Saber's Horse Racing Best Bets Wednesday - 06-18-08

Jun 18, 2008 7:58 PM

by Richard Saber |

HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 7, La Mandonna, has run two very good races here at Hollywood Park at this distance and both times jockey Delgadillo was aboard, he rides once again today and gets a great post, she is the one to beat. No. 2 Categorize takes a big dip in class and gets the new bug boy in town M Martinez, she could be live in this spot. No. 3, Annie Oakleaf, just won her last here at Hollywood at this distance and it looks like she is back on track after going awhile without a win. 2-3-7

Race 2

No. 2, Warrens Highroller, ran very good in her first try routing and on the grass, if she can move forward even a little she will beat these and her jock Valdivia is a master on the grass. Trainer Carla Gaines stretches out No. 8 Distant Victory and puts her on the grass for this her second lifetime start, she may have found a nice spot to get the maiden breaker. 2-8

Race 3

With 2yo fillies going 5f for a $40k claiming price, this one is a real grab bag. No 6, Golden Rocketship, displayed a good early turn of foot in her first start and now gets Bejarano in the irons, she should hold better today. No. 3, Sweet Yvett, didn’t run a step in her first start but exits a key race and gets blinkers added which just could wake her up. No. 10, Marked Treasure, put in a big closing run in her first start, she will be coming late if the speed folds. 3-6-10

Race 4

No. 1, Trust Nobody, has the look of a horse sitting on a win and comes back in just seven days, the only draw back is the rail post with Nakatani, if he stays there and gets a clear run he wins. No. 10, Norway House, is right there every time, the small drop in class could get him to the winners circle. 1-10

Race 5

I like the fact that trainer Art Sherman still protects No. 5, Mud Sweat’n Tears, as he drops from a first level allowance race into this starter allowance race. No. 4, Paloma’s Flight, and No. 6, Mama Luc, exit the same race in which they finished second and third. 4-5-6

Race 6

In this straight maiden race for 3yo and up there are several in here that could turn out to be big time runners. No. 6, Honouramongfriends, has not been seen since last year at Del Mar when sent off as the 2/1 favorite in his first start against Reflected Times the winner of the race who came back and won his next out and Southwest who ran second and also came back to win his next out. Trainer Jeff Mullins won with a horse that look just like this guy a few weeks ago and paid boxcars. We will make a win bet and also single in the late pick four and pick three. No. 6

$20 win No. 6 for $20

Race 7

There are two in this race that are on my hoses two watch list and we will use both in the late pick three and pick four: No. 2, Whatsitgonnatake, who won big time in her first start of the year for trainer Kathy Walsh and No. 6, No Ka Oi, who has been claimed five of his last seven races and was a re-claim in his last start by Julio Canani who lost her for 40k and claimed him back for 50k and let me tell you, Julio knows what he is doing, this girl is mucho live. 2-6

Race 8

Trainer John Sadler has been trying everything with No. 2, Kaffeinator, he now drops him in class once again and puts the fifth different rider up, ht is time he is going all out as the leading jockey Bejarano will give it a shot. No. 5, ONetimeatbandcamp, has run some winning races, he now drops and gets blinkers it could be cap and gown time for this 4yo gelding. 2-5

$1 pick four for $12

5th 4-5-6

6th 6

7th 2-6

8th 2-5

$2 pick three for $8

6th 6

7th 2-6

8th 2-5

GOLDEN GATE FILEDS

Race 1

No. 2, Osiris Lunus, has three first and three seconds out of six starts on the poly track. No. 3 High Lode takes a big drop in class and looks dangerous. No. 5, Brahma Bull, loves the Golden Gate and he has two wins and a second from three poly track starts. 2-3-5

Race 2

No. 1, Burning Blur, drops, gets off the grass and back on the poly trying to cash. No. 7, Man Law, is placed perfectly by trainer Steve Sherman and is the one to beat. 1-7

Race 3

No. 2, Evening Fire, won big in her last start going a mile on the grass, she will be tough to beat down the lane. No. 3, In Other Words, is always there but really does not have a big win spirit but must be used in the exotics. No. 5, Patranzi, is dropped into an action spot.

2-3-5

Race 4

The bottom drops out of No. 9, Timelesds Passion, so all must not be well, if he still has three legs he wins this race with no problem. No. 5, Devil Cielo, gets back on the poly and the spot of his last win after two failed turf attempts, he is now 0-10 on the grass so it behooves me why they keep trying. 5-9

Race 5

No. 2, Oh So Smooth, drops in class and gets a turn back in distance and she did break her maiden here last year on the Poly. No. 1, Guydancefromabove, may have finally figured it out. No. 11, Highjinks, will be coming late. 1-2-11

Race 6

No. 9, Stanford Gold, plunges to the bottom of the maiden claiming ranks after just missing despite trouble for a $20k price, so why the scary drop. He is 4-5 in the morning line and most likely he will go off at around 1-5, I will pass this race as we cant bet on him and we cant find a way to bet against in this very weak field.

Race 7

We will take our shot in this ten horse field going a flat mile, No. 1, Storm Spotter, just missed in his last start, he should get a great rail trip. No. 3, D’Wildcharm, is dropped and stretched out to a mile and he won the last time he ran this distance. No. 7, Warriors Vow, will try and take them wire to wire with Beato in the irons. No. 9, Secure Risk, will be the late threat and jockey Bisono fits this guy to a tee. We will box all four in a try and make a dime super.

Key Play $1 trifecta box for $24

1-3-7-9

10¢ super box 1-3-4-7-9 for $12

Race 8

No. 4, Rika Jika Jack, drops and just may run down all the speed in here. No. 7 was last seen running at Oak Tree last September, he shows up ere for trainer Greg James how can pop with these kind at a price. 4-7

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