Summer Lake: Won by 5 With Newly Shown Early Speed

Five year old mare for Carla Gaines, off since late November, tried the first allowance condition for Cal breds in the opener on Saturday at six and a half down the hill for older fillies and mares. Off at 5/1 in a field of 8, she broke running under Frankie Dettori and quickly grabbed the lead. She had two on the field coming down the hill yet was still under a snug hold. She wasn’t asked to run until the top of the lane, then quickly opened up five by the 1/8 pole. She cruised on in to win by five at the wire and beat some pretty decent runners in the process. She had never shown this much early speed in the past so the time off obviously did her some good. She can get two turns as well. Up the ladder for this daughter of Lakerville.

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Summer Lake’s Race Information

Race Date:  February 3, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: allowance Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Carla Gaines Jockey:  Lanfranco Dettori Track Condition:  GOOD
Trouble Notes:  away quickly, pace inside, cleared, drew off Track Variant:  +4
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 12.40 Place: Payout:  $ 6.60 Show Payout:  $ 3.60

Race Replay

Summer Lake – Santa Anita –  February 3, 2024

Summer Lake Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Summer Lake Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  130 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 128
CPR Race Par:  120 CPR Earned In Race: 121
Fast Fig Race Par:  118 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 Summer Lake was cabable of.  We expected that if Summer Lake gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Summer Lake performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Summer Lake last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Summer Lake next start.  If Summer Lake 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 Summer Lake will dominate the race.

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