Date/Track: 3/7/15 - Tampa Bay Downs
Post Time: 5:23 pm EST
Distance: 1 1/16 (Dirt)
My Johnny Be Good
For #1 Diving Rod, #2 Ocean Knight, #4 Ami's Flatter and #5 My Johnny Be Good this will be a rematch of the Sam F. Davis Stakes - see video below:
For those who have followed racing for some time - Ocean Knight was sired by 2007 Preakness Winner (and one of my favorites) Curlin -- and they have a very similar running style.
However the "prime time" morning line favorite is #3 Carpe Diem - who finished 2nd in the Breeder's Cup Juvenile. Carpe Diem may be the most talented horse in the field however he hasn't seized the race in over 120 days.
I certainly have my reservations about a young horse having that much time off and then making him the favorite -- so this race could be prime for an upset -- well maybe a "mild" upset.
A horse that I think is flying under the radar in this one is: #6 Souper Colossal - and his last race can be seen here:
|After watching this video|
Strangely Sensitive Cheetah
can't get the song
out of his head.
If Carpe Diem can shake off the rust and can return to his late fall stride -- he'll be very difficult to defeat in his one.
However I'm going to take a little bit of a chance and.....
Closing Speed likes: Ocean Knight, Souper Colossal, and Carpe Diem.
I like a $2 Exacta Box of Ocean Knight / Souper Colossal and Diving Rod. ($6)
I can't help but add this last video for Robin Williams: