A half-dozen fast Fillies and one Mare will sprint five furlongs on the lawn in Race 5, Post time is scheduled for 2:20 PM. The conditions are $75,000 Optional Claiming, Non-winners of three races, other than Maiden, Claiming or Starter.
RadioStPete live coverage including the call from announcer Jason Beam will start at 2:17.
This is a good betting situation, as the probable favorite BRAMBLE BAY (4) may be vulnerable at today's distance. She ships in and will try the Tampa turf for the first time. This five year-old Mare has never won at five furlongs and will be chasing some confirmed speed merchants.
ABOVE PAR (7) from the powerful Gerald Bennett barn is another trying on the local sod. Bennett, last seasons top trainer, claimed this one for $32,000 out her last race on October 16 at Delaware Park. This outfit wins at 25% after a claim and she has logged a trio of local works. The latest a "bullet" 36.2 Breezing on December 3. A very square price at 6/1 on the morning line.
THE BET $10 win and place on ABOVE PAR (7) and a $3 exacta box with NIGHT CAP (2) and BRAMBLE BAY (4). 2,4,7. TOTAL BET $38 GOOD LUCK!!
PREVIOUS RESULTS Collected $12.40 from $68 in bets, a loss of $55.60. The bankroll is now $1018.60.