Horse Racing continues in the USA on Wednesday with three more meetings from Tampa Bay, Fonner Park and Will Rogers Down.
Our trader Joe Kyne has previewed the triple-header for us here.
Tampa Bay Downs
The Florida track hosts an eight-race card and sees top jocks Samy Camacho and Antonio Gallardo back in action. The two rivals are currently neck and neck for the Championship title having ridden 171 winners between them so far.
They will be doing all they can to add to their tally and Camacho is in red-hot form. Indeed, his best ride might not come until the last race (21:00) where he is set to partner newcomer Gaelic Gold.
Trainer Christophe Clement has a fantastic record with debutantes starting off over 1m or further and is currently running at a 41% strike-rate with all his runners this season.
Another runner to keep a close eye on is Fledermaus in the first (17:30). Trained by Ian Hemingway, the son of Treasure Beach has won over this course and distances twice in three attempts, including last time out when he romped home by 6¼l .
Though he faces stiff competition from both the leading riders at the track, regular pilot Wilmer Garcia certainly knows how to get the best out of his mount and he may well be striding clear at the finish.
Track veteran Armando Martinez has a full book of rides, including two for his wife Kelli. The iron man (and leading jockey at Fonner) struggled to get on the board on Monday night but looks to have better prospects here.
In contrast, his closest rival in the title race, Jake Olesiak, has the golden touch at the moment. After booting home a double on Monday evening, he takes seven rides at the Nebraska track including Ye Be Judged (17:00) and Wild World (21:27), both for trainer Marissa Black.
Their partnership has proved to be profitable in the past and some US punters will no doubt be looking to capitalise on it.
One other notable runner at what could be a huge price is Hyperbolizer. It would be no exaggeration to say that the form of his last race has worked out pretty well.
Three of the seven runners in that race went on to win on their next start and even though he was beaten quite comprehensively that day, he has won over the course and distance twice (and finished 2nd twice) from just six starts.
Will Rogers Downs – Race To Watch
Although there are races worth more money, the 22:15 at Oklahoma’s premier track should be an absolute cracker. The 5½f sprint on the dirt features Trapalanda for Jose Silva Jr – a trainer who has an exceptional record with horses coming off the back of a win.
The six-year-old seems to be getting better with age (as is often the case with sprinters) and recorded a bloodless victory at Turf Paradise on his last start, winning by over 4½l .
The Silva inmate won’t be getting things all his own way, though; Ed’s Rocket comes into this race off the back of three wins in a row.
William Morey doesn’t have loads of runners but the placement of his charges is excellent and his gelding looks to have been found another fantastic opportunity to continue his winning streak. With the form of those last three runs looking strong, he is set to be sent off favourite for this contest.
Finally, don’t discount the bottom horse, Imma Wild Bling, under top rider Floyd Wethey Jr. Owner James Pratt has already tasted success twice this year with this son of Too Much Bling, including last time out when he bolted up by a wide margin.
While it might not be richest renewal on the card, it could certainly prove to be the most exciting.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication