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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing

TAMPA BAY TODAY – FEB 9

As everyone knows, sometimes horses need a race. That’s especially true with older horses and, if nothing else, at 10 Cammack (6-1) certainly qualifies as an older horse who still likes his job-; note the nose defeat in an Illinois state-bred stakes in his fall finale.

Following that home-base swansong, he showed up at Gulfstream Park against a tougher group than he will face in today’s eighth race feature. From the pole, he showed very good energy while under a tight hold throughout.

Approaching headstretch, Julien Leparoux attempted to shift outside for room when a rival swept by, taking away any momentum Leparoux was trying to establish. When it was clear that victory was out of sight, he simply rode his mount out while keeping a tight rein.

Now comes the class drop, the ship north where he’s won twice and finished second in five starts on the local course; a win and second at the trip. Hot turf ace Pablo Morales rides. Check out the Gulfstream race–JAN 5, RACE 3–on the Tampa Bay Video on our home page to see if you agree.

Will take Cammack to win at 4-1 or greater and an exacta box with another back-classer, Action Every day (3-1).

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  1. Quick comment on your closing in today’s post John. I just placed a small AWD account wager on your recommended Ex Box at Tampa later today, and wanted to mention that the “Action Every Day” closing today is indeed what you provide to most all your followers everyday. I simply wanted to say thank you for your dedication. I know It keeps me in the game.

    I know Wendell, the wagers are small, but at our age, it is really more about keeping the interest going, and staying as young and content as we can be, while protecting the serious savings for our long term health and retirement concerns.)

    I suspect your yeoman’s efforts John are what keeps you, and many of us for that matter. Young at heart my friend. Thus my often invoked term of youth and endearment, John Boy. God knows it is not the politics of late. Any hoot, thanks also for yesterday’s input regarding the Sam Davis. Nice getting back to the cashier’s window. The winner was very impressive in turning back Independence. I suspect with Sole another contender has now arrived. Speaking of which, any horses or odds of interest catching your eye in this weekend’s Derby Pool 2? Just like with Oliver, Sir, your readers are always looking for More. Please Sir. May we have More? Riders Up!

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