Fried Asparagus: Geared Down Bt Still Won By a Dozen

Five year old mare for Steve Knapp, who had been facing Cal bred allowance runners, dropped in for a tag of $16K in the opener on Saturday, which also was a non winners of two, and just blitzed the field. Coming out of the 8 hole in an 8 horse field, on a track still playing well in favor of the outside lanes, she broke well under stable rider Tiago Pereira, and then was taken back four off the pace. Without being asked, she went after the leaders at the 3/8 pole in this five and a half furlong sprint, cruised up to the leaders on her own, went right on by in the blink of an eye, and had five on the field at the 1/8 pole. She was geared down the final sixteenth and still won by a dozen at the wire. She was no secret at the claim box with multiple trainers dropping the slip, with Nor Cal trainer Ruby Thomas winning the shake. Off this race, she can beat open claimers for $25K with the new connections.

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Fried Asparagus’s Race Information

Race Date:  August 19, 2023 Track:  Del Mar Race #:  1
Distance:  5.5 Furlongs Conditions: claiming Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Steve Knapp Jockey:  Tiago Pereira Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  broke out, bid 4deep 5/16, cleared, coasted in late Track Variant:  0
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 4.40 Place: Payout:  $ 2.80 Show Payout:  $ 2.20

Race Replay

Fried Asparagus – Del Mar –  August 19, 2023

Fried Asparagus Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Fried Asparagus Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  110 Running Style In Race:  Mid Pack Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 105
CPR Race Par:  97 CPR Earned In Race: 93
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Mid Pack 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 Fried Asparagus was cabable of.  We expected that if Fried Asparagus gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Fried Asparagus performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Fried Asparagus last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Fried Asparagus next start.  If Fried Asparagus 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 Fried Asparagus will dominate the race.

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