Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Great Lou and No. 6 Believe Too will try and survive a hot early pace. If not No. 3 Top Estate who gets Pedroza back, he was on for the Maiden breaker, could run them down. 1-3-6

Race 2

No. 3 Cowboys Don’t Cry comes in from Turf Paradise, he showed a change in style in his last start and looks live. No. 4 Fort Cady gets back in at a $50k maiden claiming tag, the price of his best race. 3-4

Race 3

No. 3 Alfiero drops and has good early speed, he has been well bet in both of his starts, ditto on No. 4 Next Right. No. 5 Eddie Would Go is a sneaky looking first time starter. No. 9 Honey Fever ran huge in his one start back in June of 2013 at Hollywood Park. 3-4-5-9

Race 4

No. 3 Mahalo Princess will show all of her early speed with the big drop in class. No. 4 Monstro Ness is another dropper, she will try and make a late run. Jockey Gonzalo Nicolas has ridden comebacker No. 2 Queen of the Hill two times and won both times. 2-3-4

Race 5

No. 1 This Time I Win is stuck on the rail but the bullet work says he is on go. No. 4 Brother Soldier gets off the grass and back to a sprint. No. 7 Mr. Itkins also sports a nice bullet work for this. 1-4-7

Race 6

No. 4 Five Palms was highly regarded as a 3yo winning two of his three stars at even money and 3/2, he comes back off a long layoff but Baffert has him ready to fire. 4

Race 7

Down the hill they go, No. 7 Gouyen is the only runner in here who has won going down the hill and that was her maiden breaker when she won by a nostril. Tyler Baze who rode her that day opts for No. 1 Water Issues who will be making a big late run. No. 4 Little But Lucky is the stablemate of Gouyen, she gets her first try on the grass. 1-4-7

Race 8

No. 2 Ticaboo comes off the layoff for trainer Kory Owens, she gets the hot riding Santiago Gonzalez and a drop in class, she is very live in this spot. Tommy Town and Steve Miyadi hook up with first time starter No. 5 She Hums, these are top connections. No. 8 Really a Princess is the speed on the outside and she will get a perfect trip. 2-5-8

Exacta box 2-5-8 and win and place 2

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Adellusion drops trying to cash as does No. 3 I Like a Kathy. 1-3

Race 2

No. 4 High Greeley is the one to beat at a short price, he will be very hard to take down at this level. 4

Race 3

No. 2 Mucho Macho Dan gets blinkers on and that is a 40% move for this barn. No. 3 Rosary Man will be the one to beat as the favorite. No. 6 Our Brother B.A. is a live Turf Paradise shipper. 2-3-6

Race 4

No. 1 Tiz Kissable likes the synthetic surface, as does No. 2 Magnificent Shirl who comes back to town after getting beat up at Santa Anita. 1-2

Race 5

Trainer Matthew Troy has hit the board with all five of his runners at the meet and he sends out No. 3 Mojave Heat off a good second last out. No. 5 Dane O Mite is perfectly spotted off the maiden breaker. 

3-5

Race 6

No. 2 Pure Thunder shipped in and won at even money, he moves into a claim proof starter allowance race. Hollendorfer and Baze hook up with the speedy No. 3 Arcturus who will try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 6 Catz On Fire gets his second off the layoff and looks spotted for action. 2-3-6

Race 7

No. 2 Mitzvah is a live first time starter in a very bad field of $5k maiden claimers. No. 5 Laff Itup Fuzzball has some good early speed but no stick. No. 8 Continental Jackie is another first timer that could be live.

2-5-8

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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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