Sakura Flavor (IRE): Bred For Lawn And Can Run All Day

Three year old filly for Paddy Gallagher made her 2nd start this year and 3rd of her young career on Saturday, in a one mile maiden special weight event on the turf for 3 and up. Off at 30/1 in a field of 8, she raced unhurried into the first turn 7 lengths off the pace. Van Dyke kept her on the rail throughout and asked her for run at the ¼ pole. She stayed on the fence down the lane and closed strongly on the worst part of the course to get second, beaten only a length and a half at the wire. By the great Euro sire Kingman, she is bred for the lawn and can run all day. This Irish bred is just learning the game and should find the winners circle in the very near future.

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Sakura Flavor (IRE)’s Race Information

Race Date:  May 20, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  6
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Patrick Gallagher Jockey:  Drayden Van Dyke Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  settled, inside, rail rally Track Variant:  +5
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 23.40 Show Payout:  $ 10.20

Race Replay

Sakura Flavor (IRE) – Santa Anita –  May 20, 2023

Sakura Flavor (IRE) Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Sakura Flavor (IRE) Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  125 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 122
CPR Race Par:  119 CPR Earned In Race: 121
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 2 Running Style In Race:   Front Runner
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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 Sakura Flavor (IRE) was cabable of.  We expected that if Sakura Flavor (IRE) gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Sakura Flavor (IRE) performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Sakura Flavor (IRE) last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Sakura Flavor (IRE) next start.  If Sakura Flavor (IRE) 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 Sakura Flavor (IRE) will dominate the race.

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