“Class on the grass.” You doubtlessly have learned that angle since you were old enough to bet as have I–and I intend to put it into practice in Friday’s turf finale in Oldsmar.
One can guess where or not Eye on the Finish (5-1) needed his recent Tampa return, his first effort since leaving Illinois the second week of October and perhaps even question her affinity for the local course, winless in four tries over the local lawn.
But not her most recent trip where she was given no chance. She raced as close to the outside fence as the inside rail–an exaggeration–but she never saw the wood, going from three wide first turn, to four wide backside and far turn, to nearly seven wide when carried out by an inside rival in the lane.
She finished with interest while only ridden out and was beaten less than four lengths. The last time she saw restricted claimers was three back, a winner of an Arlington N2L, followed by a nose defeat at this trip vs. better opens at Hawthorne, prior to her recent no-chance trip.
Don’t take our word. Judge for yourself on HRI’s Tampa Bay Today video, TAMPA BAY DOWNS, NOV 28, RACE 8.
Tomas Mejia takes a return call for Alnaz Ali and once again she’s drawn outside, which should help the price and has enough tactical gas to achieve better position. Properly spotted now she rates an upset call.
We’re betting Eye On the Finish at no less than 5-1 and key-boxing exactas with short-priced dropdown Pioneerof New York (2-1) with Gallardo and sharp Presque Isle ship-in and price shot, Twila Mae (8-1)