Saber’s Horse Selections – 9.6.14

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LOS ALAMITOS TB

Race 1

No. 1 Incredible Journey gets Bejarano in this her first start off the Cerin claim. No. 2 Stracciatella broke her maiden here back in July and now Kent D gets the call. No. 3 Madame Forbes looks the one to catch.

1-2-3

Race 2

Maiden 2yo go 5-1/2 furlongs. Bob Baffert who will start to heat up with the move to the dirt surfaces here and Santa Anita which opens on the 26th sends out first time starter No. 6 Mighty Mousse who has been working with a purpose and Mike Smith gets the call, we will single in the players pick five. 6

Race 3

No. 1 Love the Breeding makes her way here from New York and lands in the barn of Bob Hess and his go to rider Kent D gets the call. No. 3 Front Range is out of the Baffert barn and she broke her maiden on the dirt going long. No. 6 Nickels Wild gets off the grass and gets her first start on the dirt. 1-3-6

Race 4

No. 5 Runningwiththelute has some big early speed, she gets a drop in class and almost took them wire-to-wire here back in July, it’s her race to lose. 5

Race 5

No. 2 Partyin held better in her last start and looks to be sitting on the maiden breaker. No. 9 Twilight Rose is out of the dam La Rosa who has dropped 5 winners from 6 starters including 2 stakes winners, she has been in steady work mood here since back in June. 2-9

Players pick five

1st 1-2-3

2nd 6

3rd 1-3-6

4th 5

5th 2-9

Race 6

THE $75K BEVERLY J. LEWIS

No. 2 Delta Flower was scratched last week for this much easier spot, she will rate right off the hot pace and pounce turning for home. No. 4 Uzziel will be her target. 2-4

Race 7

No. 5 Newfound Gold must think he has done something wrong as he gets his 7th barn change in his last ten starts, he is a money maker at this level. No. 4 Preacher’s Bluff beat Newfound Gold last time the met. No. 8 Gal Has to Like It gets his first start off the Hollendorfer claim, he will improve off his last start.

4-5-8

Double 

6th 2-4

7th 4-5-8

Race 8

THE $200K LOS ALAMITOS MILE

No. 5 Rock Me Baby ran huge in his last start when trapped down on the inside but surged late to be a close second behind Tom’s Tribute. No. 6 Soi Phet won the $100k Bertrando here in July. No. 8 Sky Kingdom won the $75k American Flag here in July. 5-6-8

Exacta box 5-6-8

Race 9

We get some bad $20k maiden claimers going a mile to end the day at Los Al. No. 2 Royal Tale will go better today with the move back to dirt. No. 6 Hold Everything at least has some early speed. No. 9 Intoclassymischief has speed and gets the stretchout. 2-6-9

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 1 Kenai King and No. 2 Dynamo Dixie both go from a route to this 5 furlong turf sprint, both with be flying with big late runs. 1-2

Race 2

No. 1 Time to Glow drops trying to cash. No. 3 Mojave Heat is the one to beat off his last race here going 1-1/16, his lone win came at this mile distance. 1-3

Race 3

$32k maidens go 1 mile on the grass. Jockey Silvio Amador is having a monster meet, he sticks with No. 1 Tucci who gets his second try on this mile turf course, we think today is the day for Tucci. 1

Win and place 1

Race 4

The last time No. 5 Tricky Shane won a race jockey Juan Hernandez was in the irons, he gets back on today and the drop only helps his chances. 5

Race 5

No. 1 Tudor Blue is an 8yo gelding who has done his best racing here, he ships back in and may have a pace advantage with his early speed. No. 3 My T Quick turns back to a sprint after a solid try going a mile last out at Santa Rosa. No. 5 Our Minesweeper gets the big drop in class second off the layoff as does No. 6 Catatonic Cat. 1-3-5-6

Race 6

No. 7 Bellanza has some big early speed and will try to take them wire-to-wire in this 5 furlong sprint. No. 2 Sicilysmostwanted woke up when dropped to this level at this distance last out just missing by a 1/2 length. 2-7

Race 7

Maiden 2yo go 6 furlongs. No. 3 Streakin Smoke ran an even race in his first start and now gets Baze. No. 5 Midnight Destiny ran an even race with much better at Del Mar in his first start, he will be tough today. No. 8 Kid Green looks ready to fire a big shot first out of the gate for Morey off of a real nice 5 furlong work on August 31st. 3-5-8

Exacta box 3-5-8

Race 8

Fillies and mares go 1-1/16 in the feature today. No. 1 Magnificent Shirl ships in for Hollendorfer off a real good try going 1-1/8 on the Del Mar Grass, she is the filly to beat. 1

Race 9

$8k maiden claimers go 1 mile to end the day at the Gate. No. 2 Flight Commander just failed here at this level and distance in his last start. No. 9 Waltztothewindow goes long and gets Baze in this his second off the layoff. 2-9

Pick four

6th 2-7

7th 3-5-8

8th 1

9th 2-9

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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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