FAIR GROUNDS —
G3 LeCOMTE STAKES — Race 13 —
WORTHY FAVORITE: Mandaloun —
THE VALUE PLAY: Santa Cruiser to win —
EXOTICA: Exacta Box Santa Cruiser (6-1), Mandaloun (3-1), and Midnight Bourbon (7-2). Trifecta Key-Box Santa Cruiser first and second, with Mandaloun, Midnight Bourbon, Arabian Prince (6-1) and Regular Guy (10-1). Superfecta Key Santa Cruiser first, over the four horses named above and adding Proxy (6-1) to the mix.
SILVERBULLETDAY — Race 12
WORTHY FAVORITE: Souper Sensational
THE VALUE PLAY: Souper Sensational to win
EXOTICA: Key-Box Exacta: Souper Sensational (5-2) with Charlie’s Penny (8-1), Divine Comedy (8-1), Spectacular Gem (7-2) and Sun Path. Trifecta and Superfecta Key: Souper Sensational on top with the four fillies named above
COLONEL BRADLEY STAKES — Race 11
WORTHY FAVORITE: Mr. Misunderstood
THE VALUE PLAY: Big Agenda to win
EXOTICA: Exacta Key-Box Big Agenda (6-1) with Mr. Misunderstood (6-1), Logical Myth (9-2), Captivating Moon (10-1) and Spectacular Gem (7-2). Superfecta Key Big Agenda first with the four horses named above, adding Sailing Solo to the mix.
TAMPA BAY DOWNS
GASPARILLA STAKES Race 6
WORTHY FAVORITE: Big Rings
THE VALUE PLAY: Big Rings to win
EXOTICA: Exacta Key-Box Big Rings (5-2) with Adios Trippi (7-2) and Feeling Mischief (2-1)
TRIFECTA KEY: Big Rings first with the two fillies named above
PASCO STAKES Race 7
WORTHY FAVORITE: Nova Rags
THE VALUE PLAY: Little Demon to win
EXOTICA: Exacta Box Nova Rags (2-1), Little Demon (5-1) and Distorted Limits (8-1). Trifecta Wheel Nova Rags and Little Demon first, second and third with Distorted Limits second and third.
WAYWARD LASS Race 9: See News or Feature Race Analysis sections for plays plus Tampa Today Video on homepage
Sunshine Classic Stakes
WORTHY FAVORITE: Noble Drama
THE VALUE PLAY: Red Crescent
EXOTICA: Red Crescent (5-1) to win. Exacta Box Red Crescent, Noble Drama (7-5) and Last Judgment (9-2). Trifecta Wheel Red Crescent and Noble Drama first and second with Last Judgment and Roman Empire (4-1) second and third.
Sunshine Sprint Stakes
WORTHY FAVORITE: Extravagant Kid
THE VALUE PLAY: Souper Stonehenge
EXOTICA: Souper Stonehenge (5-1) to win. Exacta Box Extravagant Kid, Souper Stonehenge and Inter Miami (8-1). Superfecta Wheel Extravagant Kid, Souper Stonehenge first and second, and first and third, with ALL second and ALL fourth.
Sunshine Turf Stakes
WORTHY FAVORITE: Venezuelan Hug
THE VALUE PLAY: Over the Channel
EXOTICA: Over the Channel to win. Exacta Box Venezuelan Hug (3-1), Over the Channel (12-1) and Second Mate (8-1). Trifecta Wheel the three horses above in all positions with Proven Strategies second and third.
Wager Proportionally: As always, plays are made at suggested minimums, the rest is on you. $2 Win, $1 Exacta, 50-Cent TRI, 10-Cent SUPER
Thanks for all the work you put into all of this each Saturday John. I played most all suggested wagers (cut back a tad on a few of the added perceived “sins of omissions” when the tickets reached past my comfort zone. Overall I had an up and down day, wagered ~$80 and in the end profited ~$20. Works for me.
Markets closed today – MLK Day – so I may take my extra $20 and visit the BIG A card with Don Phillips. The FRA as well.
Have fun McD, and say a prayer for a great American and the country he tried to make more perfect today.
With so much to be accomplished, we’ll never see that perfect day. Sadly, that may be the case for all those souls who follow us. Free will clearly is the sharpest double-edged sword ever created.