Saturday, March 9, 2013

Stakes Saturday in Tampa

Another brilliant day of Stakes races on this Saturday.  Today we look at the Tampa Bay Derby.

Tampa Bay Downs Race 10 {Tampa Bay Derby~G2~1 1/16 mile~3 year old~Stakes}
An exceptional group of nine Kentucky Derby aspirants will go to the gate in this premiere derby.  All are Triple Crown nominated.  There is sufficient speed to keep the race going strong.  Many in here will be stretching out on their road to KD 139.  It should be a very sensational race considering the high caliber field.

#9 Falling Sky (Espinoza / Terranova) looks significantly well prepped for this one.  He holds the third highest (tie) speed number that notched him a win in the Sam Davis-G3 on this track.  Currently working a three race progression, he has put in three endurance, peaking workouts.  This son of Lion Heart has the tactical speed to sit a little off the pace and make his move in the stretch.
$1 WIN / $2 PLACE / $3 SHOW.

#6 Verrazano (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) will be going a little longer after posting the highest speed number of this group, last out.  He will making his third career start while working a two race progression.  Undefeated, he has put in three robust peaking workouts.  His pressing running style will serve him well in this contest.  Most handicappers favor him as the one to beat.
No Value.

#5 Dynamic Sky (Rosario / Casse) appears ready, willing, and able to tackle this field sharing the third highest last out speed number, holding a three race progression, and putting in three hearty workouts.  He should be able to track the pace and launch into the straightaway.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Honorable Dillon (Lanerie / Kenneally) will challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three supreme, peaking workouts.  This boy can press or track as the pace develops.  Could surprise this field if a hot pace ensues.

#2 Purple Egg (Trujillo / Cibelli) will be stretching out in a forwardly placed position.  He should contend, having the fourth highest last out speed number at a sprint, a three race progression, and three athletic workouts.  He will be firing fresh after an approximate ninety day layoff.

10 CENT Superfecta

#9 Falling Sky, #6 Verrazano / #9, #6 / #5 Dynamic Sky / #3 Honorable Dillon, #2 Purple Egg.

Friday's Results
Santa Anita R3.  CA--Allowance.  Our first pick, Mum's Truckee, won (1st) for show money of $2.20.  Our second pick, My Cinsation, finished 3rd for show money of $2.20.
Superfecta went 4-2-8-7.
Bankroll grabs a couple dimes to settle at $7.65.

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