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Saber’s Santa Anita analysis

Race 1 

$80K 3-year-olds go 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass. No. 3 Rager ran a good second in the 5 1/2 furlong Battle on the grass here in February. No. 6 She’s So Special is on an every other race win pattern and this is his win race. No. 10 Thanks Mr. Edison was last seen in the Grade 2 Best Pal at Del Mar back in August. 3-6-10 

Race 2 

$50K California bred fillies and mares go 5 1/2 furlongs. Jockey Abel Cedillo rides the live Phil D’Amato first time starter No. 5 Talia. No. 6 Sweet Honor was last seen running against straight maidens last year at Del Mar. Trainer Jeff Bonde sends out the live first timer No. 11 Instastory. 5-6-11 

Race 3 

$40K optional claimers go 5 1/2 furlongs. No. 3 Galilean looks the one to beat getting his second start since moving into the John Sadler barn off a big work pattern. No. 5 Strictly Biz ran huge after a horrible start last out sprinting on the grass. No.9 Tale of the Union won at first asking back in August of 2018 when sent off as the  odds on choice. 3-5-9 

Race 4 

$20K maiden fillies and mares go six furlongs. No. 3 Christmas Pickles drops from a straight maiden race and gets jockey Franco Geovanni in the irons. No. 10 Elemental gets off the grass and drops in class and owns good works heading into this race. 3-10 

Race 5 

$40K optional fillies and mares travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 4 Arctic Roll just missed at this level and distance on the grass back on February 9th. No. 5 Hollywood Girl gets jockey Mike Smith and that’s a good sign. No. 10 Kookie Gal exits the same race as Arctic Roll. 4-5-10 

Race 6 

$25K claimers go six furlongs. Jockey Flavien Prat jumps on No. 8 Oh Marvelous Me on the class drop. No. 9 Adens Dream looks the speed and the horse to beat. 9**-8 

Race 7 

$20K maiden fillies and mares go six furlongs. No. 1 Csaba Momma was last seen running at Gulfstream Park and now lands in the barn of Peter Miller in a go spot. No. 5 Civil Suit takes the blinkers off on the class drop and the move to dirt. No. 9 Caught in a Trappe can only move forward off a solid debut race. 1-5-9 

Race 8 

$40K optional fillies and mares travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 1 Quick looks ready to stretch out after real good back to back grass sprints. No. 9 Muchly gets Flavien Prat in this her second stateside start off a big work. No. 10 Dupioni also gets her second start in the states and exits the same race as Muchly. 1**-9-10 

Race 9 

Maidens go 5 1/2 furlongs. Jockey Mike Smith sticks around to ride No. 3 Ka’Nah who looks very tough here. No. 4 Big Mel is a Bob Baffert first time starter that cost $800K. Baffert also sends out No. 6 American Code who finished second in his first start when going off as the odds on choice. 3-6-4 

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