TAMPA BAY TODAY – FEB 15

Sometimes it is as easy as it looks,. The hope is that this is one of those times.

How can you not love the old pro Killybegs Captain (5-2)? For openers, the gelded 8-year-old is the defending Pelican Stakes champion, which fits the rest of his past performance lines.

He’s run three times in Oldsmar, winning twice and finishing second in the other. In 13 tries at the trip, he owns seven exacta finishes, winning four races. He has high cruising speed and can kick.

He’s fresh, has had six works since January 3, three of the bullet varietys and has stuck to a once-a-week work schedule. Trainer John Terranova is stabled here and taps Sany Camacho, he won this race last year. All the boxes are checked.

Class wise, he finished third in a Grade 1 Forego and won the G3 DeFrancis at Laurel two back, a very game effort. See if you agree. Check the Tampa Bay Today Video page and check out that run, SEP 21, RACE 8.

We’re back him to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with He hate Me (3-1), who prepped for this in GP’s Sunshine Millions, and the fresh, fast working returnee, Mucho (9-2), for Team Mott/Gallardo.

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