Precocious Times: Can Win At This Level With Clean Trip

Four year old filly for John Sadler had a pretty rough trip in Saturday’s finale, a mile turf starter allowance race for non winners twice. Off at 5/1 in a field of 11, she relaxed nicely for Berrios down the back side and was 8 back of the leaders and about mid pack. She started to rally at the ¼ pole, stayed inside at the top of the lane, but couldn’t find a seam to get through. She checked at the 1/8 pole when it looked like there was a hole, and then again at the 1/16, but each time the hole closed as she entered. She finished third beaten 3 at the wire, but was moved up to 2nd due to a DQ on the horse that shut her off twice. I’m not sure if she would have beaten the winner with a clear trip, but she would have made it awfully close. She is obviously good enough to knock out this condition and she will get another chance before the end of this meet. She just needs a clean trip to get it done.

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Precocious Times’s Race Information

Race Date:  August 5, 2023 Track:  Del Mar Race #:  11
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: starter allowance Surface: Turf
Trainer:  John Sadler Jockey:  Hector Berrios Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  drift in,brush start,rail,angled 3/16,wait past 1/8,checked,game Track Variant:  +3
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 6.00 Show Payout:  $ 3.60

Race Replay

Precocious Times – Del Mar –  August 5, 2023

Precocious Times Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Precocious Times Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  125 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 111
CPR Race Par:  116 CPR Earned In Race: 125
Fast Fig Race Par:  116 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 2 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 Precocious Times was cabable of.  We expected that if Precocious Times gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Precocious Times performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Precocious Times last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Precocious Times next start.  If Precocious Times 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 Precocious Times will dominate the race.

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