Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Trainer Richard Baltas is having a career meet and he sends out No. 3 Jazzy Josh on the drop and Bejarano sticks. No. 1 Ernest Shackleton also gets the big drop in class and gets back to the distance of his win. 1-3

Race 2

No. 4 Gold Journey has hit the board in all six of her starts here; she’s a hanger but a must use in the exotics. No. 6 Coded Message ran ok when dropped to this level last out. 4-5

Race 3

No. 1 Holy Lute has a win and two seconds from his three starts down the hill. No. 2 Oliver’s Tale is a perfect 2 for 2 down the hill. No. 5 Pure Tactics gets Stevens and will be part of the early pace. 1-2-5

Race 4

Maiden 2yo go 4-1/2 furlongs. David Flores gets on first time starter No. 1 Rocco who is out of the dam Robotica who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. Trainer John Brocklebank has been sending out nothing but live 2yo at the meet and he sends out first time starter No. 4 Scatastic and Iggy will give it all he has. 1-4

Race 5

No. 1 City Chapel drops into a good spot, bet him to cash. 1

Race 6

No. 2 I Earned It Baby goes a mile in this his third start off the layoff, he looks ready for a big race. The last time No. 5 Anxious Times won was when Gary Stevens rode him and he gets back on today for papa Mandella. No. 6 Big Tire just missed at this distance and level one race back. 2-5-6

Exacta box 2-5-6

Race 7

No. 1 Cervaro exits out HTW list off a neck loss in a race in which he was best but had trouble. No. 5 Perfect Temptation gets a big drop in class and will be the speed. No. 8 Small Town Cop drops back to the level of his near miss when beating Cervaro by a neck. 1-5-8

Win and place 1

Race 8

No. 2 You Know I Know will find a fast early pace in this mile dirt race, he will be flying late and the price will be right. No. 3 Five Palms will try and get the jump on them turning for home. 2-3

Race 9

Maidens going down the hill. Van Dyke and Proctor hook up with first time starter No. 2 Dakota Deacon who will like the grass. Mike Smith sticks around to ride the Rock hard Ten first time starter No. 7 Rock ’n On Home for trainer Mike Puype, this one is live. No. 8 Alamo exits our HTW list and will love going down the hill. No. 9 Roy H was bet like a good thing in his first start when going down the hill but had to settle for second money, he has two bullet works since and will be the speed. 2-7-8-9

Double 

8th 2-3

9th 2-7-8-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Matzoh Ball Magic shipped in and blew them away last out and now gets a big jump in class but Baze sticks, we see repeat. 1

Race 2

Maiden 25k 2yo go 4-1/2 furlongs. David Lopez gets on second time starter dropper No. 3 Grand Sunset for Bonde. Baze jumps on 3rd time starter No. 4 The Canary Lived who exits the same race. 3-4

Race 3

No. 1 Mahorney has shown a real likeness for this turf course. No. 5 Duke of Doom is his stablemate and gets the main man in the irons. 1-5

Race 4

Both No. 1 Rocky No and No. 2 Bananappeal get a move up in class but find little to beat. No. 6 Kriscraft drops and will show more early speed. 1-2-6

Race 5

No. 3 Lemon Gala gets her third start on this circuit and third off the layoff and second on the grass. She looks ready for the win but will need to hold off No. 5 Hankypank Girl who blasted home for her maiden breaker here last out. 3-5

Exacta box 3-5 and win and place 3

Race 6

No. 6 Watch It Buster drops and gets Baze and exits a key race, he will take some beating in here and we will use him as a single in the picks. 6

Race 7

The one time No. 1 Grumpy Small Mouth was here he got the win and it was at this 5 furlong turf distance. No. 7 I’m Not Gray is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. 1-7

Race 8

No. 1 Prince Charmant drops and gets off the grass and back sprinting. No. 2 Come Away Home takes the blinkers off and this trainer hits at a high percentage when taking the blinkers off. No. 5 Lucky Tomorrow will try and take them wire-to-wire on the drop. 1-2-5

Race 9

No. 1 The Gray Hound will get a good rail trip and if he can steer clear of trouble will run them down late, we will take out shot with him. 1

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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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