Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Maiden 2yo going 4-1/2 furlongs, No. 5 Gosofar has a sharp 4 furlong work for a barn that can strike with their 2yo first time starters. This colt is out of the dam Tavern On Rush (Indian Charlie) who has dropped two winners from two starters. No. 6 Annie’s Candy has Maldo riding for Peter Miller. 5-6

Race 2

No. 4 Warren’s Dixi Bell gets off the grass and back to a sprint. No. 5 Comin’offthebench will be the one to catch down the lane. 4-5

Race 3

No. 4 Footstepsinbronze comes off the layoff for trainer Callaghan and looks very live in this spot. No. 6 Bench Light also comes off a little layoff and will be making a late run. 4-6

Race 4

No. 1 Secretsatmidnight was last seen going wire-to-wire at Del Mar last November, his works say he is ready to fire off the layoff. No. 6 Bailoutbobby will try and take advantage of the fast early pace. 1-6

Race 5

No. 7 Ladysgotgame is dropped into a maiden claimer for the first time and is trained by the hot Phil D’Amato, look for a big effort today. No. 11 Goose Bumps never got untracked in her first start with straight maidens so trainer Miller does not hesitate as he puts her where he thinks she belongs. 7-11

Race 6

No. 1 Hot Lightning and No. 2 Great Lou will be out winging it on the front end and that could set up No. 6 Believe Too at a price from off the pace. 1-2-6

Race 7

In this 1-1/8 race on the grass No. 2 Wanstead Gardens will be making his usual late run. No. 7 Toowindytohaulrox exits our HTW list, he had his prep going down the hill and looks ready for the win and the one who beat him last time came right back to score next out. No. 11 Wicked Finance took 16 starts to get the maiden breaker, these type usually come right back and run big next out at a price. 

2-7-11

Exacta box 2-7-1 and win and place 7

Race 8

No. 5 Slew Keyty is a second time starter and she has the hook up we like as Iggy rides for Aguirre. She took action in her first start and exits a productive race. No. 8 Lizzy Marini is the only first time starter in here is has a dangerous look to her. No. 9 Ipray moves from the inside to the outside and move that makes her the one to beat. 5-8-9

Exacta box 5-8-9 and win and place 5

Double 

7th 7

8th 5-8-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 4 Lucky Oracle drops trying to cash. We can say the same about No. 6 Sweet Sense.

4-6

Race 2

No. 3 Jakob’s Magic comes off a nice win going a mile and now will go 1-1/16. No. 4 Port Stanley is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. No. 6 Rio Hondo ran big in his last but got beat by Curly Boy who came back to score again next out. 3-4-6

Exacta box 3-4-6

Race 3

No. 2 Reverchon likes this turf course as she has a win and a second from her two starts on it. No. 4 Hidden Reality ran big in her first try going long on the grass. 2-4

Race 4

No. 6 Peppery looks like a good single in the pick five, she is in good form and looks to have found a group she can beat. 6

Race 5

No. 1 Trimoma won by a neck when sent 5 furlongs on the grass last out, she will now try and go a flat mile on the green and Baze sticks. No. 3 Lemon Gala ran good on the Keeneland grass vs much better, he will be very live. No. 5 Prodicious Facts is the stablemate of Trimoma and is a must use with Gonza in the irons. 1-3-5

Race 6

No. 1 Elusive Plains drops into a winning spot but looks odds on. No. 2 Perfect Game Cain won at this distance one race back and looks the price play. 1-2

Race 7

No. 1 Loop Current Eddie is at the top of his game and gets a confident boast in class. No. 5 Mr. Discipline will try and run him down from a tracking position. 1-5

Race 8

No. 1 Seattle Music ran a better then looked race on the grass last out and will like the extra distance today. No. 7 Up to Speed looks to be sitting on a big effort in this her third off the layoff. 1-7

Pick four

5th 1-3-5

6th 1-2

7th 1-5

8th 1-7

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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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