Stay and Scam: Strong Speed and Stamina For Sprints

Three year old filly for Doug O’Neill tried the 1st allowance condition for “open” runners in the finale Saturday at six and a half down the hill, 3 and up. Off at 12/1 in a full field of 12 runners and drawing the rail, she ran a bang up second after tracking the pace down the hill and rallying late under Gutierrez to miss by just a half at the wire. This was just her 6th career start and her 3rd on the turf, where she has never been worse than 2nd. This race sets her up perfectly to win at 5/8 on the turf at Del Mar where she has already won her Cal bred condition. She has a strong combination of speed and stamina for these turf sprints. She’s a soon winner for the always strong O’Neill barn.

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Stay and Scam’s Race Information

Race Date:  November 4, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  12
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: allowance Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Doug O’Neill Jockey:  Mario Gutierrez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  chased inside, moved out, rallied for 2nd Track Variant:  +7
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 12.80 Show Payout:  $ 9.60

Race Replay

Stay and Scam – Santa Anita –  November 4, 2023

Stay and Scam Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Stay and Scam Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 125
CPR Race Par:  122 CPR Earned In Race: 123
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 2 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 Stay and Scam was cabable of.  We expected that if Stay and Scam gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Stay and Scam performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Stay and Scam last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Stay and Scam next start.  If Stay and Scam 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 Stay and Scam 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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