War At Sea: Good Prep Race Getting Ready For the Mile At Del Mar

Four year old colt for Ron Ellis, who had not been to the post in nearly a year, tried the 3rd allowance condition on Friday at 5/8 on the turf for older runners. Off at 17/1 in a field of 8 “salty” runners, he was last down the back side, and quickly fell 10 lengths off the pace. Victor Espinoza put him to a drive at the 3/8 pole and he quickly circled horses though still well back at the top of the lane. Five wide coming into the stretch, he finished in a rush way out in the middle of the course and was only beaten one length at the wire while finishing fifth. This was strictly a prep, as one mile is his best distance and he should get that opportunity later in the meet. This son of War Front is very consistent and the savvy Ellis should find a spot for him, maybe the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile on Sept. 2nd.

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War At Sea’s Race Information

Race Date:  August 4, 2023 Track:  Del Mar Race #:  7
Distance:  5 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Ronald Ellis Jockey:  Victor Espinoza Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  draft back,settled,circled 4w,altered off heels 1/16,finish well Track Variant:  -3
Finish Position: 4th Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  0

Race Replay

War At Sea – Del Mar –  August 4, 2023

War At Sea Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars War At Sea Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  185 Running Style In Race:  Mid Pack Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 138
CPR Race Par:  135 CPR Earned In Race: 131
Fast Fig Race Par:  136 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Mid Pack 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 War At Sea was cabable of.  We expected that if War At Sea gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in War At Sea performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in War At Sea last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of War At Sea next start.  If War At Sea 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 War At Sea will dominate the race.

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