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TAMPA BAY TODAY – MAR 13

Sometimes, you need to bite the bullet and take what is offered, which is to say the obvious. Ans that would be Gold Special (8-5) in today’s seventh from record-setting Tampa Bay Downs on Festival weekend.

For one thing, she has an affinity for this surface as she did manage to break a long drought after shipping north from Gulfstream.

Her figures jumped up, along with her ride in company but today she gets significant class relief and stretches out to her most effective distance from her most recent, troubled run.

She broke tardily after getting away awkwardly and the trip remained eventful after that, running into a bit of a switch until the rider took her inside for her run, as he moved into the teeth of a strong pace at the shorter trip. She was not abused late when apparently beaten in the final sixteenth.

Check out her run: Tampa Bay Downs, FEB 11, Race 2.

Today she drops from the optional level into a straight $20K claimer, and Samy Camacho will handle her for Angel Rodriguez.

Taking Gold Special to win, no price restrictions, and will box an exacta with Bubba Dreams (3-1).

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