Every racing day, Capital OTB will be providing you with a “Featured Race of the Day”. We will identify the pace of the race, tactical advantages, key percentages, recent trends, and other helpful hints. All for the purposes of seeing you win big!
See below today’s “Featured Race of the Day”
Tampa Bay Race 5
1 1/16 M on the Turf
Allowance Optional Claimer
Purse: $22,500 Claiming price: $75,000
The pace of the race is going to be set by #2 P J’s Awesome (ML 12-1). The horses that will be with him on the lead are #3 Holiday Bonus (ML 2-1) and #4 No Boundaries (ML 5-2). Several horses have shown closing ability they are #1 Cat Prado (ML 5-1), #5 Six Gun Salute (ML 3-1), #6 Circle Away (ML 6-1) and #7 Igotyoursix (ML 20-1)
#3 Holiday Bonus (ML 2-1) … Listed jockey is winning at a 23% clip.
#4 No Boundaries (ML 5-2) … Listed jockey is winning at a 21% clip.
#5 Six Gun Salute (ML 3-1) … Listed jockey is winning at a 22% clip.
#3 Holiday Bonus (ML 2-1) … First time Gelding. Horse makes first start of 2017, horse also runs with blinkers for the first time since October.
#2 P J’s Awesome (ML 12-1) … Horse makes first start of 2017.
#5 Six Gun Salute (ML 3-1) … First time Gelding.
The pace of this race is going to slower than usual at this distance. On paper, many of the horses do not go to the lead right away or try to get the lead. The all like to sit off the pace with several of the horses showing closing ability. This could also lead to a horse wiring the field especially if the pace is slow. The front runners have to make the pace a moderate tempo if they want to win, because too fast of a pace will allow the several closers to take the race late.
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