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Check out my Race 3 analysis for 3-16-24 below.  

SA 3 (Pasadena, 8T)
Primary – #2 STAY HOT, #5 Island Cruiser
Secondary – #4 Lord Bullingdon, #1 Uncle Truly, #3 Guy Named Joe

Wagers: #2 to win, Exacta 2-5

Comments: #2 Stay Hot (8-5) exits back-to-back stakes wins. He rallied to win the Cecil B. DeMille (G3) at 8T in December, and went last-to-first in the Baffle at 6.5T Feb. 17. Fresu and Eurton show a nice profit together and he will try to get involved from off the pace in a race lacking early speed. #5 Island Cruiser (5-2) fired in all three turf sprints. He closed in his bow and stalked second time out, and he hit the board both times. He made the lead and kept on going as the favorite at 6.5T Feb. 3. The $400k purchase stretches out in his third start after a layoff and is probably the main speed. #4 Lord Bullingdon (5-2) sports two local stakes wins at 8T. He closed in the Golden Mile in November, and stalked and scored in the Eddie Logan in late December. #1 Uncle Truly (5-1) is an Uncle Mo colt making his second local start for Jonathan Thomas. He looked good graduating in a flat mile turf race at WO last fall. He was up the track in the Central Park at AQU, and was an even fourth behind his stablemate Twirling Point (wired field as favorite). His winning rider Kimura stays put and he should save ground behind likely front runner Island Cruiser. #3 Guy Named Joe (5-1) fired trifecta shots in his last five starts. He adds blinkers after a show finish in the El Camino Real Derby. Hernandez hops aboard and he will try to get involved from off the pace. 

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)
March 10 – Final Storm ($3.60), Exacta ($9.40), Trifecta ($24.20)

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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.