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).