Horace Mann: This One Sets Him Up Nicely for Del Mar

Three year old colt for Phil D’Amato, off since November of last year, re-surfaced in Saturday’s opener, a dash down the hill for the first allowance condition for sophomores. Off at 9/2 in a field of 7, he broke well from the outside and settled in 4th down the hill, four off the leaders. He was forced to move a bit early as the favorite came to him on the outside at the dirt crossover, got pinballed at the top of the lane to momentarily lose his momentum, then ran on well down the lane to get third beaten three at the wire. This one is a miler and this race sets him up perfectly for that trip and this condition down at Del Mar. Vasquez is his regular rider and he gets the money in his next trip to the post.

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Horace Mann’s Race Information

Race Date:  June 17, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Philip D’Amato Jockey:  Ramon Vazquez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  in range 2-4wide, bid/bumped between into str, saved 3rd Track Variant:  +8
Finish Position: 3rd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  $ 3.20

Race Replay

Horace Mann – Santa Anita –  June 17, 2023

Horace Mann Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Horace Mann Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  155 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 128
CPR Race Par:  132 CPR Earned In Race: 127
Fast Fig Race Par:  126 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Late 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 Horace Mann was cabable of.  We expected that if Horace Mann gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Horace Mann performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Horace Mann last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Horace Mann next start.  If Horace Mann 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 Horace Mann will dominate the race.

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