Saber’s Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Polished Nickel gets his first start off the Kathy Walsh claim, the blinkers go on and so does Rosario. No. 5 Just Jumped In gets Bejarano and a drop in class; he will show all of his speed today. 2-5

Race 2

No. 2 Cynical Wager becomes claim proof off the O’Neil claim and gets a major rider switch. No. 5 Make It A Cougar comes off a nice maiden win and may be the one coming with a late run. No. 6 Tommy And Buster is a dangerous Turf Paradise invader. 2-5-6

Key Play

$2 double

1st 2-5

2nd 2-5-6 for $12

Race 3

No. 2 Secret Oath is exiting our HTW list and was a late scratch on Monday for this spot, No. 5 Bar Rock Omama is in top form and give the grass a try for the first time, No. 7 Ascot’s Highflyer may appreciate the longer distance. 2-5-7

Key Play

$2 exacta box 2-5-7 for $12

$10 win and place 2 for $20

Race 4

No. 1 Riveting Reason gets back with his friends after facing some Grade 1 competition in the Cashcall. No. 2 Awesome Patriot will be out winging and is the one to catch. No. 3 Anthony’s Cross is in from CD where he broke his maiden on the dirt and he just may love this track. 1-2-3

Key Play

$1 pick four

1st 2-5

2nd 2-5-6

3rd 2

4th 1-2-3 for $18

Race 5

This one is very wide open so tread carefully, No. 1A Self Insured is part of a solid Jack Carava entry and can handle this 7 furlong distance, No. 4 Lit’sgoodlookngray takes a big drop in class but Bejarano sticks. No. 8 Flashmans Papers is a back claser who is proven on dirt. 1-4-8

Race 6

There is a ton of early speed in here so we will side with two that will be making late runs, No. 3 Manofgold and No. 7 My Last Tycoon who just may like this surface and gets a big jockey upgrade. 3-7

Key Play

$2 double

5th 1-4-8

6th 3-7 for $12

Race 7

No. 4 Low Gear Power has done well on the dirt in the past and the drop makes him the one to beat. No. 8 Achak is the stablemate of Low Gear and looks to wake up in this spot.

4-8

Race 8

No. 3 Twice The Appeal drops in class and gets a turn back in distance and Gomez, No. 8 Mayfever is the only first time starter in this 30k maiden claimer, his dam has dropped six winners from seven starters including a stakes winner. 3-8

 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 1

No. 3 Not In This Life drops in class and is the one to beat. 3

Race 2

If this race stays on the grass, No. 1 Mallinson Road looks to be the main contender, if it comes off the grass No. 4 Robs Hero is looking for the hat trick and just may get it. On the grass No. 8 Big Sky Posse just own with authority on a yielding course at 6/5 and gets a big confident boost in class. 1-8 (grass) 4 (main)

Race 3

No. 3 Life Is A Rock becomes claim proof off the nice maiden breaker, No. 1 Pali Chief gets a major rider upgrade. 1-3

Race 4

No. 5 Jiddaw who just did miss by a nostril in his first try here on the main will try and run down No. 7 Gold Score who will be out winging it with Baze in the irons. 5-7

Key Play

$2 double

3rd 1-3

4th 5-7 for $8

$6 Q 5-7 for $6

Race 5

No. 1 Hunter Creek has been nibbling of late but has found a group he can beat, No. 2 Rush Country has never won on this course but gets a good rider switch. 1-2

Race 6

No. 1 Steady Demand finds is way to down via Churchill Downs, this 6yo gelding lands in the Steve Sherman barn and gets Baze to ride. No. 5 Witzel Dixie is the speed and gets the bug boy. No. 4 Venom G will be coming with a late run. 1-4-5

Race 7

No. 8 De Car Guy has been claim in four straight races and has won three of the four with one second, No. 5 Castle Dermont drops to his best claiming price. 5-8

Race 8

Baze gets off of No. 2 Zoe’s Racer who broke his maiden at first asking and sticks with No. 1 Draw Two Buck while Schvaneveldt rides No. 2 Zoe’s Racer. 1-2

Key Play

.50 cent pick four

5th 1-2

6th 1-4-5

7th 5-8

8th 1-2 for $12

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND RACES TAKE OFF THE GRASS AND MAKE SURE THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS

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RESULTS:

Santa Anita
Race 1 we had the winner
Race 2 we had a scratch and lost
Race 3 our HTW alert horse Secret Oath was a late scratch but we had the winner
Race 4 we had a scratch and the winner
Race 5 we had a scratch and ran second
Race 6 we had a scratch and lost
Race 7 we had another scratch and lost
Race 8 we had the winner

Golden Gate
Race 1 we lost
Race 2 it came off the turf and we lost
Race 3 we ran one two
Race 4 we had the winner
Race 5 second
Race 6 we had a scratch and a second
Race 7 second and third
Race 8 we had the winner

 

 

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