Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Down the hill they go in the first race of this huge BC Championship day and this will be the $100k Juvenile Turf sprint. No. 5 Crown the Kitten has raced four times at four different tracks, he has won his last two on the grass. No. 8 War Alert came here with some BC runners and gets a start in this race, he will love this course and is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. No. 10 Guilty also is in from over the pond and lands in the barn of John Sadler, he gets a great post for this. 5-8-10

Exacta box 5-8-10

Race 2

THE $200K GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE

No. 1 Acceptance exits our HTW list after freaking in his first start on this course winning by 13 lengths. No. 2 Wake Up Nick is a perfect 5-for-5. No. 6 Mischief Clem has won both of his starts and he will be the danger from off the pace. 1-2-6

Double

1st 5-8-10

2nd 1-2-6

Race 3

THE GRADE III SENATOR KEN MADDY 

Lots of early speed in here so we will opt for No. 5 Gender Agenda who lost by a dwindling neck going down the hill in her last start. No. 13 Ageless is in from Keeneland and looks like a real player in here.

5-13

Race 4

THE $2 MILLION BC JUVENILE FILLIE 

The two key runners in here are No. 2 Angela Renee who beat No. 4 Conquest Eclipse here by 1-1/2 lengths back on September 27th, they have home field advantage. Using some horses underneath in the exotics ours will be No. 1 Feathered, No. 7 Majestic Presence, No. 10 Wonder Gal, No. 11 Top Decile and No. 12 By the Moon. 2*-4* with 1-7-10-11-12

Race 5

THE $2 MILLION BC FILLY AND MARE TURF

The two key players in this race are No. 2 Just The Judge show is in from Canada off a nice win and No. 5 Secret Gesture who is in from France. We will be using both in the players pick five and playing exotics with No. 3 Dank who won this race last year, No. 4 Dayatthespa who will be part of the early pace, No. 6 Fiesolana another French import, No. 7 Emollient who won the Grade I Rodeo Drive here in September and No. 10 Stephanie’s Kitten who will be making a late run. 2*-5* with 3-4-6-7-10

Race 6

THE $1 MILLION BC FILLY AND MARE SPRINT

The winner in this race the last five times has come from Keeneland. No. 6 Leigh Court fits the bill off her Kenneland win on October 4th, she is 3-for-3 at this 7 furlong distance. No. 1 Sweet Reason will get a good rail ride by Irad Ortiz and No. 5 Artemis Agrotera will be right there with Irad’s brother Jose in the irons.

1-5-6

Exacta box 1-5-6

Race 7

THE $1 MILLION BC TURF SPRINT

The favorite has clicked in this race around .50% of the time and California runners have owned this downhill turf sprint. With that said No. 10 Home Run Kitten who is 12/1 on the morning line could put a damper on the chalk in this race as he has won both of his downhill turf races. No. 5 Ambitious Brew was a nostril behind the Home Run Kitten last out. No. 1 Reneesgotzip was second by a 1/2 length in this race last year. No. 14 No Nay Never and No. 11 Undrafted are two Wesley Ward runners that look dangerous.

5*-10* – 1-11-14

Race 8

THE $2 MILLION BC JUVENILE

We will take a stand in here with the loss of American Pharoah and key on No. 9 Carpe Diem and live for the day. We will single in the picks and use in the exotics with No. 1 Calculator who was second behind American Pharoah in the Front Runner, he is a nice 15-1. No. 12 Daredevil and No. 13 Upstart have been battling it out the last two starts with the Daredevil getting the best of him. 9*** with 1-12-13 

Exacta key reverse 9 with 1-12-13 and tri key reverse 9 with 1-12-13

Race 9

THE $3 MILLION BC CUP TURF

The Euro’s have ruled in this race winning 12 of the last 15 with an average payoff of $21.00. No.1 Telescope looks the class of the Euro invaders this year and we will key on him using No. 4 Brown Panther a classy 6yo who has won 10 of 24 starts, No. 7 Flintshire who is in from France for Andre Fabre, No. 8 Magician who won this race last year at 12/1 and No. 12 Main Sequence who has won three straight Grade I races back East after shipping in from over the pond. 1**-4-7-8-12

Race 10

THE $1.5 MILLION BC SPRINT

No. 4 Secret Circle is as steady a sprinter as they come, he has never been off the board winning 7 of his 11 starts including this race last year, he will be our key. No. 9 Salutos Amigos ships West after winning in spectacular fashion six days ago at Belmont, trainer Jacobson loves him. No. 2 Indianapolis is the stablemate of the Secret Circle and has won all three of his races. No. 6 Rich Tapestry beat the Circle last time out by a nose but adds 7 pounds today, Japan would be happy with a win. No. 8 Palace is very steady and will be making a late run. 4**-9*/ 2-6-8

Race 11

THE $2 MILLION BC TURF MILE

The race opens up with no Wise Dan. No. 2 Obviously has been working a hole in the wind and he will be playing catch me if you can. No. 5 Toronado is the one to beat off his Euro form he is one classy runner. No. 9 Anodin ran behind Toronado back in June, he can get a piece at a price. No. 6 Tom’s Tribute has some home field advantage and he can get a piece at a price as well as No. 8 Trade Storm who won the Woodbine Mile and the last three winners of this race came out of the Woodbine Mile

5**-8*-2-6-9

Race 12

THE $5 MILLION BC CLASSIC

It’s all about the 3yo in this race as we can toss the 6yo as no 6yo has ever won this race. The money will be on the undefeated No. 6 Shared Belief but with only one favorite winning this race the last 8 years (Zenyatta $7.80) we will be trying to beat the chalk. We will be keying on two runners in this race No. 2 Cigar Street at 12/1 who will get a good stalking position behind No. 4 Moreno and No. 7 Bayern. They could cook each other with Cigar Street getting the jump on the closers turning for home. No. 12 Candy Boy could blow the tote up, he has been working great and looks to be sitting on a big run at a big price. No. 13 California Chrome looks to get back into his Kentucky Derby form but we are not sold. No. 8 Zivo is a deep closer and will be putting in a big late run, he is a must use. No. 9 Toast of New York ran second behind Shared Belief at Del Mar, can he handle dirt is the question. No. 11 Tonalist is the other main player but he loves Belmont Park, well maybe he will like Santa Anita. 2**-11**-12**-8-9-14

HAVE A GREAT BREEDERS CUP AND GOOD LUCK!!!!

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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