Malibu Rocks: Battled Gamely Down The Lane and Never Surrendereed Until the End

Three year old colt for Mike Puype made start #2 on Sunday and 1st around two turns in a maiden special weight event at a flat mile on the main for sophomores. Off at 5/1 in a field of six, he made the running from the get go under Rosario and set blazing splits of 22.65 and 46.75 for the half. In addition, he was hounded every step of the way by the winner who never gave him a breather at any point in the race. “Malibu” looked beaten in the stretch but he battled gamely down the lane and never surrendered until the very end. He was beaten a half at the wire and it was three back to the third horse. It was a very game effort for this son of Malibu Moon as he did all the heavy lifting in this race and just missed in getting the victory. He’s a soon winner for a barn that’s off to a good start in 2024.

Next Upcoming Race:  


Malibu Rocks’s Race Information

Race Date:  January 28, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  6
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Mike Puype Jockey:  Joel Rosario Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  vied between, cleared 2wide-inside, met bid 2nd, gamely Track Variant:  +4
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 6.40 Show Payout:  $ 3.40

Race Replay

Malibu Rocks – Santa Anita –  January 28, 2024

Malibu Rocks Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Malibu Rocks Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  135 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 122
CPR Race Par:  114 CPR Earned In Race: 112
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 Malibu Rocks was cabable of.  We expected that if Malibu Rocks gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Malibu Rocks performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Malibu Rocks last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Malibu Rocks next start.  If Malibu Rocks 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 Malibu Rocks 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:  

Leave a Reply