Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Thursday, Feb. 19

Race 5: #8 Harumi (5-2)

Trainer Efren Loza. Jr. has hit with 48% of his first-time starters and we’ll continue to ride that trend with leading jockey Antonio Gallardo in the saddle. The sire Ashoka wins with 14% of his first-timers.


Race 6: #4 Ruffolo (7-2)

Strictly a pedigree play here as City Zip is 15% with his first-timers. Trainer Michele Boyce isn’t great with first starts but this one does have a bullet work recently. Might be real deal.

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