Dick Best: Can Go Short Or Long With Lots of Options to Win at Del Mar

Five year old gelding for Librado Barocia made short work of his competition on Sunday in a first allowance condition for older Cal breds at a mile on the main track. Sent off at 9/2 in a field of 7, he was quickly hustled to the lead from the one hole and had a one length lead on the field coming out of the clubhouse turn. After a first quarter in 23.27 Frey got the gelding to relax a bit and still had the lead with a 47.06 half. He let out a notch at the ¼ pole and “Best” opened up to three on the field and coasted on home to win by six open lengths. This son of Stanford has won on the main track, on the turf, and on the synthetic up north, and he still has this condition available on the turf. Plus he can go short or long so Barocia has a lot of options for this one at Del Mar

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Dick Best’s Race Information

Race Date:  June 2, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  5
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Librado Barocio Jockey:  Kyle Frey Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  brief duel, pace inside, cleared 5/16, drew off Track Variant:  +2
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 11.00 Place: Payout:  $ 5.40 Show Payout:  $ 3.80

Race Replay

Dick Best – Santa Anita –  June 2, 2024

Dick Best Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Dick Best Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  145 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 135
CPR Race Par:  124 CPR Earned In Race: 124
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Unknown
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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 Dick Best was cabable of.  We expected that if Dick Best gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Dick Best performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Dick Best last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Dick Best next start.  If Dick Best 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 Dick Best will dominate the race.

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