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Check out my Golden Gate free pick for Saturday (4-29-23) below.

Jarrod’s Recent Free Pick Winners
April 15 – First Mission ($16.38), Trifecta ($109.28)
April 16 – Key of Life/Interpolate Exacta ($6.70)

GG 11 (G3 San Francisco Mile, 8T)
Primary – #9 DICEY MO CHARA, #2 Balnikov
Secondary – #1 Tarantino, #8 Flavius
Wagers: #9 to win, Exacta 2-9/1-2-9, Trifecta 2-8-9/ALL/1

Comments: #9 Dicey Mo Chara (3-1) got a very easy lead in the Whittingham Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on April 8, and Offlee Naughty ran him down that day. He cuts back in distance and figures to revert to patient tactics, and he has won at this trip before. #2 Balnikov (9-5) figures to sit back and blast home under Umberto Rispoli. He was no threat in the Kilroe Mile last time, and that was the first time he finished out of the exacta at one mile on turf. He should get pace to chase and can get back on the beam. #1 Tarantino (12-1) has not won in quite some time but is capable of hitting the board at square odds. He exits an encouraging runner-up finish in an optional claiming turf route at Santa Anita. #8 Flavius (5-1) makes his first start in more than a year for his new trainer Papaprodromou, and he is firing bullets for this. He won the Tourist Mile in 2020 and the Lure Stakes in 2021. ​

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.