Ceiling Crusher: Geared Down In Final Furlong. Lot’s of Options Here.

Three year old filly for Doug O’Neill made start #3 in the Evening Jewel stakes on Saturday for Cal bred soph fillies at six and a half on the main. Off at 3/10 in a field of just five, she broke running under J.J. from the five hole and she sizzled through the opening quarter, with another drawn to her inside in splits of 21.78 and 43.98 for the half. She put away the other speed at the ¼ pole, opened up on her own at the top of the lane and finished the job drawing off by 15 at the wire. She was geared down by J.J. the final furlong. She should have no trouble vs. open company and is bred well for the turf as well. Lots of options for O’Neill and they only paid $22K for this daughter of Mr. Big at the Nor Cal yearling sale. Up the ladder.

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Ceiling Crusher’s Race Information

Race Date:  April 8, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  2
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: stakes Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Doug O’Neill Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  pressed outside, inched ahead 5/16, powered away, coasted in Track Variant:  +2
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 2.60 Place: Payout:  $ 2.10 Show Payout:  $ 2.10

Race Replay

Ceiling Crusher – Santa Anita –  April 8, 2023

Ceiling Crusher Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Ceiling Crusher Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  160 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 149
CPR Race Par:  144 CPR Earned In Race: 144
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Front Runner
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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 Ceiling Crusher was cabable of.  We expected that if Ceiling Crusher gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Ceiling Crusher performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Ceiling Crusher last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Ceiling Crusher next start.  If Ceiling Crusher 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 Ceiling Crusher will dominate the race.

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