Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA 

Race 1

Elvis gets on No. 4 J and S Express for low profile trainer Trela who has won with 2 of her 4 starters here. No. 6 Norastone will wake up with the drop in class and the move back to a sprint. 4-6

Race 2

No. 2 Larocco is the best closer in the race and is looking for the hat trick. No. 5 Sea John’s Spirit exits the same race and will go better today in this her second off the layoff. 2-5

Race 3

No. 2 Never Ends will try and end her string of seconds as she has raced four times and finished second in all four. No. 3 Half Past Midnight exits our HTW list, she finished a fast closing second behind Never Ends in her first start, she has a nice work since. No. 7 Two Taps comes off a nice try first out on the grass and now will try dirt. 2-3-7

Exacta box 2-3-7 and win and place 3

Race 4

No. 2 Gab Power has a nice last work and looks to have found a good spot on the drop in class, No. 9 Deputy Heat is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race and Tiago Pereira gets back on and he was on for his last win. No. 10 Blackford gets back on the grass and is a must use. 2-9-10

Race 5

No. 4 Jazzed ran good in her first start when taking plenty of action, Elvis sticks, No. 8 Pocketfullofgreen exits the same race as Jazzed, she will be the speed. 4-8

Trifecta 4-8 with 4-8 with All

Race 6

No. 3 Sizzlin’ Joe missed by a slim neck last out and this was his third straight finish getting the show money, Valdez gets his second try on this gelding. No. 9 Ezio has won two straight here and now gets his first start off the Moger claim. 3-9

Race 7

No. 2 Grandiose Tactics was claimed by Sadler for a whopping $62,500, she looks right there. No. 5 Honey Ride is the stablemate of Grandiose Tactics and comes off a nice win here, Tyler will ride today. 2-5

Race 8

THE 200K HONEYMOON

No. 10 Singing Kitty was up against it on the dirt last time out when running against Stellar Wind, she gets back on the grass and we like her to rebound big, No. 9 Spirit of Xian beat most of these last time and is a must use off of that last work. 9-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Remember Benghazi ran a nice even race in his first try and now drops for the win. No. 4 Steel Dragon drops and gets off the grass and gets blinkers on. 2-4

Race 2

With little early speed in here No. 1 Party With Artie will fall into a good spot down on the inside. No. 5 Sargent Stadanko gets a big jockey change as the hot riding David Lopez gets the call. 1-5

Race 3

They go five furlongs on the grass and No. 6 Stone Hot looks best if able to transfer his form to the green. No. 7 Slycy just went wire-to-wire on this 5 furlong grass course. 6-7

Race 4

No. 2 Mr. Jay D won like a good thing at Santa Anita when sent off at .60 cents on the dollar, Jerry brings him North. No. 4 Midnight Bolt won at first asking here at 9/5 in a game effort. No. 6 Global Harbor is a 3 time winner here and the stablemate of JD. 2-4-6

Race 5

No. 4 Egyptian Empire is very unlucky to still be a maiden, she will be tough to beat today, bet her to cash, a solid single. 5

Win 5

Race 6

No. 1 Diamond Man has been a close second in his last two and is the one to beat. 1

Race 7

No. 5 Nahem is in top form and gets Baze back on but, will need to contend with some other speed in here and that will set up No. 8 Tribal Tribute the closer who will be flying late. 5-8

Race 8

No. 8 Lady Lionheart looks live off the layoff, No. 1 Kimalea looks the one to beat. 1-8

Race 9

20k maiden 3yo fillies go a mile on the grass, No. 4 Cochinero ran a good 3rd in his first try on the grass but loses Baze who moves to No. 6 Down Low Mama who gets her second start but first going long and first on the grass. 4-6

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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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