What a difference the shades make. Check out the form of Eu Claire (2-1), who broke maiden as she pleased over the local course. it was her second straight good effort over the Oldsmar lawn.
Yes, she had a perfect trip, but put herself in that position, showing enough tactical speed to maintain perfect stalking contact with the leaders until Daniel Centeno asked the question.
The 5-year-old Berkshire Stud mare answered in the affirmative, responding gamely then widen as she approached the wire, galloping out strongly past the finish. Check it out: Tampa Bay Downs, JAN 4, Race 3.
Three of her rivals exit the same race, on the same day, the 5th race starter allowances. It would appear that Roundabout (9-2) has a bit of a tactical edge while Investment Income (3-1) has the better late energy.
Trips and tactics will mark the difference between the two here.
But we’ll take the blinker-improved late developer Eu Claire to win, no price restrictions, and will key-box exactas with her rivals above. ‘Claire’ will be the trifecta key first and second.