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TAMPA BAY TODAY – DEC 18

The Saturday feature in Oldsmar in the eighth race, a preliminary allowances for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up going 1-1/16 miles on the Tampa turf course. While cases can be made elsewhere, the most likely winner is World Tour (5-2).

Unraced since May, she returns 244 days for a new barn, Arnaud Delacour’s, reaching out for one of his key partners, Hector Diaz. They enjoy a 29% success rate when hooking up.

Delacour takes over the training for Bill Mott, not perceived as a negative since he has a 29% success rate recently with new acquisitions, And the same can be said of his expertise with layups, a profitable 25% with returnees of 90 days or longer.

World Tour’s form is strong and promising and while there may be faster rivals here on the Thoro-Graph scale, her added maturity rates to have her improve.

After breaking maiden on debut, she was placed in a listed stakes, clearly a sign of confidence, and she missed by a half-length after encountering trouble early. Check the Tampa Bay Today Video for verification on the HRI homepage, Race 3, Gulfstream Park, MAR 27.

For the play, see the betting grid in the Feature Column section of the homepage

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