Friday January 3, 2013
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Tampa Race 6, 7 furlongs Claiming $12,500 (2:55 ET)
Best Value Play: #2 Katie It’s Fine (12/1)
Most Likely Winner: Entry #1 and #1A Sugadadeze & Lil Escape Artist (5/2)
Other Contenders: #3 Tap a Bay Yankee (8/1), #5 Pop’s Gem (9/2)
Analysis: The thought of Jamie Ness with an entry is usually enough to know and that is probably true here. Both have the tactical speed and the numbers to win. Tap a Bay Yankee invades from Chicago with past success at Tampa and it looks like she has found a softer spot than in her last couple of outings. Pop’s Gem runs for a new barn that is successful with claims and she draws Centeno as a pilot. Katie It’s Fine faced much tougher north of the border and her last is probably a throw out. A return to her top form makes her tough.
Tampa Race 8, 7 furlongs Optional Claiming $16,000 1X (3:50 ET)
Best Value Play: #3 Lack of Judgment (5/1)
Most Likely Winner: Entry #1 Favorite Patriot & My Charming Clyde (2/1)
Other Contenders: #4 Seventh Son (3/1) #6 Induce (6/1)
Analysis: Ness comes back with another entry and once again it is difficult to bet against it. Favorite Patriot will try to go coast to coast and My Charming Clyde will come from off the pace. Seventh Son is no stranger to this level and remains with familiar connections. Induce may have difficulty with the other speed in the race, but he doesn’t have to lead to do his best running. Lack of Judgment went head to head with tougher in Toronto and looks to have the perfect running style to take the prize.