Saber’s Horse Racing Betting Tips - 05-13-09

May 13, 2009 4:30 PM
by Richard Saber |

HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

Hollywood keeps ramming these 2yo races down our throats as they just don’t have enough race ready horses so here we are in race one with just another 4½ furlong sprint for 2yo. No. 1 Rapid Riders and No. 1A Joyful Success looks like a very live Peter Miller entry, No. 6 has been bet like a good thing the two times he has run and now attracts Bejarano. 1-6

Race 2

No. 1 Catch Candy is the speed and will have to be caught, she also sports a good record on this course. No. 2 Mud Sweat’N Tears has won three of six here at Hollywood and No. 4 Red Neck Gal will be chasing Candy from start to finish. 1-2-4

Key Play

$1 tri box 1-2-4 for $6

$2 double

1st 1-6

2nd 1-2-4 for $12

Race 3

No. 3 Yes It’s A Cat may find himself on the front end today, if he clears early he could be long gone, No. 6 Mostacolli Mort and No. 7 Sensational Score will both be putting in a late run at Yes It’s A Cat. 3-6-7

Key Play

$2 exacta box 3-6-7 for $12

Race 4

No. 3 Oui Say Oui gets a turn back in distance and a drop in class, this 3yo filly will be flying late, No. 4 Fastongrass broke her maiden on this 6 furlong turf course, she has speed and will be part of the pace, No. 8 Bagels N Bones ran good in her first grass start and may be the one to catch down the lane. 3-4-8

Key Play

$2 exacta box 3-4-8 for $12

Race 5

No. 4 Thelma Rose is a three time winner and has been facing open company and now sneaks into this statebred allowance race, No. 7 Dancing Erin has high speed and will be the one the others will have to run down. 4-7

Key Play

$1 pick three

3rd 3-6-7

4th 3-4-8

5th 4-7 for $18

Race 6

No. 8 Denizen exits our HTW list, this second time starter was well meant in his first race, he showed good speed despite a slow start and just did fail to hold finishing second, he gets a confident class hike by trainer O’Neill who must like how this 3yo gelding is doing. 8

Key Play

$10 win and place 8 for $20

Race 7

No. 2 Mark S The Cooler looks like a great play, he exits a super key race at Sunland Park, a race in which Mind That Bird came back and won the Kentucky Derby and the second place finisher Mythical Power won a big stakes race at Lone Star, this guy gets back on the grass and looks set for a trip to the winner’s circle. 2

$20 win and place 2 for $40

Race 8

No. 5 Sun Lightning comes off a better than looked effort going 7 furlongs, No. 6 Pediatrics gets a needed drop in class and a big time rider switch. 5-6

Key Play

$1 pick four

5th 4-7

6th 8

7th 2

8th 5-6 for $4

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 1

No. 2 Action In May ships back in from Santa Anita and gets his first start off the Craig Dollase claim, this one looks set for the maiden breaker going long on the grass. 2

Key Play

$10 win and place 2 for $20

Race 2

No. 3 Rogue Racer drops into a good level and just may be a good price with his 1 for 17 win record, this looks like a good spot to get that elusive win #3

Key Play

$4 win $6 place 3 for $10

$2 Q 3 with 1-2-4-5 for $8

Race 3

Maiden 3yo fillies going a flat mile on the grass and that can get dicey, No. 1 Sang was well bet in her first start and R Baze sticks on the stretchout on the grass, No.4 Dalian is stretched out by trainer Mason and does great with this move, No. 5 Switch It Up ships in from Santa Anita for trainer Drysdale. 1-4-5

Key Play

$2 exacta box 1-4-5 for $12

$1 tri box 1-4-5 for $6

Race 4

No. 1 Quite The Man loses R Baze but is in top form and the jock switch may get this guy a little overlay, No. 2 Ramon Simone is the one that R Baze ops to ride, No. 4 Drewismyson won for fun last time out and is now moved up in class. 1-2-4

Key Play

$2 exacta box 1-2-4 for $12

$1 tri box 1-2-4 for $6

Race 5

No. 1 Ron Bob is back in town for trainer Julio Canani who has won with four of seven that he has brought in town. 1

Key Play

$6 win and place 1 for $12

Race 6

No. 5 Tolnai looks to have a big pace advantage over these, No. 2 Johnny The Watch and No. 9 Alashir’s Strom look to be the main danger. 5 with 2-9

Key Play

$6 Q 5 with 2-9 for $12

$1 tri box 2-5-9 for $6

Race 7

No. 1 Win Is In will try and take these gate to wire, No. 5 Mystification will be coming late. 1-5

Key Play

$6 Q 1-5 for $6

Race 8

No.1 So Gone has run second in two straight since arriving here for trainer Jack Van Berg who has fallen on hard times of late, this guy may just give him one of his infrequent wins. 1

Key Play

$2 pick three

6th 2-5-9

7th 1-5

8th 1 for $12

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