It's Wednesday, which means we get Tampa Bay Downs back on the calendar, and some different racing to bet on. I've come to appreciate and even like Tampa racing, so I'm glad to have it today to carry us until we get Gulfstream and Oaklawn back. I've looked at the card and I'm going to play the Late Pick Five today. Here it is:
BlackJack's Tampa Late Pick Five:
Race Four: This feels like a two horse race between the (4) and the (9). The (9) Foxglove has come in second in every race he's ran, which is nice, but also makes me wonder a little bit. I'd lean to the (4) Gesture, but use them both.
Race Five: I like the (4) Highland Park Hero best here. He hasn't ever finished out of the money in his career and has run some nice races speed wise along the way. Having said that, this race is deep and you'll want coverage. I'm also using the (1-3), (6) and (8).
Race Six: This race is wide open, with not a lot of great performers in it. I'd lean slightly to the (10) Mast Cove based off three nice races earlier in the year at Tampa, but again coverage is needed. Also using the (1), (4), (7) and (9).
Race Seven: I'm worried about the long layoff for the (7) Blame The Cake, but I'd still lean that way based on the much higher back class possessed. Also using the (5) and (7).
Race Eight: Here's our single. The (8)Summer Assault has run quality races every time out and always at a high level. This shouldn't be too much to ask.
Lo Duca's Will Rogers Full Card Selections:
Lo Duca's Tampa Bay Late Pick Five:
8.....$60 for 50 cents