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BITOMAGIC makes his sev­enth ca­reer start but he may have fi­nally found the right group, as this does ap­pear to be the weak­est $16,000 maiden claimers that he’s seen at the meet; he was off the board in his last but he was game un­til the late stages, with a race-long duel ru­in­ing his best chance. WITHJUSTASPLASH, the first starter out of the dam, makes his de­but for trainer Ger­ald Ben­nett, who of course wins with most types here but who shows a flat-bet profit with de­but­ing maiden claimers; sports a cou­ple of nice works for this. SALTY KINDA DOG didn’t run badly in that first start, flash­ing speed and only tir­ing late af­ter bat­tling with an­other ri­val from the start; needs to avoid a duel this time around.


The dam of QUIET SEA, Whimsy, never tried turf her­self but she was a stakes win­ner on dirt and she pro­duced a grass win­ner in Whim­si­cal­ity; works are de­cent and the barn does well with firsters on the green. TEM­PLE IS­LAND re­turns from the lay­off as a geld­ing, and though he was off the board in his de­but at Ken­tucky Downs those are some tough maiden races, and he earned a de­cent fig­ure in the process; ex­pect­ing him to move for­ward. The pedi­gree of­fers few clues but GONNAWINALOT moves to the grass af­ter a de­cent de­but try on the main track for a barn en­joy­ing a solid meet; he was far up the track in that bow but that race came up faster than par.


IS­LAND DUDE hasn’t got­ten much pace help of late but that should change to­day, and he may be set up to make a late run here if the frac­tions are quick and con­tested; worth a shot against likely heavy fa­vorite MINECRAFT, who ben­e­fited from the race flow in his lat­est, where he posted a slid fig­ure; new barn has strug­gled with horses mak­ing their 2nd starts off the lay­off, but the re­al­ity is this geld­ing would be no sur­prise. MEMORYS N DREAMS is an­other who has room to im­prove given a bet­ter race flow; back fig­ures do fit and he has posted three of his four ca­reer wins over this track.


READY TO GO adds blinkers for her turf de­but, and that equip­ment change has ben an ef­fec­tive an­gle for this un­der­rated barn; this filly is kin to three win­ners, among them Bi­a­monte, who has five ca­reer vic­to­ries, all on the grass. IN­TER­MIS­SION is out of a dam who posted her lone win on the grass and she hails from a barn which is ex­cep­tional with de­but run­ners, es­pe­cially on the turf; con­nec­tions make her a top con­tender by de­fault. HOT RE­CAP im­proved his po­si­tion late af­ter rac­ing well back in the open­ing stages; she’d ben­e­fit if she were able to stay a lit­tle closer in the open­ing stages. 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL 33626 (813) 855-4401

Main track: One mile, oval. Dis­tance from last turn to fin­ish line: 990 Feet. Turf course: Seven Fur­longs

TAKE­OUT IN­FOR­MA­TION ■ Win, place, and show: 17% ■ Ex­acta wa­ger­ing: 20.5% ■ Daily Dou­ble, Pick 3, Pick 4, Su­per Hi 5 wa­ger­ing: 18% ■ Pick 5: 15% ■ All other wa­gers: 25.9%

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