04/28/2011 1:10PM

Tampa Bay Downs: No Acronyms looks to continue Cibelli's hot streak


OLDSMAR, Fla. – The Jane Cibelli bandwagon has been clipping right along lately as the stable has sent out 11 winners from their last 17 starters. On Saturday, No Acronyms has a good chance to keep that momentum going when she tops a field of 10 fillies and mares slated to go to the post in a wide-open starter allowance at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

No Acronyms moved from starter handicap company to the allowance ranks in her last but handled the move nicely as she rallied from last in a field of seven and ran past the leader late to post a length win in the first-level allowance.

That win was the second of the meeting on turf for the 6-year-old mare who has been no worse than third in her last four local starts. She posted back-to-back thirds prior to her last and will be going after her seventh lifetime win Saturday.

High Cry, from the stable of Jamie Ness, the current leading trainer at this meeting, won two straight against starter handicap company after being claimed for $16,000 on Jan. 15. Last time out March 26, High Cry had to wait for clear racing room until midstretch when fourth as the choice in a race that saw No Acronyms finish third.

A five-time winner on turf, High Cry will be ridden by Danny Coa for the first time Saturday. Coa has been on a hot streak of late.

Regina Twain makes her second start for trainer Gerald Bennett, and she also deserves a long look with Ronnie Allen Jr. in the irons. Regina Twin led until the final strides in her first effort for the Bennett barn, losing by a nose in an optional claiming tilt at Saturday’s distance.

A model of consistency, Regina Twain has been no worse than fourth in her last six starts on the turf.

Musical Brew rallied late to finish second in the same race with High Cry last time out and has a classy background, having finished third in a pair of stakes at Mountaineer last season. Willie Martinez will ride the Joan Scott trainee again Saturday and is a prime late-running threat if the speed fails to hold up. She has three lifetime wins on the turf and has been on the board in 7 of 10 starts.

Technically Wicked won her last start in front-running fashion and in this field, which isn’t overloaded with horses possessing early speed, she could well prove dangerous if left alone on the lead early.