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TAMPA BAY TODAY – FEB 6

Ending the race week in Oldsmar with maiden claimers going long on the grass and nothing fancy, but some whimsy to possibly get paid, a Handicapping 101 axiom and an interesting comeback race.

Machinegunpreacher (3-1) ran well enough in turf debut to inspire confidence he was placed properly and wouldn’t be a maiden long.

Then there’s Jon Arnett effectiveness dropping from MSW to MCL and at the same level of his good-figure run. And a check if his last on video, Tampa Bay Downs, JAN 21, Race 7 shows a horse never involved at any point.

Throw in pole position and switch to underrated grass rider Wilmer Garcia and a probable winner emerges.

An interesting newcomer is debuting Trusted Advisor (10-1), and Tim Hamm does some of his best work with Pablo Morales, who needs no introduction. Taking Machinegunpreacher to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with the firster.

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