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Check out my Pimlico free stakes pick for Saturday (5-20-23) 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)
April 30 – Hacking It Up ($9.60)
May 6 – Zozos ($9.42)

​PIM 7 (G3 Gallorette, 8.5T) – PIM Best Bet
Primary – #1 WHITEBEAM, #4 Eminent Victor
Secondary – #5 Vergara, #7 Princess Theorem
Wagers: #1 to win, Exacta Box 1-4, Trifecta 1-4/1-4-5-7/1-4-5-7

Comments: #1 Whitebeam (3-1) ran well in five of six overseas turf starts last year and she won three of those races. She moved to the Chad Brown barn and missed by a neck in the Plenty of Grace in her US bow April 16, and she earned a strong late pace rating that day. Ortiz Jr. shows a profit with this barn and she should be a tough customer if she maintains form. #4 Eminent Victor (4-1) returns for Chad Brown and she won the Wild Applause off the bench under Prat at Belmont last June. #5 Vergara (7-2) won the Tepin at Aqueduct in 2021 and the Dueling Grounds Oaks at Kentucky Downs last year. She also placed in the local Hilltop and in the Ontario Colleen (G3) and Sands Point (G2). Motion shows a profit with this type of layoff runner and she responded to Rosario’s handling last year. #7 Princess Theorem (9-2) found some consistency in her last three starts at Gulfstream, and she earned some solid late pace ratings in those races. Gaffalione guided her to a show finish in the Honey Fox (G3) March 4. ​
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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.