By Bob Bauer
The Downs wraps up the weekend with a nine race program, the first Post time is scheduled for 12:13 PM. The dirt is fast and the turf is rated good, after some light overnight showers.
Tampa Bay Downs has live racing every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except Easter) until closing day on May 7.
A field of eight $10,000 claimers, four and up, will go seven panels on the main track. This appears to be an evenly matched group, an upset could be in the offing.
PREPARE FOR GLORY (2) is very interesting in this spot at 6/1 on the Morning line. This five year-old Gelding was claimed away from the Jordan Blair barn off a win (at seven furlongs) on December 17. Blair then claimed him back in his next race on New Year’s day. It is a sure sign of a trainer’s intent when they reacquire a runner that has been lost at the claim box. He’s back at seven furlongs here and a top effort is expected. A repeat of the victory earlier this season is possible.
THE BET: $10 win and place on PREPARE FOR GLORY (2) ($20) and a $2 three horse exacta box ($12) with that one and LOUD AND PROUD (7) and BERHANU (8) 2,7,8. Total Bet $32 GOOD LUCK!
PREVIOUS RESULTS 2/5/22 Both of the win wagers ran second. Cashed the $51.40 exacta in Race 6, a slight profit of $7.40 on the $44 in total bets. The bankroll is now $949.70.