By Bob Bauer
The Downs opens the racing week with a nine-race card, first Post time is scheduled for 12:15 PM. Dirt is fast, NO TURF racing today. We have eight racing days left until May 2, when the winter/spring meeting wraps up.
Today's play is in Race 5, $8,000 Claiming three year-olds and up will sprint six furlongs on the main track, under NW3L conditions. Post time is 2:17 PM. RadioStPete online live coverage, including legendary announcer Richard Grunder, will start at 2:15.
SUN SQUALL (4) is the choice, for several good reasons. This four year-old gelding gets his claiming price cut in half here and appears to have a speed figure advantage over this field. Trainer Juan Arriagada gives a leg up to his son, bug boy Nicolos, who went 1 for 2 on April 16, his first day as a jockey. The they might also have an additional edge with the ten pound apprentice allowance.
THE BET $50 to win on SUN SQUALL (4) and a $2 exacta box with SOUL REFLECTION (6) and UNCLE KEVIN (7). 4,6,7. Total Bet $62 GOOD LUCK!!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 4/18 Had the win, place and exacta. The $10 win and place paid $54, the $3 exacta $32.70. Total payout was $86.70. The bankroll is now $834.20 from the $1000. start.