Posts Tagged ‘Tampa Bay Downs’

HRN Video Race of the Week: G3 Sam F Davis with McCraken

The next Kentucky Derby 2017 points race is the G3 Sam F. Davis from Tampa Bay Downs and morning line favorite McCraken tries to run his record to 4-for-4.

Remsen runner-up No Dozing figures to give the aforementioned favorite a run for his money, along with Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes runner-up Wild Shot.

Trainer Todd Pletcher has won the Sam F. Davis six times and he takes two shots with Fact Finding and Tapwrit.

2017 FULL CARD SCHEDULE: Daily Santa Anita Full Cards (Feb 11-July 4)

My SANTA ANITA full cards are offered daily from Feb 11 thru July 4 at My SA analysis also includes bonus races from GOLDEN GATE, Gulfstream, Laurel, or Fair Grounds. The SA full cards feature the always popular Pick 5, Early Pick 4, Pick 6, and Late Pick 4 spread tickets.

On Super Bowl Sunday, I tabbed the 20 cent Golden Pick 6 from GG. The winning ticket paid $590.58 and my suggested ticket cost $43.20.

FEB 10 –   5 Winning Tops + SA Early P4 – Total Payouts: $920.90
FEB 9  –    3 Winning Tops – Total Payouts: $343.10
FEB 5 –     5 Winning Tops (3 at GG) + Golden P6 + GG Late P4 – Payouts: $948.73
FEB 4  –    5 Winning Tops – Total Payouts: $407.40
FEB 3 –     4 Winning Tops – Total Payouts: $198.90
FEB 2 –     3 Winning Tops – Total Payouts: $620.79
JAN 29 –  2 Winning Tops + SA Late P4 – Total Payouts: $614.00
JAN 28 – 5 Winning Tops + SA Early P4, SA P5 – Total Payouts: $477.50
JAN 27 – 2 Winning Tops + Early P4 from SA – Payouts: $465.45
JAN 26 – 5 Winning Tops (2 at SA, 3 at GG) – Payouts: $229.30
JAN 21 – 3 Winning Tops + SA P4, SA P5, + GG P4 – Payouts $345.65
JAN 20 – 5 Winning Tops + SA P4, SA P5, + GG P4 – Payouts – $457.75
JAN 16 – 2 Winning Tops + SA Late Pick 4 – Total Payouts: $1,472.15
JAN 15 – 6 Winning Tops (3 each from SA + GG) – Payouts: $195.10
JAN 14 – 5 Winning Tops + SA Early P4 – Total Payouts: $268.90
JAN 13 – 4 Winning Tops + SA P4 + LRL P4 – Payouts: $283.15
JAN 8 –   3 Winning Tops + SA Late P4 – Total Payouts: $631.70
JAN 7 –   3 Winning Tops + SA Early p4 – Total Payouts: $323.25

Feb 11 at Winning Horse Picks: SA Full Card + Bonus Races from TAM (races 8-12).

My Saturday Santa Anita Park full card (2-11-17) is ready to purchase at – Includes Tampa Bay Downs Races 8-12!

Grading the Kentucky Derby 2012 Preps: Prospective Wins Tampa Bay Derby

The Tampa Bay Derby is in the books and Prospective stamped his ticket to Kentucky Derby 2012 with a solid victory over Golden Ticket on Saturday.

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G2 Tampa Bay Derby (3-10-12): 88 BSF (Prospective)

Prospective donned the hood and showed much improved positional speed in a 3/4ths length tally over Golden Ticket and Cozzetti at Tampa Bay Downs on March 10.

The final time was moderate but Prospective is getting better and seems like the type to make a longshot run on the first Saturday in May. He is a cut below the best at this stage and figures to have one final Derby prep (Wood Memorial?). He has now accumulated $365,432 in graded earnings.

Golden Ticket gave the aforementioned winner a scare but could not quite go with him late while well clear of rallying show finisher Cozzetti.

Spring Hill Farm was the post time favorite for Todd Pletcher but he failed to handle the added distance and finished an even 4th.

Tampa Bay Derby Grade: C+

Mike Shutty and I teamed up to tab Prospective in our Tampa Bay Derby video, and here is Mike’s recap of the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe…

Tampa Bay Derby 2012 Preview: Prospective lands better post

The final graded route prep at Tampa Bay Downs for Kentucky Derby 2012 hopefuls will be run on March 10 and the full field is reduced by one with the defection of Take Charge Indy.

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#10 Take Charge Indy (3-1) added a touch of class to this event and figured to make his presence felt throughout but his connections opted to scratch and wait for the G1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on March 31.

#1 Prospective (8-1) overcame a wide trip from post 11 to land the place in the G3 Sam Davis here Feb 4. He captured the G3 Grey as a juvenile at Woodbine and began his sophomore campaign with a victory in the seven panel Pasco at Tampa Bay Downs. He dons the hood and should save all of the ground from the cozy rail.

#6 Cozzetti (12-1) has not lived up to expectations for Romans but he continues to train well and barn is known for striking in graded Derby preps (Paddy O’Prado, Shackleford, Dullahan, News Pending, Finnegans Wake).

#7 Battle Hardened (9-2) graduated in the G3 Sam Davis and is on the upswing for Kenneally. A tactical trip is expected.

#9 Spring Hill Farm (5-2) is 2-for-2 in sprints and the promising Pletcher trainee is bred to go this far. He looms a pace factor at the very least under Castellano.

#2 Golden Ticket (12-1) finally graduated in his sixth lifetime start for McPeek. He ran well in both route starts and is getting better but gets tested for class here.

#4 Chief Energy (12-1) makes his first start in more than six months for new trainer James Toner. He traded decisions with My Adonis last year and probably needs the race.

#8 Ravelo’s Boy (12-1) rallied to finish 4th in the Sam Davis at 69-1. The late runner can clunk up for a minor award once again.

#5 Tell All You Know (15-1) is 2-for-2 over the local main track but has never raced around two turns and meets other speed.

#12 Cajun Charlie (15-1) exits three straight Delta Downs wire job tallies vs. Louisiana-bred foes. He meets much better company and must work out a forwardly placed trip from the outside post.

#11 Fox Rules (30-1) has failed to threaten in four stakes starts since graduating in a turf route at Saratoga last summer.

#3 Twin (30-1) is ambitiously spotted after earning his diploma in his 12th career outing at the Gulf.

The Plays:

$24 to win #1

$2 Exacta Box 1-6 ($4)

.50 cent Trifecta 1-6/1-6-7-9/1-2-6-7-8-9 ($12)

Sam F Davis Stakes 2012 Preview: Is Reveron Vulnerable?

The first graded route for Kentucky Derby 2012 hopefuls at Tampa Bay Downs is the G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes and Gulfstream Park shipper Reveron is the tepid 3-1 choice.

#10 Reveron (3-1) owns an ascending numbers pattern and is an obvious threat if he runs back to his Gulfstream Park Derby triumph. The improving son of Songandaprayer sat a favorable trip from an advantageous inner post in his last and may not be as good as he appears on paper. Casual Trick, the GP Derby runner-up, came back to run poorly at the Gulf last weekend and Reveron must overcome an outer draw at a different venue today.

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#9 Burning Time (12-1) seems worth a flyer. The late runner ran out of ground in the seven furlong Pasco here Jan 14. He won the Foolish Pleasure around two turns at Calder last year and will be finishing at square odds.

#1 State of Play (7-2) is an interesting surface switcher for Graham Motion. He captured his first two starts as a juvenile including a graded route at the Spa second time out before flopping from post 13 when last seen in the BC Juvenile Turf. The Team Valor colorbearer has ability and should track the pace from the rail under Alan Garcia.

#4 Ecabroni (7-2) earned a strong number in a sharp seven panel maiden win at Gulfstream for Todd Pletcher on Jan 14. The likely target tries two turns and might get brave if able to shake loose early.

#11 Prospective (6-1) beat Burning Time and company in the Pasco and he also won the G3 Grey Stakes at Woodbine as a juvenile. The versatile sort fits on class but must overcome a wide draw.

#3 Battle Hardened (12-1) is on the upswing for Kenneally. He almost earned his diploma from post 11 at nine furlongs in a Gulfstream special weight contest Dec 31 and his trainer struck with maiden Santiva in a graded stakes event.  His task is not impossible.

#6 Neck ‘N Neck (5-1) is getting better for Wilkes. He graduated under the Twin Spires in November and finished 2nd behind highly regarded Pletcher runner Discreet Dancer at the Gulf on Jan 7.

#8 Ravelo’s Boy (15-1) finished 5th in the GP Derby. He is a capable finisher and can rally for a minor share.

#5 Moroccan Brew (30-1) was not threat in the Pasco Stakes and will probably attend the pace before throwing in the towel.

#7 Fox Rules (30-1) seems most effective on turf and the NY-bred shows up in an ambitious spot.

#2 Holy Highway (20-1) exits a local maiden turf route victory but does not have the numbers to compete here.

The Plays:

$10 to win #9 

.50 cent Trifecta 1-4-6-9-11/3/1-4-6-8-9-10-11 ($15)

. 50 cent Trifecta 1-4-6-10-11/1-3-4-6-8-10-11/9 ($15)