Sophia Sky, at 6-1, caught the 8-5 favorite Nina's Patience in deep stretch to win Thursday's first race at Tampa Bay Downs.
The Oldsmar, Fla., track has an eight-race card on the first day of its two-day Summer Festival of Racing. Skies are clear, and conditions are fast for the dirt and firm on the turf.
Sophia Sky won the five furlong race by 1 3/4 lengths in 57.43 seconds. It was a $16,000 maiden claiming race, with a $13,000 purse, for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.
Keiber Rengifo rode Sophia Sky for trainer Stacy Lane Hendry.