With wet weather in the forecast we have to turn away from out preferred Tampa Turf and concentrate on the main track Friday.
The pickings are a bit slim, but we found a runner in a 10-horse field coming off a tough trip, getting back to doing what it does best with better conditioning and a trainer who excels in today’s scenario.
Bahamian Moon (3-1) had little chance going long on grass in her latest, dynamics that didn’t figure to suit her on MAR 10, battling between horses in turf debut. But if trends mean anything, Dennis Ward, having a terrific meet, has found the proper spot.
Making her first start under the most favorable scenario since being claimed three races back, she turns back into a sprint, a 33% recent circumstance and Ward is 2-for-5 recently when adding blinkers, the case here.
The filly has worked twice since the recent conditioner, Jose Ferrer takes a return call and her Thoro-Graph figures were fast and forward until the turf route. Further, the spacing is ideal.
We’re betting Bahamian Moon to win, no price restrictions, and boxing an exacta with Bright and Shiny, exiting a FEB 19 key race.