Southern Horse (ARG): Lot’s of Options Can Win Right Back

Eight year old full horse for D’Amato is aptly named being bred south of the equator in Argentina. Having not raced since June, he surfaced in a good spot in a $50,000 claimer Saturday for older runners at six and a half on the turf coming out of the chute. Bet down to 9/5 in a field of 7, he was void of early speed and fell 7 lengths back of the leaders down the back side. J.J. kept him on the fence, angled out perfectly at the top of the lane, and rolled late to get up and win by two comfortably. He can get a mile but is best as a late running sprinter, and being 8 years old now, D’Amato pretty much has a license to steal as I doubt anyone will be dropping the claim slip. Plus he still has the 1st allowance condition available. Lots of options and he can win right back.

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Southern Horse (ARG)’s Race Information

Race Date:  February 11, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  3
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: claiming Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Philip D’Amato Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  settled, inside, angled out, drove clear Track Variant:  +3
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 5.80 Place: Payout:  $ 3.20 Show Payout:  $ 2.80

Race Replay

Southern Horse (ARG) – Santa Anita –  February 11, 2023

Southern Horse (ARG) Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Southern Horse (ARG) Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  165 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 137
CPR Race Par:  132 CPR Earned In Race: 124
Fast Fig Race Par:  130 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Late 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 Southern Horse (ARG) was cabable of.  We expected that if Southern Horse (ARG) gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Southern Horse (ARG) performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Southern Horse (ARG) last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Southern Horse (ARG) next start.  If Southern Horse (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 Southern Horse (ARG) will dominate the race.

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