Tammy the Torpedo ended 2015 on a blazing note, winning two of her final three starts. She now looks to kick off 2016 on a high note, as she attempts to win her first graded stakes score in this weekend’s $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Since winning the Tropical Park Oaks last December, Tammy the Torpedo has been preparing for her four-year-old debut, which she will be making in the 1 1/8-mile turf race on Saturday. She’s been getting in training sessions since early January, having put in four works up to this point.
“She ran terrific last time,” said trainer Chad C. Brown. “We gave her some time since that win and she seems to be back in top form breezing again so we’re looking forward to running her in this race and try to get a graded win for her.”
In addition to representing Tammy the Torpedo at the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes, Brown will also be sending Light In Paris, who will be making her seasonal debut. She finished third in the Tropical Park Oaks race that Tammy the Torpedo won, finishing only a half-length out of first place.
“Her first run in the country wasn’t very good. She had problems at the gate and never really got involved,” said Brown. “After that we put blinkers on the filly and freshened her in Florida and her last race she ran terrific. She’s actually a filly that’s improving.”
The race favorite at money-line odds of 3/1 is Habibi. Below is the starting lineup for the race:
1. – Tammy the Torpedo (7/2)
2. – E B Ryder (10/1)
3. – Sweetie Girl (15/1)
4. – Rainha Da Bateria (8/1)
5. – Light In Paris (4/1)
6. – Habibi (3/1)
7. – Uchenna (8/1)
8. – A Little Bit Sassy (6/1)