Horse Racing tips: Jason Weaver’s fab five bets for Saturday in the USA

A fab five for Saturday's racing across the pond


5.28pm: Race 1 Tampa Bay Downs – Rollick

Didn’t manage to cut the mustard down at Gulfstream Park and now switches across to the new stable having left Christoph Clement. She wasn’t cheap at $250,000 and looks to have the required speed to drop back down in distance for this test of 6 1/2 furlongs. Main market rival Bourban Rebellion can give us a lead until the furlong marker.

7.15pm: Race 4 Gulfstream Park – The Mighty Judge

Over the same course and distance as last time but taking a significant drop in grade are a few positives as well as being much better drawn today. Early on last time he was short of room and came flying late on, widest of all. He would be hard pushed to be as unlucky as that again, and we get a big jockey upgrade to Irad Ortiz.


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8.17pm: Race 6 Gulfstream Park – Smack

Trainers are creatures of habit and Christoph Clement is always one to try and stretch them out over further than can sometimes be ideal. This four-year-old is obviously blessed with a huge amount of natural pace and she bolted up in her maiden over course and distance.

She was checked at the vital stage going for an inside run last time and was an unlucky odds-on loser, and looks like going off a decent price this evening.

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8.30pm: Race 7 Tampa Bay Downs – Got the Gist

Georgina Baxter is making a real go of her training career in America and if the name sounds familiar that’s because she is the daughter of fantastic lightweight jockey Geoff Baxter of yester-year. She has this particular runner for only the second time and looks to have found an ideal spot looking for a third career victory.

Down in trip and back onto the dirt are major positives.

9.53pm: Race 9 Gulfstream Park – Dr Post

Having only had the two racecourse appearances it is very rare for any horse to achieve a triple-digit speed figure. However, that is exactly what Dr Post did last time. He probably didn’t look the winner at the halfway stage over 7 furlongs, but late on fairly powered clear for an impressive victory.

Being upped in distance tonight looks absolutely tailor-made for him and we could see something special in the big race of the night at Gulfstream.


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