A tricky card to maneuver this afternoon and grateful to have a Horse to Watch entered. After checking the TAMPA BAY TODAY video on the homepage we think you will agree.
Check out RACE 6, JAN 23 at Tampa Bay Downs with emphasis on Magic Hatter (20-1). He’s the one who was last out nine all the way until the very end when he finally was able to split horses and out-finish the co-favorite as the wire approached, albeit too late.
We thought the ride might have used better judgment, as so might have trainer John Pimental who makes a switch for today’s eighth race starter handicap.
The problem is that we know little of Manny Jiminez’s ability but perhaps I’m not alone and that might keep the ante post odds right where they are now.
The 7YO mare is well spotted at today’s starter level and a repeat of her last gives her a puncher’s chance to pull a huge upset. The concern is the added distance.
We’re taking Magic Hatter across the board at 20-1 or greater and key boxing superfectas with Skol Chant (10-1), Lucy’s Town (7-2), Classy of Course (6-1) and Bella Pierina (12-1).