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Check out my Santa Anita Park race 9 analysis for 2-11-24 below.  

SA 9 (Str-OC-32k, 8T) – SA Best Bet
Primary – #2 CALI BAY, #3 Giovinazzo
Secondary – #10 Comradery, #7 Midnight Jostar
Wagers: #2 to win, Exacta box 2-3, Trifecta 2-3/2-3-7-10/2-3-7-10

Comments: #2 Cali Bay (3-1) fired trifecta shots in his last three turf routes. He stalked and scored in a $32k/2L affair as the favorite last summer at DMR, and rallied for the show in a local $25k affair Oct. 14. He switched to Prat and smartly won a local $25k claimer Nov. 12. D’Amato’s sharp, versatile gelding might score again. #3 Giovinazzo (5-1) won three races last year at one mile and two were on turf. The early runner went all the way in a $25k/2L dirt route Nov. 24 and Eurton claimed him that day. He returned to turf and was second best after setting the pace under Fresu Dec. 31 (show finisher Flavius next-out winner). #10 Comradery (6-1) rallied to finish a clear 2nd in a fast local $25k claimer at 8T Jan. 1, and stalked and scored by a neck vs. starter allowance foes Jan. 15. #7 Midnight Jostar (4-1) slipped and fell in the G2 Whittingham last spring and this is his first start in 10+ months. You never know how they will react when they return from a scary incident. He might get involved late. 

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.