Elm Drive: Exploded When Asked And Opened Up 2 On Favorite

Four year old filly for Phil D’Amato tried the turf for the 1st time in her 10th career start and really took to the green. Off at 5/1 in a field of 8 older fillies and mares coming down the hill in the ungraded Mizdirection stakes, she broke on top under Vasquez, but then was quickly taken in hand to lay second under a snug hold. Considering they were running down hill, the fractions were pedestrian like in 22.88 and 45.37. When the jock asked her for run just after the dirt crossover, she exploded and quickly opened up two on the favorite. She won rather easily by two at the wire. She was already a two time graded stakes winner on the dirt, so the D’Amato barn has more options for this talented daughter of Mohaymen. Her next start will be her third off the layoff.

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Elm Drive’s Race Information

Race Date:  May 20, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  8
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: stakes Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Philip D’Amato Jockey:  Ramon Vazquez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  ceded lead, up close outside, cleared upper, held safely Track Variant:  0
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 13.40 Place: Payout:  $ 7.60 Show Payout:  $ 3.60

Race Replay

Elm Drive – Santa Anita –  May 20, 2023

Elm Drive Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Elm Drive Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  175 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 143
CPR Race Par:  143 CPR Earned In Race: 138
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Front 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 Elm Drive was cabable of.  We expected that if Elm Drive gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Elm Drive performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Elm Drive last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Elm Drive next start.  If Elm Drive 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 Elm Drive will dominate the race.

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