Cathal (IRE): Quick Turn of Foot Colt We’d Like To See On The Grass

Three year old colt for John Sadler was stretched out to a mile in his 2nd start in the states in Saturday’s opener, a maiden special weight event for sophomores. Off at 7/2 in a field of 9, he broke slowly under Fresu and was well back into and out of the clubhouse turn. He started to move up at the 3/8 pole from the inside, swung out for room at the top of the lane, then showed a quick turn of foot late to win rather easily by a length at the wire. Fresu had him geared down immediately once he knew he had the victory. This colt has the quick turn of foot you like to see on the grass and I wouldn’t be surprised if Sadler tried him in the Oceanside stakes on opening day at Del Mar. Once this fella gets a little more seasoning, this Irish bred is going to be a good one and he’s in good hands with Sadler.

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Cathal (IRE)’s Race Information

Race Date:  June 1, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  John Sadler Jockey:  Antonio Fresu Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  step slow, 3-2wide, 2-3wide, moved out, overhauled foes Track Variant:  +2
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 9.00 Place: Payout:  $ 4.80 Show Payout:  $ 3.80

Race Replay

Cathal (IRE) – Santa Anita –  June 1, 2024

Cathal (IRE) Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Cathal (IRE) Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 131
CPR Race Par:  126 CPR Earned In Race: 130
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 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 Cathal (IRE) was cabable of.  We expected that if Cathal (IRE) gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Cathal (IRE) performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Cathal (IRE) last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Cathal (IRE) next start.  If Cathal (IRE) 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 Cathal (IRE) will dominate the race.

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