Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 4 Katerrific drops again after failing at 7/5 in her last start, the drop to this level will help her chances but at a very short price. No. 8 L X Sunrise has had her chances but almost got there last out, she has finished second in 7 of her 11 starts so she is a must use in the exotics. 4-8

Race 2

No. 1 I Don’t Care Who has a nice last work and gets a drop in class by the once high percentage trainer Jeff Mullins. No. 4 Half Strike will show all of his early speed with the drop in class. No. 6 The Mad Hungarian gets the hot hook up of Felipe Valdez riding for Hector Palma. 1-4-6

Race 3

No. 2 Tale of Papa Nick gets a major rider upgrade. No. 5 Chaulk O Lattey exits our HTW list off a better then looked race. No. 7 Twentyfive to Life is a first time Hollendorfer out of the dam Silver Hawk Lady who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. No. 10 Jean Edward comes off a good second and will get the trip for this post. 2-5-7-10

Race 4

No. 2 Jomelo comes into this downhill sprint in top form. No. 3 Harbaugh gets a drop in class and the big break in the weights with Boulanger getting the call. No. 7 Fighting On gets his first start off the claim and he owns a win down the hill. 2-3-7

Race 5

No. 7 Senor Rain likes this course and looks to be sitting on the win, No. 9 Relentless Heat gets a little drop in class and the hot Joe Talamo sticks. No. 10 Red N Black Attack looks right there with these. 

7-9-10

Race 6

No. 3 Prime Issue has won 3-of-7 here and will need to sit chilly right off the hot pace today. No. 5 American Pride exits the same race and was closing on the winner finishing right behind Prime Issue.

3-5

Race 7

No. 1 Christopher Street was a fast closing 3rd by a 1/2 length last out, he will need a fast early pace today but can be depended on for his late run. No. 5 Wanstead Gardens exits the same race and gets the hard trying Fernando Perez. 1-5

Race 8

No. 4 Desert Gem drops in this his second start off the layoff, his works say ready. No. 7 Bandido Too droops back to a $30k maiden claimer the tag that he just missed for one back. No. 10 Sky Heart finished second at .80 cents on the dollar in his last start when dropped to this level. No. 12 Pure Thunder gets his first at this level after facing tougher in his first three starts. 4**-7-10-12

Exacta key box 4 with 7-10-12 and 7-10-12 with 4

Pick four

5th 7-9-10

6th 3-5

7th 1-5

8th 4-7-10-12

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Gambling Streak looks the best at this level and we will single in the players pick five.

2

Race 2

No. 1 Jalapenobusiness looks perfectly spotted off the nice maiden breaker at this mile distance, we will use as another single. 1

Race 3

No. 3 Norastone shops in for Kristin Mulhall and has found a very suspect group of $16k claimers. No. 4 Power of Nine will be the main dangers on the drop in class. 3-4

Exacta box 3-4

Race 4

No. 3 Tanner’s Kitty ran an improved race last out when the bug boy Sullivan got on board. No. 4 Worldly Sarah is the speed and will be hard to run down even with the low profile Barrington Harvey getting the ride. 3-4

Race 5

No. 6 Dane O Mite exits our HTW list off a big effort last out. No. 5 Buffalo Hills exits the same race. 

5-6

Win and place 6 and an exacta box 5-6

Pick five

1st 2

2nd 1

3rd 3-4

4th 3-4

5th 5-6

Race 6

We will use three runners exiting the same race. No. 3 Nahem is the speed and will be the one to catch once again. No. 7 Candy for Debbie ran him down last out and will try to again with No. 8 Hurricane Lake trying to upset the apple cart. 3-7-8

Exacta and tri box 3-7-8

Race 7

No. 2 Jill’s Joy is the key player in here with the drop to this level and Baze getting the call. We will use with No. 3 Grazenoninterest a first time starter. No. 4 Bruin Belles another first time starter who has been doing all his workouts at Santa Anita and No. 8 Heartofthetemple who comes if from Santa Anita for Wesley Ward and gets the huge drop from straight maidens to this $12,500 maiden race. 2-3-4-8

Race 8

Jockey Anne Sanguinetti is still looking for her first win here but trainer Morey has stuck with her? She stays on No. 3 Forte Feroce and today could be Anne’s day. No. 5 Mahorney, No. 8 Scarpitta and No. 11 Racetrackrummy all exit the same race. 3-5-8-11

.20 cent pick six

3rd 3-4

4th 3-4

5th 5-6

6th 3-7-8

7th 2-8

8th 3

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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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