Kings River Knight: Ready for Open Graded Stakes

Six year old gelding for John Sadler stepped into open company on Saturday in a 2nd allowance condition race at a mile on the turf for older runners. Off as the 3/5 choice in a field of 7. He came out running under J.J. and had a two length lead coming out of the clubhouse turn with moderate fractions of 23.47 and 47.85 for the half. He maintained that lead till the ¼ pole when the stretch runners started to unwind, but he had another gear at the 1/8 pole and went on to win by three at the wire. He ran the final quarter in a sparkling 23.15 on a course still with plenty of moisture in it. This was his 9th win in just 15 trips to the post and his 1st start out of Cal bred stakes in 8 races. He is now 4 for 4 at a mile on the turf and 6 for 6 with J.J. in the irons. He is ready for open graded stakes at this point in his career and Sadler may give him a shot at that in the near future. If J.J. rides him back, he’ll get the money no matter where he is placed.

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Kings River Knight’s Race Information

Race Date:  February 24, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  5
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  John Sadler Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  pace inside, proved best Track Variant:  0
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 3.20 Place: Payout:  $ 2.20 Show Payout:  $ 2.10

Race Replay

Kings River Knight – Santa Anita –  February 24, 2024

Kings River Knight Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Kings River Knight Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  170 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 158
CPR Race Par:  157 CPR Earned In Race: 158
Fast Fig Race Par:  132 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Unknown
(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 Kings River Knight was cabable of.  We expected that if Kings River Knight gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Kings River Knight performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Kings River Knight last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Kings River Knight next start.  If Kings River Knight 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 Kings River Knight will dominate the race.

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