With wet weather clearing out Tuesday and a partly sunny day forecast for Wednesday, we’re gambling that the course will be on the firm side of good for Wednesday’s finale.
And you could wager that the connections of Ligeia (2-1) are hoping those conditions will prevail. The 4-year-old filly has shown incremental improvement in all starts this year and moved forward very well last out.
One mile has shown to be her optimum distance and her improved performance last out was her first start at today’s level.
She returns here with excellent spacing for a barn that is profitable at all Tampa meets in the aggregate and trainer Tony Granitz does even better when partnering with turf ace Jose Ferrer.
We’re taking Ligeia to win, with no price restrictions, and an exacta box with Beastie Girl (8-1), exiting a key race on MAR 22, Race 4.