Saber’s Horse Selections

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LOS ALAMITOS

Race 1

No. 2 Full of Spice gets a good drop in class and has good stalking speed. No. 5 Adriatic Skye also gets a needed drop in class and Bejarano gets the call. No. 7 Bird In Love gets back to a sprint and may find a hot pace to get up for a piece. 2-5-7

Race 2

This is one bad group of $20k maiden claimers. No. 5 Vocalist is a first time starter who just may be live at a fair price, after her it’s a crap shoot. No. 8 L X Sunrise has run some races in the past that would beat these but her last two starts stunk. Maybe the little layoff will help her get back in form. 5-8

Win and place 5

Race 3

No. 4 Grazen Sky ran a solid second first out at Del Mar, can he handle the dirt. No. 5 Kluszewski ran his best race on this course one back and now gets Bejarano, he is the one to  beat. No. 7 Sam Slick showed good early foot in his first start when finishing right behind the five here in his first start. No. 8 Matty’s Tribal has run with some good ones and may be the speed of the speed. 4-5-7-8

Race 4

No. 9 Hidden Zensation exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play, he finds little to beat and we will single. 9

Double

3rd 4-5-7-8

4th 9

Race 5

No. 1 Blackford will be sitting chilly on the inside off of a speed duel, if he gets the trip he can win. No. 6 Persuasive Paul comes off a good win at this level and will also sit off the hot early pace. No. 8 Street Serenade ran a good second here at this 1 mile trip and is in good form. No. 9 Fighter Squadron gets off the grass and will be launching from the back, Elvis takes over. 1-6-8-9

Double 

4th 9

5th 1-6-8-9

Race 6

No. 2 Prettypreciousheir ran an even race first out of the box at Del Mar and will move forward off of that start and she took some action that day. No. 3 Sound City is a first time starter out of the dam Karen Sue’s Cat who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. No. 6 Ben’s Duchess has been working like she can run and is a must use. 2-3-6

Race 7

No. 3 Toledo Eddie gets off the grass and he has won 6 of ten on a fast dirt track. He worked a bullet here on November 30th, he has the ability to sit off the hot pace. Bejarano gets back on No. 6 Wrightwood and the one time he rode this 3yo colt he got the win. 3-6

Race 8

We get $30k maiden 2yo fillies going 5-1/2 furlongs to end the first day of racing at Los Al. No. 1 Victoria Falls exits our HTW list but gets the dreaded rail sprinting this distance, she will need a perfect ride by Van Dyke who was very good here in the last meet. No. 5 Go On Darling is a first time Baffert runner who has been here working since August, she looks fast. 1-5

Exacta box 1-5 and win and place 1

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Wild Delilah drops back to a better level. No. 3 Star Image is perfectly spotted off the maiden breaker. 2-3

Race 2

They go 1 mile on the grass. No. 6 Sun of Malibu gets a drop in class and owns a win on the grass. No. 7 Three Strike Rule has 2 seconds and a 3rd form his 3 starts on this grass course and he gets Ricardo Gonzalez back on and the one time he rode this colt he got the win. 6-7

Race 3

No. 2 Hopeful Hazel may end up being a nice price play with the drop to this level. No. 7 Daugava will be the speed. 2-7

Race 4

This play is for the grass only and there has been some rain in San Fran so make sure this goes on the grass. No. 1 Moogie Woogie just missed on this course one race back and is in top form grass or synthetic. No. 6 Prince Charmant ran right behind Moogie . No. 7 Star Student ran ok on this course three races back and now gets Baze back. 1-6-7

Exacta box 1-6-7

Race 5

No. 5 Moussehistopheles is a first timer for Hollendorfer in a very soft field of $12,500 maiden claimers. No. 7 Arcturus is his stablemate as Jerry looks to have a good one two punch in this race. 5-7

Race 6

No. 1 Mark of the Affair blasted home to win by four in her first start on this circuit and may be able to stand the move up in class. No. 5 Hermosa Vaquera gets a needed drop in class and will wake up at this level. No. 6 Too Obvious ships in and drops in class and gets a top jock. 1-5-6

Race 7

In the last leg of the pick four No. 4 Wickedizaswickeduz looks live at first asking. No. 6 Funny Paper is another first time starter that looks ready to roll. No. 9 Private Terrace gets her second start and ran a great second in her first at this level. 4-6-9

Pick four

4th 1-6-7

5th 5-7

6th 1-5-6

7th 4-6-9

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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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