Joya Real beat You Bought Her by three-quarters of a length in Saturday’s opening day feature race at Tampa Bay Downs.
Imperial Secret finished third in the five furlongs turf race for fillies and mares three y/o and up. The race, billed as the Lightning City Preview, was a $100,000 allowance / optional claimer with a $28,000 purse. Daniel Centano rode Joya Real, who won in 56.11 seconds on a course listed as firm. After the race, trainer Kathleen Demasi indicated she expects to run Joya Real on December 19th in the $100,000 Lightning City Stakes.
Tampa Bay Downs’ next race day will be Wednesday at 12:25 p.m. On Monday we will have an analysis of the opening day and preview of the upcoming.