Heart of the Night: Should at Least Get a Mile and She’ll Be Hard To Hold Back

Three year old filly for Mike McCarthy made start #2 in Saturday’s opener and first since last August in this maiden special weight event at five and a half on the turf. She was bumped around at the start, but was challenging for the lead by the half mile pole, through awfully quick fractions of 21.35 and 43.82 on a good turf course. She stuck her head in front at the 1/8 pole, dug in gamely for the final furlong, but got tagged late right on the wire to lose by a half. She galloped out strong just past the wire. It was a strong race and one that she probably needed. This New York bred should at least get a mile and she’ll be hard to hold in her next start, regardless of the distance.

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Heart of the Night’s Race Information

Race Date:  March 18, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  5.5 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Michael McCarthy Jockey:  John Velazquez Track Condition:  GOOD
Trouble Notes:  broke in, bumped 2x, stalked 2wide, led, caught Track Variant:  +9
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 3.80 Show Payout:  $ 2.80

Race Replay

Heart of the Night – Santa Anita –  March 18, 2023

Heart of the Night Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Heart of the Night Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  125 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 114
CPR Race Par:  100 CPR Earned In Race: 100
Fast Fig Race Par:  116 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 2 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 Heart of the Night was cabable of.  We expected that if Heart of the Night gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Heart of the Night performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Heart of the Night last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Heart of the Night next start.  If Heart of the Night 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 of the Night 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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