Pride of the Nile: Broke a Step Slow But Came Up 1/2 Length Short To Gallop Past Winner After Wire

Three year old filly for Doug O’Neill tried the Grade 3 Las Virgenes stakes on Saturday at a mile on the main track for soph fillies. Off at 7/2 in a field of six, she broke a step slow under J.J. and was 4th into the clubhouse turn. She stayed in 4th down the back side, five back of the leaders, found a seam at the top of the lane, and gamely tried to catch the even money favorite the final sixteenth. She came up a half length short at the wire but galloped out past the winner just yards after the wire. She was washy in the paddock today and that probably didn’t help matters, but she is all race horse and hasn’t run a bad one in five trips to the post. She has won twice on the lawn as well. Look for O’Neill to find a winning spot for her even if he has to ship.

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Pride of the Nile’s Race Information

Race Date:  January 28, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  2
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: stakes Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Doug O’Neill Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  tracked 3-2wide, inside-2wide, angled out, gamely Track Variant:  -2
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 3.40 Show Payout:  $ 2.60

Race Replay

Pride of the Nile – Santa Anita –  January 28, 2023

Pride of the Nile Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Pride of the Nile Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  160 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 125
CPR Race Par:  124 CPR Earned In Race: 123
Fast Fig Race Par:  128 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 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 Pride of the Nile was cabable of.  We expected that if Pride of the Nile gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Pride of the Nile performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Pride of the Nile last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Pride of the Nile next start.  If Pride of the Nile 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 Pride of the Nile will dominate the race.

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