By Bob Bauer
The Downs has ten races on the Saturday card. First Post time is 12:08 PM.
Today's play is in Race 8, Post time is scheduled for 3:34 PM. Four year old and up Fillies and Mares will travel a marathon eleven furlongs on the sod under $16,000 Handicap conditions. RadioStPete online live coverage, including legendary race caller Richard Grunder will start at 3:32.
ANTALYA (8) appears to be in top form now. This six year old Mare has taken a pair of $16,000 races this year on the local lawn in as many attempts. She woke up with the addition of blinkers and jockey Issac Castillo. Her victories both came from off the pace at a mile and a mile and one-sixteenth, suggesting she should like the stretch out a mile and three-eighths. She owns the best late pace figure in this field and there should be enough speed here to give her a good closing setup.
THE BET $10 win and place on ANTALYA (8) and a $2 exacta box with BELLA PIERENA (6) and CLASSY OF COURSE (1) 1,6,8 Total Bet $32 GOOD LUCK!!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 3/26 Lost $32, the bankroll is $750.90, from $1000 at the start.