The feature in Oldsmar to start the weekend is an allowance sprint that offers a good chance to beat the overnight favorite Beautiful Grace (2-1) who goes for leading trainer Gerald at the proper level.
But we’re opting for a returnee from a lengthy layoff with upside, St. Pat’s Day (4-1) who benefits from added maturity and a freshening for the Vinson barn that excels with returnees off lengthy layups.
And the presence of Pablo Morales helps in this scenario on this strong worker.
Getting back to a Tampa main track sprint is what this lightly raced runner wants to do. Check out the video on his winning debut which supports that assessment.
While we will use the Bennett runner in exactas, ‘St. Pat’s’ main rival rates to be Send for Me (3-1) who ran off the screen in debut then was the victim of pace pressure while meeting tougher at Gulfstream last out.
The Jonathan Thomas turnback is also back to doing what he does best at this stage of his career; sprinting.
Taking St. Pat’s Day to win at 5-2 or greater and key-boxing exactas with the rivals listed above, pressing Send for Me.