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Tampa Race 1 7 furlongs Claiming $8,0003L (12:40 ET)
Best Value Play: #8 Crusader Kris (5/1)
Most Likely Winner: #2 Macho Spaces (4/1)
Other Contenders: #4 Supreme Privilege (3/1), #7 Midnight Serenade (9/2)
Analysis: Macho Spaces gets a rider change and should be in the middle of the pack before making a winning move. Supreme Privilege, a well bred colt, keeps a hot rider in his second race after a freshener. Midnight Serenade is void of early speed, but if things set up for a late run then he is the man. Crusader Kris is lightly raced compared to most of these and comes off a good effort at the distance with same jock-trainer combo.
Tampa Race 2, 5 1/2 furlongs $16,0003L (1:10 ET)
Best Value Play: #2 Garabato (6/1)
Most Likely Winner: #6 Doubly Distinct (7/2)
Other Contenders: #1 Salute the Music (8/1) #4 Substraight (5/2)
Analysis: Doubly Distinct has the weapon that can take him to the wire-speed, and if he gets the lead his chances improve significantly. Salute the Music should be rolling late and can pick up the pieces of the pace is too hot. Substraight may not have quite the class to win but he will be in position and with his early lick he may have first run once they enter the stretch. Garabato hasn’t been in conditioned races for a while and makes a quick return for his second run after a layoff.