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Jarrod’s Recent Southern California Free Stakes Winners
Sept. 6 – MADONE ($5.20)
Sept. 6 – PRINCESS NOOR ($3.40)
Sept. 26 – UNITED ($3.40), Superfecta ($23.96)
Sept. 27 – C Z ROCKET ($4.80), Exacta ($5.70)
Oct. 3 – MO FORZA ($3.20)

Santa Anita Park

​SA 8 (California Distaff Handicap, 5.5T)
​Primary – #5 FANTASY HEAT, #4 Just Grazed Me
Secondary – #3 Althea Gibson, #6 Gypsy Blu
Wagers: #5 to win, Exacta 3-5/3-4-5, Trifecta 3-4-5/3-4-5/6

Comments: #5 Fantasy Heat (3-1) exits back-to-back runner-up finishes and occupied that same spot in the Camilla Urso Stakes May 30. She won three races last year and should be in the thick of things throughout. #4 Just Grazed Me (6-5) won this race last year and followed that up with a victory in the Senator Ken Maddy (G3). She began 2020 with a runner-up finish in the Sunshine Millions F&M Turf Sprint, and was out of the trifecta in her last two stakes tries including the Monrovia (G2) May 25. She might be classier than these. Her stablemate #3 Althea Gibson (8-1) finished 1-2 in all four starts and exits back-to-back wins vs. lesser. I don’t know if she is this good but she still has upside. #6 Gypsy Blu (7-2) has dropped nine straight and ended up hitting the board in five of those races. She really misses the downhill course.

Analysis by Jarrod Horak

Jarrod Horak

Jarrod Horak posts stakes recaps from Del Mar and Santa Anita Park, along with full card recaps and free stakes picks from Southern and/or Northern California.