The question to answer in today’s featured 10th race from Hallandale is will the old gray gelding as good as he used to be? I don’t know, but apparently trainer Rasharn Creque thinks so. And how do we know this? Consider:
Creque claimed this horse from Larry Rivelli for $35,000 on FEB 19 and immediately freshened him. He returns with three recent published works, including a 5-furlong bullet move here on APR 9.
So, following a layup of 70 days, Creque brings him back in a $62,500 optional, multi-conditional claiming level, protecting him further by entering without a tag.
The spacing for this outfit is good, profitable in fact, as is its record first time off the claim, winning at an 18% pace. Come-backing rider Kevin Krigger is 1-for-1 at the meet, booting home a longshot winner in his return.
What most of Senor Jobim’s recent form has come on synthetic tracks, the bullet work came over today’s surface, ground over which he’s hit the board twice in as many tries.
His recent 5-1/2 furlong placing on Tapeta track should have him conditioned and sharp for today’s fray. See what you think: Check out the HRI video section for his run at Gulfstream Park on FEB 19, Race 7.
Taking Senor Jobim to win at 3-1 or greater, and quinellas with dropdown Well Defined (7-2) and very sharp King Cab (2-1).