Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 3 Eltoninadress comes off a nice win here, she gets her first start off the claim and she will be the speed once again. No. 5 Rosewhitenblue will be dangerous at this level. 3-5

Race 2

No. 9 Here’s Bella ran a good second in her first try at this $20k level last out, she will appreciate the extra furlong today. No. 10 Twenty Eleven is a first time Candy Ride filly for David Hoffmans, she looks live. 9-10

Race 3

No. 2 Fly Blue is owned and trained by Kid Sherman, he is in good form and will get a nice stalking trip in this mile dirt race. No. 6 Chicsdigtheshark just won here going wire-to-wire and he will try and do it again on the front end. 2-6

Race 4

Jockey Solis will try and get his first win at the meet as he is on the New York via Florida shipper No. 3 Decisive Edge who lands in the barn of Hollendorfer. No. 5 Native Ride ran a good second in his first try on the grass in his last start. No. 8 Distinctive B exits the same race and he will be closing fast again to pick up a piece of the exotics. 3-5-8

Race 5

Baffert sends first time starter No. 1 Bad Boy Rocket a 1-1/16. No. 2 Pioneerof the West ran good in the $100k Oak Tree turf and now is back with maidens. No. 3 Madiba goes long in start number 3 for the team of Bejarano and Hollendorfer. 1-2-3

Race 6

Down the hill the go, No. 7 Heavens Stairway owns two wins from her three starts going down the hill and she is very versatile. No. 10 Smoove It gets the perfect post for this and the move back to this level makes her a tough customer with these. 7-10

Race 7

No. 3 Presiding Justice has hit the board in all five of his starts with 2 wins and 3 seconds. No. 8 Twenty Percent gets a little class drop and that will help his chances. No. 10 Echo Zulu gets Paco Lopez in the irons off the layoff, he will be showing all of his speed today. 3-8-10

Race 8

THE $75K LURE GOING A MILE ON THE GRASS

No. 4 Hay Dude is in from France and has a bullet work for this his first try in the states. No. 5 Pure Tactics goes long and he has won going long on the grass in the past. No. 7 Power Ped did not care for the yielding turf at Kenneland but will get back on his game on this firm turf course. No. 9 Boyett will be out winging it on the front end playing catch me if you can. 4-5-7-9

Race 9

$75k 2yo maiden claimers go 6 furlongs, Mike Smith gets on first time starter No. 9 Woody’s Folly for Bill Spawr, this colt is ultra live and will take our shot and single in the late double. 9

8th 4-5-7-9

9th 9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Unique Suances is the speed and has gone wire to wire on this turf course. No. 3 Boo Who Who will try and run her down late. 2-3

Race 2

No. 1 Missdang Sally has won 6 of her 10 starts here. No. 2 Solo Ella is the stablemate of Sally and gets a big drop in class. No. 5 Promiscuoussuances also has some early speed and she gets a drop to her loses level. 1-2-5

Race 3

No. 4 Elle Street has been working at Santa Anita and ships in for this, they are looking for a soft spot and have found one.  4

Race 4

No. 1 Lucky Moment has a bullet for this off the layoff. No. 2 Chukchi Sunrise is the speed with Baze riding for Morey, she will be short. 1-2

Race 5

No. 2 Lucky Point is a first time starter out of the dam R Affair who has dropped 6 winners from 6 starters. No. 7 Che Che will go much better at this level. 2-7

Race 6

No. 2 Tough Annie just does not run them alike, this looks like her good effort race. No. 4 Tim’s Go Girl is back in town after losing by a nostril in her last start at Santa Anita, she gets her first start off the Morey claim. 2-4

Race 7

No. 2 Da Wiki Wiki comes off the layoff for Jeff Bonde, he looks sneaky. No. 3 Kochees is in form the South and gets his first start off the John Martin claim. No. 7 Nina’s Dragon gets a needed drop in class and could wake up at a price in this spot. 2-3-7

Race 8

$8k maiden fillies and mares go one mile. No. 9 Waltztothewindow is what we will be going after this one wins, but he will be short with these, he finds a fast early pace today and will run them all down late. No. 10 Telepathy exits the same race and will try and hold Waltz off. 9-10

Exacta box 9-10 and win and place 9

Race 9

No. 6 Late Night Sky drops into an action spot as does No. 8 Peppered Pro. 6-8

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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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