Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Seeking Asylum sneaks into this starter allowance race off his 40k maiden claiming win, he is in top form. No. 4 Gold Chaser gets Flavien Prat back in the irons and he was on this 5yo horse when he broke his maiden also for a 40k price tag. 1-4

Race 2

In this mile turf race No. 1 Warren’s Jen Fizz only win came going a mile on the grass here and Kent D got to know this filly last out going down the hill. No. 6 Thermodynamics got on the grass last time and got the nice win and it was at this mile distance. No. 7 Flat Footed Mama is a steady sort and will be right there. 1-6-7

Race 3

The super red hot Tyler Baze gets on No. 2 Addendum who takes the blinkers off, No. 6 Queen of the Hill comes off a nice win off the layoff, if this mare doesn’t bounce off that effort she will be tough to beat. 2-6

Race 4

20k maiden claimers go the tough distance of 7 furlongs, No. 2 Honey Fever gets his second start off the long layoff and looks set for his best, No. 6 Sterling Wager drops a notch and gets Fernando Perez, he will be right there. No. 4 Spirited Jacob never ran a step first out of the box when bet down to 2/1, he gets blinkers on today and Elvis sticks, we think there is more there today. 2-4-6

Race 5

No. 2 Brother Soldier goes 7 furlongs today off a good win last out at 6 furlongs, No. 5 I Earned It Baby gets Tyler on in this his second off the layoff, we look for a big run today. No. 7 Head South is a proven commodity at this distance with a win and a second from two tries. 2-5-7

Race 6

No. 3 Exposure ran a better than looked race first out and looks set for the maiden breaker, Hollendorfer sends out first-time starter No. 4 Sweet and Fuzzy for Tommy Town, she looks live. No. 6 This is War gets back on the dirt after a good try down the hill, she has a bullet work for this. 3-4-6

Race 7

THE GRADE III SAN SIMEON GOING DOWN THE HILL

No. 2 Home Run Kitten has won 2 of his 3 going down the hill and comes off a nice try in a Grade I, No. 5 Holy Lute exits the same race and now gets Mike Smith back on and he was on for this ones win down the hill one race back. 2-5

Race 8

No. 2 Light Striker freaked in her first start off the Ron Ellis claim and now he puts her in this claim proof Queen of Hearts Starter Handicap race, No. 6 French Alps is a Hollendorfer re-claim who has won 11 of her 19 starts, she has dangerous speed. No. 1 Toomanytomatoes could surprise with a big late run. 1-2-6

Race 9

Maiden fillies and mares go down the hill, No. 4 Desiresoftheheart is a first-time starter bred for this and she gets Kent D, No. 8 Scuti de Patuti ran a good one in her only try down the hill and Tyler sticks. No. 1 Charming Starlet has had her chances but she did just miss by a nostril one race back going down the hill. 1-4-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Cindari gets her first start off the Steve Sherman claim, she finds a lot of early speed in here and will mow them down late, we will single in the pick five. 2

Win and place 2

Race 2

Steve Sherman will try and take down the early double with No. 1 Up to Speed who gets her second start off the layoff, she will be motoring late, trainer Brian Koriner who has won with both of his shippers here sends out No. 6 Won’t Be Shaken who gets blinkers on in this her first try on the grass. 1-6

Race 3

Trainer Steve Sherman has another very live runner in here as he sends out first-time starter No. 2 Remember Benghazi for the sneaky Desperado stables, No. 6 Feisty’s Cause was well bet in his one and only start but dropped and anchor after opening up a five length lead, the drop in class will help him today. 2-6

Race 4

No. 2 Sunshine Bandit ran an even race last out going this mile turf distance, he has a nice work on the 15th, No. 8 Unusual Lover ships back in and he owns a win on this turf course, he gets Dennis Carr today and he was on the Unusual Lover for that win. 2-8

Race 5

No. 2 Gotham Sky has been right there at the wire in his last two starts despite very wide trips, No. 4 Grandson At Last ships in from Santa Anita, he gets a drop in class and has a nice bullet work. No. 6 Dance for Me Baby exits the same race as Gotham Sky and he gets Russell today. 2-4-6

Pick five

1st 2

2nd 1-6

3rd 2-6

4th 2-8

5th 2-4-6

Race 6

3yo maiden fillies go 1 mile on the grass, No. 2 Meta Mu ran ok going a mile on the grass at Santa Anita, trainer Tom Proctor who won with his only other shipper here sends out No. 9 Dancing Lucy who comes off a tough downhill race at Santa Anita. No. 10 Heartofthetemple is the speed and can handle the grass. 2-9-10

Race 7

No. 3 Marino’s Wild Cat is the speed of the speed and he is looking for his 4th straight wire-to-wire win, No. 4 Exit Stage Left and No. 5 Zeewat are the danger from off the pace. 3-4-5

Race 8

No. 5 Tebowing ships in and gets her first start off the Kent Molinaro claim, she will like it here, No. 6 Global Warming had her two preps off the layoff and is now set to go long again. No. 9 Kana Flavor won in her only grass start here and will be the speed off the layoff. No. 11 Enduring Erin ships in and will be the one that will be flying late if she can get the trip from this far outside post. 5-6-9-11

Win and place 11

Race 9

Steve Sherman will try and put over bookend wins as he sends out No. 6 Blameitonthecat here in the last race, she will find a very fast early pace and try an run them down on the line, No. 8 Her Again will be closing with her. Sherman also sends out the Santa Anita invader No. 9 Mama’s Trashed who comes off a nice maiden win back in January. 6-8-9

Exacta box 6-8-9

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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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