Ultimate Gamble: $1.7 Million Colt with Bright Future

Three year old colt for Mark Glatt made start #2 on Saturday in a maiden special weight event at a flat mile on the main track, 3 and up. Off as the heavy 3/5 choice in a field of just five, he broke OK under Dettori and laid third down the back side, four off the pace. He went after the leaders on his own at the ¼ pole, assumed the lead at the top of the lane, and went on to win handily by two very professionally. They paid $1.7 million for this colt and he showed very little in his sprint debut. But he’s bred to go long and he looks like stakes material down the road. He will have no trouble with the first allowance condition, even if he’s up against older horses. This one appears to have a bright future but for $1.7 million, it is the “ultimate gamble”.

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Ultimate Gamble’s Race Information

Race Date:  April 1, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  4
Distance:  8 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Mark Glatt Jockey:  Lanfranco Dettori Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  chased 4wide, bid 3deep, cleared upper, inched away Track Variant:  +9
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 3.40 Place: Payout:  $ 2.20 Show Payout:  $ 2.10

Race Replay

Ultimate Gamble – Santa Anita –  April 1, 2023

Ultimate Gamble Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Ultimate Gamble Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 120
CPR Race Par:  114 CPR Earned In Race: 112
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 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 Ultimate Gamble was cabable of.  We expected that if Ultimate Gamble gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Ultimate Gamble performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Ultimate Gamble last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Ultimate Gamble next start.  If Ultimate Gamble 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 Ultimate Gamble 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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