Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Enduring Erin is in good form and just missed here going a mile on the grass one race back, No. 5 Nighttiming exits the same race and she broke her maiden on this turf course, she will love this 1-1/8 distance. 2-5

Race 2

No. 3 Peppy Bolly gets a huge drop in class but gets back to her favorite track where her four wins came. No. 7 Eltoninadress also likes it here, she drops off the win but it doesn’t matter with this trainer as he drops to win. 3-7

Race 3

No. 3 Nicegirlsfnishlast remains in good form and Mike Smith gets his shot at getting her up for first, No. 4 Spy Girl is the speed, she faced the boys last time out and now gets back with fillies. 3-4

Race 4

No. 3 Holiday Maker gets a big drop in class, the move back to dirt makes her tough with these. No. 6 Cruisingtheharbor drops in class and will show all of her early speed. No. 7 Desert Thief is another who gets the drop down, she will also show early speed. 3-6-7

Race 5

No. 6 Majestic Charlie drops into a maiden claimer in this his third start, he may like this 7 furlong distance. No. 8 Prospector Alley gets a double drop in class and will wake up in this spot, he just missed here by a neck going a mile back in February with tougher. 6-8

Players pick five

1st 2-5

2nd 3-7

3rd 3-4

4th 3-6-7

5th 6-8

Race 6

Lots of early speed in this 6 furlong sprint, No. 2 Gambler’s Roll ran with Ocho Ocho Ocho last out in the BC sprint. No. 3 The Gomper broke his maiden at first asking at Los Alamitos at 16/1, he is a must use as he is the only closer in the field and the price play. 2-3

Race 7

No. 1 Smoove It goes a mile on the grass and she will get a cozy rail trip right behind the speed. No. 7 Chati’s On Top looks ready to roll off of that last work here on the 26th. 1-7

Race 8

No. 2 Malone gets off the grass, drops and gets blinkers on, Mullins pulls all the punches to get the win. No. 4 Spring Action gets his second start off the Bill Spawr claim and he hits at over .30% with his second off the claim runners. No. 8 Dench drops, gets off the grass and gets back to a sprint. Elvis gets the nod today. 2-4-8

Double 

7th 1-7

8th 2-4-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Tanner’s Kitty gets her second try at this level and gets a break in the weights today with Carson Sullivan getting the ride, No. 4 Tupelo Bunny exits the same race and is the one to beat. 1-4

Race 2

No. 6 Parada looks a solid single in here, she ships in and gets Baze, we will single. 6

Race 3

Listed for the grass but they have been taking them off the grass, if it stays we will side with No. 2 Keepnherinthedark who is in from Turf Paradise and No. 4 Blameitonthecat who ships in from Santa Anita. 2-4 ( grass only).

Race 4

We will go singling again in this race using No. 4 Papa’s Tango L R who gets off the grass, a turn back in distance and a drop in class. 4

Race 5

In the last leg of the pick five carryover we will use No. 3 Dane O Mite on the drop in class and No. 5 Infamous Style though 0/10 fits here. 3-5

Players pick five

1st 1-4

2nd 6

3rd 2-4

4th 4

5th 3-5

Race 6

No. 1 Coach Royal has been all over the country and now makes it to the Gate which will probably be his last stop, if ok he looks the best with these on the grass. No. 8 Foolhardy is in from Del Mar for the top connections of Hollendorfer and Baze. 1-8

Race 7

No. 6 Hallie Jae drops into an action spot and is the one to beat, No. 9 Hermosa Vaquera also drops and will be live. 6-9

Race 8

No. 2 Trumpet Player Jay drops to his lowest level as this 9yo gelding is not what he once was. No. 9 Toss the Dice likes to win races and gets his first start off the 4k claim. No. 10 Our Minesweeper gets back to 5-1/2 furlongs and that should make him part of the exotics. 2-9-10

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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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