Tampa Saturday: Two Stakes on RadioStPete; Three Carryovers, Rain in Forecast

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.

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Later this morning, after scratches and track conditions, we will post Bob’s picks for the two races.

Tampa Bay has three carryovers on its Saturday card:

*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.

 

 

 

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