17:25 Tampa Bay Downs (USA) (Dirt) 14 Jan 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,741 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
621772-
i
1

Lemon Grove 25 

ch m Lemon Drop Kid - City Beautiful (Storm Cat)

D
5 8-7
Manoel CruzAlnaz Ali
2
361637-
i
2

Mi Tia Christina 14 

ch m Greatness - Alfie's Baby (Zamindar)

D
5 8-7
Ronald Allen JrMax Ubide
3
185564-
i
3

Simply Great 43 

ch f Greatness - Simpatia (Rahy)

D
4 8-7
Brian PedrozaMichael Stidham
4
361486-
i
4

Bella Vincenza 15 

b f Biondetti - Cascina (Dixie Union)

D
4 8-7
Antonio GallardoKathleen O'Connell
5
356211-
i
5

Phoenix Rising 23 

ch m Friesan Fire - Go Steady (Allen's Prospect)

D
5 8-10
Shannon UskeIII John Tammaro,
6
526321-
i
6

Brews Toonie Toss 35 

gr/ m Milwaukee Brew - Fly to Tampa (Concorde's Tune)

D
5 8-7
Jose BrachoElliot Sullivan
7
234612-
i
7

Lady Gregoria 14 

b m Posse - Gregoria M (E Dubai)

5 8-7
Ademar SantosGerald Bennett
Verdict

PHOENIX RISING has impressively notched up a track-and-trip double and she might be able to strike again whilst the iron is hot. Other last-time-out scorer Brews Toonie Toss looks an obvious danger while Lady Gregoria is unlikely to be far away either.

17:55 Tampa Bay Downs (USA) (Dirt) 14 Jan 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,552 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
375473-
i
1

Garshie Marshie 18 

gr/ f Awesome Again - See N Win (Holy Bull)

4 8-10
Ademar SantosDavid Hinsley
2
347/223-
i
2

Lupo's Way 115 

dk m High Cotton - Queen Amira (Forestry)

BF
5 8-10
Sheena RyanJr Peter Wasiluk,
3
964602-
i
3

Jenna Dawn 37 

dk f Pleasant Strike - Lawyer Jen (Winged Foot Willie)

4 8-10
Mike AllenFrances Gogas
4
8/22532-
i
4

High Grade 18 

b f High Cotton - Romantica (Jeblar)

4 8-10
Raul MenaJohn Pimental
5
3300-
i
5

Silingua 22 

dk f Silver Mountain - Queen's Command (Sir Cat)

4 8-10
Edwin GonzalezBarbara McBride
6
77357/6-
i
6

La Lova 329 

ch f Drosselmeyer - Yay Go Me (Songandaprayer)

4 8-10 b1
Osman SantosJacob Palacios
7
5036-
i
7

Catalodge 37 

dk f Wildcat Heir - Regan Lodge (Paynes Bay)

BF
4 8-10
Antonio GallardoKathleen O'Connell
8
07245-
i
8

Ms Elegance 245 

ch f Big Drama - Whistle Call (Phone Trick)

4 8-10
Dean ButlerGerald Bennett
Verdict

LUPO'S WAY certainly deserves to win one of these following a number of nearly efforts and the drop in class could be just what is needed. The drop in both trip and grade gives Ms Elegance a definite chance while Jenna Dawn also merits consideration.

18:25 Tampa Bay Downs (USA) 14 Jan 2018

Race 3 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $16,695 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m 110y

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
155556-
i
1

Secret Passage 100 

ch g Curlin - Sweet Eloise (Sky Classic)

D
5 8-8
Jesus CastanonMalcolm Pierce
2
081718-
i
2

Doctor Mounty 64 

b h Street Sense - On a Roll (A.P. Indy)

D
5 8-8
Antonio GallardoIII Claude McGaughey
3
144341-
i
3

Gone Too Soon 78 

b g Belong To Me - She's Simply Sweet (Mazel Trick)

D
6 8-8
Ricardo FelicianoRobert Guciardo
4
421537-
i
4

Western Reserve 29 

dk g Indian Charlie - Visit (Oasis Dream)

D
6 8-8 b1
Daniel CentenoJ Sweezey
5
453441-
i
5

Scholar Athlete 22 

b g Einstein - Creme Catalan (El Prado)

D
5 8-8
Pablo MoralesH Motion
6
235227-
i
6

Bern' James Bern 22 

b g Bernstein - Lovely Reward (Gulch)

D
7 8-6
Jose FerrerKeith Nations
Verdict

SCHOLAR ATHLETE showed a likeable attitude when winning over slightly further here last time and he will prove difficult to beat if arriving in the same determined mood. Western Reserve is the likely pacesetter and won't go down without a fight, while Bern' James Bern also holds claims.

18:55 Tampa Bay Downs (USA) (Dirt) 14 Jan 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $8,001 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
635425-
i
1

Tale Stone 277 

b g Birdstone - Cozy Tale (Tale Of The Cat)

6 8-6
Edwin GonzalezEdwin Texidor
2
311649-
i
2

Shirota 16 

ch g Elite Squadron - Bellarama (Old Trieste)

7 8-6
Jose BrachoBenny Feliciano
3
832733-
i
3

Malbec 16 

ch g Mr. Greeley - Cellars Shiraz (Kissin Kris)

D BF
8 8-6
Andres UlloaPedro Sobarzo
4
154481-
i
4

Two Steps Before 18 

b g Two Step Salsa - Desirable Moment (Peteski)

4 8-10
Jose FerrerDennis Ward
5
64791-1
i
5

American Luxury 8 

ch g United States - Tips On Tipping (Crafty Prospector)

D
5 8-6
Dean ButlerJuan Arriagada
6
134646-
i
6

Lake Creek 16 

dk g Forest Camp - Richer By Love (Clever Trick)

10 8-6
Pedro Jr CottoLori Smock
7
155414-
i
7

Good Times Rambles 30 

dk g Candy Ride - Street Talk (Street Cry)

D
7 8-6
Ricardo FelicianoBenny Feliciano
8
36271-7
i
8

Super Beau 7 

b g Super Saver - Gen Corp Purposes (Beau Genius)

D
6 8-6
Olaf HernandezOlivo Inirio
Verdict

TWO STEPS BEFORE showed no signs of stopping over 6f here last time and he will be well fancied to complete the double. Malbec has been knocking on the door and is likely to go close again, while Tale Stone warrants respect on his return.

19:25 Tampa Bay Downs (USA) (Dirt) 14 Jan 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,552 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
112155-
i
1

Karfagen 141 

dk g Montbrook - Unseen Power (Notebook)

D
6 8-8
Pablo MoralesR Patrick
2
451848-
i
2

Stableford (GB)  22 

ch g Smart Strike - Paris Winds (Galileo)

D BF
8 8-8
Samy CamachoAngel Rodriguez
3
530221-
i
3

Bear's Profit 16 

dk g Exchange Rate - Magna Cum Laude (Pleasant Tap)

D
7 8-10
Jose AlvarezDennis Ward
4
318365-
i
4

Monkey Money 16 

ch g The Green Monkey - Vanishing Wolf (Mazel Trick)

D
6 8-8
Antonio GallardoMonte Thomas
5
431566-
i
5

Conquest Outlaw 32 

dk g Northern Afleet - Sun Lucky (Menifee)

D
7 8-8
Huber Villa GomezJohn Pimental
6
095618-
i
6

Hippy Return 16 

dk g Benny the Bull - Riding A Return (Sweet Return)

D
4 8-8
Olaf HernandezOlivo Inirio
7
241564-
i
7

My Brown Eyed Guy 22 

dk g With Distinction - Brown Eyed Woman (De Niro)

D
7 8-8
Ronald Allen JrBarbara McBride
8
667826-
i
8

O No Not U Again 22 

b g Nobiz Like Shobiz - Carts Italian Rose (Cartwright)

D
5 8-8
Daniel CentenoDale Bennett
9
133357-
i
9

El Discreto 76 

b g Discreet Cat - Kissimmee (Kissin Kris)

D
6 8-8
Andres UlloaAlfonso Macerola
10
10747-5
i
10

Keep Me Grounded 7 

ch g First Samurai - Especially (Mr. Prospector)

D
6 8-8
Jose BrachoTroy Wismer
Verdict

BEAR'S PROFIT stepped up on a couple of solid placed efforts when scoring comfortably over 6f here and, with that confidence booster under his belt, he might be able to score again. My Brown Eyed Guy and O No Not U Again are also expected to go well.

19:55 Tampa Bay Downs (USA) 14 Jan 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $9,576 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
635256-
i
1
Royal blue, white diamond hoop, white diamonds on sleeves (South Fork Creek Stables, Inc)

Triumphant Joy 39 

gr/ g Maclean's Music - Buzz Home (Bellamy Road)

Non Runner
2
171534-
i
2

Summer Castle 32 

gr/ g Cashel Castle - Summerlin (Lost Soldier)

5 8-6
Daniel CentenoChris Block
3
325458-
i
3

Silver Romeo 78 

gr/ g Macho Uno - Forbidden Kiss (Touch Gold)

D BF
5 8-6
Manoel CruzWayne Potts
4
614414-
i
4

Bold Response 44 

dk g Silver Tree - Francine Nolan (Ascot Knight)

D BF
5 8-6
Antonio GallardoDarien Rodriguez
5
251553-
i
5

Exclusive Lake 119 

b g Silver Tree - East Long Lake (Sultry Song)

D
5 8-6
Ronald Allen JrTeresa Connelly
6
233761-
i
6

Funny Questions 25 

dk g Quality Road - Flashy Frolic (Premiership)

D
6 8-10
Pablo MoralesVictor Carrasco
7
931500-
i
7

Fierce Tide 23 

b g Shakespeare - Silk Ridge (Eltish)

D
6 8-6
Jose BrachoRobert Raymond
8
777731-
i
8

Nan The Man 43 

b g Beau Classic - Sister Nan (Pleasant Tap)

D
4 8-8
Edwin GonzalezCharles Harvatt
9
243610-
i
9

Tyr 28 

ch g Red Giant - Bellicose (War Chant)

D
5 8-6
Brian PedrozaTeresa Pompay
10
552215-
i
10

Radial Flyer 32 

b c Tizdejavu - Skipaway's Darling (Skip Away)

D
4 8-6
Ademar SantosWalter Woodard
11
839506-
i
11
Black, purple circle, purple sleeves, purple cap (George Klein)

Mambocello 112 

b g High Cotton - Mambo Mama (Black Mambo)

D
Non Runner
12
612271-
i
12

Master Chief 15 

b c To Honor And Serve - Gold Rush Queen (Seeking The Gold)

D
4 8-6
Samy CamachoElliot Sullivan
13
230071-
i
13
Maroon, maroon 'ss' on white ball, white sleeves (Spiess Stable Llc And Klopp, Randy)

Conquest Stormy 14 

ch g Stormy Atlantic - Floating Island (A.P. Indy)

D
Non Runner
14
199067-
i
14
Red, blue sleeves (Jaime Vigil)

Cedula Ocho 32 

ch g Rey de Cafe - Diablo's Donna (Diablo)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

There didn't appear to be any fluke about NAN THE MAN's cosy victory over a slightly longer trip here last time and hopefully he can kick on now. There are plenty of others with claims, however, including Bold Response and Exclusive Lake.

20:25 Tampa Bay Downs (USA) (Dirt) 14 Jan 2018

Race 7 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $14,175 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
365534-
i
1

Wind Cheater 78 

b m Forestry - Stewper (Crafty Prospector)

D
5 8-6
Pedro Jr CottoDavid Hinsley
2
161114-
i
2

You Lie 95 

b m Congrats - Pearl Drift (Yes It's True)

D BF
7 8-6
Jose FerrerEdwin Texidor
3
1-
i
3

Small Rebellion 39 

b f Nicanor - My Little Josie (Outflanker)

D
4 8-8
Daniel CentenoArnaud Delacour
4
638430-
i
4

Animauxselle 22 

dk f Leroidesanimaux - Ashley and I (You And I)

4 8-6
Antonio GallardoMichael Dini
5
31/6648-
i
5

Belted 22 

gr/ f Bellamy Road - Tie (Even The Score)

4 8-6
Jesus CastanonThomas Proctor
6
316535-
i
6

Mistress Ofthedark 43 

dk f First Samurai - Grand September (Grand Slam)

4 8-6
Scott SpiethWayne Mogge
7
787258-
i
7

Sealed With A Kiss 22 

dk f Two Step Salsa - So Proper (Flatter)

D
4 8-6
Pablo MoralesWilliam Bradley
8
34-
i
8

Luna's Key 22 

b m Wildcat Heir - Mitasunke (Closing Argument)

5 8-6
Edwin GonzalezEdwin Texidor
Verdict

SMALL REBELLION made a big impression when bolting up on her debut over this track and trip and, open to any amount of improvement, she looks like the one that they all have to beat. Belted and Luna's Key might be left to fight out minor honours.

20:55 Tampa Bay Downs (USA) 14 Jan 2018

Race 8 - Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $12,726 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
186-
i
1

Kateri Empire 59 

b f Soaring Empire - Motley Bird (Golden Missile)

3 8-6
Daniel CentenoArnaud Delacour
2
38451-
i
2

Nice Ride 16 

dk f Aikenite - Runs Like A Benz (Quiet American)

D
3 8-6
Pedro Jr CottoPenny Hulme
3
42716-
i
3

Ghost Train 29 

b f Bullet Train - Shezadoozie (Congaree)

D
3 8-6
Orlando BocachicaMichael Dini
4
531174-
i
4

Crown And Sugar 18 

ch f Crown Of Thorns - Sugarlick (Congrats)

D
3 8-10
Antonio GallardoTeresa Connelly
5
3519-
i
5

Victory Spell 18 

dk f Spellbinder - Victory For V L Ts (It's No Joke)

D
3 8-6
Javier SantiagoJoseph Arboritanza
6
352615-
i
6

Outrank 18 

b f Colonel John - Vindy City (Vindication)

D
3 8-6
Pablo MoralesEoin Harty
7
0271-
i
7

J C's Proud Kitten 23 

ch f Kitten's Joy - Pacific Trail (Grand Slam)

D
3 8-6
Manoel CruzEfren Jr Loza
8
7516-
i
8

Nick's Rose 18 

ch f Talent Search - Nicoline (Halo's Image)

D
3 8-6
Scott SpiethChad Stewart
9
2412-
i
9

Caruca 29 

b f Prospective - Red Mary (Senor Conquistador)

3 8-6
Willie MartinezGerald Bennett
10
145487-
i
10

Pushy Girl 18 

dk f Power Broker - Grace Almighty (Menifee)

3 8-6
Ronald Allen JrTimothy Hamm
Verdict

CARUCA brings the strongest form to the table, having placed in a 75k event over this track and trip last time, and she gets the vote to see off J C's Proud Kitten and Outrank.

21:25 Tampa Bay Downs (USA) (Dirt) 14 Jan 2018

Race 9 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO only)

Winner $17,325 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m 39y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3623-
i
1

Navy Armed Guard 29 

b g Midshipman - Black Java (Pine Bluff)

BF
3 8-8 b1
Jesus CastanonJoan Scott
2
5-4
i
2

Secret Life Style 9 

b c Lifestyle - Alba Dabas Secret (Madraar)

3 8-8
Mike AllenDon Roberson
3
64464-
i
3

Cheytac 49 

b c Wilburn - Sister Pippa (Dixie Union)

3 8-8
Manoel CruzDarrin Miller
4
4-
i
4

Moritz 35 

ch c Curlin - Marcellina D'oro (Medaglia d'Oro)

3 8-8 b1
Antonio GallardoKiaran McLaughlin
5
6-
i
5

Swash And Buckle 29 

b c Bernardini - Hessonite (Freud)

3 8-8
Orlando BocachicaAnthony Margotta
6
4646-
i
6
Red, black sash, gold diagonal quarters on red sleeves, gold cap (Conrad Farms)

Blakey 35 

b c Pioneerof the Nile - Miss Blakely (Smart Strike)

Non Runner
7
4-
i
7

Road To Damascus 32 

b c Pioneerof the Nile - Saint Bernadette (Saint Ballado)

3 8-8
Daniel CentenoTodd Pletcher
8
7-
i
8

Freedonia 29 

b c Oxbow - Freedom Come (Lit de Justice)

3 8-8
Pablo MoralesEoin Harty
9
i
9

J. Of Mischief 

dk g Duke Of Mischief - Lawyer Jen (Winged Foot Willie)

3 8-8
Pedro Jr CottoMario Lorito
10
15-
i
10

Cutter Helm 23 

ch c Super Saver - Fight to Love (Fit To Fight)

D
3 8-8
Brian PedrozaMichael Stidham
11
6526-
i
11

Navasoda 16 

dk c With Distinction - Sassy Harper (Bob and John)

3 8-8
Jose FerrerStacy Hendry
12
i
12
White, green hoops on sleeves, white cap (Winstar Farm Llc, China Horse Club International Ltd And Sf Racing Llc)

Brave Nation 

dk c Pioneerof the Nile - Pull Dancer (Pulpit)

Non Runner
Verdict

NAVY ARMED GUARD has displayed a fair level of ability in four starts thus far and, entitled to improve for the application of blinkers, he is taken to open his account. Cutter Helm disappointed last time but has every chance on his debut form, while Secret Life Style could go well at a price.

21:55 Tampa Bay Downs (USA) (Dirt) 14 Jan 2018

Race 10 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,552 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

10

1m 39y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
146376-
i
1

Mr. Creative 14 

dk g Mr. Mabee - Half a Glance (Creative)

D
4 8-7
Ronald Allen JrRandy Klopp
2
068668-
i
2

Wine Critic 14 

dk g Put It Back - Elle Meme (Zilzal)

D
4 8-7
Sheena RyanJr Peter Wasiluk,
3
733410-
i
3

Sito's Boy 25 

dk h Flashstorm - Stand By (Outflanker)

D
5 8-7
Raul MenaAlfonso Macerola
4
545609-
i
4

Exclusive Reward 46 

b g Exclusive Quality - Sasha's Reward (Officer)

D
4 8-7
Javier SantiagoOlivo Inirio
5
520932-
i
5

Lightning Flash 15 

b g Flashstorm - Panyiota (Trippi)

D
4 8-7
Pedro Jr CottoCharles Harvatt
6
19703-5
i
6

Little Leo 9 

b g Majesticperfection - G Mom (Dynaformer)

D
4 8-7
Ashley CastrenzeDavid Fisher
7
341283-
i
7

Charlie Riffic 15 

b g Field Commission - Hay Cheif (Chief Seattle)

4 8-7
Jose BrachoRobert Raymond
8
435944-
i
8

Discreet Encounter 14 

ch g Girolamo - Discreet Lady (Discreet Cat)

D BF
4 8-7 b
Ademar SantosDerek Ryan
9
319377-
i
9

Find Silver 43 

dk g Silver Tree - Refining (Malibu Moon)

D
4 8-7
Pablo MoralesDale Bennett
10
524948-
i
10

Pirradazis 15 

ch g Leading the Parade - Mighty Machaira (Sword Dance)

D
7 8-7
Huber Villa GomezJacob Palacios
Verdict

Difficult to be too confident about any of these, but LIGHTNING FLASH has been knocking on the door and looks sure to be in the firing line again. Charlie Riffic was a place behind the selection last time and should give another good account, while Find Silver will appreciate the drop in class.