Saber’s Santa Anita wagering picks

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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

$25k fillies and mares travel 1-1/8 on the grass. No. 1 Wind Tartare ran ok off the layoff here on January 20th vs. No. 3 Playa Chica who gets Drayden Van Dyke on for trainer Andrew Lerner first off the claim. No. 5 Tig Tog gets Joel Rosario back on for John Sadler and he just missed with this mare one race back. 5**-3-1

Race 2

$16k claimers go a flat mile on the dirt. No. 1 Play Hard to Get comes off a good second last out and now gets Jorge Velez up. No. 4 Conquest Cobra comes off a win last out when battling wire-to-wire, Flavien Prat will ride this time around. No. 3 Wilshire Dude gets a turnback to a mile and that will help his chances. 1-4-3

Race 3

$40k optional fillies and mares travel 1-1/8 on the grass, this looks as easy as one two three. No. 1 Pretty Point and No. 2 Out of Balance and No. 3 Kittyhawk Lass will all be looking to be flying late any of the three can win. The one who gets the best trip will get the money. 1-2-3

Race 4

$40k optional claimer for fillies and mares going 6-1/2 furlongs, we made this a two-horse race using No. 1 Ce Ce who exits the Grade 1 Acorn at Belmont Park and No. 2 Ava’s Charm off the big win and blinkers off. 1-2

Race 5 FREE PLAY RACE

(Update: The Key horse No. 7 late scratch,  use the three underneath as an exacta box. EXACTA BOX 1-6-8)

$32K claimers go 5-1/2 furlongs on the grass. No. 7 CASTLE will be our key runner in this race, he comes off a solid try vs. optional $62,500 runners, Abel Cedillo sticks and the drop to this level is ok as the connections have already made their money off the $40k claim back in August. we will play him on the win end and make some key exacta boxes using No. 1 Blackout first off the Jeff Mullins claim. No. 6 Concur an unknown in from Turf Paradise and No. 8 Via Egnatia moving to a sprint and getting the hot riding Umberto Rispoli in the irons for Richard Baltas. 7**-1-6-8

KEY PLAY

WIN 7 AND A KEY EXACTA BOX 7 WITH  1-6-8

Race 6

$40k claimers travel a flat mile on the main. No. 1 Big Hoof Dynamite is well spotted off the $50k maiden win as Cedillo jumps on board, Prat who was on him for the win moves to No. 2 Knifes Edge. No. 5 Govenor Cinch is the one to beat on the drop. 5**-1-2

Race 7

THE $70K WISHING WELL AT 5-1/2 FURLONGS ON THE GRASS FOR FILLIES AND MARES

Use to love this type of race when it was run down the hill, oh well. No. 2 Apache Princess just missed in a $150k turf sprint and No. 3 Kentan Road exits a good second in the Grade 3 Las Cienegas at this turf distance. 2-3

Race 8

$16k fillies and mares travel 1-1/16 on the dirt. No. 4 Atina is the key runner in here with the big jockey switch to Abel Cedillo, this 6yo mare is in from the Gate and will be spotted for the win and the overlay. We will key her with  No. 2 Ruby Bradley off the win last out at this price tag. No. 5 Zoning a big long shot and No. 6 Tiz Wonderfully who just missed behind Ruby Bradley last out. 4*-2-5-6

KEY PLAY

WIN AND PLACE 4 AND A KEY EXACTA BOX 4 WITH 2-5-6

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