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Today’s finale in Oldsmar is what one comes to expect at Tampa Bay; older $16,000 claimers going two turns on the lawn with the full field one expects to see on the overnight.

We’re boiling this one down to two for the top slot. Hard Attack (5-2) is a logical and deserving favorite. A six-time winner at today’s trip, who gets leading rider Samy Camacho in this spot.

That, plus the drop out of 16K starters and some fast figure to go with and he’ll be a tough out.

But let’s try to find some value with South Sea (9-2) who was a good third in the class at the trip in a fast race, DEC 10, Race 10–see for yourself.

Additionally, he’s going sprint to route for Darien Rodriguez, as well as dirt to turf, both profitable moves for this barn and the presence of Gallardo only helps to get this 9-year-old back to the circle.

We’ll take South Sea to win at 3-1 or greater, an exacta box with the favorite above, and we’ll add Mr. Sarcastic (6-1), well posted with Batista, to the trifecta mix.

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