Tampa’s first day of its two-day “simulcasting meet, ” aka Summer Racing Festival, features a maiden allowances for three-year-olds sprinting five furlongs on turf.
The bad news is that the linemaker seems to have it right: His first three horses indeed appear to be three three most logical contenders.
First-timer Talk Much (4-1) comes from white hot connections that know how to win with layups. And the win-early and turf pedigree are there.
Talkin Tipsy (8-5) earned the best figure on the All Weather, which routinely translates to grass and James Gulick who is good with young maidens with some experience ships north from GP for this.
But it’s Strawberry (5-2) who appears very solid and the ante post odds should approximate the early line, which is fair. Ademar Santos is 14% effective with this outfit, Mizzen Mast gets grass runners and goes first-Lasix. But the trip is the clincher here.
Check out his AW run in which he hit the slip at the start, mid-moved between horses, angled out, and finished with interest. If that effort translates to grass, it should do nicely here: Check out GP, OCT 28, Race 1.
We did and will take Strawberry to win at 5-2 or greater and key-box exactas with his rivals listed above.