After two starts on the Riviera, won’t Brewmeister (9-2) happy to return to South Florida, specifically Gulfstream Park, the scene of both his lifetime victories.
And won’t he also appreciate the mini-turnback to 6-1/2 furlongs, the distance of both those victories.
And the fact that the speed table looks set and the switch to hot riding, strong finishing Miguel Vasquez suits perfectly.
And because Lisa Lewis has confidence entering here at a higher grade as he’s better than his last indicates. One can’t get hung up outside at Tampa and make a winning run as the 7F pace heats up.
Check it out to see if you agree that the gelded five year old was really up against it last out: Tampa Bay Downs, APR 24, Race 8. The spacing is just about right, too.
We’ll go all in on Brewmeister at 4-1 or greater and quinellas with uncoupled Cross, surface-loving Legal Deal (7-2) and classy turnback, horse for course, Girolamo’s Attack (5-2).