Legitimate Target (GB): Finished 3rd with Good Interest only beaten by 1/2 length soon winner

Four year old gelding for Phil D’Amato made just his 2nd career start and 1st in the U.S. in the Sunday finale, a maiden claimer for $50,000 at 9 furlongs on the grass, 3 and up. Off at 6/1 in a field of 10, Fresu had him well placed on the rail throughout just 3 back of the leaders down the back side. He kept him on the fence turning for home, found a seam to get through at the 1/8 pole and finished with good interest to get third and was only beaten a half length for all of it. He was moved up to second when the runner up was DQ’d for stretch interference that did not involve him. He had not been to the post in 17 months, he had been gelded, and his works were solid every 7 days for the last two months. He’s a soon winner for the top turf barn in Western America.

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Legitimate Target (GB)’s Race Information

Race Date:  May 19, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  9
Distance:  9 Furlongs Conditions: maiden claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Philip D’Amato Jockey:  Antonio Fresu Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  bumped start, stalked inside, tipped out, bid, denied Track Variant:  +1
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 6.80 Show Payout:  $ 5.00

Race Replay

Legitimate Target (GB) – Santa Anita –  May 19, 2024

Legitimate Target (GB) Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Legitimate Target (GB) Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  130 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 114
CPR Race Par:  119 CPR Earned In Race: 120
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Front 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 Legitimate Target (GB) was cabable of.  We expected that if Legitimate Target (GB) gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Legitimate Target (GB) performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Legitimate Target (GB) last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Legitimate Target (GB) next start.  If Legitimate Target (GB) 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 Legitimate Target (GB) will dominate the race.

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