Tampa Bay Downs has a nine race program for Friday, December 17. The first Post time is scheduled for 12:38 PM.
JACKSON STRONG (7) appears to be a possible overlay at 8/1 on the Morning Line. There is a lot to like here as this Kathleen O’Connell trainee drops into condition claiming company for the first time. The class relief should give this sophomore gelding an edge and he might be ready for a top effort after a seven month hiatus. He has logged four local works since November 14.
The O’Connell outfit is known for having their runners ready. This son of ELUSIVE QUALITY clearly likes the Oldsmar oval, with a win and a place last season from a pair of starts under Hector Diaz Jr. Diaz returns in the irons once again.
THE BET: $10 win and place on JACKSON STRONG (7) and a $2 exacta box with MYSTERY MO (4) and ALL FOOLS DAY (6) 4,6,7 exacta-box. Total Bet $32. GOOD LUCK!!