Vancougar: Exploded at the 1/8 Pole and Won Going Away by One at the Wire

Four year old gelding for Jeff Mullins made start #2 this year and the 4th start of his career in Sunday’s opener, a maiden special weight event for 3,4, and 5 year olds at ¾ on the turf. Off at 5/1 after getting heavy play right from the start, he broke OK under Vasquez and sat 4th early on just 3 lengths off the pace. He went after the leaders on his own at the ¼ pole and when the jock asked him to run at the 1/8 pole, he exploded past the leaders and won going away by one at the wire. This Kentucky bred is bred for two turns as well and has lots of options for the Mullins barn who has been red hot all meet with turf runners. Up the ladder.

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Vancougar’s Race Information

Race Date:  March 26, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Jeff Mullins Jockey:  Ramon Vazquez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  tracked 3deep, bid 4deep upper, best late Track Variant:  +1
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 12.80 Place: Payout:  $ 5.40 Show Payout:  $ 4.20

Race Replay

Vancougar – Santa Anita –  March 26, 2023

Vancougar Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Vancougar Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Mid Pack Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 128
CPR Race Par:  118 CPR Earned In Race: 121
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 2 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 Vancougar was cabable of.  We expected that if Vancougar gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Vancougar performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Vancougar last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Vancougar next start.  If Vancougar 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 Vancougar 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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