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Check out my Santa Anita Park race 4 analysis for 1-26-24 below.

SA 4 (MSW, CA-bred, 8T) – SA Best Bet
Primary – #4 ANTIBES, #6 Be Punctual
Secondary – #3 Ghostly Act, #7 Dazzle the Command
Wagers: #4 to win, Exacta box 4-6, Trifecta 4-6/3-4-6-7/3-4-6-7​

Comments: #4 Antibes (5-2) was my top choice in a similar local 8T affair Dec. 30, and he set a pressured pace and weakened to 4th. Prior to that race, he stretched out and finished a respectable 3rd at DMR Nov. 19, and Ghostly Act landed the place and was 4 1/2 lengths in front of him. Hernandez stays put and dam has tossed three turf winners. #6 Be Punctual (5-1) hit the board in a pair of maiden turf routes last year, and went to the sidelines for half a year after finishing 4th in the Snow Chief. He stalked from the outside post before weakening in his needed Dec. 30 return, and he should be fitter for this. #3 Ghostly Act (3-1) dueled with my top choice last time and completed the trifecta. He is 0-for-11 with seven minor awards. His trainer is 1-for-59 on turf and 0-for-58 in the MSW ranks. Frey strings along and he should be forwardly placed again. #7 Dazzle the Command (4-1) is a GG shipper with seven minor awards from a dozen outings. He completed the exacta in his last two all-weather routes.

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.