Honey Jar: Blazing Early Fractions Tired but Found Another Gear to Hold for 2nd

Five year old mare for Mike McCarthy tried two turns for the 1st time in her 7 race career on Saturday in a 1st allowance condition event at a mile on the lawn. Off at 5/1 in a field of 11, she set blazing fractions of 22.52 and 45.49 for the half and opened up 7 down the back side. She looked dead tired at the top of the lane, but found another gear and gamely stayed the final furlong. The favorite caught her very late but she held for second and was only beaten a length at the wire. With a more ratable ride she could have easily won and this race and this sets her up nicely for a return to a sprint down the hill or another mile engagement. She is very sharp right now and has only missed the board once in her career

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Honey Jar’s Race Information

Race Date:  January 28, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  9
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: allowance Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Michael McCarthy Jockey:  Armando Aguilar Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  sprinted clear, opened up, inside, run down Track Variant:  +8
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 5.00 Show Payout:  $ 4.40

Race Replay

Honey Jar – Santa Anita –  January 28, 2023

Honey Jar Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Honey Jar Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 126
CPR Race Par:  112 CPR Earned In Race: 108
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Front 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 Honey Jar was cabable of.  We expected that if Honey Jar gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Honey Jar performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Honey Jar last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Honey Jar next start.  If Honey Jar 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 Honey Jar 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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