Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Kyankes is getting good and she broke her maiden here going this mile distance. No. 6 Minster’sadventure broke her maiden first out of the box when bet down to the 7/5 chalk, she will now go long. 2-6

Race 2

No. 1 Jan’s Spirit gets back to the dirt in this her second start off the Baltas claim and the hustling Felipe Valdez gets the call. No. 4 Desert Willow had trouble in her comeback race, look for her best today. No. 5 Stealth Drone gets off the grass in this her second off the layoff and drops into a spot where her speed will play well. 1-4-5

Race 3

In this downhill turf sprint No. 1 Five Palms exits our HTW list, he should take to the grass. No. 7 County Lineman has been down the hill three times, finishing third all three, Bejarano gets back on and he will be right there on the line. No. 8 Bobby Z Man also exits our HTW list off of back-to-back wins down the hill. 1-7-8

Race 4

No. 2 Attack has been facing better and the drop to this level makes him very tough, we will single in the players pick five. 2

Win and place 2

Race 5

Tyler Baze gets his shot on No. 1 Rock Shandy whose lone win came on the grass, No. 5 Blue Harbor blew them away when put on the grass last out, he was claimed for 50k by Casse and fits here. 1-5

Pick five

1st 2-6

2nd 1-4-5

3rd 1-7-8

4th 2

5th 1-5

Race 6

No. 4 Keegers looks on the up tick and Talamo will give him a shot, he will sit off the hot pace and make one run down the lane, No. 9 Soul Crusher gets Maldonado and drops in with maiden claimers again, he will get a perfect trip behind the speed. 4-9

Race 7

THE GRADE III LAZARO BARRERA

Baffert puts No. 2 The Man in a Grade III off the maiden breaker, he is a master at this. No. 5 The Gomper had Derby thoughts but they were dampened by Dortmund, he moves into the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer and may like this 7 furlong distance. 2-5

Race 8

No. 1 Moanin ran huge in defeat in her first in the country, she gets Tyler Baze today and exit our HTW list, No. 2 Diamond Stilettos exits the same race as does No. 5 Colonel Joan and No. 7 Magic Spot and No. 8 Full Ransom. 1** -2-5-7-8

Trifecta key 1 with 2-5-7-8 and win and place 1

Race 9

No. 1 Fonz finds a nice spot on the drop off the layoff and he gets Bejarano back in the irons. No. 7 Trucial State and No. 8 Relentless Heat will both be making late runs. 1-7-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

Both No. 5 Taylored to Win and No. 6 Our Tebow look to have found an easy spot on the drop off the layoff. 5-6

Race 2

No. 2 Exclusive Girl ships in and gets the huge drop in class, its today or maybe never. 2

Race 3

Maidens go a mile on the grass, trainer Steve Miyadi claimed No. 3 Omdurman for the grass, Richard Mandella brings in No. 7 Winning Causeway who ran second with much better at Santa Anita on the grass and he puts Baze in the irons, he will be a very shot price. 3-7

Race 4

No. 2 Lucky Silverdollar just may hold today, Gonzo who was on the Lucky Silverdollar last out opts for No. 1 Gotham Sky who he has been on for all of his races. 1-2

Race 5

THE 75K ALCATRAZ

Let’s see who his looking for a breakout effort, No. 3 Madiba has won back-to-back races since coming here, he will try the grass this time but being by Candy Ride he will love it, No. 4 Ride Hard Kowboy has won 3 of his 4 turf starts with one 3rd, he has gone 3 for 3 at this mile distance and his jock comes in from Turf Paradise for the ride. No. 5 Sky Preacher was a close second in the Oak Tree Invitational on the grass, he is the one to beat and Solis comes in for the ride. 3-4-5

Race 6

No. 5 Aalsmeer is at the top of his game, No. 6 Exit Stage Left is one tough cookie with 3 wins and 2 seconds from his five starts. 5-6

Race 7

No. 4 My Charlie Boy has come to life since the move to the Gate, bet him to cash. 4

Win and place 4

Race 8

No. 2 Ascent gets off the grass and back to a sprint, she will be right there. No. 5 Campionessa Dolce looks very live off the layoff. No. 6 Patsy G and Me has a very good last work. 2-5-6

Win and place 5

Race 9

No. 3 Station House ships in for Mandella and gets the huge drop off the layoff, No. 8 Unusual Lover ran a good second last out at this level on the grass and will be the one to fear late. 3-8

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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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