Wednesday Preview: 2-YO Fillies in the Spotlight at Tampa Bay Downs and at Gulfstream Park

Wednesday Preview: 2-YO Fillies in the Spotlight at Tampa Bay and at Gulfstream


HorseRacingFLA Staff Report

Florida’s two thoroughbred tracks will each have ten races on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay Downs has a first post of 12:25 p.m.

The featured ninth race is a $75,000 optional claimer at six furlongs on dirt for 2-year-old fillies.

The purse is $22,000. All of the ten entrants have won either one or two races. Seven of them have run in at least one stakes race.

Gulfstream Park has a first post at 12:35 p.m.

The fourth race has the day’s highest purse–$28,000 which is lower than the feature races on most weekdays during Gulfstream’s championship meet.

It a $35,000 optional claimer at 7 ½ furlongs on turf for 2-year-old fillies.

On its first race, Gulfstream has a carryover of  $4,466.77 on the Super HI-5.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $260,541.70. It is on races five through ten.20centRainbow07.13.16

Conditions are fast and firm at both tracks.

The Weather Channel forecasts are for a zero percent chance of rain during racing hours in Oldsmar where Tampa Bay Downs is located and for just a 15 percent chance of rain in Hallandale Beach, where Gulfstream is located.

We will have coverage on our blog.

*Both Florida tracks were dark on Tuesday.

At Gulfstream on Monday, Bodacious Babe won the $60,000 Margate Stakes by 3 ¼ lengths over Mo Green.

The race was seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-old fillies that had never won a stakes race.

Bodacious Babe caught the early leader Dad’s Kiddo coming out of the turn, and steadily pulled ahead to win in 1:23.76 on the track listed as fast.

Mo Green advanced from third to second coming out of the turn, but could not mount a serious challenge to Bodacious Babe.

My Awesome Mom finished third, 4 ¾ lengths behind Mo Green. Sugar Cone came in fourth, a neck behind My Awesome Mom.

Bodacious Babe was the 9-2 second betting choice in the nine-horse field.

Dad’s Kiddo finished eighth and Banree, the 9-5 favorite, finished last.

Nik Juarez rode Bodacious Babe for trainer Jane Cibelli.

The victory was Bodacious Babe’s third in ten career starts. She is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Mineshaft, and is owned by Panic Stable.
Cibelli said she had no immediate plans for a next race for Bodacious Babe.