Today’s 7th race at Tampa, should it remain on turf, owing to predicted thunderstorms, presents a rare opportunity; to beat a Chad Brown trained favorite ridden by Antonio Gallardo–Oldendon (8-5).
Of course he’s be a tough out. He’s dropping from stakes class-level competition and Brown off a layoff’s success is legendary. But Flor de La Mar (4-1) never has raced in better form.
Eoin Harty, batting 21% of late, has this 4-year-old filly in top form and she’s coming off an excellent placing on this course in her turf debut behind a clever winner. Check the Tampa Bay Today Video on the homepage and see if you agree, Tampa Bay RACE 8, APR 3.
The spacing is right, along with the dynamics, a favorable draw and Daniel Centeno taking the call. Well bred Godolphin runner escapes the maiden ranks today.
Taking Flor de La Mar to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with the Chad filly on the first-time four-year-old maturity angle, and the price shot Horse for Course, Bramble Queen (15-1).