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Tampa Bay Downs // 12-MAR

It's Saturday at the Track and we're headed to Florida to watch the races at Tampa Bay Downs. We're in for a great day with tons of action - today's card has 12 races, lots of runners and includes five stakes (four graded):

Stakes Schedule:

R7: $225K Hillsborough (GII-T)

R8: $100K Michelob Ultra Challenger (GIII)

R9: $200K Florida Oaks (GIII-T)

R10: $75K Columbia

R11: $400K Tampa Bay Derby (GII) / Kentucky Derby Prep

Make sure to check out Race 11, the Tampa Bay Derby (GII) as it is a Kentucky Derby Prep Race with Derby points (50-20-10-5) awarded to the top four finishers. Classic Causeway (#4) will be entering this race with 16 Derby points already we're thinking he will tack on even more when the day is done - you won't want to miss it!

Running conditions are listed as firm and fast, however it is raining now and shows are expected through right around 1:00 PM (local time). Temperatures will be in the mid-60's and we're hoping the track dries out later in the day.

Need help pickin' winners? We've got you covered! Our #LundinLine top picks and best bets are below in this post. We use them to help narrow down the field while we're puttin' our tickets together. We also use it to help build our stables when playin' on the StableDuel App. They've got two contest ($75 TB Derby Day & Derby FREE Ride) at Tampa Bay today, so check them out for more chances to win! Check app for details. First post is coming up at 9:15 AM Pacific, so don't be late! You know what to do. Saddle up and ride with us. We're gettin' #InTheMoney!

Oh, and don't forget to follow us @_TurtleSports and subscribe to our site so you don't miss any of the action. You'll be glad you did! Let's Ride!

Tampa Bay Downs // 12-March

Lundin Line

9:15 Pacific

R1: 3 - 1 - 2

R2: 2 - 6 - 7

R3: 2 - 4 - 8

R4: 9 - 3 - 1

R5: 8* - 6 - 4

R6: 2 - 9 - 6

R7♦: 7 - 3 - 6

R8♦: 1 - 3 - 8

R9♦: 9 - 6 - 7

R10♦: 3 - 8 - 2

R11: 4* - 9 - 4

R12: 13 - 4 - 2


Tampa Bay Derby (GII) / Kentucky Derby Prep

*Best Bet

R5: [8] Commandperformance

R11: [4] Classic Causeway

Capper's Corner

Let's check out today's Best Value Horse (BVH). What's our BVH, you ask? Our Best Value Horse is probably not going off as the favorite and is unlikely to to go off with the longest odds. Simply put - our Best Value Horse is a runner our very own @TSDaveW likes with morning line odds around 7-1. This will be a horse that should be competitive, and if it hits, you'll be glad you played it! Odd, of course, change throughout the day, however we're lookin' at Morning Line (M/L) Odds when making these picks.

BVH for Tampa Bay Downs

Race #7 / Grade III $225K Hillsborough Stakes

1 1/18 Miles on Turf / Fillies & Mares - 4 year olds & up

Runaway Rumour (#7)

Flintshire (GB) / Elusive Rumour

M/L: 6/1

Runaway Rumour just missed a win on the turf at Belmont in October in the $200K Grade II Sands Point Stakes. The 4 year old daughter of Flintshire followed up that 2nd place finish with a troubled wide trip 5th place at Aqueduct, which went 1 1/16 mi. on turf. That race earned Runaway Rumour a career high Equibase speed of 109. Trainer Jorge Abreu will have Jose Ortiz in the irons as they hope to continue their successful ways. Runaway Rumour will be back on Lasix, and, starting the day with 6/1 Morning Line odds, will be today's Best Value Horse at Tampa Bay Downs. Best of Luck!

Hit us up @_TurtleSports and let us know what you think!


/ As always, please forgive any typos and grammatical errors

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