One final chance who has inhabited our Horses to Watch list since December 2. Normally, it’s three strike and you’re out with these but he gets a mulligan because he third try was rescheduled from the turf to dirt and the gelded 4YO gets back on the lawn in today’s second race.
Georgia Pines (8-1) impressed us when he finished third best on the day. He lost too much ground launching his rally on the far turn, momentum carrying him even wider into the lane and despite swapping leads through the stretch he was going well at the finish with a solid gallop.
Today he returns at his proper level and is turning back to a suitably shorter trip. See what you think of that race on the Tampa Bay Today video, DEC 2, RACE 5. And note that Mike Allen is taking a return call.
We’re taking Georgia Pines to win at 6-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Analyzeyourvision (5-1) and also-eligibles, if they break through, Swift Kid (3-1) and True Grace (4-1).