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Check out my Santa Anita Park race 5 analysis for 1-15-24 below.

SA 5 (Str-Alw-50k, 8T)
Primary – #4 BIG COUPE, #7 Midnight Fury
Secondary – #6 Comradery, #5 Mo Rewards
Wagers: Exacta box 4-7, Trifecta key 4/5-6-7​

Comments: #4 Big Coupe (9-5) was part of the trifecta in 9 of 10 career outings. He fired in all eight starts in 2021, missed all of 2022, and needed his Oct. 14 return. He exits a close show finish vs. similar DMR turf routers and earned a better number that day (2 next-out winners). Prat takes the call and he guided him to both of his wins. #7 Midnight Fury (5-1) stretches back out and switches surfaces. He won a flat mile dirt race at DMR Nov. 10 and has the speed to succeed. #6 Comradery (4-1) earned the best last race number in a close runner-up finish in a local $25k claimer at 8T Jan. 1. The competent turf router can be in the mix if he maintains sharp form. #5 Mo Rewards (4-1) misfired in a dirt sprint at LRC Dec. 17. Rispoli strings along and he hit the board in his last two flat mile turf starts.

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.