Birth of Cool: Checked Twice and Should Improve In Next Start

Four year old gelding for Craig Dollase, who he just acquired off the claim four weeks ago, was well intended in this $20,000 claimer non winners of 3 at a mile on the turf for older runners in Saturday’s finale. Off at 7/5 in a field of 10 with top turf rider Umberto Rispoli in the irons, he was covered up early from the 7 hole and was dead last on purpose into the clubhouse turn. He was a good 11 lengths back at the half mile pole, made some headway on the far turn, then checked badly at the ¼ pole when he ran up on a horse’s heels and almost went down. Rispoli gathered him up but had nowhere to go on the fence, swung out for room behind a wall of horses, then checked hard again at the 1/16 pole and nearly went down again. The jock wrapped up on him and he finished sixth with a ton of horse for the last 3 furlongs. Even the good riders get their mounts in trouble and on this tight turf course, there is little margin for error. This gelding can run some and he should knock out this condition in the near future. He should get another chance before December 3rd.

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Birth of Cool’s Race Information

Race Date:  November 11, 2023 Track:  Del Mar Race #:  9
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Craig Dollase Jockey:  Umberto Rispoli Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  inside-2wide, steadied into str, angled in/out, lacked room Track Variant:  +4
Finish Position: 6th Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  0

Race Replay

Birth of Cool – Del Mar –  November 11, 2023

Birth of Cool Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Birth of Cool Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  135 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 110
CPR Race Par:  102 CPR Earned In Race: 106
Fast Fig Race Par:  120 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Unknown
(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 Birth of Cool was cabable of.  We expected that if Birth of Cool gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Birth of Cool performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Birth of Cool last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Birth of Cool next start.  If Birth of Cool 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 Birth of Cool will dominate the race.

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