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Check out my Race 5 analysis for 3-8-24 below.  

SA 5 (Clm-25k/2L, 8T)
Primary – #5 BILLY’S BET, #1 National Generaux
Secondary – #2 Derecho Dandy

Wagers: #5 to win, Trifecta key 5/1-2

Comments: #5 Billy’s Bet (5-2) is out of the state bred optional-claiming ranks. He reconnects with his winning rider Franco and will probably be forwardly placed in a race with a murky pace scenario. #1 National Generaux (5-2) was second best at this level in a local 8T affair Feb. 11 and Papaprodromou claimed him that day. He turned back and rallied for the show at 6.5T Feb. 24, and the 1-for-18 gelding stretches back out and will probably stalk the pace from the inside post. #2 Derecho Dandy (2-1) is 1-for-18 with seven minor placings. He turned back, returned to turf, and ran on for the place Feb. 25 (National Generaux 3rd). He attracts Hernandez and a stalking trip is anticipated. 

Recent Free Pick Winners
Feb. 10 – Endlessly ($3.40)
Feb. 11 – Cali Bay ($4.20)
Feb. 16 – Prancingthroughparis ($14.20), Trifecta ($397.40)
Feb. 18 – Firsttimeinforever ($6.00)
Feb. 24 – Johnny Drama ($4.00), Trifecta ($75.20)
Feb. 25 – Clements Ride ($3.20), Trifecta ($49.60)

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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.