in his first start, he ran a nice even race and gets Bejarano today. No. 4 St. Joe Bay is the stablemate of Life On Riviera and he was sent off at 3/2 in his first start and he also ran a nice even race. 1-2-4

Exacta and tri box 1-2-4

Race 2

No. 2 Papa’s Paisley drops off the win and trainer Carava hits at .42% dropping off the win. No. 4 Red N Black Attack exits  the same race as Papa and he gets Van Dyke back in the irons. No. 5 Prince of Paris is the speed and will be playing catch me if you can. 2-4-5

Race 3

We will go singling in the leg three of the players pick five using No. 5 Up the Alley who will get the perfect set up for her closing run. She looks set off the big maiden win and she has finished second on dirt in both of her dirt starts. 5

Win and place 5

Race 4

We will go singling again in here using No. 1 Star Act who exits our HTW list, she is sitting on the win and today looks the day. 1

Win and place 1

Race 5

After back-to-back singles we will go four deep in the last leg of the players pick five using No. 1 Captain Carchy who exits our HTW list off a troubled first start, he gets a jump in class and goes a mile today. No. 4 Pulmarack was well bet in his first two starts at Del Mar. No. 6 Temple Keys goes long in this his second start and he will appreciate the longer trip. No. 8 Flexible goes long in start number 3 for the connections of Hollendorfer/Bejarano. 1-4-6-8

Players pick five

1st 1-2-4

2nd 2-4-5

3rd 5

4th 1

5th 1-4-6-8

Race 6

No. 8 Nothing to Hide drops off the Eddie Truman claim and Truman is perfect dropping off the claim. No. 9 Cin City Lady gets off the grass which she hated and back on the dirt, look for the big improvement. 

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Race 7

No. 7 Stole a Kiss just missed by a head here back in January. Trainer Puype has put back-to-back 7 furlongs works into her, she is ready and the hot riding Tyler Baze gets the call. 7

Win and place 7

Race 8

No. 11 Bunuska just missed last time out to Pearl de Verde who came back to score in her next start, she looks like a perfect single in the picks. 11

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Affrettando gets a big drop in class and gets back on the grass. No. 4 Magic Channel won her on this turf course in his last start. 1-4

Race 2

No. 5 Bushida and No. 6 Red Hot Rocket are the only two runners in this race that have won here at the gate. 5-6

Race 3

Jockey Ricardo Gonzalez has been on No. 1 Ready to Jam two times and won both times. No. 3 Dark Red comes off a good win at the fair going a mile. 1-3

Race 4

Bug boy Carson Sullivan gets on first time starter No. 3 Queen’s Rush who is out of the dam Bond Queen who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. No. 4 Star Via Strada is out of the dam Fly to the Stars who has also dropped 3 winner from 3 starters. Baze gets on first time starter No. 5 Ladette who is out of the dam Gig League lady who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters. No. 7 Ryder’s Starlight missed by a ½ length in her only try here after shipping in from Santa Anita for Hollendorfer, she is the stablemate of Star Via. No. 9 Her Again exits the same race as Ryder’s Starlight, they were on the wire together. 

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Race 5

No. 1 Hopeful Hazel may have found a group of girls she can beat and she gets Juan Hernandez riding in this mile turf race. No. 3 Elegant in Silk looks the one to beat. 1-3

Race 6

The last work on No. 3 Quetta’s Toy says he is on go and we like the jockey switch. No. 5 Smokeshow City exits the same race. No. 9 Jacksons a Bobcat comes off the layoff for Hollendorfer. 3-5-9

Exacta box 3-5-9

Race 7

No. 1 Thislegendofmine is a perfect 2-for-2 on this turf course. No. 3 Navarre ships in off the big win looking for grass. No. 9 Noble Metal won in his only grass start here and looks set for another big run today. 1-3-9

Race 8

No. 3 Loop Current Eddie comes back north, he was second in both of his starts here last year. No. 6 Kandzari drops trying to cash. No. 7 Grand Pioneer is the stablemate of Kandzari and he has been well bet in all of his starts and burned a ton of green. 3-6-7

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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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