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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Sometimes, it’s impossible to ignore what they give you so, if a short price in the straight pool dissuades you, there’s always a potential single to end the late Pick 4 in the Wednesday finale.

It’s an allowance sprint for three year olds going 5 furlongs on the turf and it’s the gelded Summer Assault who checks all the boxes:

A win at the trip? Check. On this course? Check. Experience, yes sir, yes ma’m, three races full. Conditioning? Turning back from one mile, affirmative. Class relief, that too, dropping out of a small stakes.

Does he own fast figures? You bet. His spacing is perfect, and a recent half-mile breeze was first rate. Angel Suarez the only partner he has known.

Check out that stakes, his last try here, on the Tampa Bay Today Video: RACE 7 on MAR 7. After that, take Summer Assault to win with no price restrictions.

To optimize, key-box trifectas with him first and second with first-time-tag ship-in Disco Deano (15-1), Cliffy (10-1), from a top turf-debut outfit switching to Antonio Gallardo, and newly blinkered River Hawk (12-1), from a barn that bats 26% with 90-days+ returnees.

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