Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Sunday, April 3

Preview: There was plenty of rain on Saturday so the chances of there being an turf racing is likely to be slim at best..


Race 3 – Tam

#2 Supreme Stature (9-2): This gelding broke his maiden over an off track at this distance so he could be tough here. The 3-year-old has the top Brisnet Class Rating and best speed at the distance. Jockey Ronnie Allen Jr. is 22% with trainer Ian Wilkes.


Race 4 – Tam

#5 Desert Summer (4-1): Leading jockey Antonio Gallardo usually rides for trainer Jamie Ness but eschews his entry here to ride this mare for trainer Saul Matos, who is 27% first off the claim.


Race 8 – Tam

#2 Refer (6-1): This will be the seventh different track this colt has run over in attempt to break his maiden. He seems to like this track with three good works coming into this. Trainer John Terranova is 23% with shippers.


Race 9 – Tam

#7 Spark Kit (6-1) (turf only): We’re hoping the turf course dries out in time for this race. Trainer Gerald Aschinger is 20% on the turf.

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Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Sunday, Feb. 8

Race 2: #2 Filantropo (5-1)

Doesn’t trainer Dennis Ward have to get hot one of these days. He’s better than a 10% trainer.


Race 3: #6 My Cattleya (6-1)

This filly broke her maiden over at Gulfstream West (aka Calder) in October. That came on the turf, but she possess that precious commodity called speed and if she can transfer it to the dirt, she could be long gone here for trainer Saul Matos. She would appear to hold a class edge here.


Race 5: #2 All About Avery (15-1)

Been racing at Parx. Long shot special.


Race 6: #7 Will Run for Beer (15-1)

Another bomber to consider on win end and back up with the favorites in the exacta.


Race 10: #5 Sunrise Bay (9-2)

This 3-year-old daughter of Jazil drops into a maiden claimer for the first time. Trainer William Hickey is 30% second time off the layoff and he is 2-for-4 with second time Lasix.

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