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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 7 (California Flag Handicap, CA-bred, 5.5T)Primary – #4 BAJA SUR, #2 Mikes Tiznow
Secondary – #6 Galilean, #5 Ultimate Bango
Wagers: #4 to win, Exacta 4/2-5-6, Exacta 2-5-6/4, Trifecta 2-4-6/2-4-6/5

Comments: #4 Baja Sur (2-1) ran well without winning in his last three turf sprints. I like his early-pressing versatility and he might be able to wear down #2 Mikes Tiznow (2-1) at this distance. The latter ran well in all six turf sprints at five panels. He had his 3-race turf sprint win streak snapped in a close 4th in the Green Flash last time, and he should be in the thick of things throughout once again. #6 Galilean (8-5) adds blinkers and turns back in distance. He was competitive in his previous dirt sprints and will probably stalk outside under Rispoli. #5 Ultimate Bango (10-1) woke up with a rallying pace finish in a $40k claimer Sept. 25, and Glatt claimed him that day. He puts blinkers back on and used to be of this quality. Cedillo wins races with this barn and I would not be shocked if he ran well in this spot.

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.