Tampa Bay Racing; Off Turf – Post time 12:15 PM

 By Bob Bauer

There are nine races on today’s card, all to be run on the good main track. Heavy storms moved through the Tampa area earlier today, forcing the closing of the turf course. First Post is scheduled for 12:14 PM.

Racing resumes on Wednesday January 19, with a another nine race program.

RACE 8, Post time 3:55 is today’s feature. Four year olds and up will go seven panels under $8,000 NW2L conditions.

Live coverage on RadioStPete.com starts at 3:52.

THE BEAST GOES ON (1) with regular rider Samy Camacho aboard for conditioner Chad Stewart, is the choice here. This one was a good third in his last race (at this distance, missed by a length) and earned the best figure in this field. He also shows the most late pace ability, always important at seven furlongs. The track condition may help as he has a record of a win and a place from a pair of “off” track attempts.

THE BET:  $10 to win on THE BEAST GOES ON (1) and a 3 horse $2 exacta box with GIVE ME TWO STEPS (5) and STAR DEPUTY (7); 1,5,7


PREVIOUS RESULTS:  1/15/22  Not a good day. Bet a total of $66, collected $22. Lost $44, the bankroll is now $1,049.40

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