Many talented turf performers in today’s Tampa Bay feature, an optional/NX2 allowances going a mile on the turf.
After considerable research, we boiled our options down to two and, of course, one is ridden by Antonio Gallardo, the other by Daniel Centeno, not much to separate there…
Current (5-2) is the obvious choice-not only because of Team Pletcher/Centeno. This horse has been competitive in graded stakes and meeting mostly allowance foes. The Layoff? No problem, as Todd is 30% with returnees in this scenario; the workline is strong and on schedule.
But Rejika (5-1) is more interesting. Making his first start for Saffie Joesph Jr.–27% profitable on this schedule–he was given a run last out at Fair Grounds, picking up his pace late, finishing very well after the fact. He will benefit from the return and there should be enough pace to set the table.
You’ll have to trust us on that trip, which you can find at your favorite ADW. Fair Grounds replays are not available on You Tube.
Instead, check the Tampa Bay Today Video on the homepage for one of Current’s efforts, his good effort in the Jersey Derby at Monmouth Park last summer. But we will bet Rijeka to win, no price restrictions, plus an exacta box with Current.