Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 6 Dress Code is a 9yo gelding who still has some run in those legs. He just missed by a neck here in his last start and has a real nice last work. We will take our shot and single in the players pick five. 6

Race 2

Would really like No. 1 Shakeitupbetty if she had a better post but she still is a must use as she has hit the  board in five of her six starts here with two wins. No. 3 Blushing Angel comes off the layoff for trainer Richard Baltas who is having a career best meet, he is a master at bringing horse back. No. 7 Courageous Call is in top form, loves this track and has the hot riding Tyler Baze riding, bet her to cash.

1-3-7

Race 3

Trainer Peter Miller who is trying to win the training title sends out two in here. The one we prefer is the comebacker No. 3 Sensational Nikki. No. 7 Peppy Bolly just missed in her last two starts, she will be making a big late run as usual. No. 6 Sallyana gets a big drop in class and she could find herself on a lone lead turning for home with the hard trying Kayla Stra in the irons. 3-6-7

Race 4

THE $75K LA PUENTE

Kent D gets on No. 1 Anytime Anyplace who will try and turn the tables on No. 2 Papacoolpapacool who beat him last time out. No. 7 Ernest Shackleton exits the same race and will be the price play in here. 

1-2-7

Race 5

In the last leg of the players pick five we get 3yo going 6 furlongs for a price tag of $25k. No. 3 Believe Too was vanned off in his last race but has come back to work good and he went off as the favorite vs several of these in that race. He is ok if there is no scratch. No. 1 I’m Popeye will sit chilly and try and pounce turning for home. 1-3

Pick five

1st 6

2nd 1-3-7

3rd 3-6-7

4th 1-2-7

5th 1-3

Race 6

No. 3 War Destiny gets back on the dirt after a failed attempt going down the hill, he has burned some cash but is a must use in here. No. 4 L’s Choice is a first time starter out of the dam Dixieland Even who has dropped 7 winners from her 7 starters. No. 5 Forest Blue is a first time starter out of the dam Forest Shadows who has dropped 5 winners from her 5 starters. No. 6 Magna Rex comes off the layoff and a troubled first trip, he will go better today. No. 7 Southern Loyalty is in from Evangeline for Keith Desormeaux and his bro Kent will ride this 3yo gelding who has been working lights out. No. 9 Alamo has been right there in all of his starts, he has a big last work and we love the post, he will be our key horse in this race. 9

Win and place 9

Race 7

4YO FILLIES AND MARES GO 1-1/4 ON THE GRASS IN THE $150K SANTA BARBARA

Just love the workout pattern on No. 1 Three Hearts in this her second off the layoff. Trainer Clement brings in No. 5 Walk Close and Espinoza gets the call. No. 6 Diversy Harbor always runs her race and exits the same race as the Three Hearts. No. 7 Industrial Policy can get the distance and she gets the good turf jock Brice Blanc. 1-5-7

Race 8

No. 3 Secret Appeal drops trying to cash and gets the improving bug boy Bryan Pena. No. 4 Spy Girl will show all of her speed today with the big drop by Miller, Maldo will be gunning from the bell. No. 6 Grey Girl Gone exits the same race as the Spy Girl, both will be battling it out on the front end. No. 8 Kantina Kowgirl gets off the grass, if able to sit off the hot pace she could pop at a price. 3-4-6-8

Race 9

$40k maidens go 1 mile on the grass. No. 4 Hazardous Dreams drops in class and ran good with much better going 1-1/16 on grass. Trainer Tom Proctor and jockey Drayden Van Dyke hook up with first time starter No. 7 Big Discovery who is bred to grass. No. 10 Passinaflash ran a good one when going a mile on the grass last out. 4-7-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

Maiden 2yo kick things off today at the Gate. We get six of them in the first race, hit the all button or watch the betting. PASS

Race 2

No. 1 Kakini gets back to a sprint and he will be picking them up and laying the down at the wire. No. 4 Stretch Home is the speed. 1-4

Race 3

$20k maiden 3yo go a mile on the grass. No. 1 Mambo Rock has had his chances but does drop today, gets the rail and is bred for the grass. No. 5 Joshie Hit a Homer is in from Santa Anita and gets back on the grass. 1-5

Race 4

Baze gets back on No. 2 Tribal Again for Mathis. No. 5 Loop Current Eddie has good early speed and moves back up the class ladder. No. 6 Redstone drops trying to cash. 2-5-6

Race 5

$20k maiden 3yo fillies go a 1-1/16 on the grass. If No. 1 Lucky Oracle can handle the grass she wins. No. 3 Scattercash ships in is bred for the grass. 1-3

Race 6

No. 2 Awesome Leap is in good form and gets Gonzo. No. 6 Look At Me finds his way here from the Fairgrounds for trainer Keith Desormeaux, we will be using. 2-6

Race 7

Straight maidens go 5 furlongs on the grass. No. 1 Midnight Rambler is a very live first time starter with top connections. No. 8 Drysdale comes off the layoff and one try going down the hill, he may like it here.

1-8

Race 8

No. 4 Deb’s Wildcard runs them all the same and is the one to beat. No. 5 Rachae Leigh exits the same race. 4-5

Race 9

$20k maiden 3yo go 1 mile on the grass. No. 3 Recolte de Roi goes long in this his second start and is bred for the grass. No. 6 Borealis Breeze ships in and is bred for the grass, he faced some good ones last year. No. 9 My Charlie Boy ran a good one last out in his first try here. 3-6-9

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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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