Saber's Horse Selections for Wednesday, April 23, 2008

April 23, 2008 8:22 PM
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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

It’s opening day at Hollywood so tread lightly; we’ll start with some rolling doubles. In this race we will play trainers and use No. 3, Seismometer, trained by Adam Kitchingman, who is deadly with these 2-year-olds – this one was sent off as the 3-2 favorite in his first try. The No. 4, J.P.Dupuis, is named after his trainer, Jean-Pierre Dupuis, who popped with a longshot 2yo a few weeks back. 3-4

Race 2

Bran Jammas, the No. 5, should love this flat mile on the grass and gets a jockey change as Nakatani jumps on. This girl’s main threat will be No. 6, Smooth Performer; she had trouble in her last start and that race turned out as a key one with the first and third place finishers coming back to win their next out races. 5-6

$2 double for $8

Race 1: 3-4

Race 2: 5-6

Race 3

The No. 6, Muscle’n Mane, gets the underrated Clinton Potts in the irons and if able to transfer his good form from Santa Anita to Hollywood, this guy will be tough to beat. His main threat appears to be the No. 4, Kielbasa, who also makes his first start on this course but is in top form and Santa Anita’s leading jock Bejarano says he will ride. 4-6

$2 double for $8

Race 2: 5-6

Race 3: 4-6

Race 4

The No. 3, Dr. J J, drops from the straight maiden ranks, gets off the grass and will be in his third start off the long layoff. Trainer Alexis seems to be pulling all the stops in an effort to get the win. The No. 5, Big Bien, had a ton of trouble in his only race on March 29 and if able to get a clean break he will be one tough nut to crack. The No. 11, Table Four Ten, gets a drop in class, blinkers, a great post and Bejarano – all systems are on go. 3-5-11

$2 exacta box 3-5-11 for $12

$2 double for $12

Race 3: 4-6

Race 4: 3-5-11

Race 5

Jockey R. Bejarano is sitting on another live one in this race – the Frankel-trained No. 4, Mi Arcobaleno – who had a horrible ride in his last start. We will take a shot and single him in this very contentious five-horse field. 4

$2 double for $6

Race 4: 3-5-11

Race 5: 4

Race 6

In what looks like a confident move, trainer Julio Canani raises No. 5, Count Orange, up in class and his main man, jockey Pedroza, strings along. Orange just finished behind Quasimodo, who also moved up in class in his last and scored his third straight victory. Also this 7yo gelding has done some of his best running on this strip. The No. 4, Glimmering Pete, exits the same race as Orange. No. 8, Surf Town, gets a big drop in class by trainer O’Neill and could be set to wing it. 4-5-8

$2 exacta box 4-5-8 for $12

$2 double for $6

Race 5: 4

Race 6: 4-5-8

Race 7

The No. 4,Kris’ SIS, likes this track and distance – this girl could be a good overlay play. The lightly raced No. 6, Gentile Gale, gets stretched out in distance and an acid test for class, trainer Frankel must have some confidence in this girl. 4-6

$2 double for $12

Race 6: 4-5-8

Race 7: 4-6

Race 8

Both the No. 2, Early Anna, and the No. 5, Sneaky Jack, have run well on this course. Anna gets a break in the weights as the bug boy Campos gets his second try with this girl. As for Jack he is dropped like a hot potato but gets back to the surface of his last two wins as trainer Hess looks to get a win and maybe get this one claimed. No. 6, Toppers Smiling, gets a needed drop in class and won here last year. The No. 14, Gone Californian, gets back to the claiming price of her last win and will be flying late and pick up the pieces if the speed collapses. 2-5-6-14

$2 Q box 2-5-6-14 for $12

$1 trifecta box 2-5-6-14 for $24

$2 double for $16

Race 7: 4-6

Race 8: 2-5-6-14

 

BAY MEADOWS

Race 1

Let’s see if we can get one of these Armando Lage-trained, Tommy Town 2-year-olds home and beat Baze. In this race we have the 1-and-1a entry with Peace of Me and Don’t Be a Rick, respectively, the latter of whom gets Lage’s main jock C. Martinez. They will have to beat the Hollendorfer-trained and Baze-ridden No. 4, Unforgetablemoment. 1-4

Race 2

2-3-4-6

Race 3

This is the other half of the 2yo races in this pick three. We have the same scenario with the Tommy Town 1-and-1a entry trained by Lage. In this race his main jock will be riding the No. 1, She’smylittleman; the other half of the entry 1a, Grin N Wager It, will have Duran in the saddle. This pair will have to contend with another Hollendorfer and Baze 2yo, No. 4, Angel Queen.

$1 pick three for $16

Race 1: 1-4

Race 2: 2-3-4-6

Race 3: 1-4

Race 4

2-4-5

Race 5

In this race, the No. 5, Osiris Lunus, looks set for a win but will have to stop yet another Baze horse, the No. 3, R Spring Affair; both exit the same race. There are two outsiders in this race that are not without a shot the Santa Anita shipper: No. 2, Candy’s Bro, as he takes his shot at this 5 furlong turf sprint, and the No. 7, Voracious, who has high speed and the back class to take these wire to wire.

$1 trifecta box 2-3-5-7 for $24

$2 tri key 5 with 2-3-7 with 2-3-7 for $12

$2 double for $12

Race 4: 2-3-4

Race 5: 3-5

Race 6

The No. 4, Best Game Plan, just missed in her first try since last May and is the one to beat. The No. 5, Icing, makes her first start since finishing fourth at the Pleasanton Fair last July and shows up here for trainer Bonde in this $20k maiden claimer. The No. 6, Teri Bear, was sent off at 5-2 in her only start at Santa Anita for $40k. She was claimed out of that race and now shows up here for a measly $20k, but with Miyadi calling the shots this one may be live. The No. 8, Powers Lilsis, is 12-1 in the morning line, gets a drop in class in her second lifetime start and is the stable mate of Best Game Plan; this one ran better then it looked and is a must use. 4-5-6-8

$1 trifecta box 4-5-6-8 for $24

10˘ superfecta box 1-4-5-6-8 for $12

$2 double for $16

Race 5: 3-5

Race 6: 4-5-6-8

Race 7

This is another 5 furlong turf sprint. In his only attempt at this distance here, the No. 6, Britt’s Jules, won for fun. The No. 5, Pure American, ships in from Santa Anita and also won here at this distance on this course the one time he tried it. This, however, is only his fourth start in three years – there must be problems. The No. 3, Conclave, is the Baze in the race and he exits the same race as Jules but has failed to hit the board in three tries on the grass. 6

$2 double for $8

Race 6: 4-5-6-8

Race 7: 6

Race 8

3-4-5-6

$1 pick four for $48

Race 5: 5

Race 6: 4-5-6-8

Race 7: 6

Race 8: 3-4-5-6

Remember to check for late changes and scratches.