Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 3 Feel the Charge was dropped to the 50k maiden claiming level in his last start and just missed after opening up down the lane, she now drops again and will be a short price, the other runner who looks to have a shot is No. 4 Valentines Reward who has run well routing in her last three. 3-4

Race 2

Jockey Flavien Prat is riding great and he hops on No. 2 Winninginfashion who gets back on the dirt, Tyler Baze another rider who is at the top of his game sticks with No. 5 La Casadora off the nice win last out. 2-5

Race 3

No. 2 Ms. K J showed some improved speed last out going down the hill with straight maidens, she now drops in with 20k maiden claimers and gets a major rider upgrade, No. 8 L X Sunrise is a place players dream horse as she has finished second in 10 of her 15 starts. No. 9 Roman Wild comes off the layoff for Hess, she has a nice last work and will be making a late run. 2**-8-9

Race 4

If the weather is fine and we think it will be, they will be going down the hill in this race, the under the radar trainer Ricky Agarie has won with 4 of his 21 starters at the meet and No. 2 Salsita owns two of those wins with one going down the hill, that last work says she is on go and she is on a win every other race pattern and this is her win race, No. 4 It’s Aine is 1 for 1 down the hill and always makes her last run but has never won two in a row. No. 7 Always a Chance is a re-claim by Jeff Mullins, she just missed vs. Salsita. 2-4-7

Exacta box 2-4-7

Race 5

No. 1 Lust for Life has finished second in three straight races and now Bejarano gets his shot first off the Hector Palma claim, Van Dyke gets back on No. 5 Smooth Talker who exits the Lust for Life race. Santiago Gonzalez who was on the Smooth Talker last time out moves to her stablemate No. 8 Frandontjudge who had Van Dyke last time out, O’Neill plays musical jockeys. No. 9 Shy Rosa who has a big last work also exits the same race. 1-5-8-9

Exacta and tri box 1-5-8-9

Pick five

1st 3

2nd 2-5

3rd 2

4th 2-4-7

5th 1-5-8-9 ($12 FOR .50 CENTS)

Race 6

Down the hill they go, No. 2 Forest Chatter has won all three of his downhill turf starts, Kent D gets back on No. 6 U S Citizen who drops back to his best level. No. 7 Indexical has a win and two second from his three downhill starts. 2-6-7

Race 7

No. 3 Parliamentarian gets his claiming prices hacked in half again, all is not well but he will be out winging on the front end with Maldo gunning from the bell, No. 9 Peacenik will sit and pounce down the lane. 3-9

Race 8

Another downhill turf sprint, No. 8 Somethings Unusual will try and break his 6 race losing streak going down the hill, he has finished a good second in three of those and once again he will get a good setup, No. 9 Clever Royal gets his second off the layoff and will try sprinting, he gets Kent D who won with him last year at Del Mar. 8-9

Race 9

Maidens go 5-1/2 furlongs, No. 4 Mr. Pucci has a nice 6 furlong work for his first start and has the good connections of Bejarano/Hollendorfer, No. 6 Bellamy Concerto gets off the grass and has the hot connections of Prat/Mandella. No. 10 Stringent has been working like a real runner for Bruce Headley and Alex Solis gets a mount. 4-6-10

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Silent Reward drops in class and gets Gonzo back in the irons who won with her one race back at this mile distance. 1

Race 2

No. 3 Pure Thunder drops to his correct level and gets Hernandez back in the irons who won with him one race back at this distance, No. 4 Sterling Wager ships in from Santa Anita off a nice maiden breaker at 7 furlongs. No. 6 Unbridled Candy gets off the grass and ran second behind Pure Thunder two races back. 3-4-6

Race 3

No. 5 Yomybato never ran a step last out but looks to wake up on the drop, No. 6 Deckacards is a very tough gelding at this level. 5-6

Race 4

No. 2 Gem of a Gal is on a nice win every other race pattern, this is her win race and she gets Baze back who rode her for the win one race back. 2

Win and place 2

Race 5

No. 1 Sky Tribute is in top form and will try to take them wire-to-wire with the move to the grass, No. 4 Nancy Peggy and No. 5 No Slippahs will both try and run her down. 1-4-5

Race 6

No. 7 Behrly Tricky who is looking for her third straight win is the lone speed in here, No. 5 Adellusion who is also looking for her third straight win will try and run her down. 5-7

Race 7

Five furlongs on the grass, John Sadler who doesn’t ship many sends out first-time starter No. 3 Zantastic, Hollendorfer brings in second time starter No. 5 Sweet and Fuzzy who never got going in her one start at Santa Anita vs. much stronger. Edward Freeman brings in the speedy No. 6 Shallot from Santa Anita. 3-5-6

Race 8

Hollendorfer finally got the win with No. 1 New Karma in start 10, he looks ready to fire again, No. 7 Kid Green will go much better today with these. 1-7

Race 9

No. 1 Cajun Black got on the grass in his last start and had a style change as he came from off the pace to win going away, No. 5 Infosec won in his first try on the grass and has the right style to repeat. No. 6 Bold Fantasy had his prep and is ready to go long. 1-5-6

Pick four

6th 5-7

7th 3-5-6

8th 1-7

9th 1-5-6

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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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