Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

This is one bad $30k maiden race going a flat mile. No. 1 Scatajawea got closer going 7 furlongs last out and may take to this mile race. No. 6 Summer Veil gets a drop in class and Bejarano.  1-6

Race 2

No. 3 Katerrific has been bet like Seattle Slew in her four starts, she is spotted perfectly off the maiden breaker. No. 4 Diamante Mobile is a sharp runner for Bill Morey coming in from the Gate. 3-4

Race 3

No. 2 Miss Boom Boom was looking for grass in her last start but the race came off, she still won for fun and now gets back on the green. No. 3 Stole a Kiss showed some life last out and now gets the hustling Iggy. No. 4 Carrick Bay comes off a very good second in her last start. 2-3-4

Race 4

No. 6 Peacenik will wake up with the drop to this level. No. 10 Red N Black Attack fits at this level and will get a piece if not all the pie. 6-10

Race 5

No. 1 Logan’s Moon has found a home here in the West and now will try and go long. No. 2 Apollo Ten exits our HTW list, he will be making his usual late run. No. 6 Sammy Mandeville just missed by a neck last out.

1-2-6

Exacta box 1-2-6

Race 6

We will be keying on No. 6 Young and Hungry in this downhill turf sprint, he exits our HTW list off a huge try down the hill in his first start, bet him to cash. We will also use No. 3 Anytime Anyplace who finished right behind Young and Hungry, No. 8 Currency Exchange who also exits the race finishing 4th and No. 10 Top Floor the stablemate of Y&H, a first time starter with a very good last work. 

Key exacta and tri box 6 with 3-8-10

Race 7

No. 6 Alwazabridesmaid won like a good thing first out of the box. No. 7 Sheer Pleasure ran in a $200k race in her last start and was not disgraced. No. 9 Heat the Rocks ran second in that $200k race. No. 11 Lost Bus comes off a 6 month layoff but ran lights out as a 2yo, she make her 3yo debut. 6-7-9-11

Double 

6th 6

7th 6-7-9-11

Race 8

No. 6 Jomelo is 0-3 going down the hill but may have found a good spot. No. 8 Fighting On exits the same race as Jomelo, he finished second after taking the lead down the lane. 6-8

Race 9

No. 3 Happy’s Golden Gal was coming on in her first start going 5-1/2 furlongs and now she goes 7 furlongs and the Ron Ellis barn has been hot. No. 8 Blind Dreams comes off an 11 month layoff and lands in a new barn, she looks dangerous. 3-8

Pick four

6th 6

7th 6-7-9-11

8th 6-8

9th 3-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Mon Petite likes this mile trip. No. 3 Central Heat is in tip top form and will be hard to beat once again. 1-3

Race 2

No. 3 Zefina will get the right pace today and will be the right price. No. 4 Flying With Sully will also be making a late run at the speed. 3-4

Race 3

No. 2 Silent Secret gets a big drop in class by Hollendorfer and Baze sticks, he will be odds on. No. 3 Mahorney gets a little drop and looks the main danger. 2-3

Race 4

Hollendorfer drops another big time in No. 3 Sandor a 9yo gelding. No. 4 Unstopper Topper just won at this level. No. 6 Port Stanley can win if he runs the race he did one back. 3-4-6

Race 5

No. 2 He’s On His Toes is a just another huge dropper by Hollendorfer as he looks to be unloading some of his lesser stock. No. 4 Thanks a Million gets a drop in class and moves to a sprint, he will be making a big late run. 2-4

Race 6

No. 1 Street Serenade continues is plunge down the class ladder looking to get back in the winners circle. No. 3 Curly Boy is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. No. 4 Mr. Candy Bar exits the same race as Curly Boy and he gets Hernandez. 1-3-4

Race 7

No. 1 Sarahline will need to sit chilly right off the hot pace today in order to have a shot. No. 5 Nevaeh’s Promise is the main runner in here if a speed duel develops. No. 6 Italian Harmony will be making a late run. No. 9 Melanie Rose ran a good second last out and is a perfect fit at this level. No. 10 Black Mischief will also be making some late progress. 1-5**-6-9-10

Key exacta and tri 5 with 1-6-9-10

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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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