This is a weak maiden claimer that can go the way of dirt debutant Overpraise. The selection has only run on turf and all-weather to date but has a dirt pedigree and a running style that should be well suited to the main track. One More Drink should emerge as the main threat.
Catsoutofthebag wasn’t disgraced when beaten just under four lengths into sixth in a better race than this at Gulfstream last time. She should be prominent from the outset and can fend off Tatterazzi, who is another taking a drop in class.
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Finnegan hasn’t been seen for well over a year but trainer Wesley Ward won with a horse returning from a similar type of layoff at Turfway in March, and can repeat the dose here. Phish Fan may be next best, while Zalza is interesting debuting for a new barn.
Loriloupies showed plenty of improvement when taking a maiden claimer here in February and has been given a little bit of time to get over that big effort (very fast on the clock). She can continue her progression in this stronger contest, with stable companion Customerexperience providing the main opposition on her debut for the barn.
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The consistent Kid Bourbon returns to dirt having finished a good second on turf last time. He doesn’t have the most early pace but should be within striking distance of the leaders in the closing stages. Overdeliver may be the one for the forecast, while Cool Bobby also commands respect.
Sugar Fix goes well on the Tampa Bay turf and switches back to that surface after a good runner-up finish on dirt last time. She should be in a good enough stalking position to pick up the front-running Matinee Girl late in the day. Strong Gem is another worth considering.
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