By Bob Bauer
Today’s Tampa Bay horse racing has a nine race program kicks off February’s racing action. The first Post time is scheduled for 12:15 PM.
Tampa Bay Downs has live racing every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except Easter), until closing day May 7.
The feature is RACE 9, Post time is 4:18 PM. Live coverage on RadioStPete.com, including the call from announcer Jason Beam starts at 4:15.
The nightcap brings together a wide open field of older Fillies and Mares sprinting five furlongs on the turf. The conditions are $16,000 NW1X Optional Claiming.
KONA KAI (1) at 8/1 on the Morning Line is a good bet at half that price. This five-year old Mare, a daughter of PALICE MALICE, might have a major form reversal today. Players should ignore her last pair of dull races after a fourteen month-layoff. The first on November 21 was in the slop at Churchill, the second was under today’s conditions vs. a field of colts. She’s back with the girls today, gets blinkers and top jock Samy Camacho on the mount. Has a pair of local works on January 12 and 27. The last one a “bullet” 36.3 breezing.
THE BET: $20 win and place on KONA KAI (1) ($40) and a $2 three-horse exacta box ($12) with that one and FORT DRUM (3) and LADY JEAN (6) 1,3,6. Total Bet $52 GOOD LUCK!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 1/30/22: Lost $32, the win bet was third, had first and third in the exacta. The bankroll is now $992.