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We have found another small field this week worth exploring, and today’s fourth race is the start of Tampa’s 20-Cent Ultimate 6.

Better still, Mystic Link (9-2) is fourth choice on the early line.

There may be faster or classier members of this group but enter off layups and are priced at lower odds. But none have more conditioning than out Horse for Course.

Mystic Link has won half of his 10 starts in Oldsmar. Further, he is a worthy 6-for-16 at today’s trip, one fewer than the entire field of rivals combined. As if to underscore that specialty, the gelded 6-year-old is 3-for-22 at all other trips.

Note, too, that trainer John Rigattieri is 24% effective going turf to dirt and check out his Tampa sprint two back when he came from far back to finish second, Tampa Bay Downs, FEB 26, Race 9.

And now the stretch-out reuniting with winning partner Pablo Morales.

Taking Mystic Link to win at 3-1 or greater, and key-boxing exactas with Winfromwithin (3-1) and Confessor (5-2).

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