Saber’s Selections

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Trainer Bob Baffert has two entered in here No. 4 Tokubetsu the likely chalk and first time starter No. 5 Midnight Interlude. 4-5

Race 2

No. 6 Winning Desire won his last start at Hollywood Park for a 32k price tag and now shows up in this 25k claimer but does show a nice four furlong work here on Dec. 31. No. 7 Devour looks perfectly spotted off the maiden breaker. 6-7

Key Play

$2 double

1st 4-5

2nd 6-7 for $8

Race 3

No. 3 Unex Dali exits our HTW list off a narrow loss on the grass, he now tries the main in this his second start, No. 4 Parable exits the same race as Unex. No. 5 Wegner looks to be coming around for Baffert. 3-4-5

Key Play

$2 exacta box 3-4-5 for $12

Race 4

No. 2 Tuesdays With P will sit off a hot pace and try and make a late run. No. 4 Ready Interest gets a turn back in distance a drop in class and off the grass, look for a big effort. No. 6 Gladiatrix will try and take them wire-to-wire. 2-4-6

Key Play

$2 exacta box 2-4-6 for $12

Race 5

No. 1 Subpoena The Dress exits our HTW list and gets her first start off the Avila claim, No. 3 Bettyboomboom will be right there from off he pace. 1-3

Race 6

No. 2 Cardiff Giant gets the services of Chantel Sutherland who is in town from Canada, she can ride, No. 3 Fandino has hit the board in both of his downhill turf sprints here at Anita. No. 4 Mr. Tokyo has been right there in his last four starts and No. 9 Really Uptown looks very sneaky in this spot and could be a good price play in the exotics. 2-3-4-9

Key Play

$2 double

5th 1-3

6th 2-3-4-9 for $16

Race 7

We will take our shot and single No. 4 Dakota Phone in the late pick four, his dirt race at Churchill Downs in the BC mile just sticks out. 4

Race 8

No. 3 Renegade Storm last won here at Santa Anita going a flat mile on the grass with Bejarano in the irons, we get the same scenario today. No. 9 Prince Of Gotham could pop at a price. 3-9

Race 9

No. 4 Harborton is a shipper who looks live for a trainer who hits at around 21% with shippers, No. 7 Whiskers And Rye drops trying to cash. 4-7

Key Play

$1 pick four

6th 2-3-4-9

7th 4

8th 3-9

9th 4-7 for $16

 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 1

No. 5 Maderia drops and gets the jock that was on him for his maiden breaker back in the irons, he will also get a good pace to launch his late run. 5

Key Play

$10 win and place 5 for $20

Race 2

No. 2 Royal Mango gets a major rider upgrade, No. 6 Fire Break is the stablemate of Mango and these two could finish one two. 2-6

Race 3

No. 1 Can’t Topper gets a major boast in class by trainer Miyadi, he really must like the way this past classer is doing. No. 2 Flying Gwen and No. 3 Whispering Dixie look to be the main danger. 1-2-3

Key Play

$2 double

2nd 2-6

3rd 1-2-3 for $12

Race 4

No. 5 Meshuguna will try and run down the very fast No. 6 Gibson Home Run. 5-6

Key Play

$2 double

3rd 1-2-3

4th 5-6 for $12

Race 5

No. 2 Proud Illusion looks to be sitting on the maiden breaker, No. 8 Could Be Dream’n gets a big break in the weights and the price will be right. 2-8

Race 6

No. 12 Mo Steam will sit back from his far outside post and try and run them all down in the stretch. 12

Key Play

$10 win and place 12 for $20

Race 7

With all the first time starters in here this one is a toss up but No. 6 Perfect Gleam looks best of those that have run. 6

Race 8

No. 1 Fire Glow gets a big jockey upgrade to Baze, No. 3 Legal Separation will be the one to fear late. 1-3

Race 9

No. 1 Swiss Ski has hit the board in his last 10 starts, No. 4 Wild Cycle exits our HTW list off a very troubled last start. No. 6 Classielyte rounds out the competition. 1-4-6

Key Play

$2 double

8th 1-3

9th 1-4-6 for $12

$1 pick four

6th 12

7th 6

8th 1-3

9th 1-4-6 for $6

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