Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Night Badger finds a real bad group of $25k claimers in this non winners for two lifetime race, if he can show his early speed he once had he can be dangerous. No. 4 Test Ride drops and gets Kent D back, he can wake up in this spot. No. 5 Bobo also drops and could show his early speed. 1-4-5

Race 2

The go 1-1/2 on the grass and No. 5 Buck Benny is in from Keeneland via Delaware Park for trainer Graham Motion. This gelding is in top form and on a win every other race pattern, this is his win race and he is the only runner in here that has won at this distance on the grass. 5

Win and place 5

Race 3

No. 1 Sweet Pizazz won here in his only start and it was at this 5-1/2 furlong distance, she is a win or nothing filly. No. 5 Yesterday Sings has run here two times with a win and a second, she gets her second start off the Miyadi claim. No. 6 Warren’s Assassin gets Van Dyke and she has won twice here. No. 7 Mom’s Winner is the speed and gets off the grass. 1-5-6-7

Double

2nd 5

3rd 1-5-6-7

Race 4

No. 4 The Great Caper is in from Turf Paradise for the top trainer there, he is live at this level. No. 5 Broadway Nika has a big time 7 furlong work for this. No. 7 Chicsdigtheshark has won 7 of his 12 starts here. 4-5-7

Exacta box 4-5-7

Race 5

No. 7 Tizapalooza ran a deceivingly good race in his one race going down the hill, he has a good last work and if able to break clean he gets the win. No. 8 Forest Chatter worked super here on December 27th and ran good in his one turf sprint at Del Mar. 7-8

Double

4th 4-5-7

5th 7-8

Race 6

No. 5 Bow Tie Belle gets her first taste of the dirt on the drop in class, she will like this 7 furlong distance. No. 8 Here’s Bella comes off a nice maiden breaker and could set off a nice Bell exacta. 5-8

Race 7

No. 3 Royal Temptress is on a win every other race pattern and this is her win race, she should like this downhill turf course as she won going 7 furlong on the grass over the pond. No. 6 Baruta finally got her first win in the country after burning some huge cash going off the favorite in 7 of her 8 starts, she is a must use as she has finished second in all three of her races going down the hill. 3-6

Race 8

Kent D takes a rare ride for trainer Francis Meza on first time starter No. 4 Rahy’s Shadow. No. 7 Go Jeremiah drops in class and has been working good here in this his first off a nine month layoff. No. 8 Undergroundrailroad was well bet in his one start here on December 31st, he is back in just 8 days.

4-7-8

Pick four

5th 7-8

6th 5-8

7th 3-6

8th 4-7-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Katcinas is a very live first time starter out of the dam Moon Beaming who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters including a stakes winner. No. 5 Suances Dream and No. 6 Of Thee I Sing both exit the same race and are the ones to beat. 2-5-6

Race 2

No. 2 Niassa come back to town and is one for one here. No. 3 Star Via Strada won at this mile distance last out and is the one Niassa will need to beat. 2-3

Race 3

No. 4 Missdang Sally is always right there and has won 6 of her 13 starts here. No. 5 Nancypeggy looks the main danger. 4-5

Race 4

No. 1 Gale Creek won at first asking here when bet down to the 2/1 favorite back in November of 2013, something happened for sure but we will use here in this spot. No. 4 First Flower looks to have found her level. 1-4

Race 5

No. 3 Beautranda gets back to the level of her last win. No. 4 Marynetta is on fire and the one to catch. 

3-4

Race 6

No. 2 Khun Dots Varon gets a good jockey switch to Juan Hernandez. No. 7 Tale Me No Secrets exits the same race, they look one two.

Race 7

No. 2 Cora Elizabeth will be odds on with the big drop in class and she should get the win, if not the tote will explode. 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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