Tampa Bay: Fast & Firm for Wednesday


Bob Bauer, HorseRacingFLA Handicapper

Bauer’s Bets

By Bob Bauer

Today’s feature at Tampa Bay Downs is  Race 5, Post time is scheduled for 2:20 PM. Three and up $25,000 claimers will spar at eight and one-half furlongs on the lawn, under NW2L conditions. Live coverage starts on RadioStPete   at 2:18.

SAUCY DEREK (4) is the choice, in spite of his recent dull form. This colt has been freshened since late October and has logged four local works, the last a 36. flat blow out on December 5th. He drops to face the lowest level of competition in his career and can better his Tampa record of a place and a show from three tries on the grass. He should be prominent early under Jose Batista who was aboard this one at Monmouth last summer.

THE BET  $20 to win on SAUCY DEREK (4) and a $3 exacta box with LONG LANCE (3) and FLORIDA EXPRESS (8) 3,4,8.  Total Bet $38. GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS:  12/5  Collected $44 from $72 in bets, a loss of $28. The bankroll is now $1066. 

Note-HRFLA handicapper and associate editor Bob Bauer is a former publicity director at Tampa Bay Downs and a former racing handicapper/writer for the Tampa Bay Times

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