Gentle (GB): Bad Trip and Finished 3rd On Sheer Class Can Improve

Three year old filly for George Papaprodromou was in for the 1st allowance condition on Sunday after breaking her maiden impressively over this turf course 3 weeks ago. However, once her regular rider, Umberto Rispoli, took off all of his mounts Sunday, “Papa” didn’t use good judgement in selecting the veteran Jose Valdivia to ride this filly. In one of the worst rides of the meet, he had “Gentle” all over the place in this mile and a sixteenth event on the turf. He broke her slowly, then rushed her up between horses to vie for the lead into the clubhouse turn. He then lost control of her into the turn when going 7 wide, then continued to use her up on the back side by opening up four on the field. Obviously she was dead tired at the top of the lane and the others swept by her late. She did finish third on sheer class. No wonder this trainer has won just twice in 66 starts at this meet. If Rispoli rides her back up at Arcadia, jump back on board. She is easily good enough to knock out this condition.

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Gentle (GB)’s Race Information

Race Date:  September 3, 2023 Track:  Del Mar Race #:  4
Distance:  8.5 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  George Papaprodromou Jockey:  Jose Valdivia, Jr. Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  off slow, traffic early, 5-4wide 1st, cleared, yielded Track Variant:  -1
Finish Position: 3rd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  $ 3.20

Race Replay

Gentle (GB) – Del Mar –  September 3, 2023

Gentle (GB) Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Gentle (GB) Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 113
CPR Race Par:  116 CPR Earned In Race: 99
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Late Runner
(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 Gentle (GB) was cabable of.  We expected that if Gentle (GB) gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Gentle (GB) performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Gentle (GB) last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Gentle (GB) next start.  If Gentle (GB) 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 Gentle (GB) will dominate the race.

Helpful Tip:  So that it’s easy for you to compare a horse’s past performance, Today’s Racing Digest’s Performance Figures for upcoming races are based on how we expect the horse to perform in that race regardless of any changes in race conditions.  Learn More:  

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