Escape Artist: A Good Versatile Winner From 8 – 9 Furlongs

Three year old colt for Mike McCarthy made start #2 on Saturday at 9 furlongs on the grass in a maiden special weight. Off as the 5/2 choice in a field of 11, he broke well under Johnny V and laid 3rd into the clubhouse turn just 3 lengths back of the leaders. He stayed in that position down the back side on the fence, but the lonely front runner, who was his stable mate, was getting away at the ¼ pole. He went to a drive but couldn’t catch this 12/1 shot who wired the field. “Artist” never stopped trying and was a solid second and was four in front of the third horse. This son of the good sire Good Magic is a soon winner and is good anywhere from 8 to 9 furlongs.

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Escape Artist’s Race Information

Race Date:  February 4, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  8
Distance:  9 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Michael McCarthy Jockey:  John Velazquez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  tracked inside, closest, no match Track Variant:  +10
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 4.20 Show Payout:  $ 3.40

Race Replay

Escape Artist – Santa Anita –  February 4, 2023

Escape Artist Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Escape Artist Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 126
CPR Race Par:  113 CPR Earned In Race: 107
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 2 Running Style In Race:   Unknown
(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 Escape Artist was cabable of.  We expected that if Escape Artist gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Escape Artist performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Escape Artist last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Escape Artist next start.  If Escape Artist 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 Escape Artist will dominate the race.

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