Sassy Nature: Daughter of Straight Fire won by 8 While Hand Ridden the Final Furlong

Newly turned three year old filly for Luis Mendez made start #2 on Saturday in a maiden special weight Cal Bred event at ¾ on the main. Bet down late to 2/1 and the 2nd choice in the wagering, she zipped right to the front in this field, even with the blinkers off, and quickly opened up two by the half mile pole. She extended that lead to three by the ¼ pole through quick fractions of 22.00 and 44.85 for the half, then shut the door on the field with a quick 24.60 final quarter. She went on to win by 8, hand ridden the final furlong. This daughter of Straight Fire is a runner

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Sassy Nature’s Race Information

Race Date:  January 7, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  3
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Luis Mendez Jockey:  Edwin Maldonado Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  sprinted clear, widened, handily Track Variant:  +10
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 6.40 Place: Payout:  $ 3.00 Show Payout:  $ 2.40

Race Replay

Sassy Nature – Santa Anita –  January 7, 2023

Sassy Nature Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Sassy Nature Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  115 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 113
CPR Race Par:  100 CPR Earned In Race: 101
Fast Fig Race Par:  112 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Unknown
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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 Sassy Nature was cabable of.  We expected that if Sassy Nature gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Sassy Nature performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Sassy Nature last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Sassy Nature next start.  If Sassy Nature 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 Sassy Nature will dominate the race.

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