Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Espinoza gets his shot on No. 3 Oil who was best last time out but stumbled badly at the start, bet him to cash albeit at a short price. First time starter No. 6 Thor’s Champion has a sparkling last work and gets the hot riding Tyler Baze. 3-6

Race 2

No. 3 Clem Juice goes long on the grass in this her second grass try after going down the hill in her last start and this trainer hits at 50% with his runners making their second start on the grass. No. 4 True History gets her second start on this circuit after shipping in from Florida. No. 7 Diamond Cut gets a big jockey upgrade. 3-4-7

Race 3

No. 5 Sunday Rules is looking to make it five straight wins and three straight on this course, she will be over bet and faces some good runners in here. The 5yo mare No. 6 Tribal Gal will get a good trip from this post. Any of the others could upset at a price. 5-6

Race 4

No. 3 Jean Edward is a 7 time loser but has finished second in 5 of those 7 races and has finished second in all four of her starts here. No. 7 Awesome Luck gets her third lifetime start and finished a good 3rd behind Jean last out. No. 10 Avo could be live off the layoff at a big price. 3-7-10

Race 5

No. 4 Seeking Asylum gets his second off the layoff and the drop to this level and his running style make him the one to beat at a fair price. 4

Win and place 4

Race 6

THE FRAN’S VALENTINE GOING A MILE ON THE GRASS

No. 2 Wild in the Saddle is in top form and her last work on the grass says she is on go. No. 3 Go West Marie has will like this mile turf distance. 2-3

Race 7

THE $200K MELAIR AT 1-1/16 ON THE DIRT

No. 5 Ashley’s Sassy will be blasting home late with Mike Smith back up. No. 3 Sheer Pleasure comes off the layoff for D’Amato but looks ready to roll. 3-5

Race 8

THE $200K SNOW CHIEF GOING 1-1/8 ON THE GRASS

No. 2 Richard’s Boy who is a perfect 2 for 2 going down the hill here will try and take his speed wire-to-wire. No. 4 Zinvor is a perfect 2 for 2 routing on the grass, he will try and run Richard down. 2-4

Race 9

THE $150K TIZNOW GOING A FLAT MILE ON THE DIRT

No. 9 Motown Men ran a better than looked 3rd in the Grade III last out. He has a big last work and is in tip top form, we will take our shot with the him. 9

Win and place 9

Race 10

In the last race on this huge card we get maidens going a mile on the grass. No. 1 Silver Spirit had a horrible trip in his last start going 1-1/8 on the grass. He gets the rail today and if able to stay clear of trouble he has a big shot. The good turf rider Elvis Trujillo hops on No. 4 Generous Don who exits the same race as Silver Spirit, he is bred for this. No. 5 Ace Deuce also exits the race and once again he will try and take them wire-to-wire, he has finished second in all three of his grass starts. 1-4-5

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 Her Again just won here at this level and trip and is the filly to beat and a nice single in the pick five.

3

Race 2

Baze will give No. 1 Diamond Man one more shot. No. 4 Sharp Hooq is the price play as he ran his best race when just missing at this 5 furlong trip two race back. 1-4

Race 3

No. 3 Vegas Rules ships back in and gets a needed drop in class. No. 6 Lexie Arleen gets off the grass and back sprinting and that make her the one to beat. 3-6

Race 4

No. 2 Magic Lily may like this level and has a good last work and Gonzo sticks. No. 4 Tim’s Go Girl gets Baze and the one time he was on this filly he got the win. 2-4

Race 5

No. 3 Eddie Could Go gets off the grass, a big drop in class and back sprinting in this his second off the layoff. No. 4 Hunted Guy also gets off the grass and back sprinting and a drop in class. No. 7 Jackpot Joe has hit the board in all four of his starts. 3-4-7

Race 6

No. 2 Two Pump is in top form and loves this course and distance. Baze who was on Two Pump last time out opts for No. 3 Cast in Silver for his buddy Jerry who also sends out No. 7 Lindz Winz who will be making a late run. 2-3-7

Race 7

No. 2 Polytechnicien gets a huge drop in class and if ok he will be making a big late run. No. 4 Street Serenade is in top form, he was the beaten chalk last time out and his trainer has hit at 50% with his beaten favorites next time out. 2-4

Race 8

David Lopez gets the call on No. 2 Cinco de Mario who likes this 5-1/2 furlong distance. No. 5 Pressure Time will be the price play from off the pace. No. 7 Free Time is the stablemate of Mario and will be out winging it on the front end. 2-5-7

Race 9

They go five furlongs on the grass and No. 1 Ninnavee is the speed on the rail with Russell the muscle but will encounter lots of other early speed and that will set things up for No. 7 Adriatic Skye once again as she looks for her third straight sprinting five furlongs on the grass. 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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