Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Eddie G Wins as Tampa Returns to Turf

The speed and the favorites did not hold up at Tampa Bay Downs in the third race - the track's first on the turf since last Wednesday.

Eddie G, at 8-1, raced in fifth place until the horses neared the final turn and then shot ahead and was unchallenged  as he won the one mile $16,000 claiming race. It was for 4-year-olds and up that had not won more than one race.

Eddie G, ridden by Mike Allen, finished about five  lengths ahead of the late-running 28-1 shot Two Step Cowboy.  Hoon, at 3-1, finished third in the ten-horse field.

The winner, trained by Dennis Ward, won in 1:37.90 on the course listed as firm.

The $2 exacta paid $214.80.

Today's fifth and seventh races also are on turf. We'll be back at the end of the day with  recap and a look at what's ahead at Tampa Bay Downs
3    Eddie  G                             $14.80 $8.40 $5.00
2    Two Step Cowboy $21.40 $11.00
4    Hoon . .$3.60

- Jim Freer          

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