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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


As HRI and Tampa Bay Today regulars are aware, the search for value is a daily except except when price candidates are not viable win contenders or a favorite is a prime example of what a horizontal single should engender. R Mercedes Boy (1-1) is that candidate.

His attributes are obvious. Fastest by definition on the Thoro-Graph scale, his company lines are class-lade, he hails from a barn, Georgina Baxter’s, that’s 26% effective with layups of 90 days or longer and his Tampa Bay workout was the fastest of the week for the age group and distance.

Further his lone appearance in Oldsmar was a good one, a game placing in a state-bred stakes. Check out the Tampa video replay for MAR 28, Race 9. Baxter is a remarkable 37% in all career starts at Tampa, profitable in virtually every category. The prolific Samy Camacho takes the call.

Obviously, singling R Mercedes Boy to begin the late Pick 4, taking him straight, with no price restrictions, and will try to optimize/save by boxing an exacta with surface lover and Gerald Bennett freshened My Boy Lenny (5-1),

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