Linda’s Gift: Lock to Win 2nd Condition Watch For Her At Santa Anita

Four year old filly for Richard Mandella made her 2nd start this year in Saturday’s ninth, a first allowance condition at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf, 3 and up. Off at 4/1 in a field of 9, she broke running under Tiago Pereira and made the lead into the clubhouse turn. She slowed the pace down to 24.25 and 49.07 for the half, but then was hooked at the half mile pole and they raced as a team to the top of the stretch. But “Linda” had another gear and shook loose at the 1/8 pole and won off handily by two and a half at the wire. She had six starts back in New York on the grass in route races and closed from off the pace in all six, so she doesn’t need the lead to win. She’s a lock to win the second condition so look for her up at Arcadia for their fall meet. This daughter of Arrogate has lots of talent and Mandella knows what to do with these kinds of fillies.

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Linda’s Gift’s Race Information

Race Date:  August 26, 2023 Track:  Del Mar Race #:  9
Distance:  8.5 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Richard Mandella Jockey:  Tiago Pereira Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  sped clear, dueled inside, cleared, held safely Track Variant:  +1
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 10.00 Place: Payout:  $ 5.20 Show Payout:  $ 3.40

Race Replay

Linda’s Gift – Del Mar –  August 26, 2023

Linda’s Gift Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Linda’s Gift Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 119
CPR Race Par:  114 CPR Earned In Race: 115
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 2 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 Linda’s Gift was cabable of.  We expected that if Linda’s Gift gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Linda’s Gift performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Linda’s Gift last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Linda’s Gift next start.  If Linda’s Gift 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 Linda’s Gift will dominate the race.

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