Tampa Bay Fast and Firm for Wednesday

Wednesday, Feb.  26

Tampa Bay Downs has a nine-race card with first post of  12:40 p.m.

Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm.

Bob Bauer’s Bet for Wednesday

Race 5 features four year-olds and up going a mile and forty yards on the main track, under $40,000 NW2X Optional Claiming conditions. Post time is 2:45 PM.

NAVY ARMED GUARD (2) is in top form since going back on dirt on January 4, in an off the turf event. He won that day by five lengths and then was a good second vs. a salty field of $100,000 Optional Claimers, on February 7. This Joan Scott trainee has late pace ability and should benefit as there are a few need to lead types in this field. Keeping this one on the dirt appears to be an astute training move. Veteran rider Scott Spieth returns.

THE BET  $20 to win on NAVY ARMED GUARD (2) and a $2 exacta box with TWOCUBANBROTHERSU (3) and D’CRAZINESS (1). 1,2,3. Total Bet $32. GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  2/23  The chalky win bet returned $34, missed the exacta. The profit is $2 for the day. Bankroll is minus $210.60.

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