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TAMPA BAY TODAY – APR 30

Stakes, allowances, claimers, it matters not: Class always tells.

In today’s featured eighth race at Oldsmar, second favorite Bahamian Moon (2-1) fits the class parameters nicely.

Bahamian Moon has been competitive at the $32K optional level, so the move to $16K gives her a class edge. Further, those were longer sprints but this mare has won going 5 furlongs on a sloppy track.

A wet track on Saturday is a distinct possibility as this is posted early Friday am.

The mini-turnback helps further is that her early speed should be more tactical given the projected pace and race shape. The five year old Bahamian Squall miss has stalked early speed and won. The outer post helps in that regard.

The Tom Clark/ Skyler Sanabel are low profile but capable, especially Clark. His win percentage may be low but through Thursday, Clark has won with 5 of 11 first-starters for this barn. He’s also a profitable 23% with his sprinters.

Check out her most recent win in which she was successful from off the pace: Tampa Bay Downs, JAN 5, Race 8 on the Tampa Bay Today video on the HRI homepage.

We’re taking Bahamian Moon to win at 2-1 or greater and will key-box exactas with favorite East Wing (3-2) and Gerald Bennett’s Kitty Kitty (5-2).

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