By Bob Bauer
Tampa Bay Downs's nine-race Friday card is underway with conditions listed as Fast and Firm.
Race 5, Post time scheduled for 2:44 PM, presents a field of $16,000 Maiden Claimers attempting to graduate at a mile and one sixteenth on the grass. Live coverage on RadioStPete online will start at 2:42.
SELFMADE (4) a new gelding, drops in from the NYRA circuit where he ran a decent third vs. $40,000 rivals on the Aqueduct lawn, wearing blinkers for the first time. He now faces $16,000 company and this appears to be his best chance to score in his eight race career. Some of the his previous speed figures are enough to win today. Red-hot Hector Diaz Jr, rides for veteran trainer J. Kent Sweezey.
THE BET $10 to win on SELFMADE (4) and a $3 exacta box with TRADE DEADLINE (6) and CURLEE FOX (5) 4,5,6. Total Bet $28 GOODLUCK!!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 1/6 Had the very chalky win and exacta. Collected $28 on the win and $37 on the exacta for a $15 profit on the $50 total bet. The bankroll is now $1005.40.