First Peace: Rallied Late In Stretch and Can Get a Mile If Stretched Out

Four year old colt for Mark Glatt was entered in the finale on Sunday, the Grade 3 Daytona stakes down the hill for older runners. Bet down to the 7/5 favorite late off a 4/1 morning line, he had a miserable trip and it wasn’t one of Mike Smith’s better rides. A horse that always runs near the pace sprinting, he broke a step slow, then was rushed up a bit to get back into the race, checked when Smith ran him up on a horse’s heels, then got shuffled further back, and found himself five lengths back of the lonely leader, who went on and wired the field. In spite of the poor beginning, he rallied late in the stretch and only needed one more jump at the wire to win the race. With the late scratch of speedster Air Force Red and the poor start of First Peace, Mucho Del Oro found himself alone on the lead and wired the field at 11/1, but First Peace was BEST today. This colt can get a mile and maybe Glatt will stretch him out at Del Mar or take him on the road. This son of Kentucky bred Funtastic is worth following.

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First Peace’s Race Information

Race Date:  May 26, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  10
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: stakes Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Mark Glatt Jockey:  Mike Smith Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  lost path/steadied early, chased 2-3wide, gaining Track Variant:  +8
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 3.00 Show Payout:  $ 2.40

Race Replay

First Peace – Santa Anita –  May 26, 2024

First Peace Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars First Peace Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  190 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 144
CPR Race Par:  140 CPR Earned In Race: 144
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 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 First Peace was cabable of.  We expected that if First Peace gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in First Peace performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in First Peace last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of First Peace next start.  If First Peace 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 First Peace will dominate the race.

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