We’re sure that if trainer Tony Granitz had his druthers, he would have preferred to run Barrel of Destiny (3-1) back at her preferred distance of one mile.
Her last was a hard fought victory but she might have run the equivalent of a mile and a sixteenth, today’s trip, given her wide-throughout journey. Antonio Gallardo needed all his skill and strength to get her home. See if you agree with the assessment: Tampa Bay Today Video: APR 8, RACE 6.
Off the big effort, Granitz has given her the time she needs to recover, six weeks, and she returns at the same level which proved successful last out. Is it any wonder he is an otherworldly 36% efficient with repeaters–a profitable angle for the barn? And Gallardo is taking a return call.
So we’re taking the New York-bred mare to win, with no price restrictions, and will box an exacta with Patient Digna (6-1), who earned this spot with a waiver-claiming score in her return from a long layup here on APR 22.