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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Today’s feature in Oldsmar is a rare dirt sprint going 5-1/2 panels featuring a lightly raced four year old who loves the game, a gelding that’s won two of five lifetime runs and should have won his latest, too.

Our Shot (8-5) had a good tune-up for this in his last on turf at Gulfstream. Reserved early, the Kantheros gelding was trapped behind a wall at headstretch and was forced to alter course very wide after behind steered outside.

Rolling too late, he roared down the center to just miss, finishing fourth, beaten a neck. For confirmation, check out Race 8 in Hallandale, JAN 8.

In this spot, trainer John Terranova is doing a few of the things he likes best. Profitable for a career going turf to dirt, he picks up leading rider Samy Camacho, the tandem an otherworldly 36% when hooking up.

The fact that the trainer is 26% at Tampa Bay seals the deal for us.

Taking Our Shot to win at early line odds or greater and key-boxing exacta with rebound candidate Living Water (5-2) and surface loving Inter Miami (9-2), 3-for-4 here on this surface for GP-based Jorge Delgado, who’s won with a third of his Tampa starters lifetime.

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