Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Maiden 2yo fillies go 4-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Rich Girl gets the bug boy Niclolas who will be gunning from the rail. No. 3 Modonna is by the sire Uncle Mo who is hitting at .50% with his first timers and No. 6 Joan of Arch who is the stablemate of Modonna is out of the dam Slewville who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters and her trainer hits at 36% with her first time starters. 1-3-6

Race 2

No. 1 Smart N Dreamy comes off the layoff for trainer Baltas, she likes the course and looks ready. No. 6 Fantastic Mizz is the speed and her stablemate No. 7 Zanbo gets Bejarnao back. 1-6-7

Race 3

Lots of early zip in this 5-1/2 furlong race and usually don’t like using the rail but No. 1 Ultimate Luck will sit chilly off the hot pace and make a big run down the lane. No. 6 Willy Be Wild and No. 7 Divine Vision will try and get the jump on them. 1-6-7

Race 4

No. 1 Head South has four wins and three seconds from his eight starts here, he has a big last work. No. 2 Midnight Transfer gets his first start off the Ellis claim and he gets back on the dirt. 1-2

Race 5

We will go singling in the last leg of the pick five using No. 6 Hobbits Hero in this downhill turf sprint. He is a perfect 3 for 3 here on the grass and 1 for 1 down the hill. He is ready to run off the layoff. 6

Race 6

No. 6 Wynhurst drops in with maiden claimers for the first time as the connections go for the win and dump. No. 9 Southern Loyalty also drops in with maiden claimers for the first time and exits the same race as Wynhurst and he has the connections of Kent D riding for his bro Keith. 6-9

Race 7

No. 3 Chaulk O Lattey is the solid key in this mile turf race. She came flying late to just miss last out down the hill and she gets Bejarano back who was on her for the win one race back. No. 1 Sidepocket Run and No. 9 Tiz a Classy Lass are the main danger. 3**-1-9

Key exacta box 3 with 1-9 and win and place 3…

Race 8

$20k maiden claimers go 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 2 Honey Fever will like this shorter distance. No. 4 Hye I’m Jack looks the one to beat off his near miss last out for a $30k price tag. No. 9 Lucky Logan could be live for Peter Miller off the layoff and drop and No. 11 Buckleberry Grey also could be live off the long layoff for the sharp D’Amato. 2-4-9-11

Double

7th 3

8th 2-4-9-11

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 River High gets the major drop in class. No. 5 Profit Motive has the right connections and looks the winner. 1-5**

Race 2

No. 3 Nae’ole drops into the perfect spot for the maiden breaker and has a big bullet last work for this, we will be singling. 3

Double 

1st 5

2nd 3

Race 3

No. 1 Steel Dragon gets a boast back up in class off a near miss here, his first on this circuit. No. 3 Dench gets back on the synthetic surface and looks to be sitting on a big effort. 1-3

Race 4

No. 4 Redstone drops into an easy spot and gets the hot riding David Lopez. No. 6 Stone Hot gets Baze and the one time he was on this 7yo gelding he got the win. 4-6

Race 5

No. 2 Kingsbury fits here. No. 4 Being There had his prep and now goes a mile. 2-4

Race 6

No. 1 Dublin Dancer gets Alvarado back in the irons, he just missed with this filly by a nose one race back. No. 4 A Little Luckier missed by a nostril when we had her last out at 9/2, we will be on her again. 1-4

Race 7

No. 1 Sargent Stadanko comes off a hard fought win and can repeat. No. 3 Sourdough Sam gets back to the level of his last win. 1-3

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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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