Known Idea: He’s a Very Game Runner With Many Options

Three year old colt for John Sadler tried the turf for the 1st time in his 4 race career on Sunday and handled it just fine. Off at 2/1 in a field of 8 with J.J. in the irons in this 1st allowance condition for three year olds at ¾ on the lawn, he broke well and attended the early pace. The pace was pretty hot with fractions of 21.82 and 44.27 for the half, but this colt put the other speed away at the top of the lane and dug in gamely down the stretch. He got caught right at the wire by a perfect tripper who got through on the inside and lost by a neck. He ran too good to lose today and he’ll knock out this condition, especially of J.J. rides him back. He’s a very game runner and being a Cal bred to boot leaves him with many options.

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Known Idea’s Race Information

Race Date:  April 28, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  3
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  John Sadler Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  up close outside, bid 2wie, led, drifted out stretch, caught Track Variant:  +6
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 4.00 Show Payout:  $ 3.00

Race Replay

Known Idea – Santa Anita –  April 28, 2024

Known Idea Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Known Idea Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 117
CPR Race Par:  104 CPR Earned In Race: 105
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 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 Known Idea was cabable of.  We expected that if Known Idea gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Known Idea performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Known Idea last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Known Idea next start.  If Known Idea 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 Known Idea will dominate the race.

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