Watsonville: Might Have Been Best After Rough Trip

Three year old colt for Mark Glatt made start #2 on Saturday in a maiden special weight event at six and a half on the turf (from the chute) for 3 and up. Off at 7/2 in a field of 8, he had a pretty rough trip getting bumped around at the start and then having to take up sharply just after the break. He was five lengths back of the leaders by the half mile pole, but the leading rider kept him to his task, and he rallied nicely for second beaten two at the wire. He might very well have been best today. This horse is bred top and bottom for the turf and has two turns written all over him as well. Glatt has plenty of options with him for his next start, which will probably be at Del Mar in July. This $240,000 purchase as a two year old is a soon winner for a barn having an outstanding meet here at Santa Anita.

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Watsonville’s Race Information

Race Date:  June 3, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  7
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Turf
Trainer:  Mark Glatt Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  FIRM
Trouble Notes:  bumped start,checked early, between, 2wide, tipped out, willingly Track Variant:  0
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 4.40 Show Payout:  $ 3.00

Race Replay

Watsonville – Santa Anita –  June 3, 2023

Watsonville Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Watsonville Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 131
CPR Race Par:  139 CPR Earned In Race: 120
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 1 Running Style In Race:   Unknown
(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 Watsonville was cabable of.  We expected that if Watsonville gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Watsonville performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Watsonville last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Watsonville next start.  If Watsonville 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 Watsonville 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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