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Free Horse Racing Betting Picks and Tips for Tampa Bay Downs on Friday, May 8, 2020

| May 7, 2020 4:39 am PDT
Tampa Bay Downs Picks 5/7

Tampa Bay Downs brings us an afternoon of nine dirt/turf races for Friday, May 8, 2020.

The weather forecast in Tampa Bay for Friday calls for sunny skies, temps in the upper 70s, zero percent chance of rain, and winds in the 14-mph range.

Remember that even though I cover three of the richest races at Tampa Bay Downs, you can find the entire list of races, as well as entries, odds, and wager options, with a visit to one of the top horse racing betting sites.

Post time for the first race at Tampa Bay Downs on Friday is 12:45 PM (EDT).

RACE 2

  • Post Time: 1:17 PM
  • Purse: $21,000
  • Type: ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING
  • Distance: 6 furlongs
  • Conditions: For Three Year Olds Which Have Never Won Two Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter, Or State Bred Or Which Have Never Won Three Races Or Optional Claiming Price Of $100,000

Race 2 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • 1 Two Last Words, A A Gallardo, 4/1
  • 2 Wicked Warrior, R Feliciano, 8/1
  • 3 Liberate, A Suarez, 5/2
  • 4 The Goddess Lyssa, D Centeno, 3/2
  • 5 Frontier Mesa, SCRATCHED
  • 6 He’s Smokin Now, R D Allen, Jr., 6/1

Race 2 Prediction and Pick

This match is sure to be a hotly contested one. Virtually all the entries have posted solid wins in their brief careers, and the quality of the jockeys just enhances that competition. I’m going with Liberate at 5/2, piloted by Angel Suarez. Liberate has a career record of five starts, with four money finishes—all wins.

Race 2 Tip

Your longest odds in this race are 8/1, and fortunately, that entry—Wicked Warrior, ridden by Ricardo Feliciano—has a very good record: four career starts, four money finishes, with two of those being wins.

Pick
  • Liberate
    5/2

RACE 5

  • Post Time: 2:57 PM
  • Purse: $22,500
  • Type: ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING
  • Distance: 5 furlongs (turf)
  • Conditions: For Fillies And Mares Four Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter, Or State Bred Or Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Optional Claiming Price Of $100,000 Or Which Have Not Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter, Or State Bred In 2020

Race 5 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • 1 Lady Nina, T B Mejia, 15/1
  • 2 O’Keeffe, J E Lopez, 5/2
  • 3 Redeem My Heart, S Spieth, 6/1
  • 4 Regal Chant, A Santos, 6/1
  • 5 Dealer’s Girl, D Centeno, 9/2
  • 6 Puntsville, A Suarez, 3/1
  • 7 No Mercy Percy, A A Gallardo, 7/2

Race 5 Prediction and Pick

Regal Chant at 6/1 seems undervalued in this race. Despite the fact that the filly hasn’t raced in 2020, she has an admirable record: 10 career starts, seven in the money, with six of those wins. With veteran jockey Ademar Santos aboard, I like her chances.

Race 5 Tip

Also at 6/1, Redeem My Heart—piloted by Scott Spieth—is a good choice for a surprise win. With 13 career starts and 8 money finishes (four of them wins), Redeem My Heart deserves a modest but heartfelt wager on the nose.

Pick
  • Regal Chant
    6/1

RACE 6

  • Post Time: 3:29 PM
  • Purse: $21,000
  • Type: ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING
  • Distance: 1 mile and 40 yards
  • Conditions: For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter, Or State Bred Or Which Have Never Won Three Races Or Optional Claiming Price Of $32,000

Race 6 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • 1 Optic Way, O Hernandez, 10/1
  • 2 Navy Armed Guard, SCRATCHED
  • 3 Rol Again Question, T B Mejia, 12/1
  • 4 Blue Sky Kowboy, J E Lopez, 6/1
  • 5 Town Classic, SCRATCHED
  • 6 General Paddy, R Mena, 5/1
  • 7 I’m a G Six, A A Gallardo, 5/2
  • 8 Afterburner, G Garcia, 15/1

Race 6 Prediction and Pick

The 5/2 favorite, I’m a G Six, has been on a roll this year, finishing in the money in all three of his 2020 starts—and winning two of them. With Antonio Gallardo aboard in this match, he should continue to roll on.

Race 6 Tip

At 12/1, Rol Again Question—with Tomas Mejia aboard—is a tasty temptation. With 31 career starts, 19 money finishes, 11 of them wins, it is tantalizing to consider whether this race will be a dream or a dud for him. Me, I think Rol Again Question could surprise us.

Pick
  • I’m a G SixTown Classic
    5/2

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