🇺🇸 Wednesday US Racing Double - 23/12/20

🐴 Gulfstream 21:40 - Shamrocket

Shamrocket is making his first start for top-handler Todd Pletcher after a solid season with Christophe Clemente where he never finished outside the top three in seven outings.

His most recent effort was a third in a valuable stakes contest at Kentucky Downs which makes this $25,200 event a big step down in class.

Things didn’t go to plan that day (swung wide from the rear) but he showed plenty of speed to pass horses and should be suited by this drop to 1m.

Irad Ortiz rides.

🐴 Tampa Bay Downs 19:10 - Fleetridge

Godolphin’s Fleetridge ran a remarkable race here at the start of December for Irish trainer Eoin Harty.

The 2-y-o was sent off just 11/4, however he looked in real danger when detached from the leading group around 3f from home, but he made significant late headway to pick off all but the winner.

He now steps up to 1m, which based on that evidence will suit, and his dam won over 1m.

Yard thrive at the course.