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Check out my Santa Anita Park race 8 analysis for 1-20-24 below.

SA 8 (G3 La Canada, 8.5f)
Secondary – #1 Musical Mischief, #4 Desert Dawn
Wagers: Exacta 6-1, Trifecta key 6/1-4​

Comments: #6 Midnight Memories (6-5) is a 5-for-8 mare exiting a smart win as the even money favorite in the Bayakoa (G3) at LRC Dec. 15, and that was her first start in 9+ months. Hernandez is 3-for-4 with her and the 3-time local winner is 2-for-2 in graded races at 1 1/16 miles. She can carve out the fractions or press outside in a race with a murky pace scenario. #1 Musical Mischief (4-1) might try to wire the field from the inside post. She won back-to-back dirt routes at Horseshoe Indy and Churchill last fall, and exits an even show finish in the G1 American Oaks at 10T. #4 Desert Dawn (2-1) won the 2022 SA Oaks (G2) and is 0-for-11 with seven minor placings in the graded ranks since that victory. Prat is her new pilot and she is in the mix vs. these.

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.