Ikigai: Held Well After Racing Along The Slower Inside Stretch

May have been long gone on a normal day or fairer track while on the lead, but he was racing along the slower inside in the stretch and did hold well to be beaten about one length. He finished in the Exacta in his previous three starts and he could show more stick next time out.

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Ikigai’s Race Information

Race Date:  March 4, 2023 Track:  Aqueduct Race #:  7
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: allowance Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Michelle Giangiulio Jockey:  Jorge Vargas, Jr. Track Condition:  GOOD
Trouble Notes:  broke fast,sent,pace,ins turn,ask1/4,collared1/16,lost trifecta Track Variant:  0
Finish Position: 4th Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  0

Race Replay

Ikigai – Aqueduct –  March 4, 2023

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Ikigai Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Ikigai Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  145 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 120
CPR Race Par:  114 CPR Earned In Race: 108
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 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 Ikigai was cabable of.  We expected that if Ikigai gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Ikigai performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Ikigai last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Ikigai next start.  If Ikigai 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 Ikigai will dominate the race.

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