Big City Lights: Bumped at the Start and Dug in Gamely Can Go Short or Long | Upcoming Race:Santa Anita June 1, 2024

Four year old colt for Richard Mandella tried something new in the opener on Saturday, the Cal Cup Sprint at ¾ on the main. Off at 7/2 in a field of just six, he was bumped around at the start and for the first time in his six race career, he couldn’t make the lead. J.J. kept him just off the leaders but was only two lengths off the pace. He sat in 4th until turning for home until the rider swung him to the outside and tried to wear down the odds on choice. He dug in gamely but “The Chosen Vron” was just too much horse and he came up a neck short at the wire. This son of Mr. Big has never been worse than second in six starts with three wins. He is all race horse can go short or long. Look for Hall of Famer Mandella to find a winning spot for him this winter.

Next Upcoming Race: June 1, 2024 Santa Anita Race #  6


Big City Lights’s Race Information

Race Date:  January 7, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: stakes Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Richard Mandella Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  bumped start, stalked 2wide, asked 4wide, rallied, missed Track Variant:  +2
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 2.20 Show Payout:  $ 2.10

Race Replay

Big City Lights – Santa Anita –  January 7, 2023

Big City Lights Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Big City Lights Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  185 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 143
CPR Race Par:  140 CPR Earned In Race: 142
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Unknown
(click the links above to learn more avbout each figure and how to use them in your handicapping)

Generally horses that are on the Horses To Watch list ran into unexpected trouble, bad luck, and/or didn’t run the race we believe Big City Lights was cabable of.  We expected that if Big City Lights gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Big City Lights performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Big City Lights last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Big City Lights next start.  If Big City Lights appears to have earned higher performance figures in the last race when running into trouble  as compared to the rest of the field’s expected perfomance in the upcoming race than there is a good chance that Big City Lights will dominate the race.

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