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TAMPA BAY TODAY – APR 5

Sunday’s turf race of interest is the finale for older horses is a secondary allowances going 1-1/16 miles and one of the 10 entrants, Jais’s Solitude (5-2) is getting big time class relief in here and attracts Antonio Gallardo.

What is not attractive however was his last effort, if you want to class it that. Coming off a brief freshening, he wound up in Gulfstream’s Sunshine Millions but did little or no running, nor did he ever have a chance to show what he had.

After failing to get position into the first turn, he dawdled in last behind horses after being steadied into the first turn, never left the fence, and was not abused late when all chance was lost.

He simply drifted to the middle of the course late but was allowed to gallop out well after the fact. Besides after early splits of 25+ and 50+, how was he supposed to make any late ground.

His best races have come over lusher turf courses, as opposed to the Hallandale highway. He ran well when third in a Florida-bred stakes here at 3 at today’s trip and his other try was a fast-finish second going a mile.

Take a look at the Tampa Bay Today Video of his last at Gulfstream–JAN 18, RACE 10–and see what you think. The fact that he was recently entered here and scratched from an NX3 in favor of this more suitable level only adds to the appeal.

Taking Jais’s Solitude to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with super sharp, fast working Blackline (5-1).

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3 Responses

  1. Thanks for providing a continued sense of diversion during this period of twilight zone madness John. Corona V sweeping across L.I. at present, and most everyone just staying in place. NY Tough and in compliance with recommendations as Cuomo updated the NY numbers earlier today. Here’s sending you and Toni, and everyone else in the Sunbelt our most heartfelt prayers.

    So it’s two bucks to Win on the 6 please, and a $1 Ex Box 6 & 10 as well. Riders up with a few prayers added. At the very least, one pound over.

  2. A good result for the HRI Faithful, way to go McD. And, rarely, a fair price on a logical contender.

    Thank you, and only good things for the people of Long Island. I’ve got lots of friends there.

    I’m afraid for Florida, the worst is yet to come and think the Apex is two weeks away at least

  3. Well “That was Easy”. I get to go to the cashier window around the back, and you and Toni and the Sunbelt pick up the additional one pound over in prayers for your well being and safety.

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