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Saber’s Santa Anita analysis for Thursday

Race 1

California-bred allowance fillies and mares go six furlongs on the grass . No. 2 Navy Queen looks live off the layoff with the blinkers going on today. No. 5 Sofi’s Gold looks the controlling speed and she broke her maiden here going 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass. 5-2

Race 2

$16K fillies and mares travel a flat mile. No. 1 Midnight Jamboree looks perfectly spotted off the maiden breaker in her last start as does No. 5 True Mischief. 1-5

Race 3

$50K optional claimer travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 1 I’m Leaving You drops in class and is back to the place and distance of his lone win. No. 2 C Falls is the speed looking to go wire to wire. No. 7 Hoop Dream comes off of three straight 3rds at this level on the grass and now gets Abel Cedillo riding. 1-2-7

Race 4

$40K maiden 2-year-old fillies go six furlongs. No. 1 Malibu Jewel is in from Golden Gate and drops from straight maiden races. No. 2 Varoma is the speed with the bug girl Jessica Pyfer in the irons. 1-2

Race 5

California-bred maiden 2-year-old fillies travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 2 Warrens Candy Girl has been close and owns a big last work for this race. No. 4 Miss Ever Ready exits the same last race as Warrens Candy Girl and had a troubled trip. Jockey Flavien Prat will look to get her home on top today. 4**-2

Race 6

$62,500 optional claimers go 6 1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Kneedeepinsnow just missed here back in October and had a big-time last work that has him set to fire a big shot. No. 3 Leading Score looks to be ready off the layoff. No. 4 Shashashakemeup is in from Churchill Downs for trainer Peter Miller and is a must use. 1-3-4

Race 7

The $75K Blue Norther for 2-year-old fillies traveling a flat mile on the grass. No. 1 Javanica just missed last out in the Grade 3 Jimmy Durante at Del Mar when finishing just in front of No. 4 Quattroelle. No. 6 Pizzazz also exits the race and will get the jump on the top two and will be our key runner. 6**-1-4

Race 8

$20K claimers go 6 1/2 furlongs. No. 2 Old Indian Trick comes off the layoff as a first time gelding and drops in class looking for the win. No. 4 Alcools clipped heels last out on Dec. 18th at Los Alamitos TB for a $50K price tag. No. 7 Carte Blanche is in from Churchill Downs and drops for the win. 7-2-4

Race 9

Maidens go 6 1/2 furlongs on the grass. No. 5 Johan Zoffani just may like the turn back to a grass sprint. No. 6 Disco Ball looks like he will take to sprinting on the grass. No. 7 Hollywoodhellraisor gets jockey Joel Rosario in the irons for trainer Phil D’Amato. No. 11 Cosmo is a first-time gelding and jockey Flavien Prat rides. 5-6-7-11

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