Saturday, February 15, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

There is a Stakes double header at the Downs today. Both events have large fields and present some good betting opportunities.

Race 8 is the $100,000 Pelican Stakes at six furlongs for four year-olds and up. Post time is scheduled for 3:59 PM.

KING HUMOR (4) should come back running here at 5/1 on the morning line. This son of DISTORTED HUMOR was a perfect four for four on dirt tracks with trainer Victor Barboza Jr in the spring of 2019. He then went to Ocala and raced on an artificial surface last November, under the care of another barn. He didn't run a lick, finishing last. Today, he is back with the Barboza outfit and has been working well and could be a tough customer here. Miami based rider Emisael Jaramillo, who has been victorious with this one in the past, ships in with the mount. 

THE BET  $10 to win on KING HUMOR (4) and a $3 exacta box with KILLYBEGS CAPTAIN (7) and DEBBIE'S PASSION (2). 2,4,7 Total Bet $28.

Race 10 is the $50,000 Minaret Stakes for older Fillies and Mares, also at six panels. Scheduled post time is 4:59 PM.

MIDTOWN ROSE (6) ran a lifetime best figure at Gulfstream on December 20 after being rested for 
two months. She ships in today after a similar break for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr., currently winning at a 43% clip in Tampa. A repeat of her last effort would beat this field. Samy Camacho rides, alot to like here.

THE BET  $10 to win on MIDTOWN ROSE (6) and a $3 exacta box with LADY'S ISLAND (3) and MOLTO BELLA (4). 3,4,6. TOTAL BET $28.

PREVIOUS RESULTS  2/14  Made some progress yesterday. The win bet returned $52 and the exacta paid out $47.40, a total return of $99.40, a profit of $71.40 for the day. The bankroll is now minus $220.30.

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