Saber’s Santa Anita horse racing wagering Picks

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

3yo maidens go six furlongs. No. 3 Justinian takes the blinkers off after a no-effort when going off at .90 cents on the dollar last out for Bob Baffert. No. 4 Da Kine exits the same last race, a race that he woke up in to finish a good third. 3-4

Race 2

$20k 3yo claimers go a flat mile. No. 5 The Creep gets off the grass and owns some good early speed. No. 6 Palladium exits a key race and has won two times here. 6*-5

Race 3

2yo maidens travel a mile on the grass, we will need to go four deep using No. 3 The Stiff with the big jockey change. No. 7 Liar Liar who is in from Ireland for Richard Baltas and gets Lasix. No. 8 Phast Pharoah on the stretchout and No. 10 One Fast Bro a first-time gelding who ran big in his first try on the grass last out. 3-7-8-10

Race 4

Maiden 2yo fillies go 6-1/2 furlongs. No. 4 Scarlet Lips exits a big race first out at 5-1/2 furlongs, she will love the extra furlong today. No. 5 Donna Veloce is a first-time starter with some big works. 4**-5

Race 5

2yo maidens travel a mile on the grass and we will take a shot in the last leg of the pick five and single No. 8 GOVERNANCE. He showed big early speed and just failed to hold on in his first try on the grass and first going long. He gets a new hard trying jockey today, Abel Cedillo up for Baltas who always points to this meet. For an exacta box we will use No. 11 Eddy Forever off his good effort first out.  8***-11

KEY PLAY

WIN AND PLACE 8

EXACTA BOX 8-11

Race 6

Calif. bred maiden 2yo fillies go 6-1/2 furlongs in a wide-open affair. No. 3 Homehome is a first-time starter out of the dam Silar Rules who has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters including two stakes winners. No. 5 It’s a Riddle comes off a solid second first out. No. 6 Ride Sally Ride is in from Gulfstream Park and gets blinkers on. No. 7 Sofi’s Gold looks the speed off her big second first out when getting caught on the line.  3-5-6-7

Race 7

THE $200K GRADE 2 JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES AT 1-1/4

No. 2 Oscar Dominguez is a marathon specialist. No. 5 United never puts in a bad effort and can get this distance. No. 6 Grecian Fire just missed last out in the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap. 2-5-6

Race 8

$40k optional claimers go six furlongs. No. 1 Value Play is just that off the layoff and some real nice works. No. 7 Comical Ghost won like a good thing first out at .50 cents on the dollar, bet him to cash. 7**-1

Race 9

THE $300K GRADE 1 RODEO DRIVE STAKES AT 1-1/4 ON THE GRASS FOR FILLIES AND MARES

No. 2 Beau Recall ran fourth in this race last year, Drayden Van Dyke up today. No. 3 Elysea’s World has a bullet last work and Flavien Prat is up. 2-3

Race 10

THE $300K GRADE 1 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES AT 1-1/8

No. 1 Higher Power looked great in his Pacific win, he could be this good right now. No. 4 McKinzie is the one to beat as usual. No. 3 Seeking the Soul never ran a step when favored in the Pacific, he gets a new jockey. 4**-1-3

Race 11

They travel 5-1/2 furlongs on the grass in the $75k Unzip Me. No. 5 Miss Hot Legs has never been off the board in her five-lifetime starts. No. 2 Apache Princess is a three-time winner and two-time winner here, she gets a turnback in distance and will be flying late. No. 3 Don’t Sell is a perfect 2 for 2 sprinting here on the grass. 3-5-2

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