Virasana: Looks Like Stakes Material

Three year old filly for Peter Eurton made start #2 on Sunday in a maiden special weight event at ¾ on the main. Off at 12/1 in a field of just six, she made the running quickly under Maldonado and engaged early through quick splits of 21.85 and 44.67. She put the other speed away approaching the ¼ pole, then quickly opened up on the field at the 1/8 pole. She won by 9 geared down the last 50 yards and there were some nice fillies in behind her, namely two Baffert runners who were 2nd and 4th. She had shown good speed in her debut, but had to duel from the rail in that race. She was drawn outside today and it made all the difference. She was a Turfdom top choice selection and paid $26.80. In fact we had the exact order of the first four finishers. Up the ladder for this daughter of Lord Nelson who looks like stakes material in 2023.

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Virasana’s Race Information

Race Date:  April 23, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  2
Distance:  6 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Peter Eurton Jockey:  Edwin Maldonado Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  away quickly, pressed outside, cleared 1/4, powered away Track Variant:  0
Finish Position: 1st Win Payout:  $ 26.80 Place: Payout:  $ 7.80 Show Payout:  $ 3.60

Race Replay

Virasana – Santa Anita –  April 23, 2023

Virasana Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Virasana Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  125 Running Style In Race:  Front Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 137
CPR Race Par:  133 CPR Earned In Race: 133
Fast Fig Race Par:  116 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 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 Virasana was cabable of.  We expected that if Virasana gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Virasana performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Virasana last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Virasana next start.  If Virasana 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 Virasana will dominate the race.

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