British Isles: Took To Turf Today, Likely Break Maiden On Grass

Three year old colt for Baffert, who didn’t run a step in three tries on the main track, tried the turf on Sunday in a race for maiden special weight sophomores at 9 furlongs. Off at 7/1 in a field of six, he was pretty much void of any early speed and was last down the back side, some 10 lengths back of the leaders early on. However, the pace was fast as they sizzled the 1st quarter in 22.17 and then the half was a quick 45.88. The leaders were pretty much exhausted by the ¼ pole and the late runners were coming. “Isles” never really found his best stride until the 1/8 pole, but Van Dyke dove to the rail late and he almost caught the even money favorite at the wire. He came up a half length short and quickly galloped out past the winner. Granted, this effort was pace aided, but it’s the first time this son of Justify showed any run at all. They took the blinkers off, they added Lasix, and he really took to the turf. I think he’ll break his maiden on the turf in the very near future.

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British Isles’s Race Information

Race Date:  January 21, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  3
Distance:  9 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Bob Baffert Jockey:  Drayden Van Dyke Track Condition:  GOOD
Trouble Notes:  reserved inside, inside-3wide, late run Track Variant:  -4
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 6.20 Show Payout:  $ 3.60

Race Replay

British Isles – Santa Anita –  January 21, 2024

British Isles Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars British Isles Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  135 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 120
CPR Race Par:  106 CPR Earned In Race: 109
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 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 British Isles was cabable of.  We expected that if British Isles gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in British Isles performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in British Isles last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of British Isles next start.  If British Isles 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 British Isles will dominate the race.

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