Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Friday, Feb. 26

Preview: They were off the turf on Wednesday and all but one race on Thursday, so we’re hoping it dries out in time for today’s card. Here’s a list a trainers you might think about leaving out of your selections until they show signs of life: .Robert Boileau (2-58), Peter Wasiluk Jr. (1-71), Horacio Barbaran (1-54), Charles Harvatt (1-44), Ian Hemingway (1-43) and Hernan Parra (0-44). That’s 6-314 or 2% winners. If they beat you, they beat you.

==

Race 1 – Tam

#2 Holy Day (5-1)

This mare is getting a few changes in order to get back to the winner’s circle. She is returning to the dirt and trainer Rasharn Creque takes over and he is 37% the first time he starts a horse.

 ==   

Race 7 – Tam                

#6 Travel Required (10-1) 

Trainer Michele Boyce has had a good meet (22%) and we take it as a good sign she didn’t drop this gelding in class off a pair of so-so efforts.

==

Race 9 – Tam

#4 Fiesta Rose (5-1) 

Dennis Ward is another trainer with decent numbers at the meet (16%) and he drops this filly off a poor effort. She is 8-2-3-0 over this track so let’s hope of a rebound in this spot.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

Advertisements
Standard
Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Sunday, Jan. 24

Preview: Races were rained off the turf on Friday and Saturday. There are three turf races on this card and later on the card so hopefully they stay on the turf as they have larger fields.

==

Race 2: #2 Tonite Tonite (7-2) 

This 5-year-old has broken his maiden but was disqualified. He now shows up at Tampa under trainer Rashern Creque, who is 36% with horses the first time he has them.

==                                

Race 9: #5 Fancy Man (5-2)

This 4-year-old is coming out of a winning effort at Keeneland and is now in the Dale Bennett barn, which is having a good meet. Bennett is 21% with horses off a 90-plus-day layoff and he’s 35% with jockey Pablo Morales.

== 

Race 10: #2 He’s the Dude (8-1) 

This gelding was claimed at Arlington Park last June by trainer Larry Rivelli and hasn’t been seen since. Rivelli is 28% with horses off a layoff of more than 90 days. You can be sure this one will be fit.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

Standard
Horse racing

Gulfstream Park West opinions for Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 18-19)

Gulfstream Park West Wednesday

Race 1 : #4 Jet Prince (10-1)

This gelding comes out of a race that has produced two next out winners. Jockey Edgard Zayas stays on for trainer Daniel Pita and they are a 17% combination.

==                            

Race 9: #8 Danalin (12-1)

This filly is coming out of a Monmouth Park race that has produced three next out winners. Trainer Edward Plesa Jr. is 21% with layoffs of 46 to 90 days..

  ==             

Race 10: #10 Blazing Diamond (4-1)

This filly is coming out of a key race and dropping into a maiden claimer for the first time. Jockey M. Vasquez stays on for trainer Manuel Morales.

==

Gulfstream Park West Thursday

Race 3: #7 Deer Dog (12-1)

This 3-year-old showed speed in his comeback race and faded. Trainer Tamara Levy is 25% second off the claim and she is 31% with jockey Matthew Rispoli. Look for better effort here.

==

Race 4: #1 Something Blue (15-1)

Trainer Rasharn Creque has some big numbers second off the layoff – 60% second off layoff and 53% second off a layoff of 45-180-day layoff. This filly showed speed and pressed the pace off the layoff and now tries the turf.

==

Race 8: #8 Ginger Goose (5-1)

Trainer Eddie Broome has hit the ground running since shipping his barn down from New Jersey. This gelding drops into a claimer and Broome is 22% with shippers. Broome is 30% with jockey Paco Lopez, who has previously finished second on this 5-year-old.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

Standard
Gulfstream Park West, Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Saturday, Oct. 10 (Plus Gulfstream Park West)

FIRST RACE: 1. Send Me a Sign, 2. Entebbe, 3. My Rose. LONG SHOT: Almost Guilty.

==

SECOND RACE: 1. #6 Wheatfield (12-1), 2. Illuminant, 3. Luminary. LONG SHOT: Redheads Rule.

This filly passed a lot of horses in her debut at Los Alamitos and now trainer Marty Jones puts her on the turf. The sire Lone Star Special is 33% first time turf from a small sample and jockey Joe Talamo takes over.

==

THIRD RACE:1. Financial (BEST BET), 2. All Star Parade, 3. Pipedreams. LONG SHOT: Lucky Shoes to Win.

==

FOURTH RACE: 1. #7 Daddy’s Duo (4-1), 2. Call to Congrats, 3. Radiant Journey. LONG SHOT: Pleasant as Pie.

This filly is a perfect 2-for-2 on dirt which maybe why trainer John Sadler claimed her for $80,000 at Del Mar. Sadler is 23% first off the claim and 21% going sprint-route-sprint.

==

FIFTH RACE: 1. Freedom Hill, 2. I’malreadythere, 3. Dressed in Hermes. LONG SHOT: Getoffmyback.

==

SIXTH RACE: 1. Family Code, 2. Carlos Dangerous, 3. Courageous Dave. LONG SHOT: Ready Cat.

==

SEVENTH RACE: 1. #2 Stays in Vegas (8-1), 2. I’mflatoutsweet, 3. One Last Shot. LONG SHOT: Jakaby Jade.

This filly finished fifth in the Del Mar Debutante behind the ultra-impressive Songbird. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is 23% first time routing and the sire City Zip is 13% first time turf. Jockey Alex Solis takes over for the injured Flavien Prat.

==

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Miner’s Light, 2. Iron Rob, 3. Dr. Dorr. LONG SHOT: Let’s Meet in Rio.

==

NINTH RACE: 1. Storm Comin Thru, 2. Brimstoned, 3. Prince Charmant. LONG SHOT: Roman Tizzy.

==

10TH RACE: 1. Turnover, 2. Eddie’s First, 3. Saint Prdo. LONG SHOT: Royal F J.

 +++

Gulfstream Park West                   

Race 2: #1 Deciding Moment (3-1)

Trainer Rasharn Creque is 57% with horses running second time off a layoff. This 3-year-old came back running from a long layoff and Creque jumped in to claim him. JC Gomez keeps the mount in this likely speedster from the rail.

==                                 

Race 9: #1 Little Nick V (turf only) (9-2)

Lots of first-time runners in this race, but we’ll stick with this son of Colonel John that finished third in his debut for trainer Carlos Vaccarezza. This colt is coming out of a race that has produced two winners so far. He pressed the pace early and tired late. Jeffrey Sanchez takes the mount.

@Jeff_Nahill

Santa Anita results

Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Never Ends $5.40, second race; Stellata $9.20, eighth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 3 (No Tricks for Jack $9.80, first; Evo Campo $8.80, third; A Colt Following $9.80, sixth)

Friday’s third choice winners: 1 (Ossetra $13.40, fourth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 0

 

Standard
Belmont Park, Gulfstream Park, Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos (plus a few others) opinions for Sunday, July 12

Race 4: #8 Relative Time (5-2)

This gelding drops to his lowest level ever in the maiden claiming ranks for trainer Clifford Sise, who is 2-for-4 with horses going tuf to dirt. Jockey Tyler Baze jumps on this 4-year-old.

==

Race 5: #3 Tester (7-2)

This gelding is on a two-race winning streak for trainer Phil D’Amato, who is 26% with horses off this kind of layoff. Jockey Tiago Pereira is 28% with D’Amato.

==

Race 7: #4 Dissension (3-1)

We’re sticking with the Phil D’Amato-Tiago Pereira train today. This mare was claimed last time out and D’Amato is 23% first off the claim. He is also 26% going sprint to route. Think the barn is ready to go on another hot streak.

==

BELMONT PARK

Race 5: #2 Run to Mama (15-1)

Our Eyes:  This mare has three lifetime victories, all on the turf and two of them over this course. She returns to facing New York breds and drops in for a tag for the first time. Maybe that will wake her up.

==

GULFSTREAM PARK

Race 4: #1 Feelingbettertoday (turf only) (7-2)

Throw out that last race on the dirt as this mare wants turf only. Trainer Peter Walder is 38% second off the claim and 26% second off the layoff. This 6-year-old will be tighter today and apprentice jockey Tyler Gaffalione takes over.

==       

Race 8: #3 Simplistic (6-1)

This mare is 1-for-1 over the course and is up in class over that victory. Trainer Rasharn Creque has the magic touch with turf horses as he is 35% from 26 starters on the green stuff. Jockey Arny Fontanez keeps the mount for this speedball.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

Standard