Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Chocolate Delight gets her second start off the Diodoro claim, she takes a little drop in class and this looks like the money run, we will single in the players pick five. 1

Race 2

No. 2 Hook ‘Em Kurt is a first-time starter for trainer Ron Ellis who is having a solid meet, this colt sports a sharp 6 furlong work, No. 4 Fame and Power exits our HTW list as a $$$ play, his stablemate is a second time starter No. 6 Wolf Man Rocket who was a solid second last out in his first try. 2-4-6

Double

1st 1

2nd 2-4-6

Race 3

No. 3 Powerful Girl bombed as the 8/5 chalk last out, we will give her another shot, No. 4 Oleanderpolarbear ran big last time out in just her second start, if able to move forward again she wins. 3-4

Race 4

Lots of early zip in this 7 furling race for $12,500 claimers so we will go looking for someone who will be making a late run, No. 8 City Chapel sneaks in from the Gate, he won his only 7 furlong attempt at Los Al, he will be our single play as we roll the dice. 8

Race 5

No. 2 Opsec looks to have found a home on this turf course and may like this 1-1/8 route, No. 3 Street Maven also likes this course and this will be a better distance for him. No. 8 Press Baron is in top form but has never won on this course in 8 attempts but is a must use with Bejarano riding. 2-3-8

Pick five

1st 1

2nd 2-4-6

3rd 3-4

4th 8

5th 2-3-8

Race 6

No. 1 Stormin Trick will be storming out of the gate as he will try and take them wire-to-wire, No. 4 Rocko’s Wheel was well bet in his one start at Del Mar last September, he is ready to run big. No. 5 London Legacy also comes off the layoff and finished second in his first 3 starts before trying Wake Up Nick in the Graduation Stakes at Del Mar. 1-4-5

Race 7

No. 3 Deputy Heat has run good in all three of his turf starts, he will be right there again today, No. 2 Silver Torch gets his second start off the layoff and he owns a win going this mile turf distance here. 1-3

Race 8

THE GRADE III LAS FLORES

No. 1 Harlington’s Rose will fall into a good stalking position behind the speed duel, if she gets the trip she could pounce down the lane and get up for the win, No. 3 Global Hottie has won 4 of her 6 starts and that last work says she is ready. 1-3

Race 9

75k maiden 3yo go a mile on the grass, No. 1 Paythebank has a blistering last work and just may wake up with the drop in class, No. 5 Go Trumpy Go comes off a good try going down the hill and is bred to get this distance on the grass. 1-5

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Exotic Slew will be the one to fear late, No. 3 Aliza’s Dream will be the one trying to hold off Slew. 2-3

Race 2

No. 3 Lady of the Nile drops in class and holds a pace advantage in here, we will be singling. 3

Race 3

No. 6 Chronologic’sghost just missed last out as Morey sticks with jockey Anne Sanguinetti? He moves this filly up in class off a huge last bullet work, Annie get your gun. 6

Race 4

No. 2 Misty Warrior will take some beating here at odds on with the double drop in class, No. 3 Aloha Ke Akua exits the same race. 2-3

Race 5

No. 2 On Fiya has burned some serious cash in her last four races but looks right there again, No. 3 Dancingwithdebbie exits the same race and she was right on the line with Fiya a neck behind. 2-3

Race 6

No. 1 Sneezy Breezy finds a speed laden field, she will get a ground saving rail ride by Carr and could pop at a price, No. 2 Red Hot Rocket has run some races here that can win this. 1-2

Race 7

No. 1 Blameitonthecat finally got the maiden breaker last out, she finds little to beat today and looks like a repeater. 1

Race 8

Baze gets back on No. 1 Time Jumper for his buddy Jerry and the move back to the main is a good sign, No. 3 Sheila’s Footsteps has run good in his two starts here and is sitting on a big effort. No. 5 Warren’s Joe T. is a deep closer and will need some luck to get up. 1-3-5

Race 9

No. 2 What’s On His Toes is one of those Tommy Town maidens, he ran a much better than looked first race and looks set today, No. 8 Gotham Sky exits the same race, he is also a second time starter who will move forward. 2-8

Exacta box 2-8 and win and place 2

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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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