Mc Vay: Huge Sweeping Move at 3/8 Pole to Go from 10 back to Lead at 1/4 Pole

Three year old colt for John Shirreffs finally got a chance to race where he belongs and he annihilated a good field of maiden special weights 3 and up at a flat mile on the main. Off as the 3/2 choice in a field of 9, he broke outward from the 9 hole, went six wide into and out of the clubhouse turn under Mike Smith, and was kept extremely wide down the back side. The first quarter was hot in 22.45 so Smith knew the speed would come back to him. He made a huge sweeping move at the 3/8 pole and within a furlong went from 10 back to the lead at the ¼ pole. He won by six geared down and wrapped up the final 50 yards. It was visually an impressive performance. Now if Shirreffs runs him where he belongs, in the 1st allowance condition, he will have no issues, just as long as he doesn’t get greedy and throw him to the wolves in a graded stakes, as he has done in the past. McVay does have a lot of talent but he should be allowed to run through his conditions.

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Mc Vay’s Race Information

Race Date:  May 18, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  8
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  John Shirreffs Jockey:  Mike Smith Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  chased 6-7wide, rallied 5-4wide, romped Track Variant:  +3
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 5.00 Place: Payout:  $ 2.60 Show Payout:  $ 2.40

Race Replay

Mc Vay – Santa Anita –  May 18, 2024

Mc Vay Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Mc Vay Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 128
CPR Race Par:  126 CPR Earned In Race: 126
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Late 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 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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