Santo Dios (ARG): May Have Been Best But Blocked Throughout

Six year old full horse for Marcelo Polanco tried the hill for the 1st time on Saturday in this 1st allowance condition for older horses. Off at 8/1 in a field of 9, he broke last from the rail under Laprida and was well back early. The jock moved him up from the inside and he was only 3 back of the leaders halfway down the hill. Turning for home, the boy kept him on the fence, hoping for a seam to get through, but one never developed and he was pretty much blocked the entire length of the stretch. He had horse but nowhere to go. He finished 4th and was beaten a length and a half at the wire and may very well have been best. Polanco is a 4% trainer, so he doesn’t win very often, but this horse has talent, and if he can get a better post next time, he can win this condition. With his connections, he’s always going to offer value from a wagering standpoint.

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Santo Dios (ARG)’s Race Information

Race Date:  February 24, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  9
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: allowance Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Marcelo Polanco Jockey:  Jeremy Laprida Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  chased inside, willignly Track Variant:  +5
Finish Position: 4th Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  0 Show Payout:  0

Race Replay

Santo Dios (ARG) – Santa Anita –  February 24, 2024

Santo Dios (ARG) Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Santo Dios (ARG) Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  155 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 135
CPR Race Par:  0 CPR Earned In Race: 132
Fast Fig Race Par:  126 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 Santo Dios (ARG) was cabable of.  We expected that if Santo Dios (ARG) gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Santo Dios (ARG) performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Santo Dios (ARG) last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Santo Dios (ARG) next start.  If Santo Dios (ARG) 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 Santo Dios (ARG) will dominate the race.

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