Tampa Bay Downs opens the ninety day winter/spring season today with a nine race card. The first post time is scheduled for 12:43 PM. The main track is fast and the turf course is firm.
Today's play is in Race 5, Post time 2:43 PM, the first grass contest of the season. A well matched group of three year-olds and up will go one mile and a sixteenth under $16,000 Claiming conditions.
PROJECTED (2) deserves top billing here. This ultra consistent gelding has finished first in five of his last six starts. Any of the figures earned for all of his turf route efforts are enough to win this. He was claimed by the powerful Darien Rodriguez barn out of his last race (36% winners after a claim) and appears ready for his first try on the Tampa sod.
THE BET $20 to win on PROJECTED (2) and a $3 exacta box with D'CRAZINESS (6) and SANDY LANE KITTEN (10) 2,6,10. Total Bet $38. GOOD LUCK!!
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