Saber’s Selections

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 4 Good Brother will try and make a late run on this speed favoring track, No. 7 Swongs is back in just four days, he could light up the tote. 4-7

Race 2

No. 1 Coo Cachoo looks to be the lone speed on the rail with Bejarano in the irons, No. 2 Summers At Del Mar is in top form, No. 4 Time For Atonement will be in a good tracking position with the hot Rosario in the irons. 1-2-4

Key Play

$2 exacta box 1-2-4 for $12

$2 tri box 1-2-4 for $12

Race 3

No. 3 Éclair De Lune is back in town and gets Bejarano riding for McAnally, No. 5 Harmonious also comes back to town and exits the same tough race as Lune. 3-5

Key Play

$2 double

2nd 1-2-4

3rd 3-5 for $12

Race 4

We will need to go four deep in this 20k maiden claimer using No. 1 Warrens Concept, No. 4 Warren’s Tommy Too, No. 6 Warrens Wild Thing and the speed No. 8 Secret Jackpot. 1-4-6-8

Race 5

No. 2 River Glow has good early speed and just may love this course; No. 4 Grand Mischief gets Rosario for the hot Sadler barn. No. 6 Tamerin gets off the grass but her speed should play well here. 2-4-6

Race 6

No. 1 Full Instinct ran right behind No. 2 Shred The Secrets who is exiting our HTW list. No. 3 Shelter Cove has had his chances but has some dangerous early speed. 1-2-3

Key Play

$2 exacta box 1-2-3 for $12

$4 exacta 2 with 1-3 for $8

Race 7

No. 2 Catalan comes into town for trainer Biacone and he has done all of his racing on the dirt and Rosario rides, No. 3 Solar Rocket is a rocket out of the gate as is No. 5 Galientos, these two will be out winging on the front end which could set things up for Catalan.

2-3-5

Key Play

$2 exacta box 2-3-5 for $12

$2 double

6th 1-2-3

7th 2-3-5 for $18

Race 8

No. 1 Dance With Gable is three for three on this 6½ furlong turf course, if it stays on the grass beat him to cash, if it comes off we will side with No. 5 Really Ready. 1-5

Race 9

No. 3 Café Con Leche drops trying to cash; No. 13 Beyond Loaded also takes the big plunge. 3-13

 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 1

This race is scheduled for the grass so if it stays we will go with No. 2 Capalatte, No. 4 Sweetly Peppered the speed and No. 5 Heavenly Queen who we will use either turf or the main. 2-4-5

Race 2

There are four exiting the same race and any one of them can win, No. 1 Stormy Surge, No. 3 Deal Breaker, No. 5 Fu Peg He Rat and No. 6 Chief Runaway take the best price of the four. 1-3-5-6

Race 3

No. 1 Game To Run will once again try and run down No. 3 Cathy’s Crunches. 1-3

Key Play

$10 Q 1-3 for $10

$5 exacta box 1-3 for $10

Race 4

No. 1 Grand Takeover just did miss by a head in his last start; No. 3 Mutiny Bay is sitting on his best in this his third start off the layoff. No. 6 McCovey Cove will rebound with his main jock back up. 1-3-6

Key Play

$2 double

3rd 1-3

4th 1-3-6 for $12

Race 5

No. 5 Ragic exits our HTW list off a very trouble trip, look for him to be flying late, No. 7 Cousin Bruno will try and hold Ragic at bay. 5-7

Key Play

$2 double

4th 1-3-6

5th 5-7 for $12

Race 6

No. 7 Prison Prayer exits our HTW list and looks very solid in this spot; No. 9 Zilarator is in from Hollywood and exits a big key race. 7-9

Key Play

$6 Q 7-9 for $6

Race 7

No. 3 Israel Fast drops a tad and will go much better today; No. 7 Swiss Editor is the lone first time starter for the hot Hollendorfer barn. No. 9 Regal Journey gets Baze and may be the speed from the outside. 3-7-9

Race 8

If this stays on the grass we will go four deep using No. 1 Kingman Kid, No. 5 The Hunt Is On, No. 8 Unvarnished who could really light up the tote and No. 9 Marine Fog now exits our HTW list. 1-5-8-9

Key Play

$2 Q box 1-5-8-9 for $12 (turf only)

$1 tri box 1-5-8-9 for $24 ( turf only)

Race 9

No. 3 Under Wraps gets off the grass and a turn back in distance, No. 5 Shebequick is in from Calder for Mr. Hollendorfer and Baze, they will need to beat her to cash. 3-5**

Key Play

$4 Exacta box 3-5 for $8

.50 cent pick four

6th 7-9

7th 3-7-9

8th 1-5-8-9

9th 5 for $12

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

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RESULTS:

Santa Anita
Race 1 we lost
Race 2 we had the winner
Race 3 second and a scratach
Race 4 we had the winner
Race 5 we lost
Race 6 we ran one two with HTW alert horse winning and paying $6.40
Race 7 second and a scratch
Race 8 we lost
Race 9 we had the winner
Golden Gate
Race 1 we had the winner
Race 2 we had the winner
Race 3 we lost
Race 4 we lost
Race 5 we lost
Race 6 we lost
Race 7 we lost
Race 8 we lost
Race 9 second

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