Escape Artist: Quick Opened Up 3 At 1/8 Pole for Win By 5

Three year old ridgling for Mike McCarthy tried the first allowance condition on Sunday at a mile on the turf for sophomores. Off as the even money choice in a field of 7, he broke OK and sat 2nd into the clubhouse turn. He laid 2nd down the back side just 2 lengths behind the leader, went to the lead on his own at the top of the lane, then quickly opened up three at the 1/8 pole, and won off by five at the wire. This son of Good Magic has never missed the board in five trips to the post and should be a major player in the trio of stakes at Del Mar for three year olds.

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Escape Artist’s Race Information

Race Date:  June 11, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  6
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Michael McCarthy Jockey:  Kent Desormeaux Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  stumbled bit, 3-2wide, bid 2wide, kicked clear, mild urging Track Variant:  -4
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 4.00 Place: Payout:  $ 2.60 Show Payout:  $ 2.10

Race Replay

Escape Artist – Santa Anita –  June 11, 2023

Escape Artist Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Escape Artist Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  155 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 140
CPR Race Par:  142 CPR Earned In Race: 142
Fast Fig Race Par:  126 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Front Runner
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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 Escape Artist was cabable of.  We expected that if Escape Artist gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Escape Artist performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Escape Artist last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Escape Artist next start.  If Escape Artist 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 Escape Artist will dominate the race.

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