Saturday, June 30, 2018

Bauer's Bets: No Turf Racing at Tampa Today

There is no racing on the Turf at Tampa, all races will be run on the main track rated as good. 
Betting could be tricky due to all the changes.
If any good opportunities appear we'll post them on this blog.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Bauer's Bets: Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa's annual two-day summer meeting starts Saturday, June 30 with an eight race card. 

Regular Tampa players will notice some strangers, both equine and human. Here's a look at a few contenders and a couple longshots.

Race 1 kicks off an all Maiden pick 3 with a mile on the weeds for fillies three and up. I would use MORNING GRACE (3), ASHLEY'S ROSE (4) and BIOSAND (6). MORNING GRACE (3) has the edge, dropping to the lowest level yet.

Race 2 stays on the green with Maiden fillies at 5 furlongs. Really like a 10-1 first timer, BLACK RUBY (1). She's well-bred has been working nicely from the gate and has Frederico Mata up (top tier gate jock) and might get the jump here. Other contenders are PASSION FOR HOPE (3), OH CHARLIE (4) and PRECIOUS PEACH (7).

Race 3 is 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track for Maiden fillies and may be the hardest to handicap due to the lackluster field. SUPER BONITA (1) and CONCERTOS APPEAL (6) look best. Pick 4 & 5 players may want to spread a bit here.

Race 4, a grassy mile for $10,000 fillies non-winners of two lifetime, has a formidable favorite. Veteran trainer Reid Nagel may have a big afternoon today. KEEP THE RING (3),
drops into this condition for the first time and 
might be worth using as a single in exotic bets, at 6/5 on the morning line. 

Race 5 showcases another Nagle chalk in a $16,000 5 furlong Turf dash. CARTERSVILLE (1) is 3/5 on the morning line and merits respect. Be watchful of rivals taking money on the board, as there is a lack of form for many of these. If he gets beat, the exotics will be hefty.

Race 6 is for $5,000 claimers at 6 furlongs. NEPHEW HOWARD D (3), MONKEY MONEY (5) and MY CHARMING CLYDE (8) will be my choices in here. NEPHEW HOWARD D (3) may the one, he is second race back after being freshened, and fits the pace setup well.

Race 7 is back on the lawn at a mile for $10,000 non-winners of two lifetime. LOST KINGDOM (6) looks best on paper, but will also use DUVALIN DREAM (1) ALABAMA JACKS (5)  and PUT THE HAT BACK (8). 

Race 8, another green mile for $10,000 Optional Claimers, appears to be a two-horse race. Looks like WALKERS LANDING (5) or I'M JUST SUPER (8) should get to the winner's circle. BRIDLES HOLIDAY (3), appears to be a vulnerable favorite.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fast and Firm at Gulfstream.

Conditions are Fast and Firm at Gulfstream where first post of 12:45 is coming up  for a 12-race card.

The first race has aSuper Hi-5 carryover of $5,974.50 with a seven--horse field/ Still about five minutes to get in.

Fast and Firm at Gulfstream.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Gulfstream Carryovers for Sunday

Gulfstream Park will have two carryovers on its Sunday card.

It will have twelve races, with first post of 12:45 p.m. 

The carryover on the Rainbow 6, now  21 days old, will be $597,234.56.  It will be on races seven through twelve with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:52 p.m.
On the first race there is a Super Hi-5 carryover of $5,974.50. 

Gulfstream Carryovers for Sunday


Friday, June 15, 2018

GP Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $539,000

Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $539,801.53 on Saturday. 

It will be on the seventh through twelfth races, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:52 p.m.

First post is 12:45 p.m.

The feature race is the $100,000 Ginger Punch, at 1 1/16 miles on turf  for Florida-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. It is the fifth race with scheduled post of 2:47 p.m.

On Saturday morning on this blog, we will have additional  details on Friday's Gulfstream results and a preview of Saturday's racing.
---Jim Freer

Two Horses Singled in Rainbow 6

The ninth and final race is coming up atGulfstream.

There are 71 live  tickets  in the Rainbow 6. Two tickets have a horse singled,  One has Delta Levy (5), and the other has America's Simmard (7)

If  either horse wins, it woild ttake down the jackpot of about $625,000. Otherwise there will be a carryover of about  $540,000

Rainbow 6 Starts with Win by 7-2 Shot

Yale Deal (5), at 7-2, won Friday's fourth race at Gulfstream to start the Rainbow 6.

The Rainbow 6 carryover, now 19 days old, was $502,508 coming into Friday. Bettors added $155,400, a large amount for a weekday, to the Rainbow 6 pool.

The race was a $25,000 maiden claimer at 4 1/2 furlongs on dirt, for 2-year-olds.

Yale Deal, a gelded son of Factum, made his first start for trainer Kathleen O'Connell and owner Stonehenge LLC.

With Edgard Zayas riding, the Florida-bred Yale Deal, took the early lead and won in 53.41 on the dirt track listed as fast. 

Rosas  for Jimmy (8) finished second and Gator Fifty Two (6) came in third in the eight-horse field. Organic Jenny (1), the 2-1 favorite, finished fourth.

Yale Deal's winning time was 1.50 seconds slower  than  the 51.91 that Passionate Hachi ran in winning Friday's second race at 4 1/2 furlongs.

That race also was a $25,000 maiden claimer for 2-year-olds. Leonel Reyes rode the colt Passionate Hachi, a Florida-bred son of Gone Astrray.

Antonio Sano trains Passionate Hachi for The 3 Maria's Racing Stable and Passion Stables.

The Gulfstream 4 1/2 furlong track record of 50.99 seconds was set by the filly Amapola, then a 2-year-old, on May 25, 2016.
--Jim Freer

Porter Street Wins on Turf at GP

Porter Street (6) rallied from sixth and last place entering the final turn and beat the early leader Gemonteer (1) by two lengths in Friday's third race at Gulfstream.

Porter Street, at 7-2,  won the one mile turf race in 1:34.84 on the course listed as firm. Oscar Ulloa rode the 4-year-old colt for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. Gemonteer, coming off a first out win, was sent off at 4-1.

The race was a $50,000 optional claimer for 3-year-olds and up.

The $2 exacta paid $39.10.

Cometin (5) at 9-1 closed to finish third.  He was followed by Hideaway Hero (2), General Paddy (3) and the 8-5 favorite Bon Raison (4).

The win was the fourth in 14 career starts for Porter Street, with all of the wins on the GP turf.

Porter Street, a son of Giant;s Causeway, was not in for a tag.,
--Jim Freer

Gulfstream: Third Race Preview

The third race shapes up as a feature today at Gulfstream.

It is a $50,000 optional claimer at one ,mile on turf for 3-YO and up.

We like Hideaway Hero (2)to catch Bon Raison (4) near the end with Cometin (5)  rallying to come in third
--Jim Freer

Gulfstream: Friday First Post is 2:15 p.m.

Gulfstream Park has a nine=race card on Friday, with first post of 2;15 p.m.

There are no stakes races on the Friday  "twilight racing" program.

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of $502,508.It will be on races four through nine,, with  the sequence scheduled to  start at 3:52 p,m,

The scheduled post for the ninth and final  race is 6:33p.m.

Gulfstream will have  a free concert  from 7:00 11;00 tonight, featuring the Valerie Tyson Band, in the Sport of Kings theater on its second floor. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Gulfstream Resumes Racing Thursday With $469,282 Rainbow 6 Carryover

Gulfstream Park will  resume racing on Thursday with nine races and first post of 1:15 p.m.

It will be the first of four consecutive  live race days at the Hallandale Beach tra

The Thursday card has a carryover of $469,282 on the Rainbow 6.  It will be on the fourth through ninth races with the sequence schedujled to start at 2:47 p.m.

The carryover has been growing beaause Gulfstrream has gone 18  straight race days without the jackpot.carryover payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.

The jackpot consists of the entire carryover  plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bets.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Justify Wins Belmont, Takes Triple Crown

Justify led at every call and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, in the process taking thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds,

Gronkowski finished second by 1 3/4 lengths in the ten-horse field, after rallying from last place  midway in the race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

Hofburg finished third, followed  by Vino Rosso.

Justify, a son of Scat Daddy, won the 1 1/2 mile Belmont in 2:28.18  on the track  listed as fast,Mike Smith rode Justify for trainer Bob Baffert.

Justify is unbeaten in six career starts--including this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Those are the first two races in the Triple Crown which has been recognized as a  series since 1919.

Justify is the 13th Triple Crown winner.
--Jim Freer

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Horse Racing FLA's Belmont Picks

Horse Racing FLA picks Hofburg to win the Belmont Stakes.

Here is our predicted order of finish and post position for the race.

1 - Hofburg (4)
2 - Justify (1)
3 - Vino Rosso (8)
4 - Bravazo (3)
5 - Blended Citizen (10)

Look for Justify to shoot out to the lead from the rail.
Noble Indy (9), and Resolving Hope (5) will be in close pursuit.

Justify will put those two away after the first mile. Then he will face a new wave of challengers.

Our bet is that Hofburg will be fresh and good enough to catch Justify in the final 16th, thus ending his bid for the Triple Crown.

This would be similar to 2004 when Birdstone rallied to beat Smarty Jones, eliminating him from Triple Crown contention.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Two Stakes Races on Sunday Gulfstream Card

Gulfstream Park has two $75,000  stakes races on its Sunday card.

Those races will  be highlights of a 12-race card  with first post time of 12:45 p.m.

The stakes races are:
*Crystal River -- 5 furlongs turf, 3-year-olds and up; fourth race, scheduled post 2:15 p.m.

*Ana dT -- 7 furlongs dirt, fillies and mares 3-years-old and up; ninth race, scheduled post 4:55 p.m.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $260, 612.  It is on races seven to 12, with the sequence  scheduled to start  at 3;52 p.m.

The Weather Channel forecastis for just a 15 percent chance of  rain during racing hours.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Rainbow 6 Carryover Hits $260,000

With just the 12th race left at Gulfstream, there are 58 live tickets i n the Rainbow 6.

But none of those tickets has a horse singled.  Thus the carryover keeps growing, and it  will be $260, 612,38 Sunday.

Also in Saturday's 12th race, there is a carryover of $5,240 in the Super Hi=5.

First Race Coming Up at Gulfstream

Post time of 12:45 p..m. is approachong for the first race on Saturday's 12-race card at GulfstreamPark.

Conditions are listed as Fast for the dirt and Firm for the turf.

There are no stakes races on the card.

The carryover on the  Rainbow 6  has grown to $210,882.  It is on races seven  to 12, with  the  sequence scheduled to  start at 3:52 p.m.
--Jim Freer

Friday, June 1, 2018

Low-Odds Bazara Horses Finish 1-2 in Rainbow 6 Opener

Horses trained by  Agustin Bazara finished first and second in Gulfstream's fourth race--the opener of the Rainbow 6.

Brandt (2) at 2-1 beat the even-money favorite More Illusions (7) by a length in the $16,000 claiming race at one mile on dirt. Those horses have different owners.

The $2 exacta paid $17.80.

Enduring Arch (1) finished third, by a head, in the  six-horse field.

Gusty Wind (5) finished fourth.  He is trained and owned by the popular Jerry Bozzo, who is 97-years young.

Last year, Bozzo became the oldest trainer to win a thoroujghbred race in North America. 

On May 30, 2015,  he became the  oldest trainer to win a thoroughbred stakes race in North America when Flutterby won the Sea Lily Stakes at Gulfstream.
--Jim Freer

Rainbow 6 Approaching

Gulfstream's fourth race is coming up, to start the Rainbow 6.

|Many bettors might be singling More Ilusions (7) from the Augustin Bazara barn.

Many others will be rooting for Gusty Wind (5) trained and owned by the popular 97-years young Jerry Bozzo.

Gulfstream Underway for Friday

Friday's nine-race card underway at Gulfstream Park, where first post was 2:15 p.m.

That will be the first post time at Gulfstream for each Friday through Aug. 31.

The dirt track is listed as fast and the turf course is listed  as firm.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $187,912.  It will be on races four to nine, with the sequence set to start at 3:52 p.m.

Gulfstream Moves Friday First Post to 2:15

Starting today, Friday June 1, Gulfstream Park will have a first post of 2:15 p.m. each Friday through Aug.31.

Today's card  has nine races, with scheduled post of 5:33 p.m. for the final race.

Gulfstream is calling the later Friday starts "Twilight Racing."

In another change it will have a free concert, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., each Friday through the end of August.

Unless otherwise
 noted, first post ties at Gulfstream remain at 1:15 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays and at 12:45 p.m. on Saturdays