Austonian: Has Talent While Tough to Hold In Next Start

Three year old colt for Brian Koriner made his debut on Sunday in a maiden special weight for Cal bred sophomores at ¾ on the main. Bet heavy right from the get go, he went off as the 3/5 choice in a field of six. He broke outward and a step slow from the outside slot and was 4th early but just 3 lengths off the pace. He moved at the leaders at the 3/8 pole, got even at the top of the lane, but then was outfinished by another firster beaten one and a half at the wire. This one has some talent as evidenced by the strong wagering, and he will be tough to hold in start #2. There won’t be much of a price but he can be used as a “single” in many exotic forms.

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Austonian’s Race Information

Race Date:  March 5, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  2
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Brian Koriner Jockey:  Diego Herrera Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  brushed gate, chased outside, 3deep turn, 2nd best Track Variant:  +3
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 3.20 Show Payout:  $ 2.10

Race Replay

Austonian – Santa Anita –  March 5, 2023

Austonian Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Austonian Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  130 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 117
CPR Race Par:  110 CPR Earned In Race: 105
Fast Fig Race Par:  118 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Front 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 Austonian was cabable of.  We expected that if Austonian gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Austonian performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Austonian last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Austonian next start.  If Austonian 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 Austonian will dominate the race.

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