By Bob Bauer
A ten race program greets Tampa players this Saturday, the first Post time is scheduled for 12:13 PM.
Tampa Bay Downs has live racing every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except Easter) until closing day on May 7.
Today's feature, RACE 8, Post time 3:48, presents a group of Maiden Special four year olds and upward seeking to graduate at a mile and one-sixteenth on the lawn.
Live coverage on RadioStPete.com, including the call from announcer Jason Beem starts at 3:45.
This is a field of well bred expensive turf runners. Many had million dollar or more price tags as babies. It would be no surprise to see some of these in top Stakes company later in their careers.
TOUR OF DUTY (3) from the red hot Chad Brown barn (6 winners from 11 starts, 55%) is the choice in this puzzling handicapping chore. Many of the contenders are coming back from layoffs, a few could come back and run well, others may need a race.
TOUR OF DUTY'S (3) last (and only) race was a grassy mile at Gulfstream last February that was better than it appears at first glance. He finished sixth, with some traffic issues along the way. He did however, earn the best turf fig in today's field and should improve here. The Brown outfit wins at 27% with layoffs of ninety days or longer.
THE BET $20 to win on TOUR OF DUTY (3) ($20) and a $2 three horse exacta box ($12) with that one and BATTLE OF BRITAN (5) and AUSSIE PRIDE (9). 3,5,9, Total Bet $32 Good Luck!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 1/28/22 Lost $32, the bankroll is now $1056.