Saber's Selections - 03-11-10

Mar 11, 2010 4:00 PM

by Richard Saber |

SANTA ANITA

Race 1

 

No. 1 Nicole H has been a real money burner running second in all three of her starts and all at different distances, this will be her first try at a flat mile so maybe today is the day but I would not bet her at a short price. No. 3 Vision In Gold is bred in the purple and will love this longer distance, she looks very appetizing in this spot. 1-3

Key Play

$2 exacta

1-3 for $2

$5 exacta 3-1 for $5

$10 win and place 3 for $20

Race 2

No. 1 Giant Hem broke his maiden here at Anita at this 1 1/8 distance, he looks live off the layoff for trainer Drysdale, No. 3 Unusual Smoke also shows a win on this course at the distance and trainer Avila has this guy in tip top condition. 1-3

Key Play

$5 exacta box 1-3 for $10

$10 win and place 3 for $20

Race 3

No. 4 Got A Plan gets a big time jockey switch and just may fire in this 5 furlong sprint and the price should be a good one. No. 5 Done is a live Tiznow filly with the potent connections of Baffert and M Garcia. 4-5

Race 4

No. 2 Stash exits our HTW list and this speedster gets her first start off the Mike Mitchell claim they will half to run her down. Royal Tatt takes a big drop in class and has two wins on this downhill turf course. No. 6 Carnival Queen also exits our HTW list and gets a much better post than the last time she ran on this course, she will be making her usual late run. No. 7 Dash Dot Dash has finished second in four straight races including two on this course, she looks right there once again. 2-5-6-7

Key Play

$2 double

3rd 4-5

4th 2-5-6-7 for $16

$1 tri box 2-5-6-7 for $24

Race 5

No. 1 Flying Suances is by Saunces who hits at 20% with his first time starters, Gomez says he will ride. No. 3 Usually Super and trouble in her comeback race and will go much better today with that race under her belt. No. 6 Saltendipity could be set off back to back second place finishes. 1-3-6

Key Play

$2 double

4th 2-5-6-7

5th 1-3-6 for $24

$2 exacta box 1-3-6 for $12

Race 6

No. 1 Line Of David looked good breaking his maiden in his first try on the grass and Bejarano sticks, No. 2 Raging Wit gets back on the grass and attracts Gomez, he will be the one that David will try and hold off late 1-2

Key Play

$1 Pick three

4th 2-5-6-7

5th 1-3-6

6th 1-2 for $24

Race 7

There is a ton of early speed in here so we will go with some off the pace running style horses and use No. 2 Hurricane Ike off the layoff for trainer Sadler, No. 4 Lions Story who exits our HTW list and No. 5 Domination who has been facing much tougher. 2-4-5

Key Play

$2 double

6th 1-2

7th 2-4-5 for $12

$2 exacta box 2-4-5 for $30

Race 8

No. 1 Unusual Fantasy drops and gets Rosario, No. 3 Harmony’s Hope takes the big drop in class for straight maidens to this 32k maiden claimer, No. 5 Sweet Patricia had some good speed last year as a 2yo at Del Mar and could be much faster as a 3yo. 1-3-5

Key Play

$1 Pick three

6th 1-2

7th 2-4-5

8th 1-3-5 for $18

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 1

No. 5 Wakan Tanka exits our HTW list and looks like a repeat winner. 5

Key Play

$10 win 5 for $10

Race 2

No. 3 Decatur Island drops to the bottom trying to cash, No. 5 Silver Sparkster will be the one they will all be chasing. 3-5

Race 3

No. 1 Carson’s Copper has the rail and big time early speed, No. 3 Nina’s Benchmark has his claiming price hacked in half, No. 5 Leader Of The Band comes off a nice win and he will be making a late run at the speed. 1-3-5

Race 4

Lets take a shot with No. 6 High N Deep, he drops in class and has the right running style for this mile race. 6

Key Play

$1 Pick four

1st 5

2nd 3-5

3rd 1-3-5

4th 6 for $6

Race 5

In the late pick four we will start off singling No. 4 Brian The Brace who takes the big drop in class by Hollendorfer and gets R Baze in the irons as they pull all the punches trying to get the win. 4

Race 6

This race looks like another single as No. 7 Boyo looks like a winner off the layoff and looks odds on with these. 7

Race 7

No. 5 Royal Game will be out winging and will try and take them back to back, No. 6 Don’tblocktheshot will try and run Royal Game down in the stretch. 5-6

Race 8

No. 3 Sovereign Ruler looks like the lone speed. 3

Key Play

$10 win and place 3 for $20

$5 pick four

5th 4

6th 7

7th 5-6

8th 3 for $10

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