Just Nails: Look for O’Neill to turn her back now, either down the hill or out the chute

Five year old mare for Doug O’Neill tried two turns for the 1st time in her career on Saturday in a 1st allowance condition at a mile on the lawn for older runners. Off at 7/1 in a full field of 12 runners, she was hustled to the lead from the 12 hole under Maldonado and made the lead into the clubhouse turn with a quick opening quarter in 22.76. She had three down the back side on the field, still had the lead at the 1/8 pole, but gave it up late to finish 4th beaten five at the wire. This daughter of Twirling Candy wants to sprint and that is all. They had to find out if she could handle two turns and they did. Look for O’Neill to turn her back now, either down the hill or out of the chute. She is good enough to knock out this condition and as her name applies, she is “just nails”.

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Just Nails’s Race Information

Race Date:  April 6, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  7
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Doug O’Neill Jockey:  Edwin Maldonado Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  pace inside, weakened late Track Variant:  +9
Finish Position: 4th Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  0

Race Replay

Just Nails – Santa Anita –  April 6, 2024

Just Nails Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Just Nails Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Mid Pack Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 123
CPR Race Par:  130 CPR Earned In Race: 114
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Mid Pack 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 Just Nails was cabable of.  We expected that if Just Nails gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Just Nails performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Just Nails last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Just Nails next start.  If Just Nails 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 Just Nails will dominate the race.

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