A very competitive group of Sophomores will do battle at a mile on the grass under $75,000 NW1X Optional Claiming conditions, in Race 5. Scheduled post time is 3 PM.
TABLED (5) from the powerful (29% winners in Tampa) Mike Stidham stable, gets my bet here. This gelding obviously likes the Tampa turf, scoring a two length Maiden claiming victory in her first try on the sod (at today's distance) in late February. He followed that with an excellent effort on April Fools day, only missing by a neck at a mile and one-sixteenth, with similar rivals as he will face today. Better yet, he logged a bullet work on April 17, four furlongs in 48. flat. Appears to be in fine fettle now. The half a furlong turn-back here should help. Angel Suarez has the return engagement.
THE BET $10 to win on TABLED (5) and a $2 exacta box with MR. KRINGLE (10) and ASSIDUOUSLY (3). 3,5,10. Total Bet $22
PREVIOUS RESULTS 4/26 Had the chalky winner and exacta. Win bet returned $28, exacta $15, on the $28 bet. A profit of $15 for the day, bankroll is now plus $48.60.