Clearly, Burn The Mortgage (8-5) is the right favorite and will be a tough out. Not only is he the fastest horse on performance figures but he’s spotted aggressively to win by prolific connections; Wayne Catalano training this one for the Ramseys. Strong finishing turf specialist Goncalves takes the call.
But it’s Holy Highway (8-1) who is the most interesting. Following the trainer change, he was switched to the grass by Derek Ryan, came back with a competitive figure maiden breaker in turf debut then has come back to work very well subsequently, seventh fastest of 44 in his peer group that week at Tampa. Angel Serpa takes the return call.
Taking Holy Highway to win at 6-1 or greater and key boxing him in multiples with Burn The Mortgage and Sheppard/Homeister ship-in, Seeking Romance (3-1).
Running Totals: (1009) 310-202-145 Total Dollar Return: $2,134.40 [win selections only]