Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Saturday, March 18

Race 2 – Tam
#1 El Cachaco (9-2) ****
Our Eyes: Didn’t relish going two turns so the trainer turns him back to 7 furlongs, where he won his last race here two back. Might have a class edge in this spot.
Jeff’s Playbook: 4 units to win, 5 units to place and 6 units to show.

Race 4 – Tam
#5 Elusive Speed (5-2) *****
Our Eyes: Looks like a single to me in this spot. Comes out of key race and class edge. Trainer Mandy Ness is 38% with beaten favorites.
Jeff’s Playbook: 5 units to win, 10 units to place.

Race 6 – Tam
#10 Crimson Hayes (6-1) TURF ONLY ****
Our Eyes: Big jockey change to turf specialist Daniel Centeno. That race was better than looked and even with an outside post Centeno should be able to do the job.
Jeff’s Playbook: 4 units to win, 5 units to place and 6 units to show.

Race 8 – Tam
#7 Mr French (6-1) TURF ONLY ****
Our Eyes: Broke maiden over this course and has been given some time to recover in first try vs. winners. Centeno jumps on which is a good sign. Will be closing in the lane.
Jeff’s Playbook: 4 units to win, 5 units to place and 6 units to show.

Race 10 – Tam
#6 Hallstein (5-1) TURF ONLY ****
Our Eyes: Has been away for a year. Drops into a maiden claimer for the first time and tries turf for the first time. Comes out of a key race that produced five next out winners.
Jeff’s Playbook: 4 units to win, 5 units to place and 6 units to show. EXBX 6-9

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Wednesday, March 9

Preview: Trainer Gerald Bennett tore it up last week and is the leading trainer but even if he stays hot it’s likely we won’t get a good price on him.

 

Race 3: #1 Gold Value (12-1)

Trainer Joe Arboritanza is very good at horses cutting back in distance and at this level anything can happen so why not go with a price?.

                              

Race 5: #6 Fifth Moon (3-1)

This mare has only run once in her career and trainer Larry Rivelli is 27% with horses off a 90-plus day layoff plus leading jockey Antonio Gallardo jumps on.

                                

Race 9: #8 Trapnall Hall (3-1) 

This gelding has been overmatched so he is sent north to face easier for trainer Jason DaCosta, who employs leading rider Antonio Gallardo.

 

Race 10: #8 Fehsenfeld (9-2) 

The gelding is making his third race off the layoff and may be ready for his best effort. Is transferred to trainer Mandy Ness’ barn and Antonio Gallardo, who has won two races for her, jumps on.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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