Sabers horse Selections at Santa Anita

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Saber’s Santa Anita analysis for Saturday

Race 1 

The $75K Unzip Me going 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass for 3-year-old fillies. No. 4 Bulletproof One is the speed of the speed. No. 2 Mind Out has done little wrong in her five-race career. No. 1 Blue Sky Baby had a big last work for this. 4-2-1 

Race 2 

California bred optional $20K fillies and mares go six furlongs. No. 3 Loud Loud Music drops back to her correct level as does No. 4 Sheza Girly Girl. No. 8 Grinningeartoear is a good fit in this spot. 3-4-8 

Race 3 

The $200K Grade 2 Chandelier for 2-year-olds fillies traveling 1 1/16 miles. This race is all about trainer Bob Baffert’s million-dollar baby No. 1 Princess Noor who just looked like a million in her Grade 1 win in the Del Mar Debutante. No. 4 Illumination finished third behind Princess Noor. 1***-4 

Race 4 

$20K maidens travel a flat mile. No. 2 Squalotoro takes the big plunge in class from straight maiden races. No. 5 Question Authority drops from a $50 maiden race and gets jockey Flavien Prat riding. 5-2 

Race 5 

The $100K Speakeasy at 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass for 2-year-olds. No. 4 Commander Khai comes off back to back good efforts going five furlongs on the grass at Del Mar. No. 5 Amanzi Yimpilo is in from Saratoga for trainer Wesley Ward and is the one to beat with jockey Luis Saez in the irons. 5**-4 

Race 6 

$62,500 optional claimers travel a flat mile. No. 2 Extra Hope needed his last race and will go good today. No. 4 Express Train looks tough here if he doesn’t bounce off his last race. No. 6 Kershaw gets back to the place of his last win. No. 7 Shortlist rarely runs a bad race. 2-4-6-7 

Race 7 

The $300k Grade 1 Rodeo Drive traveling 1 1/4 miles on the grass for fillies and mares. No. 1 Tonahutu has turned into a bargain Claim. No. 2 Maxim Rate is in top form and had a big last work for this. No. 3 Bodhicitta was a good second here in the Grade 1 Gamely. No. 6 Lady Prancealot looks set for her best in this her third start off the layoff. 2-3-1-6 

Race 8 

The $300k Grade 1 American Pharoah for 2-year-olds traveling 1 1/16 miles. No. 5 Spielberg is a maiden who finished a big second last out in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity. No. 2 Rombauer gets off the grass and only needs to take to this dirt course. He will get a fast, early pace to make his late run. 2-5 

Race 9 

The $200K Grade 2 John Henry at 1 1/4 miles on the grass. No. 2 Originaire just missed in the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap at 1 3/8 miles on the grass. No. 3 United is in top form and was third in this race last year when finishing behind No. 8 Oscar Dominguez. 3-2-8 

Race 10 

The $300k Grade 1 Awesome Again at 1 1/8 miles. Trainer Bob Baffert looks to have this race covered with No. 2 Improbable and No. 5 Maximum Security. One of them will get the cash. 2**-5** 

Race 11 

California bred maiden 2-year-olds travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 2 Ingest comes off a good effort last out at this level and distance on the grass and now makes his first start as a gelding. No. 1 Teton Valley exits the same race as Ingest. No. 3 Stars of Bluegrass gets a top grass rider with Drayden Van Dyke riding. 2-1-3 

*Denotes Best Bets 

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