Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 3 Magna Warrior gets his first start off the Don Warren claim, he likes this track and has won his last two starts here. No. 5 W. Giles is the speed and drops off the claim but don’t fret as this trainer hits at 50% with this move. 3-5

Race 2

This one is very wide open, No. 5 Fiftyshadesoffun looks ready to stretch out in this her second off the layoff, she will be our play. 5

Race 3

No. 2 Norastone gets her first start off the Kristin Mulhall claim and that last work says she is on go. No. 4 She’s Flush will be the one to fear late. 2-4

Race 4

4yo and up maidens go down the hill, No. 1 Alamo ran big going a mile on this turf course and may like this downhill turf course. No. 8 War Destiny exits our HTW list, he gets his second start off the layoff, has a nice last work and is bred for the green. No. 11 Bellamy Concerto is the stablemate of Alamo and he ran an even third down the hill in his last start. 1-8-11

Exacta box 1-8-11

Race 5

No. 1 Ketos is a first-time starter out of the barn of John Sadler, he is out of the dam Charismatic Lady who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters and has been working like a real runner. No. 8 Z Besha is a second time starter for Baffert, he closed fast in his first start going 5-1/2 furlongs and the extra furlong today make him the one to beat. 1-8

Race 6

No. 2 Papacoolpapacool gets some class relief and back on the grass his preferred surface and Elvis gets the call. No. 3 Daddy D T also gets some class relief and has some good works for this mile turf race. 2-3

Race 7

No. 1 Arlington House woke up big time last out and now becomes claim proof, the same thing can be said about No. 3 Chester B. 1-3

Race 8

Down the hill they go in the 75k Joe Hernandez, No. 6 Home Run Kitten has won 2 of his 3 tries going down the hill, he is a deep closer and will need a fast early pace. No. 4 Distinctiv Passion will be the speed and insure the fast pace up front. 4-6

Race 9

30k maiden 3yo go 1-1/16, No. 8 Captain G ran a big race when sent this distance last out for a 40k price tag and now Peter Miller drops trying to cash. No. 9 Bossmon ships in from the Gate and looks to have found a good spot, Tyler will be gunning from the bell. 8-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 4 Whyugottabesomean finds her way here via Canada and Gulfstream Park and lands in the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer and exits a solid race in Florida, she is the filly to beat. No. 5 Pulpit Hanna gets Baze and will be the main danger. 4-5

Race 2

No. 1 Shun shipped in last time out and got the big drop to this level and went wire-to-wire, he is once again the speed. No. 3 Rio Hondo finished right behind Shun last out and is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. 1-3

Double

1st 4-5

2nd 1-3

Race 3

No. 1 Walloping Lula just missed by a dwindling head when dropped to this level last out, No. 2 Tell Her Yes drops in class and gets Hernandez riding for Morey. No. 5 Hal’s Buddy gets her first start off the John Martin claim and Baze jumps on. 1-2-5

Race 4

No. 2 Significat finally got the maiden breaker in lucky start No. 13, these type come right back to run big next out. No. 5 Nice’n Sunny also got the win last out breaking his maiden, he will find a fast pace to make his late run. 2-5

Race 5

No. 3 Dench ships in from Santa Anita and gets the needed drop in class. No. 6 Deputy Copycat comes off the 3 month layoff for Hollendorfer and gets the drop in class and Baze. 3-6

Pick five

1st 4-5

2nd 1-3

3rd 1-2-5

4th 2-5

5th 3-6

Race 6

The last time No. 1 Charlie’s Angel came to town she got the win and it was at this mile distance. No. 2 If You Like It has gone a mile here on the synthetic surface two times and both times won by six lengths. 1-2

Race 7

No. 1 Harry’s Here finally got the win in start No. 17, he is the speed on the rail and could repeat. No. 5 Foozer gets the drop in class and a top jock and will be running his race turning for home. 1-5

Race 8

The last time No. 3 Wildfire Kid got the win was when Juan Hernandez was aboard and he jumps back on today. No. 6 Passing Game has won two straight and is the one to beat. 3-6

Race 9

$12,500 maiden 3yo go 1 mile, No. 4 Of Thee I Sing just missed when dropped to this level and distance last out on the 1st and has a nice work since. No. 9 True Warning finished behind Of Thee I Sing but that was his first try here and he should move forward off of that effort. 4-9

Pick four

6th 1-2

7th 1-5

8th 3-6

9th 4-9

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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