Today kicks off Tampa Bay Downs fall/winter season. The first post time for the ten race program is 12:25 PM.
It promises to be a good racing day, in the 70’s and partly cloudy. Both tracks should be in top condition.
The bet of the day comes in Race 9, a $22,500 NW1X Allowance for fillies and mares. A contentious field of ten provides many possibilities.
There is alot to like in (5) ROSEBUDS HOPE from the Michael Stidham outfit. She is 2 for 2 at today’s conditions, a mile on the lawn and turned in a bullet work on Nov. 10 of 48.1 breezing 4 furlongs. This sophomore filly boasts a trio of wins over the sod, while most of the rest have but one. She is a square price at 5-1 on the morning line.
THE BET- Will play (5) ROSEBUDS HOPE to win. Also, an exacta box with (1) STAY ANCHORED and (10) SCANDALEUX. 1,5,10.