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TAMPA BAY TODAY – APR 3

No need for a search warrant to find the deserving favorite in today’s featured eighth race from Olsdmar. THat would be Malibu Curl (9-5).

There night be some rust after sitting on the sidelines, but no lack of conditioning. Tom Albertrani and partner Samy Camacho has see to that.

There have been nine drills locally for her return and any filly good enough to loom a threat to an eventual champion, Malathaat, in the Demoiselle at 2 should find this spot more to her liking.

At inflated odds, Rose Cause (8-1) is more compelling. What she acks in potential class is made up for the recency and conditioning.

She is making her second start as a 4-year-old at a longer trip for which she’s suited by pedigree and the switch to Pablo Morales augurs well. She is competitive on the Thoro-Graph scale and the spacing si well within the wheelhouse of trainer Jordan Blair.

But the cincher was he most recent trip. She never was completely comfortable in her 7-furlong return, dropped back only to rally, a z-pattern run that should only move her forward in the spot.

See for yourself and decide; Tampa Bay Downs, MAR 9, Race 8. We think you’ll agree.

Taking Rose Cause to win at 5-1 or greater and an exacta box with the classy returnee.

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