Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Omorfi Kopella ran good here going down the hill here than bombed at .70 cents on the dollar  at Del Mar, we will give her another shot, we will single in the players pick five. 2

Race 2

No. 1 Cat Meeting has some good works for this. No. 2 Anxious Times gets off the grass and back to the dirt and he broke his maiden here on the dirt going wire-to-wire. No. 7 Yes Yes Yes dropped last time and got the maiden breaker, he is perfectly spotted. 1-2-7

Race 3

No. 1 Froggy Fresh exits out HTW list, she is trained by the hot Phil D’Amato. No .2 She Got Away has been looking for a race, she drops into a maiden claimer for the first time. 1-2

Exacta box 1-2 and win and place 1

Race 4

Down the hill they go, No. 8 Heavens Stairway has won 3 of her 4 races going down the hill. No. 9 Jade With Envy just missed going a mile on the grass in his last start when exiting our HTW list, she goes back down the hill and has finished 3rd in 3 of her 4 starts down the hill. 8-9

Race 5

No. 6 Katerrific exits our HTW list as a $$$ play in this her second off the layoff and gets a drop in class, we will single in the picks. 6

Players pick five

1st 2

2nd 1-2-7

3rd 1-2

4th 8-9

5th 6

Race 6

No. 6 Sergeant O’Rourke drops into a good spot and she owns a win over the course. No. 10 Lotta Attitude also gets a drop in class and has a bullet over the track. 6-10

Race 7

No. 2 Rolling Fog blasted a bullet here on the 26th, he should like the dirt. No. 4 Airfoil will find a fast early pace to make his late run. 2-4

Race 8

THE $75K BLUE NORHTER

Trainer Make Casse has been sending out love runners and he sends out the very speedy No. 3 Pankhurst who is in from Woodbine. No. 5 Jaded Glory got in a ton of trouble in her last start when exiting our HTW list. No. 8 Rainha Da Bateria just missed last out in the Grade III Jimmy Durante by a neck and is the filly to beat. No. 13 Belle Et Bete exits out HTW list and also exits the Jimmy D, she is stuck on the also list and needs to draw in. 3-5-8-13

Race 9

No. 7 Lucky J Lane gets off the grass getting his first try on dirt, he will find a fast early pace to make his late run. No. 8 Valley Cat drops and will be the one to hold of late. 7-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Ready to Jam will be on or very close to the early pace. No. 3 Brighton Star will find a pace that makes him the one to beat. 2-3

Race 2

No. 7 Heat Maker loves this surface with two wins and a close third from three starts. 7

Race 3

Listed to go on the grass, No. 1 G. G. Ryder has won 2 of 3 here on the grass and comes off a big effort in the Grade III Berkley. No. 3 Polytechnicien exits the Berkley and he also has won 2 of 3 here on the grass. No. 4 Pepper Crown won the Berkley and has hit the board in all five of his turf races here with 3 wins and 2 seconds. 1-3-4

Race 4

No. 1 Bella Suances is a first time starter for the hot John Martin who hits at over .30% with his debuting maiden claimers. No. 5 Red Mystic ships in from Santa Anita and drops from straight maidens to this $25k maiden claimer. 1-5

Race 5

This one is scheduled to go 5 furlongs on the grass. No. 4 Handpicked Bud gets a drop in class and will like this 5 furlong sprint. No. 8 Anytime Magic has won sprinting on the grass in the past.  4-8

Race 6

No. 1 Justa Splash comes off a nice maiden win and may be this good right now. No. 2 Dayjur Hooq gets back to a sprint and will go better. No. 4 Foozer is the stablemate of Hooq and he will be a force late going this 5-1/2 furlong distance. 1-2-4

Exacta box 1-2-4

Race 7

This one is scheduled to go a mile on the grass. No. 2 McBoomer has 2 wins and 2 second from her 4 starts on this turf course, she is in tip top form. No. 5 Humming Beethoven has the exact same record and is also in tip top form. 2-5

Race 8

We will use three exiting the same race. No. 1 Stole My ‘Art second off the layoff who finished a close 3rd. No. 2 Tiki Torch finished second by a head and No. 10 Toomuchisnotenough won the race by a head and worked a bullet here on December 26th. 1-2-10

Double 

7th 2-5

8th 1-2-10

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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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