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TAMPA BAY TODAY – FEB 25

Despite the fact that he raced dully over ground with cut in it last out, he did move forward to continue the trend of incremental improvement in his last down south. Sometimes first-Lasix works against and not for the animal. With expected firm going today, either theory will be tested, hopefully in the positive.

Meanwhile, second-time Lasix is a 28% profitable angle for the Mott barn and the chances are he will find the lusher Tampa green more to his liking that the speedier surface of South Florida. When he’s good he’s good: Check out his race at Gulfstream Park, DEC 5, Race 7–more representative of his abilities.

Subsequent to his last, Skylander (3-1) and that price should hold as Chad Brown has a well meant turf first-timer and Shug McGaughey has been shipping in to win every in sight as of late and is 23% profitable first-time going long–and he’s pole sitting with Gallardo.

However, with four published works since his last, of the bullet and near-bullet variety over deepish Payson Park, we’re taking Skylander to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Chad’s James Jones (2-1) and Shug’s Grand Cay (4-1).

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