Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tampa Bay: Race Six is Sunday Feature

 By Bob Bauer

A nine-race card closes out the racing week in Tampa, with first post at 12:15 PM. Conditions are fast and firm. 

The play for today is in Race 5, $10,000 Claiming four year-olds and up go a mile and forty yards on the main track. Post time is 2:17. RadioStPete   online live coverage, including legendary announcer Richard Grunder, starts at 2:15.

EXCHECKER (6) appears to be tough to beat in this spot. Two races back, he was claimed away from top trainer Gerald Bennett for $8,000 in a winning effort. The very next race, Bennett claimed him back for $10,000. A sure sign of trainer intent is when he reclaims a horse for more money than the original claiming price. Mr. Bennett is an astute claiming conditioner and has been leading Tampa trainer for several years. This five year-old gelding is in fine fettle now, with two wins and a place from three starts this season in Oldsmar.

THE BET   $20 to win on EXCHECKER (6) and a $3 exacta box with IRISH VALOR (2) and PRAETORIAN (5)     2,5,6      Total Bet $38                   GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  4/17  The win and place bet paid $72. Had first and third in the exacta. The bankroll is now  $747.50.  

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