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|
- Jim Freer