Johnny Paycheck: Can Beat This Kind Without Drop

Four year old gelding for Phil D’Amato tried to break his maiden in his 6th attempt on Friday at a mile on the turf for Cal bred straight maidens. After two late scratches, he was bet down to the even money favorite in a field of just five, but he lost all chance at the start when he stumbled badly and went to his knees but the rider still held on. Here was a speed horse who was away in last and trailed the field early. But he gradually made up the ground down the back side and Frey went after the leader at the 3/8 pole, and he stuck his head in front at the ¼ pole. But the bad start cost him in the end and he was out of gas in the stretch. He finished third beaten three and a half. This was his 3rd start off a layoff and he can beat this kind without dropping into a claimer. He just needs to get away cleanly. The top turf trainer on the circuit will find a winning spot. Be ready.

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Johnny Paycheck’s Race Information

Race Date:  April 21, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  5
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Philip D’Amato Jockey:  Kyle Frey Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  stumbled badly, chased 3wide, bid 3-2wide, flattened Track Variant:  +5
Finish Position: 3rd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  $ 2.20

Race Replay

Johnny Paycheck – Santa Anita –  April 21, 2023

Johnny Paycheck Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Johnny Paycheck Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  130 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 114
CPR Race Par:  110 CPR Earned In Race: 98
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Front 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 Johnny Paycheck was cabable of.  We expected that if Johnny Paycheck gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Johnny Paycheck performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Johnny Paycheck last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Johnny Paycheck next start.  If Johnny Paycheck 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 Johnny Paycheck will dominate the race.

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