Fresh from riding a double on yesterdays card, Samy Camacho is looking to improve his 21% strike rate at Tampa Bay and in Dudes Secret he has his best chance on this eight race card. Dudes Secret was arguably an unlucky second last time out when making his first appearance at this racetrack having previously raced against better company in Gulfstream Park and already on the basis of his last run he is the one to beat.
Meilleur looks like a textbook example of wire to wire winner, he breaks from stall 1, he has all the early speed in the race and his closed rival is drawn wide in 10 and they meet the bend early in this two-turn contest. The race really plays to Meilleur’s strengths and should make amends for his narrow defeat here last time out.
Unfortunately my last tip is also a favourite but I cannot get away from wanting to have a bet on Beantown Baby at any price, he won on his last two starts putting up 81 and 83 Beyer performances (his nearest rivals can only muster a low 70 Beyer) and loves to sit on or near the pace, the race will tee up for him nicely and I will be shouting “how far” when he comes swinging on the bridle with one furlong to go.
*All odds correct at time of publication