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Check out my Golden Gate free stakes pick for Sunday (5-28-23) below.

Jarrod’s Recent Free Pick Winners
April 15 – First Mission ($6.38), Trifecta ($109.28)
April 16 – Key of Life/Interpolate Exacta ($6.70)
April 30 – Hacking It Up ($9.60)
May 6 – Zozos ($9.42)
May 20 – Whitebeam ($3.60)
May 27 – Queen Picasso ($7.70)

​GG 8 (Alcatraz, 8T)
Primary – #6 PHOSPHORESCENCE, #7 Harcyn
Secondary – #1 Game Time, #4 Prince Abu Dhabi
Wagers: #6 to win, Exacta Box 6-7, Trifecta 6-7/1-4-6-7/1-4-6-7

Comments: #6 Phosphorescence (5-1) had his numbers jump up in his last pair. He battled through strong fractions and gamely graduated by a half-length in a flat mile turf race March 12, and showed a new dimension when rallying to finish second in the Cal Derby on the all-weather surface. #7 Harcyn (6-1) is either a sprinter or he wants the early lead, or possibly both. He got tired late in a show finish in the El Camino Real Derby at 9f Feb. 11, and stayed on nicely when finishing third by a length at one mile March 31. He added blinkers and stalked, led, and weakened to fourth in the Cal Derby at 8.5f April 29. This slightly shorter distance helps but it still might be too far, and he might move up in his third start after a layoff. He must prove that he can handle turf as well. ​
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.