Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Domingo Cat ran big in his first start last August at Del Mar, he comes back 7 months later with some nice works and looks ready to roll with Maldo gunning from the bell. No. 2 My Ole Bud ran a big race here back in January and he is also working good. 1-2

Race 2 

No. 3 Zinvor was last seen breaking his maiden in fine style at Del Mar last November, he comes back with some strong works for Sadler. No. 6 Diamond Majesty has run 3 good races going down the hill and Bejarano gets his second shot with this 3yo colt. No. 8 Neveradoubt looks sneaky. 3-6-8

Double

1st 1-2

2nd 3-6-8

Race 3

No. 5 Comin’offthebench won at first asking here last October and then ran an ok race vs winners she showed she can run off the bench. No. 8 Underhill Drive has been looking for a spot and looks to be the main danger. 5-8

Race 4

No. 5 Salsita drops off the win but this is a good move for this trainer. No. 6 Peppy Bolly just missed by a dwindling head last out, she exits our HTW list and will be right there today. 5-6

Exacta box 5-6

Double 

3rd 5-8

4th 5-6

Race 5

This race is wide open and could set up a bomber. The best of the group are No. 6 Love Blind who will be making a late run with Kent D getting back on for Hess and No. 9 Lady’s Plan who moves back to a better distance. 6-9

Race 6

No. 3 Blackford exits our HTW list, he gets off the grass and will like the move back to a flat mile. No. 5 Synnin exits our HTW list as a $$$ play, he is the one to beat in this his first off the O’Neill claim and Bejarano getting the call. 3-5

Exacta box 3-5

Race 7

No. 4 Spring Up loves to win as he has won 6 of his 14 starts and is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. No. 5 Sweet Swap is the stablemate of Spring Up and he has won 6 of his 16 starts. No. 6 U S Citizen gets back on the grass and also gets Kent D back on board, Kent has been on this gelding 3 times with 3 wins and a second. 4-5-6

Double 

6th 3-5

7th 4-5-6

Race 8

No. 1 D’Church exits our HTW list off a solid try first out, if he can clear from his rail post he will be gone. No. 8 Nardo comes off the layoff for trainer Puype, he was well bet in his one start as a 2yo and looks live. No. 10 K Thirty Eight is the other speed in the race. 1-8-10

Exacta box 1-8-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 4 Spending Plan drops trying to cash. No. 3 Beautiful Desert was sent off at even money in her first try and ran a solid third. 3-4

Race 2

No. 2 Topper’s Ghost gets a confident move up in class off the win. No. 6 Storm Fashion is in good form and proven at the level. 2-6

Race 3

No. 5 Johnny Be Mine is the speed and moves up off the huge win, he has a bullet last work. No. 6 Himalaya Star is in top form, loves this track and will be the one running down Johnny Be Good. 5-6

Exacta box 5-6

Race 4

No. 1 Sudden Sunday gets jockey Kyle Frey in the irons and the one time he was aboard this mare he just did miss by a head. No. 5 Two Pump and No. 7 Tim’s Go Girl are the main two. 1-5-7

Race 5

No. 1 Purple Rose comes off a near miss and a 3 month layoff, Dennis Carr gets the call today. No. 4 Onedewoman is in from Santa Anita and lands in the barn of Steve Sherman and has a bullet last work. No. 5 Egyptian Empire has been right there in her three grass races and now will get her first try on the synthetic surface. 1-4-5

Exacta box 1-4-5

Race 6

No. 1 Aperfectdaytofly ships in from Santa Anita and just may like it here. No. 6 Olympic Jumble looks right there but has been hanging. 1-6

Race 7

No. 2 Jackpot Joe ran big in his first start when sent off at 9/5. No. 4 Just Let It Slide drops in his second start for this barn and this is a .35% move for this barn. No. 5 Mr. Branching Out ships in from Santa Anita for trainer O’Neill who has won with 3 of his 5 starter here. 2-4-5

Exacta box 2-4-5

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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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