Lucky N Smart: If Can Get Away Clean He’s Soon A Winner

Three year old gelding for Carla Gaines made his debut in Saturday’s 4th, a Cal bred maiden special weight event at ¾ on the grass, 3 and up. Off at 5/1 and drawing the rail in a 10 horse field, he bobbled at the start and was away last, then bobbled again at the dirt cross over. He moved up some under Rispoli, but was still six back at the 3/8 pole. The jock kept him on the fence but had no room down the lane, until he finally swung out at the 1/16 pole. Then he finished stoutly to get second beaten two and a half at the wire. All in all, a very creditable debut considering all of the trouble. His works were good coming into the race but he had a habit of breaking slowly. Gaines needs to work on that and if he can get away clean, he’s a soon winner in the Cal bred ranks.

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Lucky N Smart’s Race Information

Race Date:  April 20, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  4
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Carla Gaines Jockey:  Umberto Rispoli Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  off slow, inside, angled out, up for 2nd Track Variant:  +3
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 7.00 Show Payout:  $ 5.00

Race Replay

Lucky N Smart – Santa Anita –  April 20, 2024

Lucky N Smart Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Lucky N Smart Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  130 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 107
CPR Race Par:  100 CPR Earned In Race: 93
Fast Fig Race Par:  118 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 Lucky N Smart was cabable of.  We expected that if Lucky N Smart gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Lucky N Smart performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Lucky N Smart last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Lucky N Smart next start.  If Lucky N Smart 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 Lucky N Smart will dominate the race.

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