Friday’s 5th race in Oldsmar features some classy maidens from some top outfits including a Chad Brown trainee, Ava Malone (8-5), sporting two good turf efforts up north.
The presence of Antonio Gallardo for a barn that carries a (4) 3-1-0 slate into this assures she will be odds-on ante post.
We are likely to use her defensively but the filly who interests us most is Pallas Athene (3-1) in her third start with blinkers.
This coincides with her first-ever run at Tampa Bay–a too late but very strong late finish that resulted in a photo. She continued on with an energetic gallop out.
Back at the same trip for her New York connections, John Terranova, she has worked four times since that debut run.
The video can be acquired by clicking on the Tampa Bay Video link on the HRI homepage which will take you to their replay center. The event of interest is from DEC 6, RACE 6.
The clincher for us is the race over the ground, the Pablo Morales re-ride– 26% profitable with late-rally types–for a barn that’s also profitable for a career with turf starters and maidens, according to BRIS past performances.
Given the level of competition and race dynamics, 5-2 would be the lowest acceptable price for a straight win wager.