Sunday January 5, 2013
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Tampa Race 4, 6 furlongs Claiming $5,000 2Y (1:57 ET)
Best Value Play: #8 Offlee Crafty (6/1)
Most Likely Winner: #7 Wyatt’s Women (8/5)
Other Contenders: #1 Brooke’s Beaut (12/1), #9 Chelsie’s Chapel (5/1)
Analysis: Wyatt’s Women is an old lady with a very impressive resume. She is still capable of handling young ‘uns that disrespect their elders. She can be very, very tough. Brooke’s Beaut comes from Cleveland and loves to hit the board. May not can win but leaving off the ticket could be a mistake. Chelsie’s Chapel should be ready in her second race after a race with Allen aboard and a string of respectable speed figures. Offlee Crafty ships in from Beantown for a good barn and, although his last couple of races don’t look to good, her speed can take her a long way with this field if she is in shape.
Tampa Race 9, 6 furlongs Claiming $6,250 (4:22 ET)
Best Value Play: #8 Cockeyed Rooster (20/1)
Most Likely Winner: #1 Haywired (2/1)
Other Contenders: #4 Burley’s Gold (9/2) #12 Starlighter (12/1)
Analysis: Haywired will be on the engine and if he gets the lead on the rail he will be very hard to beat despite more early speed in the race. Burley’s Gold is a tough old pro and can adapt to the pace with a versatile running style. Look for him to be fairly close and launch a rally in the final quarter mile. Starlighter loves Tampa and drops in class, comes back for a second race after a rest and gets a great post for his off the pace style. Cockeyed Rooster ships from Boston for a successful barn and keeps his regular pilot. A drop in class and a couple of good works suggest he may be ready.