Tampa fans have a ten race program on hand for Saturday, January 8th. The first Post time is scheduled for 12:14 PM.
Live racing continues tomorrow, Sunday January 9, same Post time. The Downs will race every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except Easter) until closing for the season on May 7.
Today's play is in Race 7, Post time is 3:25 PM. Older Fillies and Mares will contest a grassy mile and one-sixteenth under $32,000 Optional Claiming NW2X conditions. Live coverage on RadioStPete.com, including track announcer Jason Beam starts at 3:22.
The pick here is BLEEKER STREET (3), an undefeated (2 for 2, both turf) four year-old Filly from the ultra powerful Chad Brown outfit. This may not be an easy spot for this gray miss, however.
To describe this field as salty might be an understatement. There is only a pair of four year-old Fillies entered here, the rest are older Mares.
These veteran runners will test our choice, most have multiple turf wins. Some are Stakes placed. The question is: can she handle the big girls?
Top tier turf trainer Chad Brown is one of the best in the business and is known for running his stock where they can win. Hector Diaz Jr., who has guided BLEEKER STREET (3) to both her scores, returns in the irons. This daughter of QUALITY ROAD may be a Filly with a future if she can beat these today. The depth of the competition is reflected by the Morning line. Our runner is 3/1, she might be an even money chalk against a lesser field.
THE BET: $20 to win on BLEEKER STREET (3) and a $2 exacta box with PYTHONESS (2) and BRAMBLE BAY (4):
2,3,4 Total Bet: $32 GOOD LUCK!!
PREVIOUS RESULTS: 1/7 Our choice won by daylight, but we missed the exacta. Collected $146 on the win and place wagers, a profit of $94 on the $52 in total bets. The bankroll is now $1,090.