Rain could fall in Tampa on Wednesday. Hopefully, that won’t happen because the best race on the Tampa Bay Downs’ card is a 1 mile turf $75,000 allowance optional claimer. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Tampa Bay Downs for Wednesday, April 29. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Tampa Bay Downs Horse Racing Picks
- When: Wednesday, April 29 at 1:00 pm ET
- Where: Tampa, FL
- Weather: Chance Rain Showers
- Temperature: High 83 – Low 64
Tampa Bay Downs Picks for Wednesday, April 29
Race 4 – 2:30 pm ET – 6 Furlongs Dirt – $8,000 Claiming
Luis Dominguez drops Shakem N Breakem from $16k claiming to $8,000 claiming. Dominguez is 1-of-3 with the move. Shakem won 3 back. The gelding posted a nice work on April 21. If jockey Ronald Allen Jr. can keep this one closer to the pace, Shakem N Breakem should be tough to keep out of the winner’s circle.
5/2 on the morning line Horse Racing Odds Gilded Drama hails from the Gerald Bennett barn. The 23% winning trainer gets the services of jockey Samy Camacho. That alone makes Gilded Drama the one to beat. Samy ensures an exacta finish. Consider for the win if the odds drift higher than the morning line.
Kalu is a 4-year-old gelded son of Ghostzapper. Godolphin owns the Eoin Harty trained runner. If Godolphin is willing to give up on this one, we had better be suspect of Kalu’s chances of winning the race. Third is a possibility. If you bet Kalu to win, you’re playing with fire.
- Win: Shakem N Breakem
- Place: Gilded Drama
- Show: Kalu
Race 5 – 3:00 pm ET – 1 Mile Turf –$75,000 Allowance Optional Claiming
John Rigattieri trained Ally Oop Johnny could get lost in the betting. The morning line is 8/1 but don’t be surprised if we get 10/1 or more. A Chad Brown trained runner and a Michael Stidham trained runner are scheduled to start. The cut back to a mile makes Johnny tough. If the gelding runs back to the performance in the Columbia, it could win this.
Michael Stidham traines Tabled. The Godolphin owned runner finished second by a head in its last. Unlike Ally Oop Johnny, this one won’t get lost in the betting. Don’t put on top unless the price is right.
Amends had a rough go of it in his first race since last December. The Claude McGaughey trained, and Uncle Mo sired 3-year-old colt never picked up its feet in its last when finishing tenth in a 1 1/8 mile turf event. Shug keeps this one on the turf. Amends should improve big time. So, use on top and bottom.
- Win: Ally Oop Johnny
- Place: Tabled
- Show: Amends
Race 6 – 3:30 pm ET – 7 Furlongs Dirt –$8,000 Claiming
This is 4-year-old filly Rachiely’s Dream’s to lose. Trainer Pedro Martinez hasn’t won with the turf to dirt angle. But Dream ran her best race after bombing in a turf event two back. She ran on the turf in her last and bombed. Rachiely’s Dream should get a great spot tracking likely front runner Premier Justice.
John Rigattieri puts the saddle on Premier Justice. The 3-year-old filly ran awful in her last. However, that was her first since racing in a $20,000 claimer in January. She can improve enough off that performance to save second.
Elusive Aura finished second in her last. She may have lucked into the place spot because she went off at over 53/1. She’s good enough to get into the trifecta. But it’s hard to see her duplicating the last effort and scoring another second-place finish.
- Win: Rachiely’s Dream
- Place: Premier Justice
- Show: Elusive Aura