Ancient Peace: Turfdom’s Best Bet Had a Late Run to Win By 4

Two year old filly for Graham Motion made start #2 in Friday’s opener and got a lot of play early, bet down to 3/1 off a morning line of 6/1. Under J.J. she came out running from the two hole in this field of nine at a mile over the turf course in this maiden special weight event. She set early fractions of 23.14 and 47.45 for the half over a strip rated as “good” after some morning rains. She never did get a breather, as she was hounded every step of the way, yet she re-broke at the 1/8 pole and pulled away late to win by four in a very strong performance. Motion has this War Front filly here to stay, as he has 12 horses on the grounds and she looks like stakes material in 2023. Up the ladder. “Peace” was a Turfdom Best Bet on the day.

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Ancient Peace’s Race Information

Race Date:  December 30, 2022 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  H. Motion Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  GOOD
Trouble Notes:  keen, pace inside, shook free upper Track Variant:  +6
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 8.40 Place: Payout:  $ 5.00 Show Payout:  $ 3.80

Race Replay

Ancient Peace – Santa Anita –  December 30, 2022

Ancient Peace Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Ancient Peace Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  115 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 117
CPR Race Par:  112 CPR Earned In Race: 112
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Unknown
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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 Ancient Peace was cabable of.  We expected that if Ancient Peace gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Ancient Peace performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Ancient Peace last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Ancient Peace next start.  If Ancient Peace 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 Ancient Peace will dominate the race.

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