Not knowing what to expect from the weather gods, doing something a little different: Looking at two races, one on turf and one on synth, the ninth and eighth races, respectfully.
Tapeta gets up first and if recent form, speed figures, win-class-drop trainer patterns, and all the rest mean anything, Uno Tiger (7-5) will be a very tough out.
The only one we’d give a second look to for value is Kitten’s Spa (8-1), going first time off the Wilensky family claim at his optimal distance and attracts Edwin Gonzalez.
Get a line in a double or two and the reward should be worth the risk.
In the finale, Simply the Best (3-1) has found the proper spot in which he can take another shot at negotiating two turns successfully. Actually, trainer Danny Gargan found the spot.
In his third start off the layup, exiting two very sharp sprints, he should find himself well positioned throughout.
And he is profitable when stretching out off two sprints and historically is profitable on turf for his career, according to BRIS stats. and he an Miguel Vasquez are 5 for their last 10 as a team.
Race shape and inside draw dictates that he gets to get first run with a mid-race move given a second turn. But he appears best with a target. Check his effort at Gulfstream Park, FEB 25, Race 3 for evidence.
Taking Simply the Best to win, no price restrictions (but do try to get alive in the late double).