Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Friday, May 6

Preview: A decent nine-race card to start the final weekend of racing at Tampa. Trainer Joseph Arboritanza has won 5 of his last 11 entries and had three seconds over the last 14 days.

Race 1 – Tam
#2 Strong Gale (5-1) (turf only): Trainer Arnaud Delacour is 24% with horses making their first start on grass and barn rider Daniel Centeno has won 36% of his race for Delacour the last 60 days.

Race 2 – Tam
#4 Circular Thunder (8-1): This gelding broke his maiden and red-hot trainer Joseph Arboritanza runs him against winners for the first time. Jockey Ademar Santos has won 3 of his last 9 starts for the barn.

Race 7 – Tam
#7 Polygram (turf only) (6-1): This gelding comes out of a race where the first two horses to run out of it have won. Maybe for that reason trainer Ian Hemingway moves him in class against straight maidens.

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Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Friday, Jan. 15

Preview: Just a mediocre card as only three of the 10 races have 10 or more entries. Better things this weekend one hopes.

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Race 2: #2 Harryhee (5-1) 

Broke his maiden last year at first asking and might be rounding back into form after second place finish last time out. Trainer Monte Thomas and jockey Ademar Santos are 29% together.

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Race 7:  #5 Bluesville (turf only) (6-1) ***

Trainer Kathleen O’Connell has been on a roll lately and this mare take a class drop off a fifth-place finish. Jockey Jose Ferrer is 17% with a positive ROI with O’Connell.

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Race 9:  #3 Lilies and Roses (turf only) (9-2) 

Like we said trainer Kathleen O’Connell has been on a roll and with no one bigger than leading jockey Antonio Gallardo, who she is 41% with at the meet. This filly used to run in Southern California and may hold a class edge over these maidens.

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Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Wednesday, Dec. 9

Jockeys and trainers are still sorting things out as this is just the fifth program of the new meet. Therefore, keep track of who is hot and who is not. Keep track of where the winning shippers are coming from and it might lead to big payoffs. Today’s card looks OK with the lowest field being seven in the sixth.

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Race 4: #9 Dubious Bachelor (12-1)

Trainer Jason DaCosta is 36% with horses coming off a 46 to 90-day layoff and he is 33% with jockey Fernando De La Cruz. This gelding loves this track with an 8-2-2-1 record.

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Race 7: #9 High Side (firm turf only) (3-1)

This gelding has been away since April but is 2-1-1-0 over with turf course. Trainer Gerald Aschinger is 21% with grass horses and 3-for-6 with jockey Ademar Santos, who must work a trip from the outside.

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Churchill Downs, Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs, Churchill Downs opinions for Wednesday, April 29

Race 4 – Tampa

#1 Hoosier Boy (4-1): Trainer Gerald Bennett is 32% with maiden claimers making their career debuts. The broodmare sire (Cactus Ridge) is 15% with firsters and jockey Ademar Santos is 13% with Bennett in their last 16 starts .

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Race 6 – Tampa

#9 Quiet Virtue (7-2):  Trainer Arnaud Delacour and jockey Daniel Centeno are 69% in their last 13 starters. This daughter of Quiet American finished fifth in her career debut and figures to improve second time out, where Delacour is 24%.

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Race 4 – CD

#7 Day of Fury (5-1): Trainer Bob Baffert shipped this gelding back from Santa Anita with his Derby horses looking for a winning spot. The son of Street Sense drops into a claimer for the first time, a move Baffert is 38% with and regular Baffert barn rider Martin Garcia is named to ride .

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Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Saturday, Jan. 31

Race 2: #5 Alabaster (5-1)

Our Eyes: Not sure if this race shouldn’t be in New York with trainers like McLaughlin, Pletcher and Zito in here, but we’re going to trainer Eoin Harty and this 3-year-old colt. The son of Medaglia d’Oro has a race over the track and switches to leading jockey Antonio Gallardo, who is 4-for-9 with Harty.

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Race 3: #3 Senor Grits (2-1)

Our Eyes: This son of Elusive Quality drops out of a stakes effort at Laurel and that race has produced FIVE next out winners. Trainer Ian Wilkes has been working this 3-year-old at Palm Meadows and jockey Julien Leparoux jumps on.

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Race 6: #11 Prize Native (15-1)

Our Eyes: The key will be if this 4-year-old gets in the race as he is on the also-eligible list. That being said trainer Anthony Granitz is 31% with stretchouts at Tampa. This gelding drops in class and jockey Ademar Santos must work out a trip from the outside.

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