Two From Tampa

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 12, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >> has been on a bit of a hot streak here as of late. Overall, the numbers do well, but they have been on fire for quite awhile. This Thursday, we are dishing out a couple of runners at Tampa Bay Downs that warrant a hard look before open firing.

In Race #7, #1A Conchacer looks like a sweet thing. At 6-5, this may be just what the doctor ordered.

He has the services of Andrew Ramgeet, who is a solid rider on the Cleveland circuit, and who moves his tack to Florida. He rides for Dale Bennett. who is winning at a 21% clip. He drops back from 6f to 5f, and sports the drop down in class banner.

He owns a 60 speed rating, and that is tops in this field. Take a good look at that middle move last out, and you’ll see that this race should add gas to his tank to finish the job.

He is a son of Congaree, and is 1/1. You have to respect the numbers and the connections, and at 6-5 this may be a gift.

One is never enough, and we see another runner who may make this day like a long walk on the beach.

In Race #9, My Kim looks the one to beat. He carries a 69 speed rating with a double ++ sign in his corner. This means that great improvement is heading his way.

Daniel Centeno is the pilot for Jason Cervis, who is white hot at 60% a winner. A solid victory last out, as an overwhelming favorite, gives the look of a good thing.

He has the 45 days off banner, and that extra rest can bring him back to the races ready to go. I would look for an up close stalking trip, and an early move about the 3/8th pole.  Three races at Monmouth, and one at Calder, has him liking the Florida sunshine.

This grass race is a perfect place where a runner with a 12.5 class rating should fit very well. I would look long and hard, and consult with to make sure you take full advantage of these runners in the exotics.

Best of luck, and be sure to check back for picks that click.