By Bob Bauer
There are nine races on Friday's Tampa card. The first Post time is scheduled for 12:38 PM. Live racing is held every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except Easter) until May 7.
It appears that the Downs has an abundance of talented turf runners shipping in now. Most are well bred expensive types who have run well on grass last year, coming to Tampa after a hiatus to lay a foundation for upcoming Stakes later this season. Watch the NW1X races on the lawn.
Horse players should carefully evaluate the results of these races. Many of these horses will be running in top company after a successful prep in Tampa.
The red hot Chad Brown barn is a shining example. This outfit has three wins and a place from four starts this season in Oldsmar. All came on the turf and were after breaks of ninety days or more.
His stock is usually fit and ready and well spotted. Sammy Camacho rode ST. JOE LOUIS (8) to a good place finish in his debut last season and has the return mount.
RACE 5, today's feature is a $27,000 NW1X Allowance at a mile and one-sixteenth on the green.
Post time is scheduled for 2:41 pm. Live coverage on RadioStPete.com including track announcer Jason Beam starts at 2:38 pm.
THE BET: $20 to win on ST. JOE LOUIS (8) and a $2 exacta box with FEBRUARY SON (2) and MR. KRINGLE (6).
Exacta Box: 2,6,8
Total Bet $32, GOOD LUCK!
PREVIOUS RESULTS; 1/12/22: Had the winner, got first and third in the exacta. Collected $30 on the $42 total bet, a loss of $12. The bankroll is now $1,125.40.