Saturday's Best Bet: Mother Mother ready to deliver in Santa Monica

February 14, 2020 11:46pm

Saturday’s 8th race from Santa Anita Park is the Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes for fillies and mares traveling seven furlongs on the main track (Post Time 7:07 p.m. ET).


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#5 MOTHER MOTHER (8-5) should have every advantage from the outside post. She will either go to the front or track outside under her new pilot Flavien Prat. Bob Baffert's filly is better this year. 


#4 Hard Not to Love (6-5) is 4-for-5 with a 3rd, and she got the right setup in the La Brea (G1) Dec. 28. The versatile filly can set the pace, stalk, or close, and that makes her dangerous all the time.


#3 Lady Ninja (2-1) loves this main track and Abel Cedillo should have options with the versatile sort. Richard Baltas has strong stats with the blinkers off move. 


Wagers:


Exacta 5-4


Trifecta 5-4-3


February 2020 Best Bet Winners

Feb. 5 - WISH UPON ($6.00), Exacta ($12.20), Trifecta ($11.40)

Feb. 9 - NADAL ($2.60), Exacta ($6.00)

Feb. 10 - Rocky Boy Indian/Night at the Opera Exacta ($18.00)

Feb. 11 - Tapete Claire/Mad Mary Exacta ($17.40)

Feb. 13 - PASSIONATE REWARD ($5.80), Exacta ($7.20)


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