Sunday, December 31, 2017

HalfwayThrough Rainbow 6

Here is what has happened through the first threelegs of the Gulfstream Rainbow 6
 6th race    -- won by Norma's Hot Dude (7) at 13-1; $400,714 added to pool
7th race -- won by Arch Daddy (6) at  7-1; pool was $3437,719'
8th ---  won by  Pull The Goalie (4) at 6-1;pool was $270,048

We will be back before the11h and last race.
-Jim Freer

Rainbow 6 Opener Won by 13-1 Shot

Norma's Hot Dude, at 13-1, won Gulfstream's first race, starting he Rainb oww 6.

The carryover coming, after 16  days, was $616,841.  Bettors added $400,714 to the pool,  We had projected that the day's bet could be as high as  $400,000.

Norma's Hot Dude led almost the entire route in a one mile turf MSW race for2-year-old fillies.   Yes, this horse is a she.

If she knocked you out of the Rainbow 6, the late Pick 5is coming up.  Look for about $300,000 to be bet on that. 
--Jim Freer

Rainbow 6 Time at GP

The sixth race is coming up at Gulfstream, to start  the Rainbow 6.

The  carryover is $616,8221--and we expet as much as $400,000  will be added,

We'll leave the handicapping to you

But here is apiece of advice. If you or you and partners can afford it, add that exra horses or two horses.

Chances are that one or more syndicates have 
those horses and more. This strategy could keep a large bettor from having the lone wining ticket--and get you in on a good multiple ticket  payoff.

Bauer's Bets: Race 4 Tampa

In race 4, IT'S A BIG BOY (2) looks best and we will try to get something going using him as a key. Will bet $10 on him to win at 3/1 or better and a pair of $5 doubles with DISCREET ENCOUNTER (6) and TAVERNI BAY (7) in race 5. Finish it off with a $1 pick 3 with tha above runners and PRECIOUS INTENT (7) and MEAN IRENE in race 6. pick 3,  2 with 6,7, with 7,8.  Our choice is 9/5 with 18 minutes to post. Skip the win bet. Total bet $14. GOOD LUCK

Bauer's Bet's: Fast & Firm at Tampa New Year's Eve

Let's try to end the year with a winning day. MI TIA CHRISTINA (3) is in a good spot here in the first race.Will bet $10 to win at 3/1 or more. Also a $2 exacta box with TAKIN IT EASY (2) and TITAN CITY (4). Try a $3 daily double, 3 with HOUSEER (6) in race 2. Total Investment $25. Good Luck.

Carryover Sunday: Gulfstream Rainbow 6 at $616,821

Gulfstream Park's Rainbow 6 carryover has grown to $616,821 for Sunday, when it will be on races six to eleven.
First post is 12:00 p.m. for Gulfstream's 11-race card. On the first race there is a Super Hi-5 carryover of $14,008.

At Tampa Bay Downs, first t is  12:25 p.m. for  a ten-race card. There is a first race carryover of $11,315 on the Super  Hi-5.

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Gulfstream to Race on New Year's Day

Gulfstream Park is usually dark on Mondays.

But this Monday, New Year’s Day, Gulfstream will have an 11-race card with first  post at 12:00 p.m.

There are two stakes races on the card.

The $75,000 Abundantia is five furlongs on turf for  fillies and mares 4-years-old and up.

The $75,000 Janus is five furlongs on turf for males 4-years-old and up.
--Jim Freer

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Bauer's Bets: Turf Dash Stakes Results

PAY ANY PRICE (3) trained by Ralph Zadie and ridden by regular rider Edgar Zias proved to be too much for their 10 foes in the 14th edition of the $100,000 Turf Dash Stakes. The seven-year-old gelding was a 1/2 choice and won like one. Place went to longshot JAGUAR POZ (5) who outran his 28/1 post -time odds. CONQUEST ENFORCER (2) was along for the show at 6/1. AMERICAN SAILOR(4), a 46/1 shot, completed the Superfecta. The winner completed the 5 furlongs on the firm turf in 55.63 seconds.

Bauer's Bets: Lightning City Stakes Results

SMILING CAUSEWAY (2) sent off at 4/5 proved to be a prompt favorite in the 14th running of the $100,000 Lightning City stakes. Second finisher, WEALTHY SHIPMAN, (3) a 17/1 shot and COUSIN CLAIRE,(5) a 6/1 proposition added some valve to the exotics. EVERYTHING LOVELY, (8) winner of the local prep for this event, went off at 6/1 and led the pack early on, but could only last for fourth place. The winner ridden by top jockey Daniel Centeno and trained by turf ace Arnaud Delacour now has a record of 3 wins and 1 place at the 5 furlong distance on the grass, from 4 attempts.

Run Time Wins H. Alen Jerkens Sakes

Run Time caught Bullards Alley in the final strides and won by a nose in Saturday's $100.000 H . Allen Jerkens Stakes, at two miles on turf.

Ty;er Gaffalione rode Rum Time for trainer Mike Maker.  The winning time was 3:23.97 on the course listed as firm.
--Jim Freer


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Two $100,000 Stakes Tofday aT Tampa

The final turf stakes at Tampa Bay Downs this year are a pair of $100,000 five furlong dashes on the turf.

The first co-feature is the Lightning City Stakes, in Race 6 for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

This is a contest that has something for almost everyone. That is, there are several contenders
For which a handicapper can make a case. Here are some to consider.

The 9/5 morning line favorite is SMILING CAUSEWAY (2) from the barn of ace turf trainer Arnaud Delacour with top jock Daniel Centeno in the irons. This sophomore filly has 2 wins and a place at this trip. The Delacour-Centeno combo is clicking at 36% now.

EVERYTHING LOVELY (8) is a major player at 3/1 having won the prep for this event two years in a row. She was third in last year’s edition of the Lighting City after a less-than perfect journey.

Appears to be back in fine fettle now and has won before with veteran Jose Ferrer who is back in the saddle and riding in top form again, after recovering from serious injuries.

Next, we have MY SWEET DOVE (4) from the powerful Ralph Zadie outfit with regular rider Edgar Zayas shipping in from Gulfstream with the mount at 5/2. She has won in Tampa before and wouldn’t be a shock here.

Finally, we have a couple of longshots that could upset the whole thing. A wild card at 20/1 is        J’S INDIAN CHARM (7) who has won her last pair of starts on dirt. The Maria Bowersock charge appears very sharp now and could be dangerous if she takes to the sod in her first try. Red-hot   Ron Allen Jr. stays on, wins at 27% with this barn.

SYLPHIDE (9) at 8/1 is another who could take it all. She runs well fresh and has had 4 works for trainer Jane Cibelli who gives a leg up to Antonio Gallardo who rode this filly to a good place finish in an Allowance at Monmouth last August.

   The second half of the stakes feature is the Turf Dash for three-years-old and up.  It is Race 8.

Unlike the prior stakes, this race has a clear cut favorite at 8/5 in PAY ANY PRICE (3) in Race 8. This gelding has won 8 of 12 attempts at this distance and comes into Tampa on a two-race win streak. This Zaidie-Zayas runner will take some beating here.

Don’t see anyone to take a stand with here against the chalk. Will play exactas and tri using

DUBINI (1), CONQUEST ENFORCER (2), GO CHRISTIAN GO (8) and LITTLE CHESNEY (10). Will play a 3,10 exacta box for sure. GOOD LUCK
--Bob Bauer
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Gulfstream TurfStakes Previiew

Fans who were expecting four stakes races at  Gulfstream Park on Saturday will instead see five.
That’s because 23 horses were entered for the Tropical Park Oaks, with a $75,000 purse.
Rather than putting nine horses on an also eligibles list, Gulfstream decided to split the Tropical Park Oaks into two divisions.
Both have $75,000 purses and are 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-year-old fillies.
The two divisions are the seventh and ninth races. They are part of an 11-race card with first post of 12:00 p.m.
We will have previews starting later this morning on our blog, which can be accessed at the top of the home page of this Web site.
Saturday’s featured H. Allen Jerkens Stakes is the fifth race.  It is two miles on turf for 3-year-olds and up.
The tenth  race is the Via Borghese, at 1 3/16 miles on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.
The 1th race is the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-year-olds.
All of the stakes except the H. Allen Jerkens are part of the Rainbow 6—with a carryover that has grown to $531,275. It is on races six to eleven.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Jaramillo to Miss About One Week After Thursday GP Spill

Jockey Emisael Jaramillo escaped serious injury from a spill in Thursday’s 10th race at Gulfstream Park, but is expected to likely miss the next week with body soreness, according to agent Bryce Soth.

Jaramillo, 40, was thrown when his mount, 2-year-old colt Cryogenic, reacted greenly to the jockey’s whip while leading the one-mile maiden claiming event for juveniles in deep stretch. Jaramillo was removed from the track by stretcher and transported to Memorial Regional Hospital for observation.

            “The X-rays showed that nothing was broken, but he is very sore,” Soth said. “He’s going to take a week to recover and we’ll go from there.”

Venezuela’s all-time leading rider with more than 4,000 wins including 13 year-end titles, Jaramillo came to South Florida in 2015. He was the leading rider at Gulfstream Park West’s Fall Turf Festival meet that preceded Gulfstream’s current Championship Meet.

Bauer's Bets: Tampa Race 5

In Race 5 we will try a $2 exacta box using SENTRY (4), CLEARLY (8) and KINGDOM KEPT (9). Also will bet $10 to win on CLEARLY (8) who ran well in his debut on the Tampa turf, finishing only a length behind the winner after a slow start. He gets first time Lasix and blinkers today, improvement is expected. Total investment $22. GOOD LUCK

Carried-over Super Hi-5 Hit at Gulfstream

The 11-race Friday card is underway at Gulfstream,  and the carried over Super Hi-5 was hit in the first race.
It paid $3,241.20 for a $1 minimum bet. The number of wining tickets is not readily available.

Mayrhofen, at 27-1, won the one mile turf claiming race with Luca Panici riding for trainer Michelle Nihei.

The field had eight horses.  Odds on the second through fourth place finishers were 9-2 or lower.  

The lack of long shots finishing in those places helped several  bettors hit the Super Hi-5.

The order of finish was 3-4-5-2-1.
The carryover coming in as $12,011.  Bettors added $20,932 to  the pool.  


Bauer's Bets: Fast and Firm at Tampa-Early Double

Let's try a $5 double in Race 1. Use ELUSIVE HARMONY (5) and CANDY WAR (6) with ONE CALL AWAY (7) in Race 2. Total investment $10.

Gulfstream Getting Underway

At Gulfstream the first race is coming up--with a Suoer Hi-5  carryover off $12,011.

The race probably won't go off  until 12:05 p.m.  So there is still time to get in a bet.
--Jim Freer

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover at $397,000 for Thursday

First post of 12:35 p.m. is approaching for Thursday's ten-race card at Gulfstream Park.

The Rainbow 6 carryover has grown to $397,052.  It is on races five through ten.

The feature ninth race five furlongs on turf  for 3-uyear-olds and up,  It is a $20,000 optional claimer with a $60,000 purse.

We will have coverage on this blog,
--Jim Freer

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Bauer's Bets: Races 8, 9, & 10 Late Pick 3

We hit the early Pick 4, too bad it was all chalk. All you can do is pick the winners, you can't help what they pay. 
 Going to finish the day with a $1 pick 3 part-wheel. In race 8, use REAL STORY (1), BIG AGENDA (2), HURRY UP HARRY (5) and OX TROT (8). Single DANCING QUEENIE IN Race 9. Finish with BRISSON (2), LUCKSTRIKEDELCOCO (7) and GAME GIRL (9).  1,2,5 with 1 with 2,7,9. Total Investment $12.

Bauer's Bets: Race 3 Pick 4

We will try a 50 cent pick 4 in Race 3. Single MISS CAY O'SEA (6) in race 3. Use DIAMOND LUCKY (1), PROMETHEAN (4), and STORYBOOK SECRET (6) in Race 4. Use NICO'S ON THE RUN (6) and BAREFOOT COVE in the 5th race. Finish with OUTRANK (2), BRAMBLE QUEEN (3), WHITEHEELGIRL (5), JONIMARIE (7) and CROWN AND SUGAR (8).  6 with 1,4,6, with 6,7, with 2,3,5,7,8. 

Bauer's Bets: Race 2 Pick 3

Let's try a couple of plays using NO PHONE JOE (1) in Race 2. Going to bet a cold $5 double with MISS CAY O'SEA (6) in race 3. (1-6). Also will do a $1 pick 3 using these two and DIAMOND LUCKY (1), PROMETHEAN (4) and STORYBOOK SECRET (6). Total Investment $8.
GOOD LUCK  1 with 6 with 1,4,6 

Tampa Bay: Fast and Firm for Wednesday Card

 Tampa Bay Downs has the only thoroughbred racing in Florida this Wednesday afternoon, with ten races and first post of 12:25 p.m.
Across the state, Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach is dark today while open for simulcasting from Tampa Bay and its other regular signals.

At HorseRacingFLA we avoid clich├ęs the same way we try to avoid vulnerable underlays.

So, excuse our saying that it looks like a picture-perfect day at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar.

Temperatures will be in the high 70’s, and the Weather Channel forecast is for a zero percent chance of rain. 

 About 3,000 fans will be on-site, and many thousands more will be watching and wagering in frigid northern states—at simulcast locations and on computers at their homes.

Conditions are Fast and Firm.  Four  of the races are on turf, including the sixth and eighth which could be among the day’s most attractive.

The  sixth is one mile for 2-year-old fillies that have started for a claiming price of $32,000 or less or an optional claiming price of $40,000 or less. It is a $40,000 optional claimer with a $21,500 purse.

The eighth is one mile—a $22,500 maiden special weight for 2-year-olds.

Bob Bauer, our associate editor for Tampa Bay, will have coverage and his “Bob’s Bets” handicapping on this blog.

Meet Leaders
Wednesday is the fifteenth day of Tampa Bay’s 2017-2018 meet.

Defending champion jockey Daniel Centeno goes into it  with a meet-leading 15 wins. Antonio Gallardo and Ronald Allen Jr. each have 13 victories and are tied for second place.

Michael Stidham leads trainers with six wins. Defending champion Gerald Bennett, Kathleen O’Connell and Denis Ward have three wins each and are tied for second place.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Turf $75,000 Optional Claimer Tops Gulfstream Card

Following a one-day break on Christmas Day, Gulfstream Park returns  to live racing action on Tuesday.

It has an 11-race card with  first post of 12:00 p.m.
The dirt is listed as Fast  and the turf is listed as Firm.   Forecasts  are for a 40  percent chance of showers  during racing hours.

The featured 10th race is onnn mile on turf  for fillies and  mares 3-years-old and up.
Multiple stakes winners Susie B and Dynatail are part of an eight-horse  field.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 has grown to $346,394.  It is on races  six to  eleven.

We will  have coverage on this blog.