2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
April 01, 2020
TAMPA BAY DOWNS Race #2
Wednesday 04/01 01:05 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #7 (HUBBA BUBBA) (7-2) - This colt rallied to miss by a 'head' here at this $16K tag going 8.5 furlongs March 8. It was his second start back from a 10-month layoff, and if not for some traffic issues he would have won that afternoon. 4yo by 'Exchange Rate' gets a slight edge.
2nd pick: #5 (Old Fort ) (3-1) - Long time maiden has finished 2nd in three of four starts here this winter with each coming at today's $16,000 claiming price. He has a flexible style and is an obvious contender.
3rd pick: #9 (Hex) (6-1) - Lightly raced 4yo gelding by 'Stroll' tired to lose by 12 lengths here at this distance for a $25K tag March 15. He moves off the inside, drops in value, and those two changes can lead to a big effort at a square price.
4th pick: #8 (Drill Bit) (8-1) - Florida foal has broken slowly in three straight starts. That's a very bad habit to try and shun. He was competitive in one of those attempts and gets a jockey change to the local leader, Tony Gallardo.