Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

We will take a shot in here and single No. 4 Midnight Lady in the players pick five. She gets off the grass and back to the surface, level and distance of her last win. 4

Race 2

No. 2 Harmonic ran big last out despite being put in a Grade III event. He comes back to town and Kent D gets back on. No. 4 Papa Kade exits out Golden Gate HTW list off a huge win last out. No. 5 One Lucky Dane comes off the layoff and a Grade I attempt in the BC Juvenile when splitting the field, he will be odds on in here and could also be used as a single. 2-4-5**

Race 3

No. 1 Long Hot Summer won both of her starts last year at Del Mar and now will try her hand on grass. No. 4 Sea Mona ran a good one in her one try down the hill. No. 6 Majestic Presence was a fast closing second on the dirt at this distance last out, she has a big shot. 1-4-6

Race 4

No. 5 Grandson At Last ran huge in his first start battling tooth and nail from the bell just tiring late to finish a very game 3rd. No. 8 Cal McLish beds down in the hot Miyadi barn, he is a player. 5-8

Race 5

No. 2 Wicked Heat exits our HTW list and is looking for the hat trick. No. 4 Ezio looked good winning last out and now drops off the win? No. 5 Delta Ranger is a very sneaky Golden Gate shipper for John Martin, this 6yo gelding has won 6 of his 11 turf races. No. 7 Empty Headed looks the one to beat second off the Mullins claim. 2-4-5-7

Pick five

S1t 4

2nd 2-4-5 (or single 5)

3rd 1-4-6

4th 5-8

5th 2-4-5-7

Race 6

No. 2 Smart Transition exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play. He ran huge despite trouble in his first start. No. 6 Air Pocket exits the same race and is one of three runners in here for trainer Bob Baffert. No. 7 Wolf Man Rocket is another in here for BB, he lost at .40 cents on the dollar last out. 2-6-7

Race 7

No. 3 Flat Footed Mama runs for Natalie Baffert, Bob’s wife. She got the big maiden win last out and looks like a filly that is on the rise. No. 5 Chati’s On Top is on top for her game but has had some bad luck in her last three starts. No. 7 Heat the Rocks will appreciate getting back on the grass. 3-5-7

Race 8

No. 2 Joshie Hit a Homer drops in class and gets off the grass and we like the rider switch. No. 4 Reservoir Point looks like a good price play with these. No. 5 Midnight City ran a good second in his first start and now will try and go long. 2-4-5

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Puttybadshark won like a good thing in her first try on this circuit. No. 4 Linda Winz will be hard to beat as she will find a fast early pace to set up her last run. 2-4

Race 2

No. 3 Vista Rides Tall gets Baze riding for Andy Mathis. No. 4 Militant and No. 5 Jackotree both get the big drop in class. 3-4-5

Double 

1st 2-4

2nd 3-4-5

Race 3

No. 2 Sunrise Legacy is in top form and sports a bullet work for this. No. 6 Photo Shopped will be his main danger. 2-6

Race 4

No. 1 Beautranda has just missed in her last two starts at this distance. No. 2 New Nature and No. 3 Up the Alley both exit the same race. 1-2-3

Race 5

No. 1 Red Mystic looks to be closing in on the maiden breaker and looks to have found her correct level. No. 2 Justice for Sheena is a first time starter out of the dam Lookn Mighty Fine who has dropped 5 winners from her 5 starters. No. 7 Baciami almost got there last out when dropped to this level, she exits the same race as the Red Mystic. 1-2-7

Pick five

1st 2-4

2nd 3-4-5

3rd 2-6

4th 1-2-3

5th 1-2-7

Race 6

No. 2 Stone Hot and No. 5 Jacksons a Bobcat look the main two in this $3,200 claimer. 2-5

Race 7

No. 5 Wild At Best has really burned some serious cash in her last two starts and now she will try sprinting again. No. 7 Raised On Robbery will be the main danger with the big drop in class. 5-7

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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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