Nick Shiambouros heads to Tampa Bay Downs with two selections from the Wednesday card...
"Trainer Christophe Clement has had a fantastic year, and this beautifully bred individual should be ready to do herself justice"
Back Ravir Race 5 at BSP in the 19:48 at Tampa Bay Downs
Foreman to graduate
Race 1 17:42 Tampa Bay Downs - Foreman
Foreman should make his presence felt in this $25k maiden claimer on the main track.
This gelding finished a distant fifth to Witsel in a Maiden Special Weight over this course earlier this month. He ducked out at the start and lost a great deal of ground in the process. He recovered to chase the leaders in the straight, but had no chance of delivering a challenge. In the circumstances this was not a bad effort, and is entitled to show improved form on his second start. Trainer Gerald Bennett has had a great start to the meeting with a 26% strike rate. Anything around his Morning Line price of 4.57/2 will do.
Ravir ready on debut
Race 5 19:48 Tampa Bay Downs - Ravir
I am going to take a chance with debutant Ravir in this interesting Maiden Special Weight on the turf.
This daughter of Uncle Mo was sold for $300k at the Keeneland September sales last year. She is out of the Dam Rejoicing, and is a half-sister to the talented Divine Oath who was a dual Grade 3 winner for Graham Motion. She is also a full- sister to Grade 3 placed Auntie Joy. Trainer Christophe Clement has had a fantastic year, and this beautifully bred individual should be ready to do herself justice. Leading jockey Samy Camacho has the riding assignment. BSP is recommended.