Tampa Bay Begins Racing Without Spectators

Tampa Bay Downs on Wednesday will  begin racing without spectators, following government guidelines that have requesting that businesses not have large gatherings amid concerns about the coronavirus.

First post will be 12:40 p.m. for an eight-race card.

Details about the background of racing without spectators may be found in a story about Gulfstream Park that is posted on our blog.  It may be accessed on the menu bar at the top of the home page ,of this Web site.

Bob Bauer’s Picks for Wednesday:

Sophomores will travel eight and one-half furlongs on the lawn under $40,000 Optional Claiming conditions in Race 4. Post time is 2:15 PM. These runners are all recently graduated Maidens trying for their second victory.

BRONX RUMBLE (4) appears to be the one to catch here. His early foot should put him on an easy lead and speed has been good on the sod lately. Ace turf rider Pablo Morales returns for 30% trainer Mike Stidham. They won a Maiden Claiming race at this distance on February 12,
by eight lengths. A repeat of that effort should get it done.

THE BET  $20 to win on BRONX RUMBLE (4) and a $2 exacta box with MATTY’S EXPRESS (5) and RECKLESS SPIRIT (7). 4,5,7. TOTAL BET $32.  GOOD LUCK !!

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