Kuchar: A Victim of “Ortiz Drift” Can Improve In Next Start | Upcoming Race:Monmouth Park July 20, 2024

Comebacker was a victim of the “Ortiz drift” in the stretch and this may have cost him the race. There was clear sailing in between horses, before Ortiz drifted out causing Kuchar to steady a bit in midstretch. The jock was going to go in between horses once again, but the gap closed and he had to switch to the outside. Once he was clear, he found his best stride with another closer to his outside and he fell just short at the wire in a blanket finish.

Next Upcoming Race: July 20, 2024 Monmouth Park Race #  10


Kuchar’s Race Information

Race Date:  April 6, 2023 Track:  Aqueduct Race #:  7
Distance:  9 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Todd Pletcher Jockey:  Jose Lezcano Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  coaxed st, prompted 3w, coaxed 3/8, 3w upper, late foot, missed Track Variant:  -9
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 4.00 Show Payout:  $ 3.00

Race Replay

Kuchar – Aqueduct –  April 6, 2023

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Kuchar Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Kuchar Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  160 Running Style In Race:  Mid Pack Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 134
CPR Race Par:  128 CPR Earned In Race: 129
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 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 Kuchar was cabable of.  We expected that if Kuchar gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Kuchar performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Kuchar last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Kuchar next start.  If Kuchar 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 Kuchar will dominate the race.

Helpful Tip:  So that it’s easy for you to compare a horse’s past performance, Today’s Racing Digest’s Performance Figures for upcoming races are based on how we expect the horse to perform in that race regardless of any changes in race conditions.  Learn More: