Kerry Gold: Rough Trip Settling For 2nd But Good Enough To Win Here

Five year old gelding for Peter Miller had a pretty rough trip in this Cal bred allowance race for the 1st condition Sunday at a mile on the turf. Off at 2/1 in a field of 9 under J.J., he broke OK and sat third on the rail into the clubhouse turn, but he had to check sharply when another horse came over on him just before the turn. J.J. kept him on the fence down the back side, stayed on the rail turning for home, but no seam developed on the inside, so he had to sit and wait for room. He got out at the 1/16 pole and finished strong, but he couldn’t see a horse closing way on the outside, so he had to settle for second beaten a neck at the wire. He is certainly good enough to win at this level, in fact he was entered for the optional tag of $20K and trainer Dan Azcarate red tagged the gelding for a start at Del Mar. If J.J. rides him back, go to the windows.

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Kerry Gold’s Race Information

Race Date:  June 16, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  8
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Peter Miller Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  rank 1st, stalked inside, 2wide-inside, lacked room upper, rally Track Variant:  +8
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 3.60 Show Payout:  $ 3.00

Race Replay

Kerry Gold – Santa Anita –  June 16, 2024

Kerry Gold Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Kerry Gold Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  145 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 125
CPR Race Par:  113 CPR Earned In Race: 114
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 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 Kerry Gold was cabable of.  We expected that if Kerry Gold gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Kerry Gold performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Kerry Gold last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Kerry Gold next start.  If Kerry Gold 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 Kerry Gold will dominate the race.

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