Tampa Bay Downs Only Game In Town On Wednesday 3/30

Chris Adams

Normally Tampa Bay Downs has to share the spotlight with Gulfstream. However, a rare day off means Tampa Bay Downs will be the only Florida track running Wednesday.

Full Card Analysis

With Wednesday’s card featuring a large amount of claiming races including a few on the turf, Wednesday from Tampa Bay Downs looks like a solid card for finding value in a lot of races.

Although favorites have been winning around 4 out of every 10 races the average win payouts have been north of $10 suggesting that when favorites don’t win, it’s bombs away. Don’t let long odds scare you off at Tampa Bay Downs.

Tampa Bay Downs Race 1

Post: 12:35 PM ET; Purse: $15,500 Claiming, 1 1/16 Miles on Dirt; Entries: 6

  • #4 CLIFFY (2-1) will likely have the stamina to outlast these in the final jumps of the race.
  • #2 SEVENTY SEVENTYCAT (6-1) is worth a look here given edges in class & power rating.
  • #3 IT'S FATE (5-2) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & form.
  • #6 WHISTLE ME HOME (3-1) is proven as a good bet to at least hit the board under today's distance and surface conditions.

Selections: 4-2-3-6

Tampa Bay Downs Race 2

Post: 1:05 PM ET; Purse: $17,000 Maiden Claiming, 7 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 6

  • #4 EL GUAPO (5-2) is worth a look here given edges in class & form.
  • #5 ZIGGY (8-5) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & breeding.
  • #2 FURIOUS FINNEGAN (8-1) should be in the right spot early to give this horse a chance to get the job done.
  • #3 THE SKIPSTER (3.5-1) is proven as a good bet to at least hit the board under today's distance and surface conditions.

Selections: 4-5-2-3

Tampa Bay Downs Race 3

Post: 1:33 PM ET; Purse: $15,000 Maiden Claiming, 7 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 8

  • #2 PLUNK (6-1) is worth a look here given edges in pace numbers & power rating. This one isn’t the likeliest winner on the card but there are enough positive signs to suggest that value on this runner is well worth it.
  • #3 GIOVANE'S PROMISE (7-2) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & form.
  • #6 POSEIDONS MYTH (5-2) could get a perfect pace scenario today.
  • #7 TAKEMYSHOT (2-1) looks reasonable to win the race, but the price is a bit short for my liking.

Selections: 2-3-6-7 (Best Bet: #2 PLUNK)

Tampa Bay Downs Race 4

Post: 2:01 PM ET; Purse: $22,000 Maiden Claiming, 5 1/2 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 8

  • #3 SASSY CHARLEE (5-2) is in with a great chance based on the horse's record at the distance & power rating.
  • #6 ST. PAT'S DAY (7-2) has to be respected based on the connections.
  • #4 BAILOUT KELA (5-1) is worth a look here given edges in class & record at the distance.
  • #2 BAYOU MELODY (4-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & race flow.

Selections: 3-6-4-2

Tampa Bay Downs Race 5

Post: 2:29 PM ET; Purse: $24,000 Starter Allowance, 5 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 8

  • #6 XY SPEED (3-5) has a great shot in the race given the form & class. This one appears to have this field over a barrel, but with the price you’ll get at post time, this one is a bad bet in almost every situation.
  • #3 FOX ROX (7-2) is a major player based on speed figures.
  • #7 FIG JELLY (10-1) is in with a great chance based on the horse's stamina & race flow.
  • #4 HARD COUNT (15-1) is intriguing long shot that could take advantage if this one absolutely falls into chaos.

Selections: 6-3-7-4

Tampa Bay Downs Race 6

Post: 2:58 PM ET; Purse: $25,000 Claiming, 7 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 7

  • #5 KNIGHT OFTHE CROWN (4-1) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & race flow.
  • #2 ITS OVER (5-2) is in with a great chance based on the horse's class & pace numbers.
  • #6 MELINA'S DREAM (3-1) has to be respected based on the connections.
  • #1 STYLE (6-1) should be competitive based on the overall power rating which has it tops in the group.

Selections: 5-2-6-1

Tampa Bay Downs Race 7

Post: 3:20 PM ET; Purse: $26,500 Starter Allowance, 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 9

  • #1 SANDY LANE KITTEN (2-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & form.
  • #2 D'CRAZINESS (5-2) looks like a strong prospect edging the field in several key handicapping factors including connections & power rating.
  • #4 ALBIE (15-1) wouldn't be a huge surprise in the winner's circle.
  • #5 OUTRAGEOUS BET (7-2) will likely have the stamina to outlast these in the final jumps of the race.

Selections: 1-2-4-5

Tampa Bay Downs Race 8

Post: 3:50 PM ET; Purse: $16,000 Claiming, 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 11

  • #4 R LOVE ON THE RUN (3-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & power rating.
  • #8 GONE DREAMING (9-2) should be in the right spot early to give this horse a chance to get the job done.
  • #9 DONTLOSETHATNUMBER (4-1) is proven as a good bet to at least hit the board under today's distance and surface conditions.
  • #1 IDEAL BREEZE (8-1) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & form.

Selections: 4-8-9-1

Tampa Bay Downs Race 9

Post: 4:20 PM ET; Purse: $23,000 Claiming, 1 Mile on Turf; Entries: 10

  • #8 ZERENIA (4-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & class.
  • #5 MORGAN'S Z VA (7-2) should be competitive based on the overall power rating which has it tops in the group.
  • #6 HOITY TOITY (3-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & race flow.
  • #1 PROPER MANNERS (6-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & form.

Selections: 8-5-6-1

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