Worcester: Strong Close With Fine Effort Soon to Take Winners Circle

Three year old colt for Bob Baffert made start #2 in the opener on Sunday at six and a half on the main for maiden special weights. Off at 8/1 in a field of 7, he broke alertly under J.J. and sat third down the back side three lengths off the pace. J.J. put him to a drive at the ¼ pole and loomed a threat at the top of the lane, but the odds on favorite had too much of a lead and he finished a strong second beaten one and a half at the wire. He was closing steadily down the lane in a fine effort. He’s a soon winner for the top connections at this track and this was his first start with Lasix.

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Worcester’s Race Information

Race Date:  January 15, 2023 Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  1
Distance:  6.5 Furlongs Conditions: maiden special weight Surface: Dirt
Trainer:  Bob Baffert Jockey:  Juan Hernandez Track Condition:  GOOD
Trouble Notes:  broke well, stalked top pair, aim 2-3wide, finished well Track Variant:  +11
Finish Position: 2nd Win Payout:  0 Place: Payout:  $ 4.80 Show Payout:  $ 2.80

Race Replay

Worcester – Santa Anita –  January 15, 2023

Worcester Performance Figures Earned

Race Condition Pars Worcester Figures Earned
Race Class Level:  140 Running Style In Race:  Unknown
Final Time Rating Par: 150 Final Time Rating: 126
CPR Race Par:  124 CPR Earned In Race: 121
Fast Fig Race Par:  122 Fast Fig In Race:
Key Race Winners: 0 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 Worcester was cabable of.  We expected that if Worcester gets a good trip in their next start than we should see an improvement in Worcester performance figures.  Use the performance figures earned in Worcester last race (listed above) and compare them to the field and pars of Worcester next start.  If Worcester 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 Worcester will dominate the race.

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