Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Warren’s Purrfect just missed going 7 furlongs here back in December and now gets the stretchout to 1-1/16, she is the one to beat. No. 3 Individual Design is a first time starter out of the dam Reregister who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters, she could be live at a big price. 1-3

Race 2

No. 4 Pocketball owns a win and two second from his three lifetime starts and he can stand the heat upfront. No. 2 Top Estate is the only true closer in this field. 2-4

Race 3

No. 1 Diaminda has been looking for a spot and the mare draws the services of Bejarano. No. 2 Kadesha has a good last work and has the good hook up of Kent D and Hess. No. 7 Hug and a Kiss is in from France for trainer Simon Callaghan who can win with these euro shippers. 1-2-7

Race 4

Maiden 3yo fillies go a mile on the dirt. No. 2 Oui Bear ran a better than looked race in her one start going a mile on the grass, look for better today. No. 4 Sweet Renata was sent off at .80 cents on the dollar in her one start and now gets the stretch out. 2-4

Race 5

No. 1 Acategoryfivestorm who is on a win every other race pattern with this being her win race. No. 4 Veronica Bay who gets a turn back in distance and a new jock and will be a big price. No. 6 Doctor Glynis is the one to beat off her last effort going down the hill. 1-4-6

Race 6

No. 3 Wildcat Sailor has several things going for him in this race. He will get a fast early pace to set up his late run. He is on a win every other race pattern with this being his win race and he exits our HTW list and gets a rider switch to Mike Smith. 3

WIN AND PLACE 3 

Race 7

We will go singling again in this race using No. 5 Talco who was scratched on Saturday for this much easier spot, this is his race to lose. 5

Race 8

Jockey Gary Stevens has been stuck on win 4999 and needs get his 5000th win and could do it in the last race of the day as he sticks around to ride No. 2 Thermodynamics who has lost at odds on in her two starts. Her last work says today is the day and we will just key her on top in some tri’s using No. 6 Autumn Twilight a fast working first time starter for Steven Miyadi, No. 9 Medicine Butte who ran big in her one start, No. 10 Scuti de Patuti who gets Kent D riding for Puype, No. 11 Barbara Beatrice who was caught on a wet fast speed favoring track but still closed late and will appreciate the extra half a furlong today and No. 12 Lucy in Diamonds who exits the same race as Barbara. 2**-6-9-10-11-12

Trifecta key 2 with 6-9-10-11-12

Pick four

5th 1-4-6

6th 3

7th 5

8th 2-6-9-10-11-12

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

We will use three that are exiting the same race, No. 1 Port Stanley the winner, No. 2 Monster Hit who was a close 3rd and No. 5 Doubledeesonthetee who was right behind the Monster Hit. 1-2-5

exacta and tri box 1-2-5

Race 2

No. 1 Success Rate will be the lone speed in here and will try and hold off No. 3 Passing Game. 1-3

Race 3

No. 2 Fonz exits our HTW list off a big win in his last start at Santa Anita, trainer Mike Pender found this spot and shipped in for the win. 2

Race 4

No. 2 Soul Saver gets a 7 pound weight break and a drop in class. No. 4 Our Minesweeper gets the hot riding Ricardo Gonzalez. 2-4

Race 5

No. 3 Blu Jon is the key player in this mile race and we will single him in the picks and make a tri and exacta reverse using horses that are exiting the same race: No. 4 Pillar of Strength, No. 5 Storm Fashion and No. 6 Grandstand. 3**-4-5-6

Key exacta and tri box 3 with 4-5-6 and 4-5-6 with 3

Pick five

1st 1-2-5

2nd 1-3

3rd 2

4th 2-4

5th 3

Race 6

We need to go four deep in the .20 cent pick six in this race using No. 2 Great Decision with the bug boy Sullivan getting on, No. 3 Papa Kade who won his only start on this course, No. 6 Archie Graham who gets Gonzo back and No. 8 Silent Secret the likely chalk. 2-3-6-8

Race 7

We will take our shot with No. 1 Gunyon in this 5 furlong sprint for $5k maidens off his narrow loss last time out when dropped to this level. In the exotics we will use No. 6 Darrington, No. 7 Diamond Man and No. 8 Blues Zensation who all exit the same race. 1*-6-7-8

Exacta and tri key 1 with 6-7-8 and 6-7-8 with 1

.20 cent pick six

2nd 1-3

3rd 2

4th 2-4

5th 3

6th 2-3-6-8

7th 1-6-7-8

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS.

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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