In addition to the Davis, sophomore fillies get their chance to go two turns on the dirt in the Suncoast Stakes. Older turf routers also get their due in a pair of Grade 3 affairs: the Tampa Bay Stakes for open company, and the Endeavour for fillies and mares. Though Tepin will not make her anticipated debut in the Endeavour this year, the race drew a large and competitive field — and without the Queen, it should be a better wagering affair.
In addition, make sure to follow on Twitter all weekend — I’ll be on site at Tampa Bay Downs all weekend! I’ll be tracking Saturday’s card from @picksponderings all day long. I will also be posting photos, notes, and Periscope broadcasts from @rogueclown from Thursday through Sunday.
Head over to Picks and Ponderings, read my preview of Saturday’s stakes action at Tampa Bay Downs, and let me know your thoughts in the comments!