Saber’s Santa Anita horse racing wagering picks

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Santa Anita

Race 1 

$40K optional claimers go 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass. No. 6 Smiling Angelo looks the speed off the layoff. No. 8 Torosay owns a win over this course. No. 10 All American Hero is the hunch play on this Memorial Day Monday as we honor our fallen war heroes. We also like the fact that Mike Smith takes the call. 10-6-8 

Race 2 

2-year-old maidens go 4 1/2 furlongs. Trainer Luis Mendez has won two of the three baby races so far at the meet. He sends out No. 2 Hendavid. No. 3 Reign of Fire is the stalemate of Hendavid. No. 6 Dynomite has the looks of a runner. 2-3-6 

Race 3 

$62,500K optional fillies and mares travel a flat mile. No. 4 Message looks the speed in a paceless race. No. 5 Streak of Luck will go good today with the class relief and Humberto Rispilo riding. 4-5 

Race 4 

$40K maiden fillies and mares travel 6 1/2 furlongs. No.4 Trouville gets back on the dirt and the leading jockey up today. No. 5 Enriched by Deb gets Joel Rosario up today and this speedy filly looks the girl to beat. 5***-4 

Race 5 

The $200K Grade 2 Monrovia at 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass. No. 2 Oleksandra was last seen winning at Keeneland last October. Jockey Joel Rosario has won 4 of his 5 mounts on him. No. 3 Ginger Nut will be putting in a big late rally. No. 5 Miss Hot Legs gets J. R. Velasquez riding for trainer Simon Callaghan. No. 7 Jolie Olimpica will appreciate the move back to a sprint. 2***-7-5-3 

Race 6 

$80K optional 3-year-olds go six furlongs. No.1 Mo Hawk finds a goodspot for his return to the races for trainer Bob Baffert. No. 3 Ragtime Blues is the stalemate of Mo Hawk and gets Irad Ortiz Jr. riding. Ragtime Blues owns back to back five furlong works that say he is on go. 3***-1 

Race 7 

$20K optional claimers travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 9 Three Ay Em will get a good stalking trip sitting right behind the front runners. No. 1 Big City Bane will be picking up the pieces with a late run. 

9-1 

Race 8 

Maiden fillies and mares go 5 1/2 furlongs. J. R. Velasquez gets on the Richard Baltas first time starter No. 6 Favorite Daughter. Mike Smith rides the Bob Baffert first timer No. 8 Via Angelica. No. 9 Fierce for Sul owns a big last work. He is the stablemate of Via Angelica and the one to beat. 9***-8-6 

Race 9 

The $300K Grade 1 Shoemaker mile. Trainer Chad Brown sends out No. 1 Without Parole. No. 3 Next Shares just did miss here last out in a Grade 1 and owns home field advantage. No. 5 War of Will ships in for trainer Mark Casse. Jockey Joel Rosario rides No. 8 Raging Bull who just happens to be the stablemate of Without Parole. 3-1 5-8 

Race 10 

$12,500 claimers travel a flat mile. No. 1 Studly Perfection will look to take this crew wire to wire. No. 2 Camino de Estrella is in from Turf Paradise along with his stalemate No. 7 Rockandahardplace. No. 4 Fire When Ready drops into a live spot. 1-2-7-4 

Race 11 

The $300K Grade 1 Gamely at 1 1/8 miles on the grass. If No. 1 Etoile is ready the others will be running for the place money. No. 7 Beautiful Lover is the stalemate of Etolle and the main danger. 1-7 

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