Santo Dios (ARG): Should be Tighter In Next Start

Five year old full horse for Marcelo Polanco made his 1st start stateside in Sunday’s finale, a 1st condition allowance race at a mile on the turf. Off at 8/1 in an 11 horse field, he made the running from the get go and carved out a swift 1st quarter in 22.30 when making the lead into the clubhouse turn. He then slowed the pace down by Berrios with a 2nd quarter in 24.70. He had two on the field at the ¼ pole, found another gear late and battled down the lane to lose by just ¾ of a length at the wire. It was a strong effort considering he hadn’t been to the post since December of 2022. He was Grade 1 placed in his native Argentina and Polanco does well with these South American imports. He is certainly good enough to knock out this condition at Del Mar and should be much tighter for his next engagement.

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Santo Dios (ARG)’s Race Information

Race Date:  November 5, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  10
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: allowance optional claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Marcelo Polanco Jockey:  Hector Berrios Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  brushed, dueled inside, cleared, met bid, outkicked Track Variant:  +11
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 12.40 Show Payout:  $ 6.60

Race Replay

Santo Dios (ARG) – Santa Anita –  November 5, 2023

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: 128
CPR Race Par:  128 CPR Earned In Race: 120
Fast Fig Race Par:  126 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 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 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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