Saber’s Horse Selections

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LOS ALAMITOS TB

Race 1

$30k maiden 2yo travel 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 7 Dance Dee a Door O exits our HTW list and has the running style and the jockey to win this race, he is the key player in here. No. 10 Speedy Tornado ran his best race on the dirt when he beat Door O. 7-10

Exacta box 7-10 and win and place 7

Race 2

No. 8 Warren’s Jeff G. won here back in September and finds a real soft group of $8k claimers. No. 7 Traweek ran second here back in September with better. No. 4 Half Dome Dude don’t win many but can win at this level. 4-7-8

Race 3

Maiden 2yo fillies travel 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 6 She Got Away is a Tommy Town first time starter for Steven Miyadi who gets Van Dyke in the irons, her last work says she is a runner. No. 7 Lucky Illusion is a first timer for Jeff Bonde,  this filly has been working well also. 6-7

Race 4

No. 3 Swissarella almost won here at this level back in September, she looks spotted for action. No. 5 Desert Madam is in top form and won on the Santa Anita dirt. No. 7 Diamonds Dena will wake up in this spot with Bejarano getting the call. 3-5-7

Race 5

$20k maiden fillies and mares go a flat mile. No. 5 She’s Discreet gets her second shot at a mile her races make her one to fear. No. 10 Afleet Echo needs to get a trip from outside but if she can she looks the one to beat. 5-10

Race 6

Maiden 2yo travel 5-1/2 furlongs. Mike Smith gets on first time starter No. 3 Iancol for Hollendorfer. No. 7 Zendai has run three really good races and looks to be sitting on another. No. 10 Wabel is a first timer for Baffert, he looks very live. 3-7-10

Race 7

Lots of early zip in this mile race so we will go looking for a closer. No. 2 Gracie Ragazza won here from right off the pace going this distance here back in September, she will need that trip again today. No. 6 Swiss Lake Yodeler has been facing better, she will be making a late run as will No. 7 Fleet of Gold who was second here by a neck in her only try. 2-6-7

Race 8

The day ends with $20k maidens going 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 5 Unbridled Loyalty gets a big drop in class and the very capable Alex Canchari gets the call, we will take out shot and single in the late pick four. 5

Pick four

5th 5-10

6th 3-7-10

7th 2-6-7

8th 5

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

We will use three exiting the same race: No. 1 The Tom Squad who was a closer 4th, No. 5 Betting McCann Can the second place finisher and No. 6 Foozer who finished a closer 5th and is the price play. 1-5-6

Exacta box 1-5-6

Race 2

This is listed for the grass so check it out as they have had rain in San Fran! No. 1 Percy Fawcett is a Big Brown 2yo who will love going long. No. 4 Flexible is in from Del Mar where her last race was better then looked. No. 5 Midnight Destiny was 9/5 in his last race going this mile turf distance. 1-4-5

Race 3

No. 1 Sonicvelocity comes off a nice win here in his first try on this circuit, he may be able to stand the class hike. No. 2 Kochees has run back to back good races in his two starts on this circuit. No. 5 Calculated Chaos ran right behind Kochess last out. No. 6 Thunder Rode comes off a nice win in his first try here. 

1-2-5-6

Race 4

No. 6 Coast Starlite continues to drop in class searching for her level. No. 7 Cocabella Myst gets the big drop in class as Morey looks for the win. 6-7

Double 

3rd 1-2-5-6

4th 6-7

Race 5

No. 2 Four Gaels is looking for his third straight win. No. 4 Local One Thirty ships in, drops and gets Baze. 

2-4

Race 6

No. 4 Dublin Dancer likes this course and her last race as her set up perfectly. No. 7 Melanie Rose also likes this course and will be part of the mix. 4-7

Race 7

Only 7 races today and No. 2 Nina’s Dragon looks to be a solid single on the drop to this level, he finds little to beat at this mile distance. 2

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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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