Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Believe Too gets back to a better level and trainer Baltas has been red hot. No. 2 Price of Glory fits at this level and was competitive vs Believe Too. No. 5 Top Drawer also exits the race. 1-2-5

Race 2

2yo maiden fillies go 4-1/2 furlongs. Watch how the early betting goes in these 2yo maiden races or just hit the all button. No. 1 Lov Fool gets David Flores in the irons and this filly has a nice last 4 furlong work. Trainer Diodoro sends out No. 3 Star of Munster who looks live. 1-3

Race 3

No. 3 Sweet as a Rose is in top form and will be able to handle winners on the grass, Van Dyke gets his shot and he will be motoring home. No. 7 Warren’s Jen Fizz comes off a good win here at this mile distance and that made her a perfect 2 for 2 on the grass at this mile distance. 3-7

Race 4

$20k maidens go 6-1/2 furlongs on the dirt. No. 3 All Around Brown drops and has a big 5 furlong work Iggy will be gunning from the bell. No. 4 Go Jeremiah will get his piece. No. 5 Hallucinator gets his first start off the Ricky Agarie claim and he has gone 50% first off the claim. 3-4-5

Race 5

THE GRADE I AMERCIAN OAKS FOR $400K

No. 2 Spanish Queen just won the Grade II Honeymoon and is the filly to beat. No. 4 Feathered comes to town for Todd Pletcher, she won her only turf start going wire-to-wire at Churchill Downs. No. 7 Consumer Credit is one of 3 runners in here for trainer Chad Brown, she is the one we prefer. 2-4-7

Race 6

No. 3 Tried and True will be sitting chilly off a fast pace in this mile dirt race and pounce down the lane. No. 4 Forest Blue will try and get the jump on them turning for home. 3-4

Race 7

No. 4 Sun Spots comes off the layoff and is now in the sneaky barn of A.C. Avila. This gelding broke his maiden going down the hill and that was the only time he ever hit the board in his 13 lifetime starts and A.C. hits at 40% first off the claim. No. 5 It Is Living Water was claimed from Avila also comes off the layoff and looks live. 4-5

Race 8

THE $200K GRADE II CALIFORNIAN 

In this 1-1/8 dirt route No. 1 Big Cazanova is the speed on the rail and gets Tyler Baze taking over for Elvis who has left to go to Monmouth Park. Big Cazanova will try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 8 Catch a Flight gets Gary Stevens and he will try and run down Big Cazanova and the shipper No. 7 Moreno late.

1-7-8

Race 9

Maidens go down the hill to finish the day off at Santa Anita. No. 3 Real Big Deal will be our key play in the last leg of the pick four. He exits the Matriculate race and he ran a better than looked 4th, Kent D who excels in the last race sticks and he will have no problem handling the grass. We will key him in the exactas with No. 5 Shanty Irish, No. 11 Seedsandstemsagain and No. 12 Pay the Fine as all three of those exit the same race. 3**-5-11-12

WIN AND PLACE 3 and a key exacta and tri 3 with 5-11-12 and 5-11-12 with 3

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Tizza Tigress gets off the grass and back to the level and distance of her best race. No. 3 Panshir also gets off the grass and will try going long on the synthetic surface. 2-3

Race 2

This is one bad race, No. 5 Paszcatch moves up in class of the Steiner claim and won find an easier crew at this level. 5

Race 3

No. 4 Midnight Bolt has run good in both of his starts with a win and a second. No. 5 Global Harbor is a 3 time winner here and he just finished right behind the Bolt last time out. 4-5

Race 4

No. 3 Blow the Whistle and No. 4 Lucky Silverdollar both exit the same race. Lucky Silverdollar is the speed and Blow the Whistle will try and run him down. 3-4

Race 5

No. 3 Deputy Copycat gets Ricardo Gonzalez in the irons and that is a good sign when Hollendorfer puts him aboard. No. 4 Shackleford Banks is the stablemate of the Deputy Copycat, he gets off the grass and David Lopez gets the call. 3-4

Race 6

$25k maiden 2yo fillies go sprinting 4-1/2 furlongs. No. 6 Easy to Forget is out of the dam Excusabull who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters. No. 7 She’s So Vain is out of the dam Chanceofalifetime who has dropped 8 winners from 8 starters. 6-7

Race 7

No. 4 Miss Forty Niner is a perfect 2 for 2 here on the grass. No. 5 Buttercup Gold ships back in and Baze gets back on her, the one time he rode this filly he got the win and it was at this mile turf distance. 4-5

Race 8

No. 1 Miss Lafayette gets back to her best surface as she returns from a failed trip to Santa Anita. No. 4 Sarahline finds a pace less field and she could find herself on the front end and get brave. No. 6 Tebowing will be putting in her usual late run. 1-4-6

Race 9

We will be taking our shot here and singling No. 4 Inscription who is in from Turf Paradise, she will try and take these wire-to-wire in this mile grass race. 4

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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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