Eylara (IRE): Improving Nicely For D’Amato

Lightly raced five year old mare for Phil D’Amato, tried stakes company for the first time in her career, and didn’t fare too badly. Off at 7/2 in a field of 9 runners at 11 furlongs on the lawn for fillies and mares in the ungraded CTT/TOC stakes, she settled nicely for Rispoli well off the dawdling pace. She trailed the field down the back side about 8 lengths off the pace and the internal fractions were extremely slow. Nonetheless, she was roused at the ¼ pole for her move, circled the field on the outside along with the shipper, Sister Otoole, and ran steadily down the lane to garner second, beaten a length and a half at the wire. This was just her second start for D’Amato and she has improved nicely since entering his barn. She still has the 2nd allowance condition available and she is good anywhere from 9 to 11 furlongs. She may even take a stab at the Grade 2 John Mabee stakes at 9 furlongs on Sept. 9. The key is retaining Rispoli who fits her like a glove. She has hit the board in 9 of 12 starts and this Irish bred is certainly worth following.

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Eylara (IRE)’s Race Information

Race Date:  August 18, 2023 Track:  Del Mar Race #:  7
Distance:  11 Furlongs Conditions: stakes Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Philip D’Amato Jockey:  Umberto Rispoli Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  settled 2wide, gained 2-3wide, tipped out, up for 2nd Track Variant:  -19
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 5.40 Show Payout:  $ 3.60

Race Replay

Eylara (IRE) – Del Mar –  August 18, 2023

Eylara (IRE) Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Eylara (IRE) Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  175 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 134
CPR Race Par:  150 CPR Earned In Race: 152
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Late 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 Eylara (IRE) was cabable of.  We expected that if Eylara (IRE) gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Eylara (IRE) performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Eylara (IRE) last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Eylara (IRE) next start.  If Eylara (IRE) 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 Eylara (IRE) will dominate the race.

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