Mackinnon: Ideal Candidate For The Hill And Soon Winner

Five year old gelding for Doug O’Neill made just his 2nd start since last July on Sunday in a 2nd allowance dash at ¾ on the lawn for older runners. Off at 9/1 in a field of 9, he broke a step slow under Fresu and was last early, but rushed up on the rail and was third by the far turn. Fresu kept him on the fence down the lane and though he couldn’t go with the favorite late, he put in a good run and lost by a length and a half. He might have found his hole card today as a late running sprinter and looks like an ideal candidate for the hill. This was his 1st start ever with Lasix and his next race will be his 3rd off a long layoff. Now if O’Neill can just spot him properly, he’s a soon winner.

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Mackinnon’s Race Information

Race Date:  March 17, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  5
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Doug O’Neill Jockey:  Antonio Fresu Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  stalked inside, willingly Track Variant:  +2
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 8.20 Show Payout:  $ 3.80

Race Replay

Mackinnon – Santa Anita –  March 17, 2024

Mackinnon Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Mackinnon Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  170 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 137
CPR Race Par:  138 CPR Earned In Race: 136
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 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 Mackinnon was cabable of.  We expected that if Mackinnon gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Mackinnon performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Mackinnon last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Mackinnon next start.  If Mackinnon 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 Mackinnon 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: