Where’s My Ring: Ran Well But Lost By a Lip

Trainer Val Brinkerhoff has to feel a bit snake bitten as here he is again on the Horses to Watch list off another second. You’ve heard the phrase before, he ran too good to lose, well it definitely applies to this three year old filly, who made her debut in race three on Sunday. Off at 35/1 in a field of well bred juvenile fillies, she was bumped around the start and then settled in mid pack down the back side about 7 lengths off the pace. The first fraction was quick, 21.55, and she started to advance at the 3/8 pole under Victor Espinoza. She stayed on the fence at the ¼ pole, then found a seam at the top of the lane and grabbed the lead. She even started to open up on the field, but she didn’t see the horse on the outside of the track coming home like a freight train. At the wire it still looked like she won the race but the photo said otherwise, as she lost the nose bob by a lip. She really did run too good to lose. This daughter of the good sire Twirling Candy is a soon winner.

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Where’s My Ring’s Race Information

Race Date:  August 13, 2023 Track:  Del Mar Race #:  3
Distance:  5.5 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Val Brinkerhoff Jockey:  Victor Espinoza Track Condition:  FAST
Trouble Notes:  broke out, bumped, closed 2-3wide, cleared, drifted in, nailed Track Variant:  0
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 20.00 Show Payout:  $ 8.60

Race Replay

Where’s My Ring – Del Mar –  August 13, 2023

Where’s My Ring Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Where’s My Ring Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  115 Running Style In Race:  Late Runner
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 113
CPR Race Par:  105 CPR Earned In Race: 108
Fast Fig Race Par:  0 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 Running Style In Race:   Late 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 Where’s My Ring was cabable of.  We expected that if Where’s My Ring gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Where’s My Ring performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Where’s My Ring last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Where’s My Ring next start.  If Where’s My Ring 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 Where’s My Ring 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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