Saber’s Horse Selections

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Race 1

Kent D and his brother Keith hook up with No. 6 Greyson and John who will like this 7 furlong distance. Steve Miyadi sends out a live first-time starter in No. 7 Hemakesmyheartsing who is out of the dam Heart Six who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. 6-7

Race 2

No. 1 Myrna Lou ran good at this level last out at Los Al and the one time she ran here she won. Bejarano takes over on No. 5 Fab Four Ever who will sit right off the pace and make her run turning for home. 1-5

Race 3

We get maiden 2yo fillies going six furlongs, No. 2 Devoted One has a sharp 5 furlong work here on the 5th. No. 4 Instant Drama has a sharp 4 furlong work here on the 6th. No. 9 Unbridled Summer has run second in both of her starts and is the one to beat. 2-4-9

Race 4

Maiden 2yo fillies go down the hill, the good turf jock Brice Blanc gets on second time starter No. 4 Notorious Nicole who is bred for the grass, No. 9 Winemenow is an Unusual Heat filly who is bred for this trip. After those two this one is very very wide open. 4-9 (all)

Race 5

We get 20k maiden claimers here in the fifth, the hot riding Santiago Gonzalez gets on the Phil D’Amato first-time starter No. 3 Anthonysgotgame who has been in steady work mode here, No. 7 Ladies Man just missed in his last two at this level and will be right there. No. 12 Spirit World is the price play, he is a Ghostzapper out of the dam Rita Rucker who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters. 3-7-12

Race 6

Mike Smith gets on the Simon Callaghan filly No. 4 Striding Out who comes from over the pond, she has a good work here on the 5th, Callaghan also sends out No. 5 Hiking who gets Gary Stevens today. 4-5

Race 7

They go 7 furlongs on the dirt and No. 2 Cautious Giant gets the move up off the claim and he broke his maiden here on the 7 furlong course, No. 3 Why Two also broke his maiden here going 7 furlongs and that bullet work says he is on go. No. 6 Well Measured is a perfect 2 for 2 at this distance. 2-3-6**

Race 8

No. 1 Lemhill Basr exits our HTW list off a huge win first out, Baffert puts this 2yo filly right into this 70k Anoakia, No. 2 Magnolias in Bloom won at first asking going 5 furlongs on the grass at Belmont, she looks to be the real deal. This is the one two punch of the race. 1-2

Exacta box 1-2 and win and place 1

Race 9

No. 8 Mia’s Storm exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play, she was best last out but the trouble cost her the win, No. 3 Ivana Beat Yabad exits the same race, she was the speed that day and now gets Bejarano up. No. 6 My Sweet Afleet was second in the race and No. 10 Blondy’s Reward was 4th. 8** with 3-6-10

Double 

8th 1-2

9th 3-4-6-8

Key exacta and tri 8 with 3-6-10 and 3-6-10 with 8

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

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