Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Lolo El Canonero just missed by a dwindling neck in his last start at this level, No. 8 Rusty Road exits the same race and he gets Bejarano today. 2-8

Race 2

Tons of early speed in this 7 furlong elongated sprint and that will set things up for No. 5 Congrats Seattle first off the Diodoro claim and maiden breaker, we will be singling in the players pick five. 5

Race 3

No. 2 Won’t Be Shaken gets back to the distance of her good maiden breaker, No. 4 Backstreet Lisa has good early speed, she drops in class and gets off the grass, she looks like a player in here. No. 5 Chia Love looked good winning her last start at this distance. No. 7 Herecomeskat exits our HTW list and she gets her first start off the John Sadler claim and the win first out of the box. 2-4-5-7

Race 4

No. 3 Uptown Rythem drops into an action spot, No. 6 George’s Main Man gets off the grass and also drops and he exits a key race. 3-6

Race 5

In the last leg of the pick five we have maiden fillies and mares going down the hill, No. 2 Omorfi Kopella gets back with statebreds and if she can run back to her first race here down the hill she can win at a price, No. 7 Bilger’s Sapphire was making a strong run last out down the hill after a slow break, she looks the one to beat. No. 5 Theralena has some good early speed and she exits the same race as Bilger. 2-5-7

Players pick five

1st 2-8

2nd 5

3rd 2-4-5-7

4th 3-6

5th 2-5-7

Race 6

No. 3 Abets Abet is in good form and drops into a good spot, she will be making a late run at the tiring speed, Elvis gets back on No. 8 Erte who fits with these. 3-8

Race 7

THE GRADE II SANTA ANA

Chad Brown brings in No. 1 Testa Rossi and Bejarano gets the call, this filly has won 6 of her 11 starts, No. 3 Hoop of Colour comes off a good win in her first start in the states and she may be this good. No. 4 Diversy Harbor comes off a good win in the Grade II Buena Vista and she has never been off the board here on the grass in her eight starts. Big race Mike Smith is on No. 5 Queen of The Sand who comes off a good second in the Grade I Matriarch. Chad Brown also brings in No. 8 Rosalind and Joel Rosario comes along for the ride. 1-3-4-5-8

Race 8

No. 1 Gracie Ragazza is on a win every other race pattern and this is her win race, No. 3 Interject has been bet like a good thing in her last two starts, she failed at even money last time out but is must use. No. 7 Honey Ride is the filly to beat with Rosario riding. 1-3-7

Race 9

No. 1 Boat Drinks finished second in her two starts and will be the one to beat again, No. 5 Redheads Rule exits a key race and she gets Rosario today who sticks around for the last race. Jockey Gary Stevens opts to ride No. 10 This Is War who exits our HTW list. 1-5-10

Exacta box 1-5-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 5 El Pinto just missed last out when dropped to this level, he will find a good early pace to make his run as will No. 6 Badwater first off the maiden breaker. 5-6

Race 2

No. 1 Pepper Crown is in good form and will get the trip from his rail post, No. 5 Tamarando trying to get back his form and he exits the same race. 1-5

Race 3

No. 2 Whyugottabesomean gets her second start on this circuit and is the one to beat, we will use her as a single. 2

Race 4

No. 3 Bev’s Finale gets a little drop in class, Ricardo Gonzalez in the irons and a fast early pace to set up his run, bet him to cash, No. 6 Heat Maker exits the same race and has never been off the board in his six starts here. 3-6

Exacta box 3-6

Race 5

Baze gets on No. 4 The Alameda Kid for Morey, No. 5 The Gray Hound is in top form and the one to beat. No. 6 Telepathy is the speed and he will try and hold the top two off. 4-5-6

Double

4th 3-6

5th 4-5-6

Pick five

1st 5-6

2nd 1-5

3rd 2

4th 3-6

5th 4-5-6

Race 6

No. 6 Jakob’s Magic gets a double drop in class by Martin in this his second start off the layoff, this is a .35% move for this trainer. 6

Race 7

No. 1 Kid Green has a nice last work for this, No. 7 Global Harbor beat the Kid Green last out and will try and repeat. 1-7

Race 8

Juan Hernandez gets his shot on No. 2 Schooner who looks to be sitting on the win as the blinkers go on. 2

Win and place 2

Race 9

No. 1 Deputy Copycat almost got there last out when dropped to this level and Baze getting on for his buddy Hollendorfer, this is his race to lose at a very short price, No. 4 Dench was actually a length in front of the Deputy Copycat in his first on the circuit, its looks like these two will hit the finish line together. 1-4

Trifecta 1-4 with 1-4 with all. 

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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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