Sunday, February 28, 2016

Tampa Bay: Fast and Firm Today

Tampa Bay Downs has a ten-race card today with first post time of 12:25 p.m.
The main track is listed as fast and the turf course is listed as firm.  The fourth, sixth, eighth and tenth races are on the turf.

Today’s card follows a Saturday that was highlighted by two impressive maiden special weight winners.

Trainer Christophe Clement unveiled a pair of good-looking 3-year-old fillies in the seventh race. Amnicalola split horses approaching the eighth pole and went on to a one-length victory over stablemate Dream Prospect in the 1 1/16  mile race on the turf.

Amnicalola completed the distance in 1:43.31 under a well-judged ride by leading Tampa Bay Downs jockey Antonio Gallardo. The top two finishers in the race were 9-1 and 7-1, respectively, and the $2 exacta combination of 3-2 paid $75.40. Rusty Halo finished third in the nine-horse field.

The eighth race, at 5 ½ furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds, saw first-time starter Intacto elevated to first after encountering interference from front-running Splash Rules in deep stretch.

Splash Rules drifted in slightly down the lane, but it was enough to impede a rallying Intacto and result in a disqualification. Intacto, an Ohio-bred son of Tiz Wonderful-Surmount, by Speightstown, is owned by St. George Stable and trained by Efren Loza, Jr. Gallardo was the jockey. The final time was 1:04.62.

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