Saber’s Horse Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Sugar Buzz won his last when exiting our HTW list, he moves into his 3rd barn for this his 3rd career start. Bug boy Ty Kennedy starting to heat up and the stretchout on No. 4 Mishegas will be ok. No. 6 Courageous Dave also stretches out and should take to this mile distance. 2-4-6

Race 2

No. 4 Tiz Pleasant has finished second in her last two starts and is a must use again. First-time starter No. 7 Kapaya looks very live for trainer Mike Pender and the price will be right. 4-7

Race 3

Kent D gets back on his brothers horse No. 1 Where Y’at Joe Joe, look for a better effort today. No. 5 Lambo Luxx is in good form and this distance is right up his alley. The last time No. 2 Percy Fawcett went 6 furlongs he got the win, he gets the turnback today. 1-2-5

Race 4

No. 2 Cordiality drops and gets the bug boy Kennedy, we like her chances today to get the maiden breaker going 7 furlongs, No. 5 Mc Hottie ran her best race when dropped to this level last time out going a mile. No. 8 Kellianne Can Can ran right behind Mc Hottie last out when sent off as the 3/2 chalk. 2-5-8

Race 5

THE GRADE III SENATOR KEN MADDY 

Down the hill they go in the Ken Maddy, No. 2 Velvet Mesquite gets back on the grass and goes down the hill where she has won 5 of 9. No. 5 Spirit of Xian ran a good second down the hill in the Unzip Me. No. 8 Off the Road is the stablemate of Spirit of Xian and she is in from Brazil where she won 3 of 7 starts with 3 seconds. 2-5-8

Race 6

8k claimers go a flat mile on the dirt, No. 3 Planet Sunshine is not what he once was, he moves to his lowest level and finds little to beat, the same can be said about No. 5 American Blend who lost at this level and distance last out at even money. 3-5

Race 7

No. 6 China Girl Lover is in top form as he continues his move up the ladder looking for the hat trick, No. 7 Got Even will be out winging it on the front end with Maldo gunning from the bell. No. 9 Dream Police will fall into a good stalking spot and pounce down the lane. No. 11 Chief of Staff finished a head behind Got Even last out. 6-7-9-11

Race 8

No. 7 Global Magician is in good form as he goes down the hill for the second time, he missed by less than two lengths back in June. No. 11 Pay the Fine owns a win down the hill, he draws the perfect post and is the one to beat. 7-11

Exacta box 7-11 and win and place 11

Race 9

No. 5 Travel Bound takes the big drop in class from straight maiden to this 20k maiden claimer, he gets off the grass and has a bullet work, No. 6 Lucky Reality also gets off the grass and gets the drop. No. 8 Cass in Stone has finished second in both his starts at this level and gets his first start off the O’Neill claim and gets a big jock switch, No. 14 Where’s Bubba ran big last out. 5-6-8-14

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 2 Tribal Headdress shipped in from Del Mar and won for fun, she now moves into this claim proof starter race and that’s a good sign. 2

Race 2

No. 2 Desert Moon ran his best race when dropped to this level last out, its his race to lose today. 2

Race 3

No. 3 Tiz a Chick drops in with maiden claimers and will go much better today, No. 6 Sister Molly is the only first-time starter in a very weak field. 3-6

Race 4

When Gary Mandella brings one in from down South they are live and he sends out first-time starter No. 3 Sawyer’s Jett with top jock Juan Hernandez in the irons, she is out of the dam Gracious Gift who has dropped 2 winners from 2 starters and had worked very good over at Santa Anita, No. 4 Major Rager is also in from Santa Anita where she ran 3rd vs tougher. No. 6 Princesse is the speed. 3-4-6

Exacta box 3-4-6

Race 5

No. 2 Being There drops back to the level of his last win, No. 3 Dos Eqkeys was also in that race with Being There and is the speed. No. 7 Sure Victory is perfectly spotted off the maiden win, he will be making a late run. 2-3-7

Race 6

No. 3 Trust Your Caddy won at first asking and just may be this good, No. 6 Lamu is the speed and will be playing catch me if you can. 3-6

Race 7

No. 5 Sister Hubert is a hard hitting filly who looks to have found a field she can beat and the move to 6 furlongs the distance she won at says we will be betting. 5

Win and place 5

Race 8

No. 4 Gunslinger Rules is very fast and just may be too fast for these, No. 5 Conejos comes off the big maiden breaker and just may like this 6 furlong distance. 4-5

Race 9

Well one of these 8k maidens will win this mile race, we will opt for No. 9 Sidepocket bet on the stretchout in this her second start on this circuit off a nice last work. 9

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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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