Racecards

22:00 Tampa Bay Downs (USA)

Race 9 - Starter Optional Claiming

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • US$19,000 added
  • Winner: US$11,970
  • 2nd: US$3,800
  • 3rd: US$1,901
  • 4th: US$1,330
Weighed In
  • Off Time: 22:12:14
  • 8 Ran
2(2)
Silk - Red, red phoenix on white ball, red seams on white sleeves
33/1
  • Form 14-5
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 86

3(3)
Silk - Sky blue, white epaulettes, black palm tree
  • Form 11-1625
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 102

4(4)
Silk - Teal and silver diamonds, silver ball
  • Form 1-54211
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 94

5(5)
Silk - Black, White Dots, Black and White halved Cap
  • Form 37-221
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 90

7(7)
Silk - Blue, white circled 'md', blue hoop on white sleeves
14/1
  • Form 1195
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 93

8(8)
Silk - Gold, purple cross sashes
  • Form 2-321
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 85

9(9)
Silk - Royal blue
9/1
  • Form 22-3614
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 89

10(10)
Silk - Black, White Dots, Black and White halved Cap
  • Form 44-2172
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 96

1(1)
NR
15/1
  • Form 01-255
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 89

6(6)
NR
5/1
  • Form 467-910
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 92

In depth

Verdict

UNCORK THE BOTTLE (NAP) should have the measure of these. He’s been competing in stakes races since landing one of these events over course and distance back in January when beating the subsequent winners Valiant Virtue and Matty's Express and Saffie Joseph’s colt can confirm superiority back at this level. Matty's Express beat Godolphin’s Caramelito when scoring here but the latter’s stablemate Tapage will only run if this switches to the Dirt track while First Degree and Danceronthebeach are upped in class on the back of winning maiden races.

Formwatch

Stuck Up (USA) 22-1 (8-6) Inside turn,swung out, 5th of 9, 8 1/2l behind Sea Lover (8-6) at Tampa Bay Downs 5f gd in Apr.

Uncork The Bottle (USA) 19-5 (8-8) Broke out st, faded, 5th of 7, 12 1/4l behind Vanzzy (8-12) at Turfway Park 1m stks fst in Mar.

Matty's Express (USA) 19-5 (8-10) Rated,sustained3w gain, won at Tampa Bay Downs 1m gd in Apr beating Valiant Virtue (8-8) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

First Degree (USA) 3-5fav (8-6) Tracked btw,rallied4wd, won at Tampa Bay Downs 6f mdn fst in Apr beating Ten Miles High (8-11) by shd, 9 ran.

Kid Drama (USA) 19-2 (8-8) Reserved, swung 4wd, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Matty's Express (8-10) at Tampa Bay Downs 1m gd in Apr.

Danceronthebeach (USA) 19-10fav (8-8) Dictated pace, driving, won at Tampa Bay Downs 1m mdn gd in Apr beating Empty Holster (8-8) by 3l, 9 ran.

Caramelito (USA) 14-5 (8-10) Held up insd,gained3wd, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Matty's Express (8-10) at Tampa Bay Downs 1m gd in Apr.

Valiant Virtue (USA) 5-2fav (8-8) Promptd foe,clr,missed, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Matty's Express (8-10) at Tampa Bay Downs 1m gd in Apr.

Pretendant (USA) 30-1 (8-6) Reserved btw, no rally, 5th of 9, 8 1/4l behind Tabled (8-6) at Tampa Bay Downs 1m gd in Apr.

Tapage (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Forward 3w, done early, last of 10, 15 1/4l behind Me And Mr. C (8-6) at Tampa Bay Downs 1m gd in Apr.