Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Boompa drops in class off the layoff, he gets Tyler Bazle and looks live. No. 5 Oligarch gets his first start off the claim and likes this track. 2-5

Race 2

No. 3 Boat Drinks gets off the grass and gets to go lone, she will try and go wire-to-wire. No. 4 Holograeme also gets off the grass and goes long. No. 6 Savannah Sky is the filly to beat off her last two. 

3-4-6

Race 3

No. 1 One More is the key player in this 1-1/8 turf route as she gets the rail and will be the lone speed, if left alone she will get real brave and go wire-to-wire. No. 2 Diamond Stilettos exits the same race and will fall into a tracking position. No. 4 Royal Temptress also exits the race and she will be the one to fear late with Flavien Prat getting the call. 1-2-4

Exacta and tri box 1-2-4

Race 4

No. 4 Hazardous Dreams continues his drop down the ladder seeking his correct level. No. 7 Archie Bunker also move further down the call ladder and the may have found his level. No. 8 Rob’s Golden Touch ran a good second when dropped in for $50k and now drops again. 4-7-8

Race 5

No. 1 Housemaker gets in with maiden claimers for the first time and gets the blinkers on. No. 2 Katy Drama ran good when going a mile on the grass at this level. No. 8 Socialized fits at this level. 

1-2-8

Race 6

2yo maidens go 5 furlongs, No. 9 Annie’s Candy lost by a dwindling nostril going 4-1/2 furlongs in his first start when sent off at 3/2. He will be hard to beat today and looks like a single unless No. 10 Journey by Sea whose trainer has been sending out all live 2yo runners is live. 9***-10

Race 7

No. 3 Frosty Friday can get there today if able to rate behind the speed like she did when she broke her maiden at this mile turf distance. No. 4 Show Stealer just lost to Frosty by a dwindling head and first off the layoff, she will be ready today and looks the one to beat. No. 7 Paulina’s Love exits our HTW list and comes off a big maiden breaker going this mile turf distance. No. 8 Miss Double d’Oro and No. 9 Miss Boom Boom both look to have a shot. We will key on the Show Stealer. 4 with 3-7-8-9 key exacta box.

Race 8

No. 1 Gladding drops in class and will be in a good stalking position turning for home. No. 2 Endless Cruise just beat The Cleaners who came back to score. No. 3 North Pacific gets back to the level of his last win and No. 4 Newfound Gold will be the speed off the layoff. 1-2-3-4

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Guyfromtheskyfive finally got the maiden breaker and now gets the big move up in class. No. 2 Sky Heart ships in from Santa Anita and exits a productive race. 1-2

Race 2

No. 3 Deputy Striker just missed in his last on the grass and now gets back to the distance of his win. No. 5 Taxali Gate ships in from Turf Paradise and looks the speed. No. 7 Starzilla has run back-to-back big efforts on the grass. 3-5-7

Double

1st 1-2

2nd 3-5-7

Race 3

No. 6 Rox the Fox looks odds on in this race and will be our single in the pick five. 6

Race 4

We will go singling again using No. 7 Envahir who is in top form, look for her to be flying late for the win.

7

Race 5

No. 4 Crusher has hit the board in all three of his starts at this distance with a win and two seconds. No. 5 Nina’s Dragon has turned into a monster winning three straight races and now gets his first start off the Mark Glatt claim and another move up in class. 4-5

Pick five

1st 1-2

2nd 3-5-7

3rd 6

4th 7

5th 4-5

Race 6

No. 1 Jack Diz gets Gonzo back and he was on the gelding one race back for the win. No. 5 Kaepernicking drops in class and gets Lopez. No. 7 Unusual Lover exits the Jack Diz race. 1-5-7

Race 7

No. 1 Already Rockin goes 1-1/8 and won the only time he went that distance. No. 5 Nice’n Sunny is part of the uncoupled Hollendorfer entry, he is the one we like. 1-5

Race 8

Tom Proctor ships in No. 4 Big Discovery off a big second on the grass at Santa Anita. He looks like a short price winner. 4

Pick three

5th 1-5-7

6th 1-5

7th 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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