Wednesday Stateside - 03/03/21

Tampa Bay 19:45 - Ballet School 5/2 NAP

This 3-y-o filly made an eye-catching debut here over the extended 6f at the start of February and with usual progression she could prove hard to beat.

She found herself miles behind the pack that day but somehow managed to swing around them and rattle for home a never-nearer third, leaving the impression that this step up to 1m would right up her street.

Her pedigree backs up this idea as she is a half-sister to 1m winner Code Of Arms.

Daniel Centeno rides.

Gulfstream 21:12 - Second Mate 7/4 NB

Michael Maker’s Second Mate will appreciate this drop in trip and grade in the 21:12 at Gulfstream.

The 8-y-o has the clear best piece of recent form in this field having finished second to Saturday’s Grade 3 winner Venezuelan Hug in November and Irad Ortiz is an interesting booking.

He has to deal with the widest draw but this gelding looks ready to strike.