Criticism: Look for D’Amato to Find a Winning Spot at Del Mar

Three year old filly for Phil D’Amato tried the turf once again in Monday’s opener, in a maiden special weight event at six and a half out of the chute. Unfortunate to draw the 11 hole in a field of 11 and that quick left hand turn, she understandably had a wide trip. She was in 7th down the back side six back of the leaders, made a good run to get in contention at the ¼ pole, was six wide into the lane, and finished with good courage to grab 2nd, beaten just ¾ at the wire. This was her 6th overall start but just her 2nd on the grass. She looks like a filly that can run long and either way, she should be able to get her diploma in the very near future, probably at Del Mar. Look for D’Amato to find a winning spot.

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Criticism’s Race Information

Race Date:  May 27, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Philip D’Amato Jockey:  Kazushi Kimura Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  4-3deep, 3wide, floated out into stretch, led 1/16, outkicked Track Variant:  +4
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 6.40 Show Payout:  $ 5.80

Race Replay

Criticism – Santa Anita –  May 27, 2024

Criticism Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Criticism Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  125 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 116
CPR Race Par:  133 CPR Earned In Race: 131
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 2 Running Style In Race:   Late 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 Criticism was cabable of.  We expected that if Criticism gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Criticism performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Criticism last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Criticism next start.  If Criticism 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 Criticism will dominate the race.

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