The Downs kicks off the weekend with a nine race card. The first Post time is scheduled for 12:38 PM.
Today's best bet comes in Race 6, Post time is 3:15. Older Fillies and Mares will sprint seven panels under $5,000 NW2/6M Claiming conditions.
Live coverage on RadioStPete.com, including track announcer Jason Beam will start at 3:12.
ATLANTIC PRINCESS (4) from the leading Bennett barn, has a lot to like in this contest. She has tallied a trio of wins at the Oldsmar oval, from four attempts. All of her scores were against better rivals than she faces here. This is the first time she drops into $5,000 company, a strong angle in this situation. Gerald Bennett, Tampa's training champ several times, has given this one four local works since November 21. He wins at a 23% clip with runners who return after a layoff of ninety days or more. This filly has been away since early September and appears to be ready for a top effort.
THE BET $20 win and place on ATLANTIC PRINCESS (4) and a $2 exacta box with FUN PADDY (7) and SALSA RITA (2) 2,4,7 Total Bet $52 GOOD LUCK!!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 1/5 A tough loss. Our choice took the lead into the stretch to the 1/16 pole, but didn't last. Lost $32, the bankroll is now $996.00