Hoping today’s fourth race remains on turf, our preferred Tampa surface. The forecast is for fair skies as it was for Monday’s program but despite the fact that the sun was shining, the races were rescheduled after running one.
Hoping all is well with the course today because this mid-range maiden claimer offers a potential for value with third-tine starter Passionfortreasure (5-1) who’s making a class rise despite a recent defeat at a lower level.
But we like the sign of confidence from the barn she showed much improved speed in her second start–perhaps a little too keen following a pace duel. She paid for those efforts late as the winner ran right by but she maintained daylight on the show finisher.
Brenda McCarthy stays efficient when she raises her horse in class, Scott Spieth takes the re-ride and the filly should be more settled in start three. She has upside potential on this surface and a repeat of her last should do here.
Check out the Tampa Bay Today Video: RACE 3 on MAY 20. Will take fair odds of 3-1 or greater, box the exacta with the sharp, fast favorite Stoney’s Monkey (5-2) and will add Enough Kisses (10-1), pole position plus Jose Ferrer, to the super-exotics mix.