Today's feature is the eleven furlong Tampa Turf test with four year-olds and up competing under $16,000 Starter Allowance conditions. Post time is 3:55 PM.
Sometimes, the key to handicapping a marathon like this is simply finding the runner with the most success at long routes. Most in this group have never been beyond nine furlongs.
FAST FIRE (2) has shown that he likes the distance and appears to be in a good spot with top jock Gallardo returning. This veteran gelding has been victorious at a mile and one-half and was second best at two miles, both with Gallardo in the irons at Presque Isle Downs on artificial turf. This son of WAR CHANT (DANZIG) does just fine on real grass too, and is worth a bet at 6/1 on the morning line.
THE BET $10 to win on FAST FIRE (2) and a $3 exacta box with HOPE AGAIN (3) and DOMAIN (8). 2,3,8. Total Bet $28 GOOD LUCK!!