By Bob Bauer
Tampa Bay Downs has seven-race Friday card with first post at 12:15 p.m.
Today’s feature Race 7, presents a wide-open group of Sophomore Maiden Special runners attempting to graduate at seven panels on the main track. Post time is scheduled for 3:18 PM. RadioStPete online coverage, including the live call of legendary announcer Richard Grunder starts at 3:16.
FLYING WITH ANGELS (2) is the choice to win at first asking, owners West Point Thoroughbreds paid $500,000 for this colt as a baby. This son of GHOSTZAPPER has been in Florida since mid December and has logged eight works at Payson Park. Samy Camacho rides for Christoph Clement, they win at a 27% rate when they team up together.
THE BET $20 to win on FLYING WITH ANGELS (2) and a $2 exacta box with MY LIBERTY (4) and DREAMING OF GERRY (5) 2,4,5. Total Bet $32 GOOD LUCK!!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 2/10 Lost $32, the bankroll is now $611.50
* On Friday, Antonio Gallardo and Samy Camacho will renew their duel for the lead in the jockey standings.
Gallardo is first with 54 wins and has mounts in six of Friday’s nine races. Camacho is second with 53 wins and has mounts in all nine races.
Daniel Centeno and Hector Diaz have 30 wins each and are tied for third place.
*Tampa Bay will have ten races on Saturday with first post of 12:15 p.m.
The card has two stakes. The $100,000 Pelican is six furlongs on dirt for 4-YOs and up. The $50,000 Minaret is six furlong on dirt for fillies and mares 4-YO and up.