Tampa Bay Horse Racing; Saturday Stakes

 By Bob Bauer

Today is “Turf Champions Day” at the Downs. The ten race card is highlighted by a pair of Grade 3 grass races, both with purses of $175,000. These appear to be wide open betting events with full fields and a variety of runners from some of the sport’s best barns. The first Post time is scheduled for 12:13 PM.

Tampa Bay Downs has live racing every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except Easter) until closing day on May 7.

RadioStPete.com will have live coverage of both  today’s Stakes Races, including the call from announcer Jason Beem.

Grade 3 Stakes action starts in RACE 6 at 2:39 with THE ENDEAVOUR STAKES. Older Fillies and Mares will travel a mile and one-sixteenth on the firm going.

THE BET:  $10 to win on LADY SPEIGHTSPEARE (3) ($10) and a $2 three horse exacta box with that one and BLEEKER STREET (2) and MORNING MOLLY (9) ($12)   2,3,9.
Total Bet $22.

The second half of the Stakes double header takes place at 3:43 in RACE 8. THE TAMPA BAY STAKES, also at eight and one half grassy furlongs, features a dozen salty veterans of the sod.

THE BET:  $10 to win on GET SMOKIN (7) ($10) and a three horse $2 exacta box with that one and TALK OR LISTEN (8) and DEVAMANI (10) 7,8,10 ($12)  Total Bet $22   GOOD LUCK!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  2/4/22  Good news, had the winner and exacta. Not so good news, the winner was bet down to odds-on chalk. Collected $34.30 on the $32 in bets, a profit of $2.30. The bankroll is now $942.30.

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