Saber's Horse Racing Betting Tips - 04-16-09

Apr 16, 2009 4:31 PM
by Richard Saber |

SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 3 Swift Demand needs patient handling and the switch to Rosario just may get the job done. No. 7 Bostoner finally broke his maiden on the drop, with that one under his belt he will be very hard to catch today. 3-7

Key Play

$6 exacta 7-3 for $6

$4 exacta 3-7 for $4

Race 2

2yo flashing 2 furlongs, if able watch the board for any bet downs, on the blind we will go with No. 2 Unbridled Meeting, No. 4 County Madam and No. 9 Ringing Bernie. 2-4-9

Key Play

$2 double

1st 3-7

2nd 2-4-9 for $12

Race 3

There is a ton of early speed lined up for this one, and we will take a shot with No. 6 Mt. Davidson who gets Rosario back aboard and the last time he rode this guy he won. 6

Key Play

$1 pick three

1st 7

2nd all

3rd 6 for $10

Race 4

No. 2 My Friend Luis is in top form and the drop back to the price of his last win is a plus, No. 4 Watch Over Me gets his second start off the layoff and will show all his speed today, if he can clear early he may be gone. 2-4

Race 5

No. 3 Pat The Cool Cat is one tough cookie on this 6½ furlong turf course with four wins from eight starts and two seconds, he is the one they will need to beat once again, we will key him with No. 1 Unusually Hot, No. 5 That’s Hot and No. 8 Dona Amelia who bet the cat two races back. 3 with 1-5-8

Key Play

$4 exacta 3 with 1-5-8 for $12

$2 exacta 1-5-8 with 3 for $6

$2 tri 3 with 1-5-8 with 1-5-8 for $12

$1 tri 1-5-8 with 3 with 1-5-8 for $6

Race 6

No. 4 Sam’s Queen drops to the claiming price of her last win and gets Talamo, No. 7 Mud Sweat’N Tears will be making her usual late run at all the speed. 4-7

Key Play

$1 pick three

4th 2-4

5th 3

6th 4-7 for $4

Race 7

This race is really wide open but we will take a shot with No. 6 Starlarks who comes off two very trouble trips, look for Solis to keep this one clear today and make one run turning for home. No. 7 On Approval won at first asking on this tough layout and will be coming late. 6-7

Race 8

This 32k maiden claimer is really up for grabs, No. 7 Marcade looks on the improve for Sadler and Mike Smith sticks and the stretchout may just do the trick. No. 8 Action in May lands in the Mullins barn after losing at .50 cents on the dollar in January at Golden Gate, he drops from the straight maiden ranks and the red hot Mullins may have him placed for the win. 7-8

Key Play

$1 pick four

5th 3

6th 4-7

7th 6-7

8th 7-8 for $8

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 1

No. 3 Stella’s Posada will be overbet with Baze but looks like the winner in this lousy 5k claimer and just a five horse field. 3

Race 2

No. 3 Babu was very unlucky in his last start when being DQ on a very questionable decision by the all-knowing stewards, he has high speed and gets a major rider switch, he exits our HTW list and may just take these all the way. No. 4 Time To Honor is trained by Jim Haverty who is winning at a 48% clip, he drops looking to run them down late. 3-4

Key Play

$6 Q 3-4 for $6

Race 3

No. 3 Be So Special is one for one on this course and at this distance, No. 5 Mean Joleene is two for two on this course and at this distance. 3-5

Key Play

$10 Q 3-5 for $10

$2 double

2nd 3-4

3rd 3-5 for $8

Race 4

No. 5 Katie G. exits our HTW list and looks great off the claim, we will bet and single her in the picks. 5

Key Play

$10 win 5 for $10

$2 pick three

2nd 3-4

3rd 3-5

4th 5 for $5

$4 double

3rd 3-5

4th 5 for $8

Race 5

No. 2 Chicks Rule looks like a live shipper, No. 3 Secret Password comes off a long layoff but is back to the spot of her maiden breaker and that 5 furlong work on April 6 sends out a signal that she is ready to fire. 2-3

Key Play

$2 pick three

3rd 3-5

4th 5

5th 2-3 for $8

$4 double

4th 5

5th 2-3 for $8

Race 6

No. 1 Foggy Haze is in top form and will take some beating, No. 3 Sweet Sweet Taylor finds a field with enough speed to set up her closing kick. 1-3

Key Play

$2 pick three

4th 5

5th 2-3

6th 1-3 for $8

$2 double

5th 2-3

6th 1-3 for $8

Race 7

Only seven races today, in here we will go with No. 2 Double Russian who is just sitting on the maiden breaker and No. 3 Shannon Whisper who will show more speed today with Gonzo taking over the mount. 2-3

Key Play

$2 pick three

5th 2-3

6th 1-3

7th 2-3 for $16

$2 double

6th 1-3

7th 2-3 for $8

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES