Safa: Can Go Short, Long, Turf or Dirt

Three year old filly for Gary Stute finally got her diploma on Saturday in her 6th trip to the post in a Cal bred maiden special weight event at ¾ on the main. Off as the heavy 1 to 2 choice in a field of seven, she was very impressive today, by forcing the pace outside and then drawing off in the lane to win by 8 at the wire. The gallop out was even more impressive as she had 15 on the field before being pulled up. She has only missed the board once in six starts, can go short or long, turf or dirt. Lots of options for this daughter of Grazen who will run on anything.

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Safa’s Race Information

Race Date:  January 6, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  4
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Gary Stute Jockey:  Tiago Pereira Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  pressed between, powered away Track Variant:  +3
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 3.00 Place: Payout:  $ 2.20 Show Payout:  $ 2.10

Race Replay

Safa – Santa Anita –  January 6, 2024

Safa Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Safa Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  110 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 117
CPR Race Par:  108 CPR Earned In Race: 99
Fast Fig Race Par:  110 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 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 Safa was cabable of.  We expected that if Safa gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Safa performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Safa last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Safa next start.  If Safa 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 Safa will dominate the race.

Helpful Tip:  So that it’s easy for you to compare a horse’s past performance, Today’s Racing Digest’s Performance Figures for upcoming races are based on how we expect the horse to perform in that race regardless of any changes in race conditions.  Learn More:  

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