By Bob Bauer
A nine-race program kicks off the weekend at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar. First post on Friday is 12:17 PM, and conditions are fast and good.
Today’s play is in Race 6, Post is scheduled for 2:54. Older Fillies and Mares will go a grassy mile under $10,000 Claiming conditions. RadioStPete online live coverage, including legendary announcer Richard Grunder, starts at 2:52.
LADY BREANNA (2) is a logical longshot at 10/1 on the morning line. This six year-old Mare is in good form, winning four of six starts this season. The victories all happened with Daniel Centeno aboard. He returns here and they are a threat with this field. She may be the lone early speed on the hedge or she can press and pounce a tiring leader. Aldana Gonzalez claimed her two races back, that outfit scores at a 33% clip second race after a claim. LADY BREANNA (2) has yet to win on the sod, but, she has placed. This could be her day.
THE BET $10 win and place on LADY BREANNA (2) and a $2 exacta box with ELUSIVE RIDER (1) and SHE’S DYNOMITE (9) 1,2,9 Total Bet $32 GOOD LUCK!!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 4/21 The $50 win bet returned $115., missed the exacta. The bankroll is now $947.20, from the $1000. start.
*Friday is the eighth-to-last day of the 2020-2021 meet.
Defending champion Antonio Gallardo goes into it with a 96-94 lead over Samy Camacho in the competition for jockey wins.
Gallardo, a five-time winner of the Tampa Bay riding title, has four mounts on the Friday card.
Camacho has five Friday mounts. He won the Tampa Bay riding title in 2018-2019.