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GOING GULFSTREAM – JAN 25

Just as the snowbirds do, Java Buzz (9-5) could wait for the trip to South Florida to meet her old Florida-bred friends while running for a man that’s 27% profitable with new acquisitions.

The last time this gelded four-year-old was seen was in New York this past fall, was at the same level running for Linda Rice. This time it’s Kelly Breen who’s given the call to Irad Ortiz Jr.

Think he’s live? So do we.

But he will be bucking heads with an old class master and a course lover so he will need to bring his best game. Looks like he’s ready to do just that if those successive bullet works mean anything.

Jais’s Solitude (7-2) has his optional price tag cut in half here. On past performances he may want more ground but the class relief should more than compensate for that.

But we’re going to take some of the home cookin’ with Uncle Armando (9-2) who offers value on the early line.

His spacing is excellent, the barn is live and he, too, will appreciate the surface switch over which he’s 3-for-4 lifetime. Check out his run on MAY 13, Race 1, in which he earned a career best Thoro-Graph rating.

Betting Uncle Armando to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with his rivals above.

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