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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


With a large field to end the week in Oldsmar, we went searching for some live value shots–and there are a few–but in the end we believe that the favorite old pro, Jazzy Times (5-2) will prove too much horse, especially with the drop in class.

Making his return to Tampa Bay Downs off a brief freshening on DEC 1, Race 6, he chased the pace while between rivals much of the way, altered course in deep stretch, and just missed. That was a $75,000 optional; today’s price is $32,000. See the replay.

The old pro is now now and trainer Steven Cahill is taking a calculated risk that rivals won’t halter him for that price. Pablo Morales, who rode Fox Fox to an impressive victory last out, jumps off that one to ride Jazzy Times for Cahill, 3 for his last 10 with second-time runners.

Her recent half-mile blowout in 48 was fastest of 92 peers to work that week in Tampa.

Taking Jazzy Times to win at 5-2 or greater and keying him 1-2 in the multiples with the aforementioned Fox Rox (6-1), Baby Boomer (5-1) beneath white hot Samy Camacho, and a LAY-2, dirt-to-turf dropdown price shot, Tench (15-1).

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