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​Jarrod’s Recent Southern California Free Stakes Winners
Nov. 8 – MO SEE CAL ($11.80)
Nov. 14 – ASTUTE ($12.20)
​Nov. 15 – RED FLAG ($23.40)
Nov. 21 – EXTRA HOPE ($10.40)
Nov. 26 – ORGLANDES ($4.20)
Nov. 27 – ARKLOW ($5.80)
Nov. 28 – DOMESTIC SPENDING ($10.40)
Dec. 6 – PROUD EMMA ($11.20)

Santa Anita Park

SA 8 (G2 Santa Ynez, 7f) The pace is a bit murky because Baffert trains all of the speed horses, but you have to think #7 Kalypso (5-2) will work out a favorable early-pressing trip from the outside post. She fired in all for starts and her numbers are climbing. I was not impressed with the Starlet Stakes (G1) at all, and this filly had the lead and ended up a clear 2nd that day. This shorter trip definitely helps but I am not picking her on top at underlaid odds. #4 QUEENGOL (4-1) is an interesting alternative to the favorite, and she will be my value top choice. She beat Kalypso in her bow and chased that one home in the Anoakia second time out. Last time, Astute ran a hole in the wind in the Desi Arnaz and this one ended up a distant 2nd. She has been freshened for this, reconnects with her winning rider Prat, and a stalking trip is expected.

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.