By Bob Bauer
Sunday's nine race program wraps up the weekend racing action with delightful weather and fast and firm conditions. 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 play is in RACE 9. A wide open field of well bred sophomore Fillies will try to graduate at nine furlongs on the lawn, under $30,000 Maiden Special conditions.
Post time for the nightcap is scheduled for 4:23 PM. Live coverage on Home of Radio St. Pete & Sunshine 96.7 - Radio St. Pete and Sunshine 96.7 (radiostpete.com) ,including the call from announcer Jason Beem, starts at 4:20.
DIGITAL ASSET (6), from the red hot barn (44% winners in Tampa) of Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey may be the one in this very competitive and confusing field. None of these young misses have yet attempted this demanding mile and one-eighth route.
DIGITAL ASSET (6) ships in from Payson Park where she has worked eight times since last December 21. The final turf drill on February 5, a "bullet" four furlongs in 48.1 is noteworthy. She should be fit and ready.
A daughter of TAPIT (PULPIT), she is bred up and down for the turf. There is plenty of upside here, she has had only one race, a six panel try on the Aquaduct dirt last November 27. That race is a throw out, she ran greenly and was climbing due to her inexperience. Marked improvement is expected today. Top tier turf rider Pablo Morales gets aboard and he and Shug mean business. They are 3 for 3 (100%) when they team up in Tampa this season.
THE BET $10 win and place ($20) on DIGITAL ASSET (6) and a $2 exacta three horse box ($12) with that one and STANDUP COMEDIENNE (4) and DAWN (5) 4,5,6. Total Bet $32 GOOD LUCK!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 2/26 The win bet ran second, but we had the saver exacta. Collected $49.70 on the $42 in total bets. A profit of $7.70, the bankroll is now $998.50.