Saber’s Santa Anita horse racing wagering Picks

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

$40k maidens go 6-1/2 furlongs, jockey Joel Rosario is in town for the big race and gets a leg up on No. 3 Gate Speed on the drop from straight maiden races, he also owns a big last work. No. 4 Rineshaft lost all shot at the break in his one and only start at Los Alamitos TB on the 13th, look for better. 3-4

Race 2

2yo maiden fillies travel a flat mile on the grass, J R Velazquez is also in town for the big race and he gets on No. 3 Convincingly for her second start, look for better. No. 6 Text Dont Call was over her head last out, she will be part of the early pace today. No. 11 Awesome Drive was also over her head last time out. No. 12 Antigone comes off of back-to-back second’s going a mile on the Del Mar grass, she is the filly to beat. 12**-3-6-11

Race 3

$30k maiden 2yo fillies go 6-1/2 furlongs. No. 2 Lovely Lilia drops and gets off the grass, Jorge Velez will ride. No. 4 Calese also drops and will go much better at this level. No. 5 Wakes Up Happy drops and gets off the grass and takes the blinkers off, Rafael Bejarano will be up today. 2-4-5

Race 4

$40k optional fillies and mares travel a mile on the grass. No. 4 Pride’s Gold ran good here back in May, we like Drayden Van Dyke up today. No. 5 Sunrise Royale will be the speed on the stretch-out. No. 7 An Eddie Surprise always runs her race, she has hit the board in 10 of her 12 starts on this turf course. No. 8 Gallovie will fall into the perfect stalking spot right behind Sunrise Royale and get the first jump. 8*-4-5-7

Race 5

THE $300K GRADE 1 CHANDELIER AT 1-1/16 FOR 2YO FILLIES

No. 3 Comical will try and turn the tables on No. 4 Bast who will be odds on in here with J R riding for Bob Baffert and a big last work. 4**-3

Race 6 

THE $200K GRADE 2 EDDIE D AT FIVE FURLONGS ON THE GRASS

No. 2 Pee Wee Reese has been working a hole in the wind off the layoff, as he has been pointing to this race, he has won 5 of his 6 turf sprints on this course with a second. No. 5 Stormy Liberal is a 7yo who still can be a power in these turf sprints, he has won eight times sprinting here. Joel Rosario gets on No. 1 Eddie Haskell , he has been on him two times before and won both times. 2***-1-5

KEY PLAY

WIN AND PLACE 2 AND KEY EXACTA BOX 2 WITH 1-5

Race 7

$40k optional runners go a flat mile on the dirt. No. 1 Julius is in top form and the speed on the rail, he will look to take them wire-to-wire and turn the tables on No. 2 Magic On Tap who beat him last out at Del Mar. No. 9 Gum Tree Lane is the price play, he gets off the grass and will be making a big late run. 9*-1-2

KEY PLAY

WIN AND PLACE 9 AND PLAY THE EXACTA KEY BOX 9 WITH 1-2

Race 8

THE $300K GRADE 1 AMERICAN PHAROAH AT 1-1/16 FOR 2YO

The Baffert highly regarded No. 3 Eight Rings will look to keep his jockey on his back today, J R is in for the ride, Rosario rides along with No. 7 Shoplifted who just ran second in the Grade 1 Hopeful at Saratoga. No. 8 Nucky gets the acid test off his winning effort in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity. No. 9 Collusion Illusion will also get the acid test off his win in the Grade 2 Best Pal. 3**-7*-8-9

Race 9

3yo travel a mile on the grass, J R sticks around to ride No. 3 Succeedandsurpass and that’s what he is looking to do off the maiden win. No. 4 Extra Hope comes off the layoff for Richard Mandella, he was a good second in the Rebel last out at Oaklawn Park. No. 7 Originaire looks the one to beat off his neck loss in the Del Mar Derby, Mike Smith sticks. 7**-3-4

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