Thursday’s fifth race on the Tampa turf is an optional claimer in which horses are converging from everywhere and from disparate class levels, with equal amounts of converging running styles that makes the puzzle even more confusing.
We’ve considered going is several directions but have decided that Ready to Film (5-2) could not have found a better spot than here to make a winning debut over the local ground.
Making his second start for Gerald Bennett, who is warming a big after a surprisingly slow start, this juvenile miss moved forward even as the claim rise off the Bennett claim was steep, as was the pace pressure that sapped the filly of all her reserves.
She needed the race, and she needed it badly, and the barn always improves in this scenario, batting a worthy 30% second time following a claim–33% when that runner makes it second start for this outfit.
Bennet tipped his hand with a sharp subsequent work 10 days later, third fastest half-mile of 48 at the distance, nice work considering she’s a juvenile filly and an April foal at that. Samy Camacho believes in her enough to take the re-ride.
She is you agree about needing that run badly–Tampa Bay, DEC 8, Race 7–and consider, too, that Bennett cuts the claiming price in half. Ready to Film appears set for a picture taking run..
Taking Ready to Film straight, no price restrictions, and key boxing exactas with recent Jose Delgado claim Little Miss Sassy (7-2) and Eiswein (6-1), shipping north for Kelsey Danner, Daniel Centeno taking the call.