Pretty Layla: Bred Top and Bottom For The Turf

Two year old filly for Mick Ruis made start #2 on Saturday in a maiden special weight event at a mile on the turf. Off at 5/1 in a full field of 10, she broke well under Ricky Gonzalez and was sixth into and out of the clubhouse turn. The jock kept her on the fence and saved ground throughout. She found a nice seam in the lane when the leader drifted out and looked like a winner at the 1/16 pole. But J.J. had the winner rolling way out in the middle of the course and she got up to beat “Layla” by a neck at the wire. It was a tough loss and Layla never saw the winner as she was 6 or 7 wide coming down the lane. Being by Uncle Mo out of a Scat Daddy mare, this one is bred top and bottom for the turf. She will get another shot before the end of the meet and this one has the talent to be a soon winner. In fact a race for her comes up on Friday, Sept. 8th.

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Pretty Layla’s Race Information

Race Date:  August 19, 2023 Track:  Del Mar Race #:  4
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Mick Ruis, Sr. Jockey:  Ricardo Gonzalez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  step slow, tracked 2wide-inside, mild traffic 2nd, rail rally Track Variant:  -7
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 7.00 Show Payout:  $ 4.40

Race Replay

Pretty Layla – Del Mar –  August 19, 2023

Pretty Layla Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Pretty Layla Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  115 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 108
CPR Race Par:  114 CPR Earned In Race: 119
Fast Fig Race Par:  112 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 Pretty Layla was cabable of.  We expected that if Pretty Layla gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Pretty Layla performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Pretty Layla last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Pretty Layla next start.  If Pretty Layla 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 Pretty Layla 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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