Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Casual Attire gets blinkers on and a drop in class in this is second off the layoff. No. 6 Matzoh Ball Magic won in his only try at this 7 furlong distance. 1-6

Race 2

No. 1 La Casadora gets Tyler Baze back in the irons and both of this fillies wins came when Tyler was aboard. No. 2 Sheza Eyeopener gets Elvis back and this mare has done her best work with him riding.

1-2

Race 3

No. 7 Horizontalyspeakin will try and take them wire-to-wire while No. 8 Which Market had his prep race and is now ready to stretch back out, he will be trying to run the speed down. 7-8

Race 4

Let’s play some Dixie in this race starting with No. 3 Dixie Dame who takes the blinkers off and this barn hits at .40% with this move. No. 6 Dixie Chisme is a first time starter out of the barn of Felipe Souza who has won with 2 of his 5 starters with a 2nd and a 3rd, the bug boy Brandon Boulanger gets the call. No. 10 Coded Message ran a good second first out of the box and if able to move forward can get the win.

3-6-10

Exacta box 3-6-10

Race 5

No. 1 Papa Z has been hung out to dry in his first two mile turf races as he broke from post 9 and 11, he gets the cozy rail today. No. 9 McHeat exits out HTW list off a troubled trip in his first on the grass and first going long, look for a big run today. 1-9

Exacta box 1-9 and win and place 9

Pick five

1st 1-6

2nd 1-2

3rd 7-8

4th 3-6-10

5th 9

Race 6

No. 3 Eckersley exits our HTW list but we wanted to see this colt come back on the grass, we will still be using. No. 4 Cyrus Alexander is highly regarded by the Hollendorfer barn and is the one to beat. 3-4

Race 7

No. 7 Awesome Return gets Mike Smith back in the irons and the one time he rode this colt he got the win, we will be singling. 7

Win and place 7

Race 8

No. 5 Oil showed some early speed in his one start with straight maidens and now drops in with $20k maiden claimers. No. 10 Mr. Katosan is the only first time starter in the race and could surprise at a price. 

5-10

Pick four

5th 1-9

6th 3-4

7th 7

8th 5-10 (play the late double if not alive in the pick four).

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

We start the day at the Gate with just another five horse field. No. 1 Many Routes is the speed on the rail. No. 3 Senna will try and run him down again. 1-3

Race 2

We will opt for the two first time starters in here. No. 1 Gypsy Princess has been working at Santa Anita for a long time and ships in maybe looking for synthetic. No. 6 Crimson Cloud is out of the dam Breeze Chimes who has dropped 9 winners from 9 starters. 1-6

Race 3

No. 2 Courage and Intent made a nice run last out to be a close second by loses the bug and adds 5 pounds. No. 5 Skill Set is the speed. 2-5

Race 4

No. 1 Lord Lochinvar ran his best race going a flat mile and he gets back to that distance today. No. 4 Sweet Shop looks to be sitting on the win. 1-4

Race 5

No. 1 Nahem exits our HTW list off a race in which he was best, we will single in the pick five and the .20 cent pick six. 1

Pick five

1st 1-3

2nd 1-6

3rd 2-5

4th 1-4

5th 1

Race 6

No. 3 Tough Nikki is a first time starter out of the dam Sprint Nickinnights who has dropped 3 winners from her 3 starters. No. 7 Tanned Reflection gets back to a sprint and will be flying late. 3-7

Race 7

No. 2 Racetrackrummy is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. No. 7 Awesome Leap drops to the level of his win and gets Baze back and he was on him for that win. 2-7

Exacta box 2-7

Race 8

No. 4 Tiza Preacher is closing in on the maiden breaker. No. 6 Flicker of Luck drops from straight maidens trying to cash. No. 8 Bountiful Desert exits the same race as the Preacher. 4-6-8

Double 

7th 2-7

8th 4-6-8

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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