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TAMPA BAY TODAY – JAN 11

Wednesday’s finale in Oldsmar is typical of what they do best; attracting full fields of hard-hitting claimers providing an attractive betting product with many chances of securing value.

Today’s ninth race at Tampa Bay is an excellent example of what we posit, with enough early speed, mid-race speed and late runners that lends itself to a formful result–at fair odds. Take Tap Em (6-1) for example.

In recent races, when facing limited winners at the N3L classification, this event for $16,000 claimers, the Douglas Nunn trainee is more than capable of running down his rivals late after establishing good position.

He did just that on on SEP 20 at Delaware, on balance beating tougher than he meets here, then made an eye opening debut here, indicating a fondness for the footing and the trip.

Speaking of trips, catch his last, a mile and a sixteenth in which he gave away significant ground throughout. Wide into the first and and through the backstretch run, he rallied even wider on the stretch turn, finishing third, beaten 2-1/4 lengths.

Check out the gelded four year old’s run here on NOV 30, Race 6, we think you’ll like it, too. The spacing is good and Carlos Rojas, aboard for his Delaware score, has won two races on this promising gray. The price will be square.

Taking Tap Em to win at 5-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with game old pro Veterans Beach (5-1) and Skipperini (8-1) who needed his last, never has run this cheaply, and picks up Antonio Gallardo.

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