Saturday February 8, 2014
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Tampa Race 4, 7 furlongs Claiming $5,000 (1:57 ET)
Best Value Play: #2 Fu Pegs Baby (12/1)
Most Likely Winner: #1 King Rock (9/5)
Other Contenders: #3 Cherokee Colours (4/1), #7 Thunder Brew (8/1)
Analysis: King Rock is in top form, loves to gather paychecks and keeps his normal pilot. Cherokee Colours has some numbers to suggest he has a good chance plus he adds Centeno in the irons. Thunder Brew comes out of a hot race with plenty of back class and looks to be a winner. Fu Pegs Baby comes back from a layoff with a steady stream of works, gets top the jock for a high percentage trainer and sports an excellent career record.
Tampa Race 9, 6 furlongs Claiming $6,250 (4:25 ET)
Best Value Play: #5 In Jeopardy (8/1)
Most Likely Winner: #3 Son of Pearl (7/2)
Other Contenders: #8 Young Dude (9/2) #11 Burley’s Gold (5/1)
Analysis: Son of Pearl looks prime in his third race after a rest, runs for Bennett and takes a class drop. Young Dude has been reunited with trainer Jamie Ness and if he returns to his former self he will be tough to beat. Burley’s Gold runs for the other Bennett, has good numbers and his post will allow for a stalking trip. In Jeopardy came close to carrying his speed at a distance against tougher in Minnesota. If he gets an easy lead her he may be tough to catch and runs for good connections.