Guy Named Joe: Rallied Well Late But Came Up a Head Short Against Perfect Trip Favorite

Three year old colt for Doug O’Neill tried the Pasadena stakes on Saturday in a non graded stakes at a mile on the lawn for sophomores. Off at 3/1 in a field of just four due to a late scratch, he sat off the lead down the back side in third, about 4 lengths back of the leaders. The fractions were moderate and J.J. kept him on the fence most of the race, found a seam on the inside, and rallied well late, but just came up a head short at the wire to the favorite who had the perfect trip. He added blinkers today which helped him stay closer to the pace, yet still had a good kick late. He still has the 1st condition allowance available as he just has his maiden win, but this colt is very steady, as he has hit the board in 6 of 7 starts and always finishes strong. He’s a soon winner for a barn that’s been hot lately.

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Guy Named Joe’s Race Information

Race Date:  March 16, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  3
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: stakes Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Doug O’Neill Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  bit tight early, stalked inside, rail bid upper, dueled, denied Track Variant:  +3
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 3.20 Show Payout:  0

Race Replay

Guy Named Joe – Santa Anita –  March 16, 2024

Guy Named Joe Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Guy Named Joe Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  150 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 134
CPR Race Par:  136 CPR Earned In Race: 140
Fast Fig Race Par:  124 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Front Runner
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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 Guy Named Joe was cabable of.  We expected that if Guy Named Joe gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Guy Named Joe performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Guy Named Joe last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Guy Named Joe next start.  If Guy Named Joe 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 Guy Named Joe will dominate the race.

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