Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 4 Afleet in Time gets his first start off the O’Neill claim, he gets Bejarano who will sit off a hot pace and launch down the lane, No. 5 Congrats Seattle gets his second start off the Diodoro claim, he drops into the perfect spot, he will also try and run them down late. 4-5

Race 2

No. 5 Alpha Doll has been right there in all 3 or her starts finishing second in all three, she gets back on the dirt today and we should find her in the winners circle unless one of the first-time starters fires. 5

Race 3

Barry Abrams wheels back No. 6 Lirica Heat in 7 days, he sends her long again and she will try and take them wire-to-wire, No. 3 Wandering Heart has run well in both of her starts and both were at this mile distance with one on the dirt and one on the grass. Trainer Mike Puype has been hot of late and he stretches out No. 1 It Girl off a nice try down the hill. 1-3-6

Race 4

No. 3 Midnight Lady gets her first start off the Julio Canani claim and he puts the bug boy Brayan Pena up, No. 6 Chocolate Delight exits the same race and the hot riding Tyler Baze sticks. 3-6

Race 5

Down the hill they go, No. 4 Artistic Charm gets her second start down the hill and second in the states, she owns a real nice last work, No. 5 Chati’s On Top is in top form and has hit the board in all three of her downhill runs. No. 8 Divina Comedia is in from France and had success there sprinting on the grass, she has a big last work and has been working like a real runner. 4-5-8

Pick five

1st 4-5

2nd 5

3rd 1-3-6

4th 3-6

5th 4-5-8 

Race 6

No. 8 Howdy got the nice maiden breaker when stretched back out in his last start blasting home by more than five lengths, he could repeat at a price. 8

Win and place 8

Race 7

THE GRADE III WILSHIRE 

No. 3 Thegirlinthatsong has been facing Grade I and Grade II company, she will like this mile turf distance , No. 4 Blingismything gets back to a mile and gets Tyler up. The last 7 furlong work that Mandella put into No. 7 Indecise says this one is on GO! 3-4-7

Exacta box 3-4-7

Race 8

No. 4 Lucky Shoes to Win gets a little drop in class and stretches out in this his second off the layoff, all system look like a go, I guess if we use Lucky Shoes we must use No. 5 Fancy Shoes who also stretches out in this his second off the layoff. Tyler Baze gets on No. 2 Mighty Pleasing who had no shot vs. the runaway winner last out but his race one back fits. Kent D and his brother Keith hook up with No. 9 Dually Affirmed who drops and gets off the grass, he is a must use as is No. 10 Flexible who goes long in this his second off the layoff for Hollendorfer. 2-4-5-9-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Contessa B. drops a notch and gets Juan Hernandez, No. 2 Up the Alley beat Contessa B. one race back by a nostril and is looking for her fourth straight win. No. 7 Sheza Eyeopener comes back to town and the last two times she was here she finished second. 1-2-7

Race 2

No. 3 First Strike comes off the layoff and will try and run down the speed, No. 1 Free Time and No. 2 Major Truth. 1-2-3

Race 3

No. 4 Eternal Flame got put on the grass in his last start and got the win, he loses Gonzo today but gets Baze, No. 1 The Gray Hound will be making a late run. 1-4

Race 4

Jockey David Lopez gets on the shipper No. 2 Mojo Street for trainer John Martin and Lopez has won with four of his last five rides for Martin with a second, No. 7 Fabber also ships in and looks odds on. 2-7

Race 5

THE 100K SILKY SULLIVAN 

It’s only proper to look for a deep closer in the Silky Sullivan, No. 3 Pulmarack fits the bill for us as he comes off a nice try on the grass at Santa Anita and has the connections of Baze and Hollendorfer, deep closer No. 5 Temple Keys also ships in and he will be flying late, Van Dyke comes in for the ride. 3-5

Pick five

1st 1-2-7

2nd 1-2-3

3rd 1-4

4th 2-7

5th 3-5

Race 6

No. 1 Twisted Ginger came in and got the win, she can stand the hike in class, No. 5 Voler Les Coeurs ships in from Tampa Bay and lands in the barn of Hollendorfer, she is live. 1-5

Race 7

No. 2 Ashley’s Sassy ships in and tries a mile on the grass, No. 3 La Fiera comes off a nice try on this grass course. No. 7 Heat the Rocks was eased in her last start but looks OK, she is bred for the trip and the surface. 2-3-7

Race 8

No. 4 Watch It Buster blew at .80 cents on the dollar last out, we will give him another shot, No. 5 Bornatthetrack will be trying to run them all down late. 4-5

Race 9

In the last race today at the Gate we get fillies and mares going 1-1/16 on the grass in what is a real nice race, No. 3 Onedewoman has faced much better on the grass in the past, she is in top form and the one to beat, we will be betting. 3

Win and place 3

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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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