Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Post Positions for Saturday's Pegasus World Cup

Here are the post positions for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (Grade 1) to be run this Saturday Jan. 26 at  Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Scheduled post time is 5:40 p.m. Eastern.  The race is 1 1/8 miles  on dirt for 4-year-olds and up.
The following list has the names of trainers and jockeys, along with morning line odds.

1. Bravazo, D. Wayne Lukas, Luis Saez, 12-1
2. Something Awesome, Jose Corrales, Edgar Prado, 20-1
3. City of Light, Mike McCarthy, Javier Castellano, 5-2
4. Seeking the Soul, Dallas Stewart, John Velazquez, 12-1
5. Accelerate, John Sadler, Joel Rosario, 9-5
6. Tom’s D’Etat, Al Stall Jr., Shaun Bridgmohan, 20-1
7. True Timber, Kiaran McLaughlin, Joe Bravo, 30-1
8. Gunnevera, Antonio Sano, Irad Ortiz, 8-1
9. Kukulkan, Fausto Gutierrez, Frankie Dettori, 30-1
10. Audible, Todd Pletcher, Flavien Prat, 10-1
11. Imperative, Anthony Quartarolo, Tyler Gaffalione, 30-1

12. Patternrecognition, Chad Brown, Jose Ortiz, 10-1.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Draw for Pegasus Posts at 11:30 a,m.Tuesday

The post position draw will be held at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday for Saturday's running of the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational  (Grade 1) at Gulfstream Park.


The draw will be held at Gulfstream, in Hallandale Beach, Fla., and is by invitation only. It will be streamed live at www.gulfstreampark.com

This will be the third running of the Pegasus, the world's richest horse race.  It is 1-1/8 miles on dirt for 4-year-olds and up.

Gulfstream will have twelve races on its Saturday card, with first post of 11:30 a.m. Eastern  The Pegasus is the 12th race with scheduled post at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. 

On Tuesday afternoon, Gulfstream also will put out entries and post positions for Saturday's other eleven races.  That will include the first running of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (Grade 1), at 1-1/8 miles for 4-year-olds and up.

Seven of the day's other ten races are stakes.

HorseRacingFLA will have coverage of the draw and other Pegasus news on Tuesday afternoon.

We will be at Gulfstream on Saturday for coverage with photos and stories. 

It is almost certain that the on-dirt Pegasus will have a full field of twelve entrants.

The likely entrants are Accelerate, Audible, Bravazo, City of Light, Gunnevera, Imperative, Kukulkan, Patternrecognition, Seeking the Soul, Something Awesome, Tom's D'etat and True Timber. 



We will have profiles of top contenders beginning Tuesday afternoon.

* General admission on Saturday is $60 per person, and Gulfstream has several more expensive packages that include food and seating.

Details can be found on the Gulfstream Web site. Purchases can be made online, or on Saturday at the track.

Parking is $30 in advance and $20 on Saturday.

*The NBC over-the-air network will have live Pegasus coverage between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturday.

*Tampa Bay Downs will have coverage of the Pegasus and all other Gulfstream races on Saturday.

So will most other Florida pari-mutuels. Call or visit their Web sites to find out.
- Jim Freer





Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Pool Grows by $263,826

On With God, at 9-2, won the sixth race at Gulfstream on Monday to start the Rainbow 6.

Bettors added $263,826 to the Rainbow 6 pool.

The carryover coming in was $360,893.

We will have a wrap-up  at the end of the racing day.
--Jim Freer

Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Special Monday Card

The dirt trackis listed as Fast and the turf is listed as Firm for today;'s 11-race Martin Luther King Dat card at Gulfstream Park.

First post is 12:00 p.m. The Weather Channel  forecast is for a zero percent chance  of rain during racing hours.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 has grown to $360,693.31.  It will be on races six to eleven with the sequence set to begin at 2:37 p.m.

On the first race, there is a Super Hi-5 carryover of $2,122.96.

Tampa Bay: Saturday Stakes Results

Win Win Win set a Tampa Bay Downs record of 1:20.89 for seven furlongs on dirt with a runaway victory on Saturday in the Pasco Stakes for 3-year-olds.

Win Win Win, at 8-5, finished 7 1/4 lengths ahead of runner-up Overdeliver in the five-horse field. Cave Run, the 7-5 favorite, came in third--three lengths behind Overdeliver.

Julian Pimentel rode Win Win Win for trainer Michael Trombetta and breeder/owner Live Oak Plantation.

Win Win Win  broke the track record of 1:21.40.  It was set by Catalina Red in the Pasco in 2014 and equaled by the then 7-year-old El Grande Rojo in an allowance/optional claiming race in 2015.

The Tampa Bay dirt track was listed as Fast, and it also played that way in Saturday's two other stakes races on the annual Skyway Festival Day.

The 3-year-old filly Molto Bella set a stakes record of 1:22.20 in winning the $125,000, 7-furlong Gasparilla Stakes. The 5-year-old mare Tapa Tapa Tapa established a new stakes standard of 1:43.27 in the $50,000, mile-and-a-sixteenth Wayward Lass.

The Equibase Speed Figures for the    winners were: Win Win Win 113; Molto Bella 98 and Tapa Tapa Tapa 91.

Numbers above 100 are generally  regarded as very strong, especially  for  3-year-olds and 2-year-olds.

The victory in the Pasco was the third in four career starts for Win Win Win, and his first stakes victory.

Trombetta said "maybe" when asked if he will consider running Win Win Win in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (Grade 3) at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb.9.  That  1 1/16 mile dirt stakes is a point-scoring race for spots in the 1 1/4 mile Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) on May 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

On Saturday, Win Win Win's strong late run indicated that he can handle the Sam F. Davis distance.

He broke a step slowly and was in fourth place after a half mile.  The pace was a fast 44 52 seconds, set by  Gladiator King who faded and finished last.

Win Win Win took the lead a quarter-mile from
the finish and coasted home.

He is a son of Hat Trick, out of the Smarty Jones mare Miss Smarty Pants.

Gasparilla Stakes. Molto Bella took the lead after a half mile and went on to beat Into Trouble by 6 1/2 lengths. Another Time finished third in the 10-horse field.

Molto Bella, at 7-5,  broke the stakes record  of 1:22.41 set by Irish Jasper in 2014. Molto Bella is owned in partnership by the Six Column Stables of Brad Stephens, Randall L. Bloch, Robert T. Manfuso, Fred Merritt, John Seiler and Stephen Harner and trained by Ian Wilkes.

“She broke really good, and she was a little bit aggressive early,” said winning jockey Luca Panici. “I tried to relax her but that didn’t work too well, so I let her go by herself and she responded really well. She is a very nice filly with a lot of class and a good brain.”

Molto Bella improved to 2-for-6, with two seconds. She finished fourth in her previous start, the Grade II Demoiselle (Grade 2) at Aqueduct on Dec. 1.

“Ian said he wanted to go back to one turn today and see where she takes us,” Bloch said. “We may be back for the Suncoast Stakes (on Feb. 9), but we’ll let Ian make the call.”

The Suncoast is one mile and 40 yards on dirt.

Wayward Lass Stakes. Tapa Tapa Tapa rolled past pace-setter Almond Roca inside the 3/8-mile pole and powered home to a five-length victory over Pure Lemon.

Her time bettered the mark set last year by Well Humored, who won the Wayward Lass in 1:43.86 while finishing ¾-length ahead of Tapa Tapa Tapa. 

Antonio Gallardo was the winning jockey.

Now 5-for-14 lifetime and 3-for-4 at Tampa Bay Downs, Tapa Tapa Tapa had finished third in her previous start, the Grade III Rampart Stakes at Gulfstream on Dec. 15. She is owned by the Beau Ravine, LLC concern of her breeder, Patricia Pavlish, and husband Ed Pavlish, who are from Cleveland and attended the race.

Hamm said he intends to return Tapa Tapa Tapa to graded-stakes competition, where a victory would increase her value as a broodmare.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Gulfstream to Race This Monday, MLK Day; Carryover on Rainbow 6 Stands at $360,000

Gulfstream Park will have racing on Monday Jan. 21, the Martin Luther King Jr.  Day holiday.

It will have an 11-race card with first post of 12:00 p.m. There are no stakes races on the card.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 has grown to $360,693.31.  It will be on races six to eleven with the sequence set to begin at 2:37 p.m.

On the first race, there is a Super Hi-5 carryover of $2,122.96. 

Gulfstream is usually dark on Mondays and Tuesdays.

It will be dark on Tuesday Jan. 22, and then resume its regular Wednesday to Sunday live racing schedule.

Saturday Jan. 26 will be Pegasus Day at Gulfstream, with nine stakes races.

The feature will be the third running of the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (Grade 1), at 1 1/8 miles on dirt for 4-year-olds and up.

Gulfstream also wil have the first running of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (Grade 1) at 1 1/8 miles on turf for 4-year-olds and up. 

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Good at Tampa

Today's play is in Race 8, Post time is 3:50 PM. 

Eight and one-half furlongs on the grass for $16,000 NW3L, (2) BETTING ON RED is the one to catch. He has a good turn of early foot and may get loose against this bunch. Mike Allen, who has won in Tampa with this one before retains the mount.

THE BET $10 to win on (2) BETTING ON RED and a .50 cent trifecta box 1,2,3,8. Total Bet $22.
GOOD LUCK!!

Previous Results Lost $32 on Saturday, the bankroll is now plus $173.30


Saturday, January 19, 2019

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Today's play is in Race 9, the $125,000 Gasparilla Stakes for sophomore fillies at seven furlongs. Post time is 4:10 PM. 

(4) BELLA CIAO turns back to seven panels from a pair of route efforts. She gave a good account of herself in her only try at today's distance, finishing fourth in the ultra-tough Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga. This one now makes her second start after a layoff and appears ready for a top effort. Leading jockey Samy Camacho rides for Antonio Sano.

THE BET $10 to win on (4) BELLA CIAO and $3 exacta part-wheels 4 with 7,8,9 and 7,8,9 with 4. TOTAL BET $28.   GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS Lost $32 on Friday, the bankroll is now plus $205.

Gulfstream's Saturday Stakes Schedule

Gulfstream Park will host a 12-race card Saturday of 11:45 AM EST, including 4 Stakes Races.

Four Sunshine Millions Stakes races are planned on the card.

Race 4, Sunshine Millions Sprint: 6 furlongs on dirt for 4 year-olds and up, $100,000
 
Race 6, Sunshine Millions Turf: 1-1/16 mile on turf for 4 year-olds and up, $150,000
 
Race 10, Sunshine Millions Fillies/Mares Turf: 1-1/16 mile on turf 4 year-olds and up, $150,000
 
Race 11, Sunshine Millions Classic: 1-1/8 mile on dirt for 4 year-olds and up, $200,000
Race 4 kicks off the Stakes at 1:15 PM.

In Friday’s action, 89 starters ran for $368,000 in purse money under clear/fast track conditions.

Seven favorites entered the winners circle, making for lower payouts. The high-odds winner on the day was 10:1 in Race 6.
 
Pick-4 paid $274.10
Pick-5 paid $2,436.25
Rainbow 6 paid $4,622 to 22 tickets, leading to a jackpot of $246,531 for today. The Super Hi-5 carryover is $4,090 also.


The Rainbow 6 sequence will be run starting in race 7 today, at approx. 2:45 p.m.
 

Hold on to your hats, and Good Luck !

Friday, January 18, 2019

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Today's play is in Race 7, eight and one-half furlongs on the grass for $32,000 Optional Claimers. Post time is 3:50 PM

(5) HUNTSTOWN has alot going for him today and has good value at 10-1 on the morning line. This gelding from the Wayne Mogge barn has been away since November 6 and has run well fresh in the past. Had a bullet work on January 10. Leading rider Samy Camacho has the mount. 

THE BET $ 10 win and place on (5) HUNTSTOWN and a $2 exacta box with (11) MUGGSAMATIC and (3) MISSPENT YOUTH.
3,5,11.  Total Bet $32.  GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS Lost $32 on Wednesday. The bankroll is now plus $205.30

Gulfstream's Friday - $202,000 Rainbow 6 Jackpot

Gulfstream Park will host a 10-race card Friday with a first post of 12:35 PM ET. The highs are expected near 77 this afternoon under clear skies. 

Nine of 10 horses prefer the warmer Gulfstream climate this time of year!


In Thursday’s action, 85 starters ran for $361,000 in purse money under clear/fast track conditions.

Four favorites entered the winners circle. In the 8th race, Our Pride at 19:1, beat Juniper Avenue (12:1), by 1-1/4 to win the one-mile dirt contest. The favorite, St. Michael, finished 4th.
That win led to some nice payouts for the Pick 4, 5 and Rainbow 6, as race 7 was including in those late races.
 

Pick-4 paid $1,418.30 Pick-5 paid $3,134.70 Rainbow 6 paid $6,886 to 15 winners, leading to a carryover of $201,965 for today; the sole carryover.

 
The Rainbow 6 carryover will be run starting in race 5 today, with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:37 p.m.

Tampa Bay Has $35,000 Late Pick 5 Carryover

Tampa Bay Downs on Friday will  have a Late Pick 5 carryover of $35,341.

First post is 12:45 p.m. for a nine-race card.

The Late Pick 5 is on races five through nine, with the sequence set to start at 2:48  p.m.

Tampa Bay Downs history on carryovers suggests that more than $100,000 could be bet on the Late Pick 5.

Thursday was dark at Tampa Bay.  That gave bettors a full day  to handicap.  For anyone who  did not bet on Wednesday, the Late Pick 5 offers a chance to get in and chase money lost  by other bettors.

On Wednesday, there were no tickets with the winning horses in all five of the Late Pick 5 races -six through ten.

A main reason for the carryover is that the sequence included a 20-1 winner and a  47-1 winner. 


Each ticket with four winners received a consolation payoff of $906.15 for  a minimum 50 cent bet.  The number of those tickets was not readily available.




Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Wednesday

The dirt is listed as Fast and the turf is listed as Firm  for Gulfstream Park's  ten-race Wednesday card.

First post is 12:35 p,m.

The Weather Channel  forecast is for  a zero percent chance of rain during racing hours.

The first race has a Super Hi-5 carryover of $5,249.

The Rainbow 6 carryover is $122,775. It is on races six  through ten, with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:37 p.m.

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

(10) ACIANO might have an edge in Race 8, Post time 3:55 PM. A field of ten $25,000 NW3L Fillies and Mares go a mile on the lawn.

(10) ACIANO drops down to face claiming foes for the first time for turf trainer Kelly Rubely..
This is her third race back from a layoff and she should be ready for a top effort. Dan Centeno retains the mount.This Mare has beaten better in the past.

THE BET $10 to win on (10) ACIANO and $5 straight exactas with (5) WISH UPON and (9) ELUSIVE BEA, 10 with 5,9. Also, a $2 exacta box with those three, 5,9,10.   Total Bet $32.
GOOD LUCK !!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  Lost $32 on Sunday. 
The bankroll is now plus $237.30.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Gulfstream: Stakes Review and Preview

Bellavais and Doctor Mounty were the winners of Saturday's turf stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Bellavais beat I'm Betty G by 3 1/2 lengths in the
$150,000 Marshua's River (Grade 3) at 1 1/16 miles for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up.

Doctor  Mounty defeated Your Only Man by one length in the $100,000 Tropical Turf (Grade 3) at one mile for four-year-olds and up.
Javier Castellano rode both winners.


Bellavais, at 2-1, won in 1:41.98 on the course listed as firm. It was the first graded stakes victory for Bellavais, a 4-year-old  daughter of Tapit. She is trained by Todd Pletcher.

Doctor Mounty, at 5-1, won in 1:34.62.  Shug McGaughey trains Doctor Mounty, a 6-year-old son of Street Sense.

Stakes Schedule
On Saturday Jan, 19, Gulfstream will have its annual Sunshine Millions, with four stakes races restricted to Florida-breds.

Those races are:
*$200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic, 1 1/8  miles on dirt for 4-year-olds and up 

*$150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf,  1 1/16 miles,  4-year-olds and up

*$100,000  Sunshine Millions Fillies and Mares Turf, F&M 4-YO and up

*$100,000  Sunshine Millions Sprint,  six furlongs dirt,  4-YO and up

Saturday Jan. 26 will be Pegasus Day, with  nine stakes races.

The highlight will be the third running of the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (Grade 1) at 1 1/8 miles on dirt for 4-year-olds and up.

Also on Jan. 26, Gulfstream will have the first  running of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (Grade 1). The race will be 1 1/8 miles on turf for 4-year-olds and up.

On Saturday Feb. 2, Gulfstream will have five stakes races, headed by the $350,000 Holy Bull (Grade 2) at 1 1/16 miles on dirt for 3-year-olds


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Sunday

Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm for Sunday's 11-race card at Gulfstream Park, with first post of 12:00 p.m.

The Weather Channel forecast is for a 15 percent chance of rain during racing hours.

The Rainbow 6 carryover is $78,786.  It is on races six to eleven,with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:37 p.m.

It includes the feature ninth race--a $51,000 allowance on turf at one mile for 4-year-olds and up.





BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Today's play is in Race 8, Post time 3:50 PM. A good field of Fillies and Mares go a mile on the lawn under NW1X Allowance conditions.

(6) INITATE from the barn of Hall of Fame Trainer Shug McGaughey, has a lot going for her today. She has been away from the races since November 11 after spending the summer and fall facing higher-priced rivals on the NYRA circuit.
Here, she gets class relief and has been working well at Payson Park for her return. She won at Tampa last season after a similar freshening. Top Jock Samy Camacho rides.

THE BET $10 to win on (6) INITATE and a $5 exacta box with (9) TERRABYTE 6,9. Also, a $2 exacta box with those two and (7) LEMON PRINCESS. 6,7,9.                Total Bet $32.  GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  Had a good day yesterday, The $20 win bet returned $118 and the $7 exacta paid $229.50. Total return is $347.50, the bankroll was down $78.20. The bankroll is now plus $269.30.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Marshua's River Coming Up at GP

The $150,000 Marshua's River (Grade 3) is coming up as Gulfstream's 11th race, with scheduled post of 4:47 p.m.

It is 1 1/16 miles on turf (listed as Firm) for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up.

Our pick to win is Bombshell (3), with Luis Saez riding for Arnaud Delacour.

Others to consider for an exacta box are Hogan's Holiday (2) Anticipation (4) and La Signare (7)

BAUER'S BETS : Fast and Firm at Tampa

Today's Play is in Race 6, Post Time 3:10 PM, nine furlongs on the green for Allowance NW1X.

(10) SHANA TOVA appears to have an edge here, dropping in to face Allowance rivals after finishing second in a $100,000 Stake at Gulfstream back on July 18. He has had eleven workouts since then, and has won after a layoff in the past. Top jock Sammy Camacho rides for Beradino Lopez.

THE BET $20  to win on (10) SHANA TOVA and $5 exacta part-wheel 10 with 1,2,6. Play a $2 exacta box 2,6,10. Total Bet: $47. GOOD LUCK!!

Previous Results Lost $32 yesterday, bankroll is down $78.20.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Gulfstream's Saturday; 12 Races, 2 Stakes

Gulfstream Park plans a 12 race card Saturday, with a 11:45 AM first post, and a 5:20 PM last post.

One hundred twenty-one entrants are planned, including two fields of 8 in the stakes races, 9 and 11.
The Tropical Turf Stakes and Marshua’s River Stakes are Grade III stakes races. The former is for Four Year olds and up, one mile on the turf. The latter is for fillies and mares 4 year and up, and run on the dirt for 1-1/16 miles.
In Friday’s action, 5 favorite odds horses won – 4 on the turf – and thus muted the late payouts. 
The late pick-4 paid $111.60, the late pick-5 paid $879.00 while the Rainbow 6 paid $995.
Fifty-one starters competed in the Rainbow 6, with two favorites winning their legs, and a higher odds 6:1 in race 6 winning. An estimated 36 race fans cashed that wager.
The sole carryover for Saturday will be the Rainbow 6 at $30,602.
Good Luck

Tampa Bay Late Pick 5 Pays $32,857


The carried-over Late Pick 5 paid $32,857 for the minimum 50 cent bet at Tampa Bay Downs on Friday.

The number of winning tickets was not readily available.


The program numbers of the five winning horses were 7-7-3-6-4 


The high payoff was due largely to 41-1 shot My Little Rosy (4) winning the tenth and final  race.


Odds on the four other winning horses were 2-1, 5-1. 9-2 and 7-2.


The carryover coming into Friday  was $30,673. Bettors added $187,761 to the pool.

Tampa Bay will have ten races on Saturday, with first post of 12:37 p.m. and no stakes races.

The only carryover will be $2,864.42 on the Super High 5. Barring any scratches it will be on the second race.

Tampa Bay has the Super High 5 on all races with seven or more  starters.

The first race has six entrants.  The second race has seven entrants.


Tampa: 2-1 Shot Wins First Leg of Late Pick 5; $187,761 Added to Pool

Bettors wagered $187,761 on the carried-over Late Pick 5 at Tampa Bay Downs on Friday.

The sequence started with the sixth race.

Regally Irish (7), the 2-1 favorite, won the one-mile turf race in front-running fashion.

The carryover coming in was $34,673.  We had projected that Friday's betting on the Late Pick would be at least $100,000.


Super High-Five Pays $352.90 in Third at Tampa

The carried-over Super High 5  was hit on an undetermined number of tickets in the third race on Friday at Tampa Bay Downs.

It paid $705.90 on the minimum $1 bet.

The winning combination was 6-7-5-2-1.

The carryover coming in was $12,048.

Bettors added $40,218 to the pool. We had projected that betting would be $30,000 or more on the Super High-5.

Simply Great won the third  race at 5-2.  Miss Krivorchuka finished second, at 7-2, in the seven-horse field.

The race was six furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up, with  a $12,700 purse and a $6,250 claiming price.


Tampa Bay: No Super Hi-5 Until Third Race

Tampa Bay Downs on Friday will not have a Super Hi-5 carryover until the third race which has a scheduled post of 2:48 p.m,

That carryover is $12,048.


It was scheduled for the first race. But the  field was reduced to   six horses after Bold as a Lion (2) was scratched by order of the stewards.

Tampa Bay requires at least seven starters to  offer the Rainbow 6.

The second race has just six entrants.

The third race has seven entrants, and will have the Super Hi-5 barring any late scratches.

That race is a $6,250 claimer with a $12,700 purse. It is six furlongs on dirt for 4-year-olds and up.

The Super Hi-5 is a $1 minimum bet  with an 18 percent takeout. It requires picking thefirst five finishers in correct order, with no consolation payouts such as four of five places.

If there  are no winning  tickets, 18  percent of the new bet plus the entire  carryover are carried over to  the next  race with the Super Hi-5.

Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Friday

Conditions are Fast and Firm for Friday's ten-race card at Gulfstream Park.

First post is 12:35 p.m. for a ten-race card.

The Weather Channel forecast is for a 15 percent chance of rain during racing hours.

The only  carryover is $15,244 on the Rainbow 6.  It is on races five to ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:37 p.m.

Co-features are the sixth and eighth races. Both are five furlongs on dirt with purses of $51,000 and optional claiming prices  of $25,000.

The sixth race is for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up. The eighth race is for males 4-years-old and up.










BAUER'S BETS: Fast and Firm at Tampa

Today's play is in Race 7, seven furlongs on the main track for Maidens four year old and up. A good group of of eight go to the post at 3:50 PM.

(6) MOONOVERSEBA ran quite well in his debut December 22, right here in Oldsmar, finishing third. He earned the best fig in this bunch and should improve after a race over the track. He also has the ability to run well late, which can be an edge at seven panels.

THE BET $10 to win on (6) MOONOVERSERBA, a $5 exacta box with (7) MARANATHA 6,7 and a $2 exacta with those two and (1) LOUP . 1,6,7. TOTAL BET $32.
GOOD LUCK !!

Previous Results   Lost $22 on Wednesday, the bankroll is down $46.20

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Tampa Bay Friday Card Has Large Carryovers on Super Hi-5 and Late Pick 5

Tampa Bay Downs on Friday will  have a Super Hi-5 carryover of $12,048 on its first race and a Late Pick 5 carryover of $34,673.

First post is 12:45 p.m. for a ten-race card.

The Late Pick 5 is on races six through ten, with the sequence set to start at 3:20 p.m.

Tampa Bay Downs history suggests that more than $100,000 could be bet on the Late Pick 5 and that more than $40,000 could be bet on the first  race  Super Hi-5.

Thursday was dark at Tampa Bay.  That gave bettors a full day  to handicap.  For anyone who  did not bet on Wednesday, the two exotic wagers offer a chance to get in and chase money lost  by other bettors.

On Wednesday, the Oldsmar track's most recent racing day, there were no winning Super Hi-5 tickets on any  of the last three races--eight to ten.

Also on Wednesday, there were no tickets with the winning horses in all five of the Late Pick 5 races -- six to ten.

Thus, Friday's card has the two carryovers.


Super Hi-5
Friday's first race is 1 1/16 miles on dirt for maiden claimers 4-years-old and up.

The purse is $19,400, and claiming prices are $10,000 and $8,000.

The race has seven entrants.  Tampa Bay requires a minimum seven starters to offer the Super Hi--5.

If there  are any first  race scratches, the Super Hi-5 carryover will be delayed.  The number of entrants are six in the second race, seven in the third race and nine in the fourth race.

The Super Hi-5 is a $1 minimum bet with an 18 percent takeout.

It requires picking the first  five finishers in correct order.  If there are no winning tickets, the entire  carryover plus 82 percent of the new bet are carried over to the next race with the Super Hi-5.

Late Pick 5
A main reason for the carryover is that on Wednesday 29-1 shot Chester House won the tenth and final race.

Odds on the other four winning horses were 3-1, 6-1, 12-1 and 6-5.

Each ticket with four winners received $234.40 for  a minimum 50 cent bet.  The number of those tickets was not readily available.

The Late Pick 5 has an 18 percent takeout.

The five Friday races in the Late Pick 5 have a total of 50  entrants--including main track only and also eligibles.

The Friday sequence includes the feature  sixth race.

It an optional claimer at one mile and 40  yards on dirt for 3-year-olds.  The purse is $22,500 and the optional claiming price is $75,000.




Gulfstream's Thursday Racing, 12:35 PM Post

Gulfstream Park will host a 10 race card Thursday, with first post of 12:35 PM.


Gulfstream’s popular wager, the Rainbow 6, was hit for the jackpot Wednesday. It paid $188,900.82.

The jackpot is paid out when a single ticket has 6 of 6 – the winner of the last 6 races of the day.


The carryover was building for just 3 racing days, as the jackpot was paid out January 4 for $166,317. Bettors added $126,106 in Wednesdays racing, and the carryover was $88,036 from Tuesday.


Interestingly, to cover every horse in all 6 races, 57 starters – would have cost you $119,750. That’s a chancy bet, given that multiple winners would immediately cost you big money. If two bettors hit the 6 of 6, the payout would be $35,310 since no carryover money would be paid. Just 56% of the day’s pool gets paid out on multiple winner days.


Wednesday saw a 43:1 and 13:1 winner emerge from races 5 and 7, thus setting up the payday.Races 6 and 9 were won by the favorites. The remaining two races were 2.5:1 and 5:1 odds.
Bad to the Core won by a half length in race 5 to kick off the Rainbow 6. The one-mile on turf was run in 1:36.8, for the first time starter.


The sole carryover for Thursday will be the Super Hi-5 at $2,061 in race 1.

 Total handle was $5,986,744 Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Today's play is in Race 5, Post time 2:25 PM. A group of nine $8,000 claiming NW2L Fillies and Mares go seven panels on the main track.

(8) FIRST HOOSIER broke her maiden condition here back on December 7 at today's distance vs. $10,000 rivals. Next she tried $12,500 company and that appeared to be too much for her. This race with $8,000 stock might be just right. She shows the best late pace in this field and likes seven furlongs. Ron Allen Jr. stays aboard for trainer David Hinsley.

THE BET $10 to win on (8) FIRST HOOSIER and a $2 exacta box with (6) CHASITY and (1) RAPID RATE. 1,6,8.    TOTAL BET $22 
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS Lost $22 on last Sunday, the bankroll stands at minus $26.20


Wednesday's Racing at Gulfstream, Tampa Bay

Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will conduct live horse racing on Wednesday at their respective venues.

Gulfstream will have a first post time of 12:35 PM, and 

Tampa Bay will start off at 12:25 PM with 10 races and 95 starters listed.

Gulfstream Park will run it’s 29th day of racing on this meet which began on December 1st. Five turf races are planned with 59 entrants in the last 6 races.

On the last day of racing, Sunday, the Champions Meet ran 11 races at Gulfstream Park.
 
The late multi-race wagers paid decently, as a couple of 6:1 and 7:1 odds winners emerged in races 9 and 10.

Four favorites won the last 6 races.

The late Pick 4 paid $382, while the late Pick 5 paid $1,919. 

The Rainbow 6, which was hit with a jackpot win on Friday, Jan. 4th, entered its second day of wagering Sunday. The pool was $197,851 and the payoff was $2,883 to 38 lucky patrons. The sole carryover Wednesday will the Rainbow 6 at $88,036.


The pools and general wagering handle at Gulfstream Park are running ahead of the 2017-18 comparable meet total. We will have a story on that soon.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Super Hi-5 Pays $492.40 at Gulfstream

The carried-over Super Hi-5 was hit on multiple tickets in the first race at Gulfstream Park on Sunday, and it paid $492.40 on the minimum $1 bet.

The program numbers of the first five horses were 3-4-1-8-7.

For the  race, the carryover was $20,567.  Bettors added $60,146  to the pool.

Gulfstream took out 17 percent of the new bets.  It divided the remainder and the entire carryover among the wining tickets.

The number of winning tickets could not  be readily determined.

Memorize (3) at  5-2 won by three lengths over 3-5 favorite R Lucky Dice (4).  The race was six furlongs on dirt for $6,250 claimers.

Wishfully (6) was a morning scratch That left the  field with seven starters--the minimum for Gulfstream to  have  the Super Hi-5.

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & firm at Tampa

In Race 7 today, there is a well bred field of Maiden Special sophomores going 8 and one half furlongs on the grass. Post time is 3:50 PM.

(2) BAD BOY has an impressive turn of early foot and comes out of a seven and one half furlong turf sprint where he earned the best turf figure in the field. He gets blinkers on today and just might get loose on the lead at 8-1.

THE BET $10 to win on (2) BAD BOY and a $2 exacta box with (3) CHANGE DIRECTION and (4) GO POKE THE BEAR. 2,3,4. Total Bet $22. GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS Lost $22, the bankroll now down $4.20.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

GP on Sunday: Attractive Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers

Gulfstream Park will have a Super Hi-5 carryover of $20,567 on its first race on Sunday.

First post is 12:00 p.m. for an 11-race card that has no stakes races.


Based on Gulfstream wagering history, we expect that as much as $100,000 will be added to the Super Hi-5 on Sunday. It is a $1 minimum bet That requires picking the first five finishers in correct order--with no consolation payoffs  such as four of five places.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 will be $40,653.  It will be on races six to eleven,with the sequence set to start at  2:37 p.m.  The six races have a total of 66 entrants, including main track only and also eligibles.

On Saturday, there were just two tickets with the winning horses in all six Rainbow 6 races.  Each of those tickets was paid $47,328.52 on the 20-cent per combination only bet.

The program numbers of the winning horses were 5-3-3-5-6-4.

A main reason there were  only two winning tickets was the win by 12-1 shot Casa Creed (5) in the ninth race--the $100,000 Kitten's Joy Stakes at about 7 1/2 furlongs on turf for 3-year-olds.

There were 59 starters in the Rainbow 6 races.

On Friday, there was just one ticket with all six winning horses in the Rainbow 6.  It took down the jackpot of $166,317--the entire coming-in carryover plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bets.

Thus, Gulfstream began a new Rainbow 6 pool on Saturday.

Bettors put in $169,066. Of that Gulfstream took out 20 percent, divided 56 percent between the two winning tickets and added 24 percent to the carryover.






GP: Super Hi-5 Carryover of $9,934 in Finale

In case you want a "Get Out" bet, there is a $9,934 Super Hi-5  carryover in the 11th and final race at Gulfstream.

Horses  will go to post at about 5:15 p.m.

Casa Creed, at 12-1, Wins Kitten's JoyCasa

Casa Creed (5), at 12-1, held off a late surge by 4-5 favorite Henley's Joy (9) and won by a length in the $100,000 Kitten's Joy Stakes at Gulfstream.

Royal Urn (1), finished a half length back in third in the 7 1/2 furlong turf stakes for 3-year-olds.
Casa Creed, in his turf debut, won in 1:30.64 on the course listed as firm.

John Velazquez rode Casa Creed for trainer Bill Mott.

The $2 exacta of 5-9 paid $78.40.

A Look at the Kitten's Joy

The Kitten's Joy Stakes, at about 7 1/2 furlongs on turf for 3-year-olds, is coming up at Gulfstream.

It is the ninth race.

Henley's Joy, a son of Kitten's Joy, is now at 4-5.  He is bred and owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who bred and raced the Eclipse Award winner Kitten's Joy.

Henley's Joy won th $75,000 Pulpit stakes at one mile by 4 1/4 lengths at Gulfstream on Dec. 8.  

We like an exacta box of Henley's Joy (9) witk Bourbon in May (6) with Luis Saez riding for Todd Pletcher and longshot Stirling Drive (4) with Emisael Jaramillo  riding for Milt Wolfson.

Gulfstream: Fast and Firm for Saturday

The dirt track is listed as Fast and the turf course is listed as Firm at Gulfstream Park on Saturday,

First post is 12:00 p.m. for an 11-race card.

The Weather Channel forecast is for a zero percent chance of rain during racing hours.
--Jim Freer

BAUER'S BETS: Dirt Good, Turf Good, Races, Races 5 & 9 OFF TURF

Today's play is in Race 7, a Maiden Special event for sophomore fillies at a mile on turf.

(6) QUEEN OF COUNTRY looks to be in a good spot for the red hot Stidham barn (35% winners) and has logged a half dozen works in Oldsmar since November 11. She is bred to like the lawn and will get to show her stuff today, as her first two (only) starts were moved to the dirt track. Veteran rider Jesus Castenon has the mount.

THE BET $10 to win on (6) QUEEN OF COUNTRY and a $2 exacta box with (3) STRIKE AT DAWN and (7) SUNDRENCHED.             Total Bet $22  GOOD LUCK!!

YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Lost $22, the Bankroll stands at $18.80. 

Saturday Preview: Five Stakes at Gulfstream; 'Turf Test' Races Top Tampa Bay Race Card

Gulfstream Park will have an 11-race card on Saturday, with first post at 12:00 p.m. and including five stakes races for newly turned 3-year-olds.

Tampa Bay Downs will have a ten-race Saturday card with first post of 12:19 p.m. The third and fifth races are starter handicaps that are part of the Tampa  Turf Test series.

Beginning later this morning, we will have additional previews and other coverage on this blog.

*At Gulfstream on Friday, there was just one ticket with all six winners in the Rainbow 6. It paid $166,317 on the 20-cent only bet.

Gulfstream will begin a new Rainbow 6 pool on Saturday. It will be on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:37 p.m.

On the first race there is a carryover of $3,543 on the Super Hi-5.

All of Gulfstream's Saturday stakes races are non-graded. They are prep races for graded stakes that will be run during February and March at Gulfstream.

*Second race -- $75,000 Limehouse, 6 furlongs dirt for 3-YO males.

*Fifth race -- $100,000 Ginger Brew, about 7 1/2 furlongs turf for 3-YO fillies

*Seventh race -- $75,000 Glitter Woman, 6 furlongs dirt for 3-YO fillies

*Ninth race -- $100,000 Kitten's Joy, about 7 1/2 furlongs turf for 3-Yo males

*Tenth race -- $100,000 Mucho Macho Man, one mile dirt for 3-YO males