Sonoran: Responsive Son of Curlin is Bred to Go Long

Two year old colt for Bob Baffert made his debut on Monday in a maiden special weight event at ¾ on the main. Off at 5/1 in an 8 horse field, he broke running under Johnny V. and then was taken back a bit and sat 3 lengths off the leaders down the back side. The jock asked him for run at the ¼ pole and he quickly assumed the lead after the leaders went a quick 21.68 for the opening quarter. He opened up a length quickly at the 1/8 pole, but another Baffert runner had him in his sights and glided on by Sonoran late. He finished second but was three and a half clear of the third horse. This son of Curlin is bred to go long and he’s a soon winner.

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Sonoran’s Race Information

Race Date:  December 26, 2022 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  4
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Bob Baffert Jockey:  John Velazquez Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  stalked duo, bid 3-4wide, cleared, yielded Track Variant:  +1
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 4.60 Show Payout:  $ 3.40

Race Replay

Sonoran – Santa Anita –  December 26, 2022

Sonoran Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Sonoran Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  130 Running Style In Race:  Mid Pack Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 122
CPR Race Par:  123 CPR Earned In Race: 113
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Mid Pack 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 Sonoran was cabable of.  We expected that if Sonoran gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Sonoran performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Sonoran last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Sonoran next start.  If Sonoran 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 Sonoran 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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