Always On Cay: Can Handle Either Surface But Seems To Favor Turf

Two year old colt for Bob Hess tried the 1st allowance condition in Saturday’s opener at 5/8 on the turf. Off at 10/1 in a field of six, he was void of any early speed and was away last ands fell 7 lengths off the pace at the 3/8 pole. Mike Smith got him rolling at the top of the lane, and he swung three wide to put in a good late run and almost got there. He ended up third but was only beaten a half at the wire, then had a nice gallop out. He should like the more elongated turf sprints up at Anita and should eventually get two turns as well. He can handle either surface but looks to favor the lawn at this point in his career. One to follow up at Arcadia.

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Always On Cay’s Race Information

Race Date:  November 11, 2023 Track:  Del Mar Race #:  1
Distance:  5 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Robert Hess, Jr. Jockey:  Mike Smith Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  lagged behind, inside, angled out, closed fast Track Variant:  0
Finish Position: 3rd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  $ 3.20

Race Replay

Always On Cay – Del Mar –  November 11, 2023

Always On Cay Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Always On Cay Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Mid Pack Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 120
CPR Race Par:  118 CPR Earned In Race: 109
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Mid Pack 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 Always On Cay was cabable of.  We expected that if Always On Cay gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Always On Cay performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Always On Cay last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Always On Cay next start.  If Always On Cay 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 Always On Cay will dominate the race.

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