Tampa Bay Downs Horse Racing Picks for Wednesday 6/3/20
With most of the sports world on pause, it's a great time to dive into horse racing, and FanDuel Racing gives you the chance to do just that.
Starting at 12:50 p.m. EST today, we have eight races at Tampa Bay Downs. Using our projections as a guide, here's a look at some of the best bets.
As always, keep an eye out for scratches and changes.
(I will be referencing Equibase's Speed Figure, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races -- adjusted for track, distances, and conditions)
All American Jewel, Race 2
FD Racing Odds: 8/1
Our models have All American Jewel placing second, but I like her chances of coming away with the win -- especially at these odds. The filly has finished as high as third in three of her last five efforts, while posting career-best Speed Figures in each of her last two races -- she reached 71 and 74, respectively. She'll be jockeyed by Pablo Morales, who has won nearly a fourth of his races at Tampa Bay Downs over the last year.
Betting favorite Dreaming of Paris (8/5) is also numberFire's top pick. In four career outings, the filly has achieved Figures above 70 each time. Her last two times out here have been nothing short of impressive. Millie (4/1) only has three career races on her resume so far, and she has yet to top a Speed of 65 in any of them. However, she'll have a jockey in hand -- Antonio Gallardo -- who's had more success here than anyone over the last calander year. Etelka (5/2) is coming off a solid effort and must be considered.
Worlds Apart, Race 4
FD Racing Odds: 3/1
Worlds Apart comes in with great form and is both our model's top pick and the betting favorite. The filly has placed first and second in her last two races, respectively, achieving Figures of 68 and 81 in those two efforts. DailyHorsePicks.com gives her an 84 percent chance of placing top-three.
Peace Taker (4/1) has four career races -- all here -- and has posted top-two finishes in two of them. The filly has managed Speed Figures of 70-plus in each outing. Tweety Kitten (8/1) hasn't had amazing form of late, but her jockey has been quite effective here. The same can be said for Countess Jessica (7/2).
Marmalade, Race 8
FD Racing Odds: 9/2
Marmalade isn't one of our model's top three picks, but given her recent form, she's tough to pass up. The mare has placed first or second in each of her four races in 2020 here, including two victories in her last two times out. She achieved Figures of 80-plus in each of the four and even reached 91 in a win here in November. She'll also be jockeyed by Gallardo, whose success here has already been noted.
numberFire's projected winner is Monkey Mind (4/1). The mare has posted Speed Figures of 80 or more in six of her last seven efforts, including five with 87 or more. She has not placed first here since January of last year. Betting favorite Native Lion (3/1) has placed top three in each of her last three races at Tampa Bay Downs. She's posted Speed scores of 80-plus in each race. Stormy D (6/1) and Glam (4/1) have the form to be considered as well.