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Check out my Ellis Park Fleur de Lis Stakes analysis for Saturday (7-1-23) 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)
June 4 – Geaux Rocket Ride ($3.00), Exacta ($7.20)
June 9 – In Italian ($2.40)

Ellis Park Race 8 (G2 Fleur de Lis, 9f)
Primary – #3 ROYAL TAKE CHARGE, #6 A Mo Reay
Secondary – #1 Bellamore
Wagers: #3 to win, Exacta 3-6/1-3-6, Trifecta 3-6/ALL/1

Comments: #3 Royal Take Charge (6-1) might be ready to tackle stakes foes for profitable graded stakes conditioner Al Stalll Jr. She wired the field in her 7.5f bow at Churchill last fall. She stalked and scored at Fair Grounds Jan. 16 and was clearly second best as the beaten favorite at Keeneland in the spring. She romped under the Twin Spires May 27 and should make her presence felt from the outset. #6 A Mo Reay (8-5) looks like the one to beat in the paper race for the profitable Prat/Cox team. She moved to this barn late last year and rattled off wins in the Pago Hop, Bamako (G3), and Beholder Mile (G1). She exits an even fourth from the outside post in the La Troienne (G1). She figures to stalk the pace and might be faster and classier than these. #1 Bellamore (5-1) is back on dirt and she completed the exacta in her last two graded routes on the main track. She figures to save ground stalking the pace under her winning rider Martin Garcia. ​
​​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.