Thursday, March 01, 2012
Fur Lined Is Ready for Bear
Another challenging and open turf route at Tampa Downs that offers value if you can separate all the contenders. In today’s case, they seem to be coming from the same event—a turf mile on January 21 from which four of today’s rivals emerge.
Of those, Fur Lined (6-1) seems to have the most upside. She made a good middle move on the turn to reach contention, never really showed a turn of foot but kept grinding to the finish where she was fourth, beaten a head in the last jump after altering course slightly inside.
She now returns with that race under her belt and a work over this course. Half of her four lifetime wins came at today’s trip, with two exacta finishes among her other five tries at 8 furlongs. She should be a lot tighter today in her second off the layup for Homeister and Sheppard, a barn that has been live here most recently.
Taking Fur Lined to win at 3-1 or greater and keying first and second with two of the three runners coming from that same event: Red Orchestra (6-1) and early line favorite Fancy Kitten (7-2).
Running Totals: (1033) 319-203-148 Total Dollar Return: $2,199.80 [win selections only]