Calm Sea: Runner Who Doesn’t Need The Lead To Win

Four year old gelding for George Papaprodromou tried the first allowance condition at a mile on the turf for open runners on Saturday in the final race on the program. Off a t 10/1 in a full field of 12 runners, he battled for the lead right from the get go from his rail post position, but was pressed every step of the way through quick fractions of 22.46 and 46.45. He fought off his opponents under Umberto Rispoli, actually opened up a length and a half lead at the 1/8 pole, but finally succumbed to the late runners in the closing yards. He finished third beaten just a length at the wire in a very game performance. This son of Mendelssohn out of a Stormy Atlantic mare is a runner and is easily good enough to knock out this condition, plus he doesn’t need the lead to win. He is good anywhere from 8 to 9 furlongs as long as they keep him on the turf, and he’s a soon winner for an underrated barn.

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Calm Sea’s Race Information

Race Date:  February 3, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  10
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  George Papaprodromou Jockey:  Umberto Rispoli Track Condition:  GOOD
Trouble Notes:  pace inside, dueled, cleared, caught Track Variant:  +7
Finish Position: 3rd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  $ 7.60

Race Replay

Calm Sea – Santa Anita –  February 3, 2024

Calm Sea Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Calm Sea Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  155 Running Style In Race:  Mid Pack Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 132
CPR Race Par:  130 CPR Earned In Race: 122
Fast Fig Race Par:  126 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Mid Pack 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 Calm Sea was cabable of.  We expected that if Calm Sea gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Calm Sea performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Calm Sea last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Calm Sea next start.  If Calm Sea 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 Calm Sea will dominate the race.

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