There are two trip horses in today’s eighth race turfer who are interesting and between the two, we’re using a seldom seriously considered angle when it comes to making choices based on an early odds line: If it looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t.
In that context, how could Act Like Artie by 12-1 on the early line when in this exacta class two starts back with a winner in fast time at 6-5. Pitched too high in last, he’s back to winning level for Anthony Ferraro who drops down to win. And names Antonio Gallardo; 12-1, really?
We prefer to hang our hat on Skol Chant, 3-1 on the early line and projects to be close to that ante post.
The race we refer to is two starts back in which he impressed with his finish, Tampa Bay Today video for NOV 25, RACE 9. on Dec 26 he faced a far saltier group than he meets here, a key race that has produced three next out winners.
Further, name another tandem this meet that has been as formidable as team of Mike Stidham and Hector Diaz. Taking Skol Chant to win at 3-1 or greater and an exacta box with Act Like Artie (we’ve not completely lost our mind!).