Tampa Bay Downs is running under a special schedule during Christmas week. Live racing will be conducted on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The entire Downs facility will be closed on Saturday, Christmas day.
All operations resume on Sunday, December 26, including the start of Sunday racing. After that, Tampa Bay Downs will have live racing every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the season’s end on May 7.
Today’s program has nine races, the first Post time is 12:20 PM.
The play for today is in Race 8, Post time is 3:48 PM. Live coverage on RadioStPete.com, including the call from announcer Jason Beam, will start at 3:45.
A full field of eleven Maiden three year-olds and up will try to graduate at six furlongs, under $10,000 Claiming conditions.
SPANISH SOUL (8) is the one to bet at 8/1 on the Morning line. This first-timer has several angles in his favor. His trainer John Vinson wins at 29% in this situation. He scored a victory (with John Bisono up, he rides again today) last week under similar circumstances. This outfit is known for having their runners ready. SPANISH SOUL has logged ten works in preparation for his debut and may be in a good spot, this isn’t the toughest field here.
THE BET $20 win and place on SPANISH SOUL(8) and a $2 exacta box with HEAVENS TALE (10) and NANTUCKETER (11) 8,10,11. Total Bet $52 GOOD LUCK!!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 12/18 Lost $32, the bankroll is now $991.60