As noted this morning in our story, today’s tenth and feature race at Tampa Bay Downs appears wide open.
The opening day feature is five furlongs on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up, with a $27,500 purse.
There are ten entrants. We suggest a special look at four of them. They are Everything Lovely, Smoke Signals, Cali Thirty-Seven and Giddy Up.
All but Giddy Up are making their first starts at Tampa Bay Downs.
Everything Lucky is a probable favorite. She has been running in stakes races, and has two second place finishes and a third in five starts this year. All have been on turf.
In her last race she tired and finished seventh in a 12-horse field in the Franklin County (Grade 3) at 5 1/2 furlongs at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 14.
Smoke Signals, in her stakes debut, rallied along the rail to finish third in that race. She was 58-1, and will be at, much lower odds today.
Cali Thirty-Seven is definitely going to try to get an early jump, and if she does she should have a good chance of winning because of her speed.
In her last race, she held first place the first and second calls but faded to finish sixth. However, that race was 1 1/16 miles and she most likely became tired towards the end. But with today’s race being only 5 furlongs, she might have more stamina to hold her early lead if she gets one.
Giddy Up’s chances could depend on how she adapts to the
turf after primarily racing on the dirt.