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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Ending the Tampa week as we began, on the lawn. Today’s finale is a N3L at the $16,000 level and what points out second favorite Musetta (7-2) are two things; a recent impossible trip and the mini-stretch to 1-1/16 miles.

The fact that the 4-year-old Power Broker filly reunites with winning partner Alonzo Quinonez seals the deal for us.

Check out her last: Tampa Bay Downs, FEB 16, Race 9. Why she trailed all for most of the race makes little sense.

But when she finally got rolling, her momentum and her rivals carried her very wide into the lane. She had a right to remain one-paced at the end, which is exactly what happened, beaten 1-1/2 lengths for all of it.

No excuses today with a rider that fits her and the fact that she draws rail position at her optimal distance. Her Thoro-Graph figures are not only solid but she earns them constently.

We’re taking Musetta straight at 5-2 or greater and an exacta box with Towering Grace (3-1), aggressively spotted by Luis Carvajal off her recent score, with Antonio Gallardo taking a return call.

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