After three unsuccessful tries against stakes company, Florida-bred Genuine Peril will look for her second career victory against easier competition in an entry level, $75,000 optional claiming at Tampa Bay Downs Wednesday. Set for six furlongs on the main track, the sixth race has attracted a field of six 3-year-old fillies. The $53,000 purse includes $18,000 from the Florida-bred Incentive Fund and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association.

Genuine Peril won in her second career race against special weight maidens going six furlongs at Colonial Downs in August then finished fourth in a first level, $75,000 optional claiming won by Florida-bred Great Venezuela sprinting on the Gulfstream Park synthetic course on Oct. 28.

The Carlos Munoz-trained daughter of Enticed was then seventh behind winner Chi Chi in the $60,000 Juvenile Sprint against fellow Florida-breds going six-and-a-half furlongs at Gulfstream on Nov. 11 before traveling to Tampa Bay Downs for her next two starts.

In her two most recent races, Genuine Peril was fourth in the $50,000 Sandpiper won by Florida-bred Let Them Watch going six furlongs on Dec. 2 and fourth in the $75,000 Gasparilla won by Florida-bred Mystic Lake at seven furlongs on Jan. 13.

Genuine Peril is owned by Valentin Jimenez for whom she has earned $44,800 in six starts. She is out of Shoyoya, by Macho Uno and was bred by Carole A. Rio and Isabella Rio.

She is 10-1 on the morning line and will be ridden by Angel Rodriguez from post three.

The 8-5 favorite is the Timothy Hamm-trained Managing Mischief, who exits a fourth-place finish behind winner Power Squeeze in the $100,000 Suncoast going a mile-and-40-yards at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 10.

The daughter of Maximus Mischief won a six-furlong maiden special weight at Tampa Bay Downs by two lengths two starts back on Jan. 13.

Managing Mischief has one win in four starts with one second and earnings of $34,800.

Angel Arroyo will ride from post one for owners Americas Thoroughbred Investors.

Also entered are Betsylicious, who will be ridden by Samy Camacho; Rotondo with jockey Samuel Marin, Pablo Morales rides Maiden Lane and Carlos Rojas has the mount on Corinth.

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