Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

We will opt with two droppers in here and go with No. 1 Preordained for the hot Jorge Periban. He drops from a $40k maiden claimer to this $20k maiden claimer. No. 2 Fancy Shoes drops from 50 to 20 off the layoff. 1-2

Race 2

No. 3 Great Lou gets a big confident class hike first off the claim and the win. No. 5 Hot Lightning gets Bejarano back in the irons, he has a win and a second from the two times he was aboard this colt.

3-5

Race 3

No. 5 Fantastic Mizz finds a field with little early speed, this will play right into her hands. No. 6 Zanbo also will be right with Mizz in the early going and both could stick around till the end. 5-6

Race 4

No. 2 Mighty Pleasing ran a good one last out and has the looks of a horse sitting on the win. No. 6 Olmsted ships in from Turf Paradise where he ran two turf races, he will like the move to the dirt.

2-6

Race 5

No. 5 Crucero is wheeled back in 7 days by Keith Desormeaux and Kent D is back on, he is the one to beat. No. 6 Commander King comes off a nice maiden breaker for the hot Sadler, he will be flying late.

5-6

Pick five

1st 1-2

2nd 3-5

3rd 5-6

4th 2-6

5th 5-6

Race 6

No. 5 Time for Angie runs her best races when Bejarano rides as he has won with this filly all three times he has been on her. No. 6 Cause Ur My Babe is her stablemate and looks to move forward in this her second off the layoff. 5-6

Race 7

No. 2 Whisk has run both of her races going down the hill, winning her last. No. 3 Pankhurst is the speed and gets Stevens. 2-3

Race 8

No. 2 Oh Brother Go comes off a nice win for Periban. No. 3 Jackson Sundown fits at this level and will be right there from the bell. No. 9 Alpine Luck will be sent from his outside post and try and take them wire-to-wire. 2-3-9

Pick four

5th 5-6

6th 5-6

7th 2-3

8th 2-3-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 5 Beautiful Desert looks like a good single in the pick five, she drops a notch and the hot riding David Lopez sticks. 5

Race 2

Lopez will try and take down the early double with No. 4 Bwana Be Gone who will be gone if he can clear early. No. 5 Shanghai Voyage is the other speed and will be right with Bwana on the front end. If these two hookup it will set things up for No. 6 Sourdough Sam who will  be launching late. 4-5-6

Race 3

No. 1 Fancy Brandi ships in for Moger and is the question mark runner in here. No. 3 Down Low Mama and No. 5 Branjammas Too are both live first time starters. 1-3-5

Race 4

No. 1 Hugsforhennyhall showed a nice reversal in style last out when taking back and making a huge late run to win going away, we will single. 1

Win and place 1

Race 5

No. 2 Double Switch drops looking for his level. No. 3 My Discretion ran a good race when stretched out to this mile distance. 2-3

Pick five

1st 5

2nd 4-5-6

3rd 1-3-5

4th 1

5th 2-3

Race 6

No. 3 Line Leader was bet like a champ in her two starts at Santa Anita being sent off at even money and 6/5, winning her last wire-to-wire. No. 7 Heads I Win comes off a nice win and she will try and run down the line leader. 3-7

Race 7

No. 3 Red N Black Attack ships in and gets his first start off the Morey claim, he will like it here. No. 6 Himalaya Star is in top form and he also gets his first start off the Morey claim. No. 8 Bev’s Finale also is in top form and the main danger to the top two. 3-6-8

Exacta box 3-6-8

Double 

6th 3-7

7th 3-6-8

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS.

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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