Today kicks off this season's Stakes program with a pair of $100,000 six furlong events for two year-olds.
Race 7 features the Sandpiper Stakes for Fillies. Post time is scheduled for 3:10 PM. RadioStPete live coverage, including the call from announcer Jason Beam will start at 3:07.
STRATEGIC BIRD (1) gets top billing off her impressive twelve length romp over Florida-bred Maiden Special foes at Gulfstream on November 13. Antonio Gallardo rides for trainer Mark Casse. This one could be any kind, she could improve after her first outing or bounce due to the big effort and return on short rest. A very interesting race.
THE BET A $3 exacta part-wheel (up and down) with STRATEGIC BIRD (1) as the key. The other runners to use are: DEVILETTE (8), SHE'S MY WARRIOR (6), DEVINE CHARGER (2) and SHE'S SO BEAUTIFUL (10). 1/2,6,8,10 also 2,6,8,10/1 Total Bet $24
Race 9 is the Inaugural Stakes for Colts and Geldings. Post time is scheduled for 4:20 PM, RadioSt.Pete coverage will start at 4:17.
CONCRETE GLORY (10) is the choice here, as he has won his last trio of starts by daylight margins, the last pair by seven lengths or better. Those last two huge wins were his only races on dirt, a repeat of those performances will put him back in the winner's circle. Antonio Gallardo takes the mount for the Gerald Brooks barn.
THE BET $20 to win on CONCRETE GLORY (10) and a $3 exacta part-wheel (up and down) with MAGICAL MOUSSE (3), CATTIN (5) OLD TOWN ROAD (7) and LIGHTNING LARRY (8). 10/3,5,7,8 also 3,5,7,8/10 Total Bet $44 GOOD LUCK!!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 12/3 Cashed the win bet, missed the exacta. Collected $48 on the $32 total wager, a $16 profit. The bankroll is now $1074.20.