Today’s finale at Oldsmar is an interesting one and the feeling is whichever horse you eventually land on, the price will be playable. Yes, it’s that wide open.
Many of these lack experience at today’s trip with several bred to handle it, but as the horsemen like to say, you don’t know that answer until you try.
However, there is one thing that is assured, that gelded 7-year-old Road to Meath (7-2) has found a home on grass. But that didn’t happen until the Ron Abrams claim late last year.
Subsequent to that acquisition has has run thrice going long on grass in four attempts, the last two despite a rise in class, including a win at this level last out.
Along with the Abrams factor, he also gets along with hot-riding Samy Camacho and while the bottom wide of his pedigree is light relative to distance, Quality Road and present form just might get him that far. And know that Abrams is profitable in all significant categories, winning his lone start at the meet.
But his greatest attribute may be his versatility, After winning at Tampa Bay, he front-ran to victory down south going 12 furlongs. Today’s mini-turnback to 1-3/8 miles is likely better suited to his talents.
Before betting Road to Meath straight, check out his game Gulfstream Park score on the HRI home-page, FEB 18, Race 3.
Return later for the betting grid available in the featured Tote Buster Saturday section on page 1.