In Friday’s featured fourth from Oldsmar, the temptation is to jump all over Gulfstream ship-in Reinagol (5-2) from the high percentage barn of Victor Barboza, a filly has been showing her heels to faster, has improved in blinkers, and gets Samy Camacho, in a battle with Antonio Gallardo for the meet’s leading rider.
But not so fast my friends as there’s a local filly who might apply some hometown cookin’. In her racing and turf debut, Nurse Judy (7-2) sat behind a strong pace and kicked clear once given her cue by Ronnie Allen.
Following that five-furlong score came two dirt tries vs. stronger and longer, in which she was very competitive but had to settle for runnerup honors last out.
Today there’s to be enough speed signed on to assure lively fractions and Allen takes a return call once again from Maria Bowersock, who is having a solid meet and is profitable going dirt to turf. The dynamics are sealing the deal here.
We’re taking Nurse Judy to win at 5-2 or greater, and making an exacta box with the favorite.