Tampa Bay Downs presents an excellent race card on Wednesday, May 6. The race with the highest purse is the fourth, a $75,000 allowance optional claimer going 6 furlongs over the dirt. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Tampa Bay Downs for Wednesday, May 6. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Tampa Bay Downs Horse Racing Picks
- When: Wednesday, May 6 at 1:00 pm ET
- Where: Tampa, FL
- Weather: Partly Cloudy
Tampa Bay Downs Picks for Wednesday, May 6
Race 4 – 2:30 pm ET – 7 Furlongs Dirt – $75,000 Allowance Optional Claiming
Derek Ryan trained Go Go Shoes has a real shot to get the win money. The 3-year-old filly broke its maiden by 4 lengths over this dirt. In her first against winners, Go Go Shoes finished a respectable fourth after going 3-4 wide at the ¼ pole and 5-wide at the 3/16ths. Jockey Scott Spieth can track the speed before taking over around the turn.
Hopeful Growth offers a chalky 9/5 morning line. The Anthony Margotta trained runner broke its maiden at first asking. The filly then finished second in a $75,000 optional claimer at Gulfstream. No doubt, this one has a shot at the win. But at 9/5, we must pass for the top spot.
The other Margotta trainee, Good Credence, should run much better than she did on April 11. That was Credence’s first since a race in October at Belmont Park. The April 11 event was also Good Credence’s first at a track outside of the east coast. She could win this. Consider on top and bottom of the exotics.
- Win: Go Go Shoes
- Place: Hopeful Growth
- Show: Good Credence
Race 5 – 3:00 pm ET – 1 Mile Turf –$20,000 Allowance Optional Claiming
Trainer Christophe Clement may have found the perfect spot for Flighty Almighty’s U.S. debut. The Elusive Quality sired filly hasn’t raced since last August. That may not matter because she debuts with Lasix and Clement has an 11-5-3 record from 30 starters at this meet.
Clement wins at 37%. Trainer Claude McGaughey wins at 44%. Shug puts the saddle on another off the shelf export, Fashion’s Star. Like Flighty Almighty, the Sea the Stars sired runner debuts in the U.S. with Lasix. McGughey wins 24% first time Lasix and 20% with his shippers. Antonio Gallardo rides. That could be why this one is favored over Flighty Almighty.
Peaceful Feeling goes first time for trainer Ignacio Correas. Yet another close to year off runner in the fifth at Tampa, the War Front sired filly posts excellent works leading up to this. Correas wins 6% first time. That makes her tough to put on top. She has the talent to hang with both Flighty Almighty and Fashion’s Star, though.
- Win: Flighty Almighty
- Place: Fashion’s Star
- Show: Peaceful Feeling
Race 6 – 4:00 pm ET – 1 1/16 Miles Dirt – $8,000 Claiming
20/1 on the morning line Nicole Munnings can pull off a shocker. Sired by Munnings, the 6-year-old gelding stretches out for trainer Antonio Machado. Antonio wins 20% with horses going in a route first time. Also, there isn’t a ton of early speed. If jockey Jacinto Herrera can get a clear lead, Nicole might get brave on the front end.
Cpl. Dionicio has a shot to take these gate-to-wire. Trainer Gerald Bennett put underrated jockey Daniel Centeno on Dionicio’s back in the gelding’s last. Centeno tracked a length off before taking over at the top of the stretch. Daniel may try similar tactics on Wednesday.
In its last, Circle Away closed with a rush to get up and finish second by less than a length. The 6-year-old Circular Quay gelding needs the right pace setup, which it might not get. Still, at 5/1, its tough to leave this quality closer out of the win and place slots in the trifecta. Consider using on top and underneath in all exotics.
- Win: Nicole Munnings
- Place: Cpl. Donicio
- Show: Circle Away