Heart Headed: Beat By a Head After Running a Bang Up Race

Three year old colt for John Sadler tried grass for the 1st time in his 4th career start in the Baffle stakes on Saturday and really took to the lawn in this hillside sprint for sophomores. Off at 5/2 and drawn on the rail with J.J., he sat third down the hill just 3 lengths back of the leaders. The jock kept him on the fence the entire trip and he looked a winner at the 1/8 pole, but had no answer late for the winner who came flying on the outside from last to first. He got beat just a head at the wire and really ran a bang up race for this son of Oscar Performance. He is bred to go long as well and looks like a really good claim for $50K as he has doubled that amount in earnings in just 3 starts. He still has the 1st allowance condition available as well. Lots of options for Sadler in his next start.

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Heart Headed’s Race Information

Race Date:  February 17, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  7
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: stakes Surface: Turf
Trainer:  John Sadler Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  stalked 2wide-inside, bid between, led, edged Track Variant:  +5
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 3.80 Show Payout:  $ 3.20

Race Replay

Heart Headed – Santa Anita –  February 17, 2024

Heart Headed Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Heart Headed Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  150 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 131
CPR Race Par:  124 CPR Earned In Race: 130
Fast Fig Race Par:  124 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 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 Heart Headed was cabable of.  We expected that if Heart Headed gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Heart Headed performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Heart Headed last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Heart Headed next start.  If Heart Headed 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 Heart Headed will dominate the race.

Helpful Tip:  So that it’s easy for you to compare a horse’s past performance, Today’s Racing Digest’s Performance Figures for upcoming races are based on how we expect the horse to perform in that race regardless of any changes in race conditions.  Learn More:  

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