Can’t resist the maiden allowances for juvenile fillies sprinting six furlongs in Saturday seventh. There’s just so much going on and we’ll see how the crowd plays this. Some horses of note:
Patience Worth (10-1) will be interesting because he’s the equivalent of a first time starter because her reins broke on debut at Gulfstream now shows up in Tampa from a race that has produced two next-out winners, She attracts Pablo Morales and trainer Eoin Harty does better with second-starters in any case.
Then there’s newcomer White Hot Gold (9-2) who makes debut for Tampa-based newbie Greg Sacco who does well with his juvenile and has won with two of five starters at the meet. Stable rider Jose Ferrer is on the boot.
Free Shot (4-1) showed big improvement and earned an excellent Thoro-Graph figure after adding blinkers for her Tampa debut. Striking while the filly’s hot, she returns at a high grade for Gerald Bennett on eight days rest. Check out that run in the HRI Video section, TAMPA BAY, NOV 25, RACE 2.
But the one who really catches the eye is Opus Forty Two (2-1) for Tampa mainstays Arnaud Delacour and Daniel Centeno. Third-time starter goes turf to dirt for a barn that has excellent numbers in that scenario, doing very good work with juveniles in general. She rates to improve in a big way.