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Three free plays at Tampa Bay Downs from Josh Broom.

Tampa Bay Downs Race # 6, 3:30 PM
7F, Dirt, $8,000 Claiming
Fillies & Mares | 3-Year-Olds And Up
Purse: $10,000
Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta ($.50 minimum) / Superfecta ($.10 minimum) Pick 3 ($.50 minimum) (Races 6-7-8) / Super High 5

Thirteen fillies and mares looking to break from the claiming circuit meet this afternoon at Tampa Bay Downs.

Under partly cloudy skies with southward winds in the upper 80's, a handful of athletes lead pre-race odds.

Vaunt (13) starts from the inside track at 7/5. The five-year-old mare shows two places in her 2020 runs.
Jockey Daniel Centeno's charge crossed second March 27 and has used the past month to re-charge. Vaunt claimed $2,400 in late March and will vie for the winner's purse today. The Street Boss sired racer won her inaugural run, a special weight claim in 2019, and has earned leaderboard money during three career starts.

Rachiely's Dream (12) gates beside Vaunt and holds the next best odds at 3/1. Dream owns one win and one place to highlight five 2020 sprints. Although, Rachiely gave out, finishing eighth in her latest Tampa start April 15. Not noted for breaking speed, the Harry Hernandez trained four-year-old was overwhelmed last time out. Though, four money claims in eight career runs make Dream a prelim contender.

And I Know (3) opens 4/1 after one win, three places, and one show through six 2020 bids. Consecutive runner-up finishes followed by March 15 Tampa win makes And I Know a decent money pick this afternoon.

Running for low stakes, look for 3-13-2 to lead the field.


Tampa Bay Downs Race # 7, 4:00 PM
1 1/16M, Turf, Allowance
Open | 4-Year-Olds And Up
Purse: $20,000
Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta ($.50 minimum) / Superfecta ($.10 minimum) Super High 5

The warm-up for the main event pits 14 competitive horses on turf through 1 1/16 mile.

Uhtred (1) starts outside at 5/2 boasting two wins and shows during five 2019 runs. The speedy Colt turned heads claiming $4,000 and runner up placement in his last appearance Dec. 21, 2019. Today's event will test Uhtred's staying power among the persistent competition.


Shootin the Breeze (14) 7/2 occupies the furthest gate from race seven's odds leader. Sired by Lazy Loper and Kathryn Frederick bred, Shootin the Breeze makes his paid debut today after standout practices.

Jack the Cat (8) and Exchequer (11) join today's crowded pack at 5/1. Jack has three leaderboard finishes, and a win, this year. Samy Camacho's gelding claimed $4,000 March 13 while flashing impressive acceleration.

Meanwhile, Exchequer has a win, place, and show in four 2020 starts. However, a fourth place April 3 finish was the Gerald Bennett trained gelding's poorest recent finish.

Americandy (6), That Quality (9), North Dakota (10) and Gentleman Joe (13) each check-in at 6/1.

In a crowded pace, look for 1-11-8 to finish in that order.


Tampa Bay Downs Race # 8, 4:30 PM
1 1/16M, Turf, Maiden Special Weight
Fillies & Mares | 3-Year-Olds And Up
Purse: $20,000
Exacta / Trifecta ($.50 minimum) / Superfecta ($.10 minimum) / Super High 5

Wednesday's final event sees 12 fillies and mares vie for bragging rights and career advancement. Lipsitkliesnlovers (9) holds slight odds over Never Forget (8).

At three-years-old, Lipstikliesnlovers chases refinement dropping pay grades after pedestrian showings at Churchill Downs and Gulfstream Park. The Doug Branham owned filly made her first leaderboard appearance finishing third at Tampa Bay March 27. Still developing, today marks an important step in Lipstik's prospect status.

Four career starts show a pair of second-place bids on Never Forget's improving record. After finishing just off Gulfstream's leaderboard status April 2nd, Never Forget is also dropping a few pay grades this evening. The oddsmakers like what they saw when Never Forget ran Tampa Bay in early March finishing second.

Christophe Clement trained Curly Wurly (3) 4/1 makes her debut after running the Payson Park Training Center at 1:02.60 April 18. The three-year-old is ridden by jockey Samy Camacho and has solid early momentum.

The next contenders, Freshman Class (6) and Tilsa (1) each carry 6/1 odds.

Expect a tight closing run between 9-8 as each show class over a lesser field. When the track clears Wednesday, take
8-9 exacta.

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