Sunday’s seventh race on the Oldsmar lawn is your typically competitive open claimer for 3YOs and Up going one mile at the $16,000 claiming level.
Having said that we think Kodiak Brown (5-1) has found a course to his liking and just might be better than recent good form indicated.
Of course, throw out his last as he was unsuited by the switch to the sloppy main track following a rescheduled turf race in which he was not abused when is became apparent that he wasn’t handling the surface.
It’s his prior you want to key on, a winning turf, and while the margin might not show out a review of the TAMPA BAY TODAY VIDEO on our homepage will: Check out his effort on DEC 2, RACE 9.
You will note the he was forced to steady approaching headstretch, needing to await room, angled down on the fence and went through a narrow opening and, once he gained momentum, he flashed an excellent turn of foot for this level, winning in full stride as clearly best.
He is not as fast on the Thoro-Graph scale as some of his main rivals but that should insure the availability of at least his early line quote of 5-1. That’s what we personally needed to wager.
Taking Kodiak Brown to win at 5-1 or greater, and exacta key boxes with Mybrothersledge (5-2) with hot-riding Jesus Castanon and ship-in Bacano (7-2) with perennial leader, Antonio Gallardo, in the boot for Antonio Sano.