Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 The Cleaners gets his second off the layoff, Iggy fits this gelding perfectly. No. 3 Finallygotabentley exits the same race and gets Bejarano today. 1-3

Race 2

No. 3 Jaycee’s Humor has been nibbling and today could be the day. No. 7 Scandal may have been best in her last start but trouble got her, she exits our HTW list as a $$$ play. 3-7

Race 3

With the two early scratches this race becomes a four horse race with No. 4 Wild Dude, No. 5 Distinctiv Passion and San Onofre the three that will take all the money. ALL

Race 4

No. 5 Knock Em Flat comes off of back to back wire-to-wire wins and gets his first start off the Keith Desormeaux claim and his bro will ride for him. No. 6 I Don’t Care Who drops off a nostril loss and he gets the blinkers off today, it’s his race to lose for the hot training Baltas. 5-6

Race 5 

No. 2 Nob Hill is sitting on the win and he gets the blinkers back on today off a fast last work. No. 7 Rosicky gets blinkers on off of back to back seconds. No. 11 Iron Fist draws in from the also list and he exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play. 2-7-11

Exacta box 2-7-11 

Double

4th 5-6

5th 2-7-11

Race 6

No. 1 Curlin’s Fox goes back down the hill where she broke her maiden. No. 10 Entrechat also loves this downhill turf course. No. 12 Provenance is the price play. 1-10-12

Race 7

No. 3 Price of Glory at 15/1 on the morning line offers a lot of betting value. No. 2 Flat Gone is out of the hot Baltas barn and is a must use. No. 9 Warren’s T. Baze gets Bejarano and the last time this one won was when he was riding. 2-3-9

Race 8

Chad Brown brings in No. 8 Danza Cavallo and Ortiz comes in for the ride, all systems are a go. Clement brings in No. 9 Hard Not to Like and that is what we think about her, she is hard not to like. 8-9

Race 9

No. 2 Soul Crusher gets a little drop in this his third off the layoff. No. 6 Show and Tell missed by a dwindling neck at this level in his last start. No. 8 Starship Ekati droops and gets the blinkers on and the price will be right. 2-6-8

Pick four

6th 1-10-12

7th 2-3-9

8th 8-9

10th 2-6-8

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Find Water fits here at 6/1. No. 4 Sonicvelocity drops and gets off the grass. 1-4

Race 2

No. 5 Stylish Copay is 4/5 on the morning line and looks it. 5

Race 3

No. 2 Rosary Man has been right there in all four of his starts and is the one to beat. No. 4 Suances Dream is the value play. 2-4

Race 4

No. 2 Handpicked Bud has been hanging but the little drop could get him home today. No. 5 Major Truth is looking for his 3rd straight win and gets his first start off the Wong claim, Wong has been hot. 2-5

Race 5

No. 6 Synama looks ready to pop in start number two. No. 8 Roianna goes long and the price will be right.

6-8

Race 6

No. 1 True Visionary comes off the layoff and lands in the barn of Steve Sherman and gets Baze. No. 5 Dance for Me Baby gets his first shot at going long and just may like it. 1-5

Race 7

No. 3 Skip Tony comes back to town and he loves this course. No. 9 Salah Champ is live off the layoff.

3-9

Race 8

No. 3 Outside Nashville ran ok in the Grade III San Simeon at Santa Anita, he has won 4 of his 7 starts here. No. 8 Summer Hit is his stablemate as Hollendorfer has covered his bases. 3-8

Race 9

We will need to go four deep in the last leg of the pick four using No. 2 More Champagne on the drop, No. 3 Mr. Make Believe, No. 5 Curly Boy looking for the hat trick and No. 7 See Zo Go the price play of the race at 12/1 with Lopez getting the call. 2-3-5-7

Pick four

6th 1-5

7th 3-9

8th 3-8

9th 2-3-5-7

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS.

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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