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Check out my Santa Anita Park race 3 analysis for 1-12-24 below.

SA 3 (MSW, CA-bred, 6T)
Primary – #2 SNEAK A SMILE, #5 Antonsen
Secondary – #1 Rhythem On Stage, #6 Bronko Nagurski, #7 More Try
Wagers: Exacta box 2-5, Trifecta key 2/1-5-6-7, Superfecta 2-5/1-2-5/1-2-5-6-7/1-2-5-6-7​

Comments: #2 Sneak a Smile (8-5) was an okay 4th of 6 in his dirt sprint bow at LRC, and two runners from that heat were next-out winners including Elwood Blues. Pederson is 2-for-9 in turf sprints and 3-for-14 with second timers, and I have always liked this barn. #5 Antonsen (5-2) was 6th in his bow and third last time, and those races were at 5T. Hernandez got acquainted with him Nov. 17 and he still has upside. #1 Rhythem On Stage (3-1) exits a runner-up finish at 5T and that was the fourth time he landed the place from his last six starts. Fresu got to know him last time. #6 Bronko Nagurski (8-1) turns back in distance for strong 90+ day layoff trainer Miyadi. He removes blinkers and was competitive in both turf sprint attempts. #7 More Try (6-1) landed the place in his local 6T bow and was fourth in his last two turf sprint tries. He owns a rising numbers pattern.

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.