Saber's Horse Racing Betting Tips - 01-22-09

Jan 22, 2009 6:54 PM
by Richard Saber |

SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 1 Carrilero has won two of three starts on this downhill turf course which is two more than the rest of the field. No.1

Race 2

No. 5 Union Soldier 10/1 on the morning line looks very live at first asking for trainer Ellis and his dam has 3 winners from 3 starters including one stakes winner. No. 7 Cats Causeway had a great workout on the 17th and looks ready for a big effort. 5-7

Race 3

No. 3 Solo Piano has always been well regarded by trainer Frankel but has had her problems, she catches a suspect field today and it looks like a trip to the winners circle at what will be a short price. No. 3

Key Play

$5 Pick Three

1st 1

2nd 5-7

3rd 3 for $10

Race 4

There is a ton of speed lined up in this race but we will still stick with it using No. 4 Bold Cleo first off the Doug O’Neill claim and No. 6 Brought It fresh off a smashing win here on Dec. 29. 4-6

Race 5

No. 1 Real Lift will be overbet and Mullins does not use one of his go-to riders, this will set up a price play and the winner could come from No. 4 Short Sentence, No. 5 Lovely Olivia, No. 8 Toppers Gold or No. 11 Jungle Girl. 4-5-8-11

Key Play

$2 double

4th 4-6

5th 4-5-8-11 for $16

Race 6

No. 4 Judy Patootie will try and take these gate to wire in her first try on the grass. No. 7 Mini Do will be tracking her and her trainer Julio Canani has been on fire at the meet. 4-7

Race 7

The money in this race will be heavily bet on No. 1 Star Nicholas and No. 3 Zappa, we will try and bet both using No. 2 Rocket Legs at Todd Pletcher comebacker and No. 4 Blue Exit who is highly regarded by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. 2-4

Race 8

No. 1 Ashee will get a good stalking trip in this 5½ furlong race, if the speed quits she will be ready to pounce. No. 5 Shadow Queen drops from the straight maiden ranks and takes the blinkers off they will have to run her down. No. 14 Flash Dance gets in from the also list and will be the one to fear most down the lane. 1-5-14

Key Play

$2 double

7th 2-4

8th 1-5-14 for $12

$2 exacta box 1-5-14 for $12

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 1

This one looks like a two horse race between No. 2 Justice For All and No. 5 Eversmart who looks to have a big pace advantage. 2-5

Race 2

No. 3 Cassie’s Mark will get a perfect setup with all the early speed, she will run them down at the wire. No.3

Race 3

No. 1 High Tune gets a big confident boast in class off the maiden win. No. 2 Plaza Queen exits our HTW list and her new connections also give her a big confident class hike. 1-2

Key Play

$10 Q 1-2 for $10

$10 win and place 2 for $20

Race 4

No. 5 Found In Dark may find herself on the lead as there is little speed in here, No. 3 Sing For Gold is another who could find the front end if the others don’t want it. 3-5

Key Play

$1 pick four

1st 2-5

2nd 3

3rd 1-2

4th 3-5 for $8

Race 5

No. 4 Sunset Tijuana drops into an action spot, No. 5 Mother Bronson is looking for the hat trick, No. 7 Madame Hook likes it here and may get first run down the lane. 4-5-7

Race 6

No. 1 Chars Problem is dropped by a trainer that hits at around 22% down on class and long shot rider Mawing will ride, No. 5 Virginia Pearl has a torrid rider and jockey combo of late as they have hooked up with five winners from nine horses. 1-5

Race 7

No. 2 Bootleg Annie is the speed in here, if she can clear early she may be gone, No. 3 Hartfelt is a sneaky shipper for Jerry Hollendorfer and owner Stronach Stables, she gets Baze and looks very dangerous as all of Mr. H’s shippers have been of late. 2-3

Race 8

No. 1 Greenstone will get the perfect rail trip in this flat mile, his main danger will come from No. 2 Ayelu and No. 7 Papa’ssarahlin. 1-2-7

Key Play

$3 Q box 1-2-7

$1 tri box 1-2-7 for $6

$1 tri 1 with 2-6-7 with 2-6-7 for $6

$1 tri 2-6-7 with 1 with 2-6-7 for $6

$1 pick four

5th 4-5-7

6th 1-5

7th 2-3

8th 1-2-7 for $36

There is some rain in the forecast so check for late scratches and races being taken off the grass.