With the chances of staying on the turf good at this posting, this looks like the day that Splendor Beach (3-1) will finally break maiden.
Improving this spring, her last was her best effort yet and while better handling would not have beaten the winner but clearly would have narrowed the margin. Don’t know why she rallied wide prematurely; has she waited there’s no telling…
Why not check it and see for yourself. Check out the TAMPA BAY TODAY VIDEO on the homepage and check out the handling the three year old filly received; Tampa RACE 2, MAY 29.
Trip nothwithstanding, there are other reasons to assume a peak effort here inc;luding reuniting with a rider who handled her well previously.
The mini-turnback to one mile should enhance her kick and an mid-gate draw toward the inside will allow for ground saving tactics, saving her run for when it matters most.
Taking Splendor Beach to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with mega dropping Sidney Sue (5-2) and Nostalgia (2-1), should she draw in from the eligible list for Ron Potts, a profitable 23% effective in LAY-3 scenarios.