Princess Midnight: Was Best Today In First Start On Turf

Four year old Runhappy filly for Carla Gaines, coming off a 15 month layoff, was in for a maiden special weight event for older fillies and mares in Sunday’s opener at ¾ on the green. Off at 8/1 in a field of 7 under J.J., she broke OK from the 2 hole and the rider kept her on the fence most of the way. She was in sixth down the back side about five off the leaders. J.J. kept her on the fence turning for home, then angled out at 1/16 pole, where she had to cross over five lanes, then finished with a flourish and was beaten ¾ by the perfect tripper favorite. “Lovin” was best today and she’s a soon winner, especially if J.J. rides her back. This was her 1st start on the turf and she took to it very effectively.

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Princess Midnight’s Race Information

Race Date:  March 17, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Joe Herrick Jockey:  Victor Espinoza Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  step slow, inside-3wide, no impact Track Variant:  +2
Finish Position: 6th Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  0

Race Replay

Princess Midnight – Santa Anita –  March 17, 2024

Princess Midnight Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Princess Midnight Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  125 Running Style In Race:  Mid Pack Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 110
CPR Race Par:  114 CPR Earned In Race: 92
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Mid Pack 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 Princess Midnight was cabable of.  We expected that if Princess Midnight gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Princess Midnight performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Princess Midnight last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Princess Midnight next start.  If Princess Midnight 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 Princess Midnight will dominate the race.

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