Super Shine (ARG): If Given Time To Recover She Will be a Force To Reckon with In Graded Stakes

One of the more impressive performances of the week was this five year old mare in the Grade 2 Santa Maria stakes on Sunday. This five year old trained by Phil D’Amato had not been to the post since May of 2023 and this was her first race outside of Argentina. She broke running under 53 year old Frankie Dettori in this mile and a sixteenth run on the main track and vied for the lead with two others into the clubhouse turn. She opened up a length on the 8 horse field at the half mile pole through quick fractions of 22.66 and 46.64 for the half. She put away the other speed at the ¼ pole but the stretch runners were now in full flight and she battled gamely down the lane from the inside and never gave an inch until the shadow of the wire. She lost by a head in the final jump but she did all of the dirty work the entire race and ran too good to lose. She won 4 of 10 down in Argentina and only missed the board once, and if D’Amato gives her time to recover from this race, and he probably will, she will be a force to reckon with on this circuit in graded stakes the rest of the year.

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Super Shine (ARG)’s Race Information

Race Date:  April 21, 2024 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  9
Distance:  8.5 Furlongs Conditions: stakes Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Philip D’Amato Jockey:  Lanfranco Dettori Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  bumped,vied 3-2wide, chased, cleared, led inside, battled to wire Track Variant:  -6
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 4.60 Show Payout:  $ 2.40

Race Replay

Super Shine (ARG) – Santa Anita –  April 21, 2024

Super Shine (ARG) Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Super Shine (ARG) Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  185 Running Style In Race:  Mid Pack Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 140
CPR Race Par:  137 CPR Earned In Race: 135
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 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 Super Shine (ARG) was cabable of.  We expected that if Super Shine (ARG) gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Super Shine (ARG) performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Super Shine (ARG) last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Super Shine (ARG) next start.  If Super Shine (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 Super Shine (ARG) will dominate the race.

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