Issa Court: Caught 4 Wide at Clubhouse Turn Should Be Live Next Time Out

Lightly raced six year old mare for Dean Pederson was back in for a mile against older runners in a first condition Cal bred allowance group on the main track. Off as the second choice in the wagering at 5/2 in a field of 6 and in for the claiming tag of $20K, she broke running from the six hole under Rispoli but got caught four wide into the clubhouse turn. She used her tactical speed to get up to second down the back side just one length off the leader. She went to the lead on her own at the 3/8 pole, opened up two at the top of the lane, looked like she was home at the 1/8 pole, then tired a bit late and got caught right on the wire. This mare likes to win and she can handle turf or dirt. She goes to Hess Jr. off the claim and she should be “live” in her next start.

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Issa Court’s Race Information

Race Date:  January 15, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  8
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Dean Pederson Jockey:  Umberto Rispoli Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  pressed outside, cleared, caught Track Variant:  -3
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 3.00 Show Payout:  $ 2.60

Race Replay

Issa Court – Santa Anita –  January 15, 2024

Issa Court Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Issa Court Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  130 Running Style In Race:  Mid Pack Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 122
CPR Race Par:  114 CPR Earned In Race: 111
Fast Fig Race Par:  118 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Mid Pack 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 Issa Court was cabable of.  We expected that if Issa Court gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Issa Court performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Issa Court last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Issa Court next start.  If Issa Court 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 Issa Court will dominate the race.

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