By Bob Bauer
Tampa Bay Downs presents a ten-race card for Saturday. Conditions are Fast and Firm.
Today's play is in race 5. Post time is 2:19 p.m. Coverage will begin at 2:17 p.m. on RadioStPete online and will have track announcer Richard Grunder's live call.
Sophomore Maiden Fillies will travel a mile and one-sixteenth on the turf under $32,000 Claiming conditions.
This race has a pair of contenders from smart barns dropping into Claiming company for the first time. This move is considered to be one of the strongest angles in the game. NOT SHY (5) appears to be in a good spot, having earned the top turf figure in this field with Maiden Special foes on March 14. The Graham Motion barn wins at a 29% clip with first time Maiden Claimers.
FANNY (6), will drop in here after a single dull race on the local lawn. She comes from the powerful Delacour outfit (25% wins) and should not be ignored.
THE BET $10 to win on NOT SHY (5) and a $5 exacta box with FANNY (6) 5,6. Also a $2 exacta box with those two and LADY DOMINANCE (4) 4,5,6. Total Bet $32 GOOD LUCK!!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 4/2 The win bet was third, had first and third in the exacta. Lost $22, the bankroll is $809.30 from the $1,000. start.