Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Friday, Jan. 10

FIRST RACE: Blazing Brooke, 2. Celestial Orb, 3. Our Petunia. LONG SHOT: Aunt Betty.

SECOND RACE: 1. Arathorn, 2. Moonwalker, 3. K P Creed. LONG SHOT: Forty Fathoms.

THIRD RACE: 1. Coral Legacy, 2. Delta Levy, 3. Professional. LONG SHOT: Tactical Quality.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Mungojerrie, 2. Championship Alley, 3. Lion Charmer. LONG SHOT: Fifty Over.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Madame Lilan (best bet), 2. Na Pail Spirit, 3. Dynatail. LONG SHOT: Steelin Magnolias.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Cultural Mandate, 2. Caseyyoudidn’tklnow, 3. They Call Me Lucky. LONG SHOT: Return the Favor.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Summer Assault, 2. My Eclair, 3. Very Replaceable. LONG SHOT: Now Is.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Sunshines Out, 2. Brandt, 3. Striking Heir. LONG SHOT: Early Deligh.

NINTH RACE: 1. Sugar Fix, 2. Brittbstrong, 3. Bella Linda. LONG SHOT: Splendor Beach.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 5 (Doodle Hopper $4.40, first race; Bye Bye Melvin $3.20, second; J P’s Gia $5.40, fourth; On a Spree $5.20, seventh; Lili’s Turn $4.40, eighth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Free Dancer $3.60, third; Sundrenched $8, ninth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Lil Bull $16.60, sixth)

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Wednesday, Jan. 8

Note: Sorry laid off Tampa Bay for a week. I don’t like when tracks take some races off the turf and leave others on. Don’t like to do the work and have it blown up. Either a course is ready or not. Beside, isn’t that what different turf settings are for? Just a thought.

FIRST RACE: 1. Doodle Hopper, 2. Native Hawk, 3. Josie’s Riddle. LONG SHOT: Thank You.

SECOND RACE: 1. Bye Bye Melvin, 2. Breckenridge, 3. Muchmorethanthis. LONG SHOT: Matty’s Express.

THIRD RACE: 1. Tithed, 2. Free Dancr, 3. Dohko. LONG SHOT: Speakerit.

FOURTH RACE: 1. J P’s Gia, 2. Luna Azteca, 3. Fergielicious. LONG SHOT: Sister Drama.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Relishment, 2. Souper Courage, 3. Lundqvist. LONG SHOT: Miami Smuggler.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Aspen Snow, 2. Awesome Romeo, 3. Erin Go Braugh. LONG SHOT: Lil Bull.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. On a Spree, 2. Paul Cane, 3. Drillomatic. LONG SHOT: Chief of Joy.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Lil’s Turn (best bet), 2. Juanandora, 3. Pleasant Buffy. LONG SHOT: Aunt Betty.

NINTH RACE: 1. Feeling Good, 2. Sundrenched, 3. Josy Sayin. LONG SHOT: Field Letters.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Sunday, Dec. 29

Note: Sorry no picks. No time.


Top choice winners: 3 (Not Rocket Science $8, second race; All Good Times $4.40, fourth; Paul Cane $6.80, seventh)

Second choice winners: 1 (Pretendent $23.80, ninth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Tegla $15.40, fifth)


Top choice winners: 5 (Wild Wigglin Jack $4.40, third race; Diamond News $6.80, fifth; Kau $4.40, seventh; Tomcat Black $3.20, ninth; Assidously $4.40, 10TH)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 2 (R Sweet Exchange $4.60, first; Tapit Today $4.40, sixth)

Long shot winners: 0

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Saturday, Dec. 28 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. R Lucky Dice, 2. Southern ‘n Sassy, 3. R Sweet Exchange. LONG SHOT: Mystique Artiste.

SECOND RACE; 1. Just Shoot Already, 2. Molokai Night, 3. Level Seventeen. LONG SHOT: Tommy Tuesday.

THIRD RACE: 1. Wild Wiggin Jack, 2. Wild Winter, 3. Wing and Wheel. LONG SHOT: Mr Joshua.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Front Line Paige, 2. Shanqa Tova, 3. Total Tap. LONG SHOT: Payday Too.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Diamond News, 2. Poseidons Heir, 3. Risen Change. LONG SHOT: Flugel Binder.

SIXTH: 1. Gardenista, 2. Fizzy Friday, 3. Tapit Today. LONG SHOT: Distinctive Flower.

SEVENTH: 1. Kau, 2. Jophiel, 3. Lena Home. LONG SHOT: Cultural Mandate.

EIGHTH: 1. Don’t Charge It, 2. She’s Freamin, 3. Tiltingatwindmills. LONG SHOT: Strella’s War.

NINTH: 1. Tomcat Black, 2. Artic Rose, 3. Tiny Danza. LONG SHOT: McCain.

10th: 1. aSSIDUOUSLY, 2. cOMMENCE, 3. iNDY RIDE. long shot: Astroturf.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Friday, Dec. 27

FIRST RACE: 1. Mobeatyabad, 2. Bumpa, 3. Flaming Hot. LONG SHOT: Mamaigotthis.

SECOND RACE: 1. Not Rocket Science, 2. Zieg, 3. Palimpsest. LONG SHOT: Hex.

THIRD RACE: 1. King Daddio, 2. Ox Trot, 3. Call Me Handsome. LONG SHOT: J’s Flashy Halo.

FOURTH RACE: 1. All Good Times, 2. Expect Indy, 3. Haynesfest. LONG SHOT: Monkey Mind.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Tropical Drive, 2. Florida Rust, 3. Centsless Drama. LONG SHOT: Tegla.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Native Hawk, 2. Cave Run, 3. Mr Lightning Boy. LONG SHOT: Tudox Expectations.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Paul Crane (best bet), 2. Snow Lion, 3. Luncheon. LONG SHOT: Mr. Maurice.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Young American, 2. Talk to the Media, 3. Unspoiled Moments. LONG SHOT: Sum Overture.

NINTH RACE: 1. Lord Byron, 2. Pretendant, 3. Can Do Too. LONG SHOT: Danceronthebeach.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 1 (Steady Earner $4, second race)

Second choice winners: 6 (Sweet Blossom $5.60, third; Tale of V K $6.40, fourth; Tactical Quality $5.20, fifth; Shakem N Breakem $17.20, sixth; Speedy Vanessa $3.80, eighth; Day Trip $5.60, ninth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Bourbon Extension $13.60, seventh)

Long shot winners: 0

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Thursday, Dec. 26

FIRST RACE: 1. Flash Man, 2. Elvis Cole, 3. Zechariah. LONG SHOT: Foot in the Door.

SECOND RACE: 1. Steady Earner, 2. Wapiti Way, 3. Striking Heir. LONG SHOT: Nicole Munnings.

THIRD RACE : 1. Lil Brown Sparrow, 2. Sweet Blossom, 3. Abilify. LONG SHOT: More Than Gracious.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Elusive Ryder, 2. Tale of V K, 3. Brewedtobeperfect. LONG SHOT: Dating.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Travel Agent, 2. Tactical Quality, 3. Participation Cup. LONG SHOT: Hay Bo.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Commander’s Intent, 2. Shakem N Breakem. 3. Acaseaday. LONG SHOT: Mighty Pete.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. And Won, 2. Namarunu., 3. Boubon Extension. LONG SHOT: Coltrane.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Fashion Rules (best bet), 2. Speedy Vanessa, 3. Flashing Red. LONG SHOT: My Girl Sweet.

NINTH RACE: 1. Nobodyknowsnothin, 2. Day Trip, 3. Kholstomer. LONG SHOT: Blame the Makers.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 2 (Lil’s Turn $4.40, first race; Dream Liner $7.80, second)

Second choice winners: 1 (Strong Gem $10.80, third)

Third choice winners: 2 (Simple Great $4.60 eighth; Slick as Ice $8.20, 10th)

Long shot winners: 1 (Caspian Tale $13.40, seventh)

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Saturday, Dec. 21

FIRST RACE: 1. Lil’s Turn, 2. Thorceress, 3. Windy County. LONG SHOT: Eartha.

SECOND RACE: 1. Dream Liner, 2. Newe Jersey John, 3. Morning Social. LONG SHOT: Hoep Again.

THIRD RACE: 1. Splendor Beach, 2. Strong Gem, 3. Goneasagirlcanget. LONG SHOT: Galway Star.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Zeus Odin, 2. Per4fetto, 3. Arathorn. LONG SHOT: Giant’s Voice.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Beams and Hinges, 2. Huracan, 3. Makinalegacy. LONG SHOT: Rare Hue.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Fortlite, 2. Yei Yei, 3. Valiant Virtue. LONG SHOT: Rosas Way.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Blazing Brooke, 2. Si’mon Li’mon, 3. Juanandora. LONG SHOT: Caspian Tale.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Mighty Mini (best bet), 2. Three Illusions, 3. Simply Great. LONG SHOT: First Hoosier.

NINTH RACE: 1. The Exception, 2. Victim, 3. Box Candy. LONG SHOT: Kill Switch.

10TH RACE: Pegasus On the Go, 2. Global Hero, 3. Slick as Ice. LONG SHOT: Rigo.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 3 (Last Promise $7.80, sixth race; Zorb $6.60, eighth; Stormy D $6.20, ninth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Shenu Shenume $11.80, second; Micheline $3.20, fifth; Morgan’s Z Va $10, seventh)

Long shot winners: 1 (Bareback Fun $16.60, fourth)

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Friday, Dec. 20

FIRST RACE: 1. Reeder (best bet), 2. D’craziness, 3. Legacy Azteca. LONG SHOT: Resident.

SECOND RACE: 1. Charging Renee, 2. Capturemenow, 3. Shenu Shenume. LONG SHOT: Bella Gianna.

THIRD RACE: 1. Painter’s Pride, 2. Browns Gap, 3. Done Acting. LONG SHOT: The Great Loudini.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Flaming Indy, 2. Ferland’s Prospect, 3. Our Little Devil. LONG SHOT: Bareback Fun.

FIFTH RACE: 1.Whispering Slow, 2. Summer Clothes, 3. Micheline. LONG SHOT: Moon Rover.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Brandt, 2. Last Promise, 3. Epic Junior. LONG SHOT: High Rolling Dude.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Marmalade, 2. Alabama Bound, 3. Morgan’s Z Va. LONG SHOT: Takin It Easy.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Nick the Cardshark, 2. Zorb, 3. Tony. LONG SHOT: Johnny U.

NINTH RACE: 1. Zodiac Princess, 2. Stormy D, 3. Haniel. LONG SHOT: Sundrenched.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Los Alamitos, Tampa Bay Downs

Los Alamitos opinions for Friday, Dec. 13

FIRST RACE: 1. Goddess Aphrodite, 2. Flying Blue, 3. Full Court. LONG SHOT: Probable.

SECOND RACE: 1. Remember to Smile, 2. Hot Magistrate, 3. Stick Up. LONG SHOT: Ice Kitty.

THIRD RACE: 1. Best Two Minutes (best bet), 2. Autumn Day, 3. Top of the Game. LONG SHOT: Liberty Park.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Debt Monger, 2. Call Me Daddy, 3. Convex. LONG SHOT: Bamboozler.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Too Much Smoke, 2. Shenandoah Star, 3. Jemsek. LONG SHOT: Florentine Diamond.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Coalinga Hills, 2. Herunbridledpower, 3. Bragging Rights. LONG HSOT: Just Be Held.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. High Five, 2. Policy, 3. Cunning Munnings. LONG SHOT: Bob’s Sniper.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Buyback, 2. Pasito, 3. Root Beer Rag. LONG SHOT: Hope Parkway.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 1 (Rizzi’s Honors $3.20, fifth race)

Second choice winners: 1 (Sierra Sunrise $4, fourth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Staythirstymyamigo $8.60, first; Extractor $9.80, eighth)

Long shot winners: 1 (It’s Just Bob $8.20, third)



Top choice winners: 3 (Wild Winter $12.40, first race; Naughty Shirley $7.20, sixth; Tizaprincessa $3.80, seventh)

Second choice winners: 3 (Big Yes $4.40, second; Alexbabe $7.20, third; Publicist $2.80, fourth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0