Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Peter Miller looks to have the wagons circled in this $50k 6 furlong sprint as he sends out the top two runners in this six horse field with No. 5 Easter Fever a big dropper and No. 6 Doctor Susan who also drops. 5-6

Race 2

They finally wave the white flag with No. 5 Kantina Kowgirl as she finally gets the needed drop in class, the good thing is that Bejarano sticks. No. 8 Midnight Dime also drops in class and we like the hustling Kayla Stra in the irons, she is the price play. 5-8

Double 

1st 5-6

2nd 5-8

Race 3

This is scheduled to be run down the hill and we will stick with our two picks on or off the grass. No. 3 Bench Warrant ran in a Grade I in his last start and had no shot, he now tries the grass for the first time and he should like it. No. 7 Diamond Majesty was running with Grade III types at Del Mar, he broke his maiden going down the hill and also ran good here on the dirt. 3-7

Race 4

No. 1 Sidepocket Run is 0-18 in her career but drops in class today and may have found a spot where she can actually win, she will get the right pace and gets a break in the weights. No. 6 Art of War drops in for a price for the first time and will be right there. No. 7 Sheza Dish has some speed and finished second in her last start at this level and finished second here going this distance last October. 1-6-7

Race 5

This one is listed to go a mile on the grass. No. 4 Tebowing is in top form and gets the leading rider for this (turf only). No. 7 Lady Asano gets Van Dyke who was on Tebowing last out, he was on this mare when she just missed here by a head back in October. The drop to this level makes her the one to beat.

4-7

Players pick five

1st 5-6

2nd 5-8

3rd 3-7

4th 1-6-7

5th 4-7

Race 6

No. 2 Dreamy Kid gets his first start off the Hess claim. No. 5 American Act is the speed and gets a big drop in class. No. 7 Take a Risk comes off a win at Los Al and is in good form. 2-5-7

Race 7

No. 1 Lucky J Lane had a five wide trip in his last on the dirt and now moves back to the grass and gets the cozy one post position, we like him on the grass only. No. 6 Luckbox Sam has a bullet work for this and the connections are solid turf or dirt. No. 9 Gab Power has been looking for a spot and he is trained by the hot Peter Eurton who brings him back from Chicago where he had a successful meet (turf only).

1-6-9

Race 8

No. 3 Bentley’s Gone took some action in his one start but never ran a step, the good thing is that Gary Stevens gives him another try. No. 4 Pocketball is the speed and has finished second in both of his starts. No. 10 Matty’s Tribal also has speed and will try maiden claimers for the first time. 3-4-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 4 Aloha Ke Akua and No. 5 Walloping Lula are both trained by Victor Trujillo, we will use both in the pick five. 4-5

Race 2

This is the start of the new .20 cent rainbow pick six and we will use No. 3 Novato Scorch on the drop down and No. 4 Silent Reward who also drops and has speed. 3-4

Race 3

No. 2 Maximum Maximum gets a double drop in class by Hollendorfer who also owns this colt, he missed by a neck here last out so why the drop. No. 3 Heat Maker has won 3 of his 4 starts here and now move up in class. 2-3

Race 4

We will single No. 2 Mahorney in both the pick five and .20 cent pick six, he drops big time and finds little to beat and also gets a major rider upgrade, he will be odds on. 2

Race 5

No. 4 Diamond Man was bet like a good thing in his first start but had a ton of trouble, we will give him another shot today. No. 7 Blues Zensation comes off the layoff for Bondi and will be the speed on the drop down. 4-7

Pick five

1st 4-5

2nd 3-4

3rd 2-3

4th 2

5th 4-7

Race 6

No. 1 Ready to Jam hopped at the start last out and was rank but still managed to finish third. No. 7 Rio Hondo gets Baze back and the one time her rode this 5yo gelding he got the win, bet him to cash.

1-7***

Race 7

No. 1 Mambo Rock is the speed on the rail and he lost by a nostril last out. No. 3 Mr. Chase is in from Santa Anita and looks very dangerous for Miyadi who gets this 3yo gelding from Mark Casse. No. 7 Thats Cool Man gets his second try at this level and will like the extra sixteenth of a mile.1-3-7

Double

6th 1-7

7th 1-3-7

.20 cent pick six

2nd 3-4

3rd 2-3

4th 2

5th 4-7

6th 1-7

7th 1-3-7

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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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