Mc Vay: Much Improved Running Down Leader at 1/8 Pole

Three year old colt for John Shirreffs made start #2 in Saturday’s opener as they sprinted on the main at six and a half in a race for sophomores. Off at 9/1 in a salty field of 8, he broke a tad slow under Berrios, but was quickly up and in contention by the half mile pole. He was third at the 3/8 pole while between horses and 3 back of the odds on leader. He gamely made a run at the leader at the 1/8 pole, but was quickly outmatched and had to settle for second, and it was five back to the third horse. It was a much improved effort over his debut and this expensive son of Constitution will be a soon winner for the ever patient Shirreffs barn. He has the look of a colt that wants two turns and they may stretch him out next time.

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Mc Vay’s Race Information

Race Date:  January 20, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  John Shirreffs Jockey:  Hector Berrios Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  climbed, chased between, 2wide-inside, 2nd best Track Variant:  +4
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 7.80 Show Payout:  $ 4.40

Race Replay

Mc Vay – Santa Anita –  January 20, 2024

Mc Vay Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Mc Vay Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  135 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 114
CPR Race Par:  128 CPR Earned In Race: 101
Fast Fig Race Par:  120 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 2 Running Style In Race:   Unknown
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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 Mc Vay was cabable of.  We expected that if Mc Vay gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Mc Vay performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Mc Vay last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Mc Vay next start.  If Mc Vay 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 Mc Vay will dominate the race.

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