Matanzas Creek: Very Smart Final Quarter To Win by 3

Three year old colt for Tim Yakteen made start #2 on Sunday in a maiden special weight at ¾ on the main. Off at 6/1 in a field of five, he made every pole a winning one opening up two down the back side through soft fractions of 22.70 for the ¼ and then 45.69 for the half. He had three on the field by the 1/8 pole, then shut the door on his competitors with a very smart 23.40 final quarter to win by three at the wire. This one has a bright future and being by Empire Maker, two turns is well within his scope. Up the ladder for this $75,000 yearling purchase.

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Matanzas Creek’s Race Information

Race Date:  November 19, 2023 Track:  Del Mar Race #:  4
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Tim Yakteen Jockey:  Ramon Vazquez Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  sped clear, inside-2wide, kept to task Track Variant:  +6
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 15.80 Place: Payout:  $ 5.40 Show Payout:  $ 3.60

Race Replay

Matanzas Creek – Del Mar –  November 19, 2023

Matanzas Creek Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Matanzas Creek Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 134
CPR Race Par:  130 CPR Earned In Race: 126
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 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 Matanzas Creek was cabable of.  We expected that if Matanzas Creek gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Matanzas Creek performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Matanzas Creek last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Matanzas Creek next start.  If Matanzas Creek 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 Matanzas Creek 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:  

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