Saber's Horse Racing Betting Tips - 04-04-09

Apr 4, 2009 4:31 PM
by Richard Saber |

SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 11 Fine Time To Leave gets a turn back in distance and a needed drop in class both of which should add up to a trip to the winners circle. 11

Race 2

No. 4 Make Mine Vodka is a re-claim by trainer Jack Carava who lost this 8yo gelding for 10k one race back and the bought him back for 16k, he must like this old pro. No. 9 Crimson Star gets a huge rider upgrade. 4-9

Key Play

$2 double

1st 11

2nd 4-9 for $4

Race 3

No. 12 Dreamalong makes her first start as a 3yo, she gets a great post and looks ready for the maiden breaker. 12

Key Play

$2 double

2nd 4-9

3rd 12 for $4

$10 win 12 for $10

Race 4

No. 2 Cause makes a quick return off a very good effort, No. 5 Dakota Phone always gives his best. No. 6 Rail Trip will be overbet as this undefeated 4yo gelding gets the acid test today. 2-5-6

Key Play

$2 double

3rd 12

4th 2-5-6 for $6

Race 5

When you have big racing days like today at Santa Anita with the Santa Anita Derby some strange things usually happen. Let’s key the No. 7 Ducane a Todd Pletcher returnee who was last seen running at Belmont last year as an entry with Take The Points who won the race and is entered in today’s Santa Anita Derby but will most likely be scratched and run in the Blue Grass Stakes. 7 with 1-8-9-11

Key Play

$1 tri 7 with 1-8-9-11 with 1-8-9-11 for $12

.10 cent super box 1-7-8-9-11 for $12

$1 pick three

3rd 12

4th 2-5-6

5th 7 for $3

Race 6

Mike Mitchell has entered a rabbit in the Santa Anita Derby, No. 1 Day as they try and soften up The Pamplemousse and set things up for the other Zayat owned horse Pioneerof The Nile. No. 2 Chocolate Candy ran third behind the Nile at Hollywood Park, he loses R Baze but gets Rosario in the irons who rode him in his maiden breaker. No. 1A Pioneerof The Nile will be first or second and then it is on to Churchill Downs and we will see if he can handle the dirt. No. 8 Gallant Son exits our HTW list and he just may be able to get a piece of the trifecta. No. 9 The Pamplemousse may not need the lead but if he goes with the rabbit he will run that one into the ground. 1A with 2-8-9

Key Play

$1 pick three

4th 2-5-6

5th 7

6th 1A-2-8-9 for $12

$2 tri 1A with 2-8-9 with 2-8-9 for $12

$1 tri 2-8-9 with 1A with 2-8-9 for $6

Race 7

No. 1 Madeo exits our HTW list and looks very good in this spot, his main danger will come from No. 5 Global Hunter and No. 8 Dixie Chatter. 1-5-8

Key Play

$10 win 1 for $10

$2 exacta box 1-5-8 for $12

Race 8

No. 1 Davos ran a huge race last time out when coming from last and just losing by a head on the line trainer Doug O’Neill must really like the way this guy is doing as the puts him in this GR II. No. 2 Halo Najib is the one to beat. 1-2

Key Play

$2 double

7th 1-5-8

8th 1-2 for $12

Race 9

Let’s go with two come-backers and one horse that had his prep, the come-backers are the French import No. 6 Pride Dancer and the British import No. 7 Mrs Kipling, the one that had a race in No. 9 Oui Say Oui who exits our HTW list. 6-7-9

Key Play

$2 exacta box 6-7-9 for $12

$10 win 9 for $10

Race 10

No. 2 Devoted Magic gets Rosario back in the irons and looks on go, No. 4 Yankee Station looks very live off the layoff. 2-4

Race 11

No. 1 He’s Really Big gets back with his friends after banging heads with Pioneerof The Nile in his last start. 1

Key Play

$1 pick three

9th 6-7-9

10th 2-4

11th 1 for $6

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 1

No. 6 Daisyfield looks like a nice single in the early pick four. 6

Race 2

Let’s try and beat Baze who may be upset after losing his mount on Candy who is running in the Santa Anita Derby and use 4-5-6

Race 3

No. 3 You Lift Me UP just looks better then the rest. 3

Race 4

4-5-7

Key Play

$1 pick four

1st 6

2nd 4-5-6

3rd 3

4th 4-5-6 for $9

Race 5

No. 4 Bullya will try and take them wire to wire, No. 9 Like A Tiger has won five straight here at the gate. 4-9

Race 6

No. 3 Icee’s Rocket and No. 7 Golden Delight look like the race. 3-7

Key Play

$2 double

5th 4-9

6th 3-7 for $8

Race 7

No. 4 No Limit Poker ships in and drops if he is okay he wins. 7

Race 8

2-6-8-9

Race 9

2-4-5

Key Play

$1 pick four

6th 3-7

7th 7

8th 2-6-8-9

9th 2-4-5 for $24

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