Breezy Blue: Bumping Cost Her a Position In Inquiry After Strong Debut

Three year old filly for Adam Kitchingman made her debut in Saturday’s finale, a 5/8 turf sprint for Cal bred soph fillies. Off at 9/1 in a field of 11, she was bumped off stride at the start, then settled in fifth early about 4 back of the leaders. She stayed in that position turning for home while looking for a seam to break through, and when one finally came, she was knocked off stride by a horse lugging in and lost her momentum. She still rallied for third but lost all chance of winning. The inquiry sign went up and the stews took a long look at it and made no change, which in my opinion was the incorrect call. She should have been moved up to second because the bumping did cost her a position in the race. Nonetheless, it was a strong debut and the trainer feels she will be better on the main track based on her breeding. Turf or dirt, she’s a soon winner for an underrated barn and this one will still have wagering value.

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Breezy Blue’s Race Information

Race Date:  March 9, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  9
Distance:  5 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Adam Kitchingman Jockey:  Jose Valdivia, Jr. Track Condition:  GOOD
Trouble Notes:  sent up btwn, 3wide to stretch, bumped 1/16, came in, gained 3rd Track Variant:  +5
Finish Position: 3rd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  $ 4.00

Race Replay

Breezy Blue – Santa Anita –  March 9, 2024

Breezy Blue Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Breezy Blue Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  110 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 102
CPR Race Par:  102 CPR Earned In Race: 81
Fast Fig Race Par:  110 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Late 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 Breezy Blue was cabable of.  We expected that if Breezy Blue gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Breezy Blue performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Breezy Blue last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Breezy Blue next start.  If Breezy Blue 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 Breezy Blue will dominate the race.

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