Giovinazzo: Tough to Beat If Runs Back For Same Price

Three year old colt for Doug O’Neill, off since July, made the third start of his career on Thursday in the opener, a six furlong sprint on the grass for maiden claimers in for a $50,000 tag. Off at 10/1 in a field of 8, he showed good speed right from the get go and dueled for the lead with the favorite through moderate fractions of 22.61 and 45.24. He hung in there till the 1/16 pole and then gave it up late, but was still five lengths clear of third, beaten three at the wire by the chalk. He probably needed this race due to the long layoff, and if O’Neill runs him back for the same price, he’ll be tough to beat.

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Giovinazzo’s Race Information

Race Date:  March 9, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: maiden claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Doug O’Neill Jockey:  Edwin Maldonado Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  forced pace, bid past 1/4, out finished Track Variant:  -1
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 8.00 Show Payout:  $ 4.80

Race Replay

Giovinazzo – Santa Anita –  March 9, 2023

Giovinazzo Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Giovinazzo Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  130 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 120
CPR Race Par:  120 CPR Earned In Race: 109
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 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 Giovinazzo was cabable of.  We expected that if Giovinazzo gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Giovinazzo performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Giovinazzo last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Giovinazzo next start.  If Giovinazzo 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 Giovinazzo will dominate the race.

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