In coming up worth a pay to begin the race week in Oldsmar, we looked at a turf event, and as I watched the replay of this one filly, I started thinking about Zandon’s Blue Grass effort. Weird, right? Well, yes, but not crazy.
At no time during TAMPA BAY DOWNS, FEB 26, Race 5 grass two turner did Mo Girl (7-2) ever look comfortable. Check the replay…
She broke willingly from the #7 slip, raced forward while between rivals, but they squeezed her as the field turned into the backstretch. For safety’s sake, his and filly’s Daniel Centeno checked out, not abruptly but enough to stop her forward progress.
From the the team continued to be surrounded until between horses in a final group of three at the back as they approached the final turn.
She rallied nicely in the 2-3 path, making up ground on the turn and while having no chance to catch the easy 1-2 victress, you’d have to admire that inside the final sixteenth she battled fillies on either side and winning a show photo when she easily could have finished fifth. Hopefully, today’s is redemption day.
Trainer Jonathan Thomas is 28% effective with this kind of spacing, profitable this year at 27% efficiency and overall lifetime profitable with his maiden allowance types.
Taking Mo Girl to win in a minor upset at 5-2 or greater, and key-boxing exactas with Except Temptation (5-1) and Red Hot and Blue (2-1).