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Thursday, March 29, 2012


Taking What They Give You


Today’s Gulfstream featured ninth race is a secondary allowances-optional claiming event for older fillies and mares sprinting 6-1/2 furlongs.

The tendency here is to think that the Todd Pletcher trained favorite, Shared Heart (5-2) will be over-bet seriously by post time given the connections, including the presence of Javier Castellano.

But trainer Jamie Ness has his fans, too, and his super sharp Lady Of Greatness (5-1) is sure to attract lots of parimutuel attention coming off a top figure romp at Tampa Bay, especially with go-rider Leandro Goncalves making the trip south to ride what appears to be the speed of the speed.

But Shared Heart appears to have enough speed to sit a pocket trip from the pole, she’s winner at the hybrid distance and returns with ideal 7-weeks spacing.

Taking Shared Heart to win at 8-5 or greater, an exacta box with Lady Of Greatness, and adding price shots Donna Getyourgun (12-1) and Bessie M. to the exotics mix.

Running Totals: (1052) 325-205-154 Total Dollar Return: $2,239.60 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci

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