2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
April 15, 2020
TAMPA BAY DOWNS Race #5
Wednesday 04/15 02:35 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #8 (FEDERALE) (2-1) - Gelding chased a fast pace and held gamely to finish 3rd of eight, missing by just over five lengths going seven furlongs facing tougher March 14. It was his first race since July 21 at Saratoga, his first as a gelding, and first at Tampa. Trainer Dale Bennett drops him into a claimer, adds blinkers, and this home bred gets top billing.
2nd pick: #5 (Puerto Varas) (5-2) - Away from action since Sept. 19, he returns a NEW gelding, and like 'Federale,' he's in a claimer for the first time. Well bred 3yo showed good speed in a series of three races on the all weather surface at Presque Isle Downs and has worked here four times since March 18. He should factor if ready.
3rd pick: #7 (Burl) (6-1) - Home-bred tired to check in a distant 4th debuting here at this level going 6.5 furlongs March 13. In the capable barn of the Illinois based Michele Boyce, the gelding can get a share with normal second out improvement.