Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA CLOSING DAY

Race 1

No. 6 Wings of Mojave drops and gets off the grass in this his third start off the layoff, Flavien Prat gets the call today as they go all out for the meet ending win, both No. 2 Stepsun and No. 3 Trash Talkin are lightly raced and both are perfectly spotted off the maiden wins. 2-3-6

Race 2

Tyler Baze gets on No. 1 Provenance as they go down the hill and the last time here was on this mare going down the hill he lost by a nostril, trainer Richard Baltas who is having a career meet sends out No. 4 Tale of Papa Nick who has won both of her starts down the hill. No. 5 Elementar won her only start down the hill. No. 7 Call to Congrats looks very live off the layoff. 1-4-5-7

Race 3

No. 2 Final Step gets a nice drop in class for Peter Miller who is battling it out for the trainers title, His stablemate No. 4 Pat the Bear looks the main danger. 2-4

Double

2nd 1-4-5-7

3rd 2-4

Race 4

THE GRADE III $150K SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Very tough 1-3/4 turf marathon, No. 1 Patriots Rule comes from far back in shorter distances but the question is can he do it at this distance, trainer Dallas Stewart brings in No. 3 Golden Soul who just finished third in a Grade III at Churchill Downs going 1-1/2 on the grass. No. 6 Going Somewhere is the one to beat off his last in the Grade II Charlie Whittingham at 1-1/2 on the grass, he will try and take them wire-to-wire. 1-3-6

Race 5

No. 2 I Don’t Care Who is in top form and gets his first start off the John Sadler claim and Sadler gives him a confident boost back up the class ladder, Bejarano who was on I Don’t Care Who last out sticks with the very consistent No. 3 Grazen Sky who has 3 wins 3 seconds and a third from his seven lifetime starts. 2-3

Race 6

Maidens go a flat mile on the grass, No. 2 Paythebank exits our HTW list off a narrow miss last out going this mile turf distance, No. 5 Blue Law lost at .90 cents on the dollar last out but his mile turf race one back wins this. No. 6 What’s Up Gus comes off the layoff for Casse and this 3yo colt could be very live in this spot at a price. No. 8 Air Pocket gets his second try on the grass and Baffert puts his go to rider Martin Garcia back in the irons. 2-5-6-8

Race 7

No. 2 Take It Easyplease gets off the grass and gets her first start with maiden claimers. No. 6 Just Peachy has been looking for a spot, she lost all chance at the start in her one and only. No. 9 Matter of Luck exits a huge key-race and the drop will help her chances. 2-6-9

Race 8

They go 1-1/4 in this little handicap race on the grass, No. 2 Big John B won this race June of last year, No. 5 Persuasive Paul is in tip top form as he looks for the hat trick. No. 7 Street Maven went wire-to-wire the last time he went this distance. 2-5-7

Race 9

Bejarano rode No. 3 Sweet Silver one time and he got the win, he gets back on today, we will single. 3

Win and place 3

Race 10

The meet ends as they head to Los Alamitos next week for their two week meet and then on to Del Mar 50k maiden claiming fillies and mares go a mile on the grass. No. 8 Scuti de Patuti gets in with maiden claimers for the first-time and is stretched out to a mile on the grass after going down the hill in her last three starts, No. 12 Ya Ya Girl exits out HTW list, she was scratched on Thursday when she did not draw in, Bejarano sticks. 8-12

Pick four

7th 2-6-9

8th 2-5-7

9th 3

10th 8-12

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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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