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Race 1

We start this soft Saturday with $10k claimers going 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 The Cleaners gets the bug boy Ty Kennedy who did get a win here last week, he drops off the Art Sherman claim. Trainer Black wheels back No. 5 Surf N Ski off a neck win here on the 10th. 1-5

Race 2

Now we get $6,250 fillies and mares going 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 4 It’s Aine is a three time winner here gets a little drop in class and that could get her home on top, she will be our play. 4

Race 3

Maidens go 6 furlongs, Baffert sends out second time starter No. 1 Dream Team who was .80 cents on the dollar first out of the box and he finished third; the one who finished second came back to win next out. No. 2 Homer Matt comes off a good second at Del Mar and now is in his third race off the layoff, he looks the one to beat. No. 3 Blue Anchor exits our HTW list and has the hot riding Flavien Prat in the irons. No. 5 Kronwall is a first time starter for O’Neill who is out of the dam Sarah Jade who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters. 1-2**-3-5

Key exacta box 2 with 1-3-5 and an exacta box 1-2

Race 4

$32k claimers go 6 furlongs, the speedy No. 2 Oligarch loses Prat who moves to dropper No. 3 Classic Gent but gets Bejarano in the irons. No. 5 Malibu Mogul also has some early speed and is the stablemate of the Classic Gent. . 2-3-5

Race 5

$20k maiden claimers go 6 furlongs, No. 2 Merle gets a turn back in distance and will go better today in this his second try at this level and second on the dirt. No. 5 Warren My Boy has run two times here and both were good efforts. No. 8 Jack No never got untracked last out because of trouble, he will go much better today from this post. 2-5-8

Race 6

2yo $30k maiden claimers go 5-1/2 furlongs, No. 3 Purrin’ Proud drops from a straight maiden race at Del Mar and has a bullet last work. No. 5 Courageous Dave has been working well here since back in July and this jockey trainer combo has been hot. No. 8 Counterplay gets a little drop in class and a big jockey upgrade. 3-5-8

Race 7

$40k optional claimers go a flat mile, No. 4 Dream Police comes off a nice maiden win at Del Mar at this distance. No. 7 He’s So Fine is the unknown in here as he makes his way West from Prx and Monouth, he has been in some top barns and now lands in the barn of Phil D’Amato, his works say ready. 4-7

Race 8


No. 3 Just Google Me has hit the board in all three of her starts and her one win came here. No. 6 Runninforhoody has been doing her running on the Fair circuit but she fits with these. No. 2 Sharp Holiday comes off a big maiden breaker and gets Bejarano.  2-3-6

Race 9

We get 2yo maiden fillies to end this lousy day at Los Al. No. 1 Treasuring lost at .60 cents on the dollar last out for Baffert who also sends out first time starter No. 3 Structure for Juddmonte Farms. Baffert also has No. 11 Active Runner on the also list. Baffert’s go to rider Martin Garcia is a no show in this race? Prat gets on the Gary Mandella first time starter No. 4 Instant Drama off a nice last work. No. 5 Oh Great Idea lost at 3/2 last out but her previous start can win this. No. 7 Kellianne Can Can is a first time starter for O’Neill, she is out of the dam Sweet Serendipity who has dropped 7 winners from 7 starters. No. 9 Tiz a Tommy Town has been right there in all three of her starts and now gets a new jock and a good post for top connections. All and all we will opt for No. 3 Structure and No. 9 Tiz as our key runners.



Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GT’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Email: [email protected].

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