A pair of six-furlong dirt stakes will be highlights of Saturday’s ten-race card at Tampa Bay Downs.
The $100,000 Pelican Stajes is for 4-YOs and up. It is the ninth race at with scheduled post of 4:19 p.m.
The $50,000 Minaret Stakes is for fillies and mares 4-YO and up. It is the third race with scheduled post at 1:18 p.m.
First post is 12:19 p.m. at the Oldsmar, Fla., track.
At 9:00 a.m., rain is falling heavily in the Tampa Bay area.
The Weather Channel forecast is for a 30 percent or higher chance of the day.https://radiostpete.com/
Internet station RadioStPete will carry track announcer Richard Grunder’s live calls of both stakes races. Bob Bauer, HRFLA handicapper and associate editor, will provide pre-race and post-race analysis.
Later this morning, after scratches and track conditions, we will post Bob’s picks for the two races.
*Super Hi-5 — $3,463 in first race, $1 minimum
*Ultimate Pick 6 –$27,012 on fifth through tenth races. 20 cents only
*Late Pick 5 — $49,862 on sixth through tenth races, 50 cent minimum
We expect that $250,000 or more will be bet on the Late Pick 5.