Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Bejarano sticks with No. 2 Bandido Too who has finished second in his last two starts, No. 4 Visibility gets back to a sprint and will be running them down late. 2-4

Race 2

Q’Viva who won going down the hill here on Thursday finished a neck behind No. 1 Vanlose Stairway, No. 2 Dissension gets her first start off the Jerry Hollendorfer claim and a win going down the hill in her last start. No. 6 Pearl de Vere was a close second behind Dissension in that last race. 1-2-6

Race 3

No. 4 Wild Caroline gets stretched out to a flat mile and she can handle the distance second off the layoff, No. 6 I Heart You gets her first start off the Miyadi claim, she is the main danger to Wild Caroline. 4-6

Exacta box 4-6

Race 4

No. 4 Fight Thru exits our HTW list off a near miss last out going this mile distance on the dirt, No. 5 Silver Spirit has been turfing and gets his first try on the dirt, he will be flying late. No. 7 Seedsandstemsagain has finished second in his last two going down the hill and now will try going long on the dirt. 4-5-7

Race 5

No. 1 Jomelo gets a hike in class by the hot Baltas off the good win going this mile turf distance, No. 9 Empty Headed exits the same race and follows Jomelo up the ladder and he beat him one race back. 1-9

Race 6

No. 2 My Fiona starts her 3yo season, she won 4 of her 6 starts as a 2yo vs. some good ones and will be tough to beat, No. 10 Dr. Fager’s Gal gets back to a sprint and will go much better. 2-10

Race 7

No. 3 Clever Royal won in his only try going down the hill and Kent D fits this one like a glove, No. 1 Toledo Eddie gets his first try down the hill and he could end up the speed in a paceless race. 1-3

Race 8

THE 75K DESERT STORMER

Trainer Neil Drysdale unveils one of his Chile imports in No. 1 Tesalina, she won 4 of 5 in Chile. No. 7 Harlington’s Rose and No. 8 Sam’s Sister are the main two and Sam’s Sister has never lost here going 3 for 3 and 2 for 2 at the distance. 1-7-8

Race 9

In the last race we get 50k maidens going down the hill, No. 3 Currency Exchange has had his shots down the hill but finds a very soft group in here, No. 6 Nakamoto looks the main danger along with No. 9 True Image who moves from the inside to the outside. 3-6-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 5 Grazenoninterest will go better at this level, No. 6 Lady Lionheart fits with Hernandez riding. No. 4 Adios Pelota is in top form. 4-5-6

Race 2

The two times Baze rode No. 1 Tim’s Go Girl he got the win, No. 3 Power of Nine never runs a bad race. No. 4 Adriatic Skye has won 3 of 4 at this 5 furlong turf distance. 1-3-4

Race 3

No. 4 Rambunchkie has won 3 of her 5 starts here, No. 5 Kohala drops in her second try on this circuit. 4-5

Race 4

No. 3 Dr. Williams just missed in his last two starts by a neck and a head, No. 4 More Champagne finished right behind the doctor last out. 3-4

Race 5

No. 1 Dench has hit the board in all three of his races here on the synthetic just missing in his last, No. 2 Lucky Oracle looks the speed and is sitting on the win. 1-2

Race 6

No. 1 Ain’t She Pretty comes in from Santa Anita and exits a tough race, No. 5 Azia Brown just missed in her one try at this five furlong turf distance. Baze gets on the Morey first-time starter No. 6 Summer Wine who looks very live. 1-5-6

Race 7

No. 2 Onemoreatwilsons comes off the layoff and has a bullet work, he ran good here in his one start back in 2013, No. 5 Nae’ole ran good here last out at this level. Baze gets on the Turf Paradise dropper shipper No. 8 One Brite Day. 2-5-8

Race 8

No. 1 Prospector’s Trick ships in first off the Bonde claim and is in top form, No. 5 Rosary Man is the speed and will be very tough to run down if left alone on the front end. 1-5

Race 9

Since the ones that have run just are no good we will opt for the Steve Sherman first-time starter No. 5 Turko Gulch. 5

Race 10

No. 8 Yomybato drops in class and finds little to beat if he is ok, No. 9 Cant Do the Danse also gets the big drop in class. 8-9

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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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