The Horse Race Insider is a privately owned magazine. All copyrights reserved. “Bet with your head, not over it.”

The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing

TAMPA BAY TODAY – WED

A Horse to Watch maiden claimer on the Tampa turf is a good way for us to begin the racing week in Oldsmar, especially when there’s a real chance of securing value. There’s not much–unless your a race watcher to suggest that Our Grey Ghost (10-1) is anything special.

But that’s just the thing; nothing is obvious. It’s the incremental improvement we see from the first time we picked him up here on DEC 9–that, an improved post draw, a race shape that fits his style, and finally the idea he was scratched Sunday in favor of today’s spot.

Back at his proper level after a rough trip placing vs better recently in an off the turf seven furlongs, Dean Butler has seen fit to stick with the gelded three-year-old one more time and we’re taking the rider along with him, price permitting:

We’re willing to take 6-1 or greater in the straight pool and will key-box exactas with Monday’s With Mike (4-1) given a fence draw with Hector Diaz in the boot for Kathleen O’Connell, Top Bomb (5-1) who showed big improvement last out, New Account (20-1) getting two significant changes and a switch to Camacho.

(Note that we would also include and double-dropper Lowcountry (3-1) for Mike Stidham if he draws in from the Also Eligibles).

Share on facebook
Facebook Share
Share on twitter
Twitter Share
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn Share
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

⚠ Before you comment

Our staff likes nothing better than to engage with the HRI Faithful and provide a forum for interaction on horseracing and sports. In that spirit, please be kind and reasonable; keep the language clean, and the tone civil. Comments from those who cannot comply will be deleted. Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *