GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes to offer Top-Notch 3yo Field this Saturday – Entries – Free PP’s – M/L Odds – Post Positions

LOUISVILLE, KY -NOV 26: McCraken (jockey Brian J. Hernandez Jr.) wins the 90th running of the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. Owner Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC (Janis R. Whitham), trainer Ian R. Wilkes. By Ghostzapper x Ivory Empress, by Seeking the Gold. (Photo by Mary M. Meek/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY -NOV 26: McCraken (with jockey Brian J. Hernandez Jr. on board) winning the 90th running of the GII Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs last time out. He’ll be the 2/1 M/L  favorite in Saturday’s GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. (Photo by Mary M. Meek/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images)

RACE #10, Sam F. Davis S. (Grade III)  POST TIME – 4:45 PM

Purse $250,000. For Three Year Olds. One And One Sixteenth Mile. (Dirt)

Also a 10/4/2/1 Kentucky Derby Points contest.

(Free PP’s for this race from DRF)

Saturday’s Free PP’s at Tampa Bay Downs


Free Live Streaming from Tampa Bay Downs Here!

PP. Horse M/L Odds A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1. State of Honor (ON)  8/1 3/C L J R Leparoux 116 M E Casse
2. King and His Court (ON) 8/1 3/G L G Boulanger 120 M E Casse
3. Fact Finding (KY) 9/2 3/C L J R Velazquez 118 T A Pletcher
4. Chance of Luck (KY) 15/1 3/C L R D Allen, Jr. 116 G S Bennett
5. Six Gun Salute (KY)  30/1 3/C   P Morales 116 E G Harty
6. Wild Shot (KY) 5/1 3/C L R Albarado 116 G R Arnold, II
7. Tapwrit (KY)  8/1 3/C L J L Ortiz 116 T A Pletcher
8. McCraken (KY)  2/1 3/C L B J Hernandez, Jr. 122 I R Wilkes
9. No Dozing (KY)  4/1 3/C L D Centeno 116 A Delacour

The GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes is next up on the Derby Trail this Saturday – Probables and Free Nominations PP’s

Tampa Bay Downs - home of Saturday's Big GII Tampa Bay Derby
Tampa Bay Downs – home to Saturday’s GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes.

The 2017 Derby Trail scene shifts to Florida’s west coast this Saturday for the GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes, for 3yos, at 1 1/16 mile for a purse of $250,000.

It’s the first of a pair of big Derby Trail tests here on Florida’s sun-drenched west coast this season as this race too is another early season 10/4/2/1 Derby Points contest.

Free Nominations PP’s

Probables are;

McCraken, winner of last fall’s GII KJCG at Churchill could find this to be an ideal spot to begin his 3yo campaign.

Fact Finding, who bumped out of last weekend’s Holy Bull for a spot here comes in undefeated and is the last out winner of the Smooth Air Stakes over at GP in Dec.

No Dozing, who already owns some early derby points was a last out, 2 3/4 lengths 2nd in the GII Remsen Stakes up at Aqueduct last Nov.

Wild Shot, who also owns a few derby points was a good 2nd to McCraken, in that same GII KJCG at Churchill last time looks to crank up his 3yo season here on Saturday on the right note!

Tapwrit, is a Todd Pletcher trainee and a undefeated son of Tapit is the winner the Pulpit Stakes over at GP last time.

King And His Court, by Court Vision, is a Mark Casse pupil who won the last 2 big 2yo stakes up at Woodbine last fall. He could be another Mark Casse – Queen Plate runner in waiting here this winter, come July!

We’d look for even more possible entries here on Saturday for this first 2017 Derby Trail test here at Tampa Bay Downs this winter so look for our Entries – Free PP’s – M/L Odds and Post Positions posting soon as it will also include a race day Free Live Streaming link too.


2017 GIII Withers, GIII Robert B. Lewis and GII Holy Bull Stakes – Results and Replays

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:44.47
# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
El Areeb Trevor McCarthy 3.10 2.50 2.10
True Timber Kendrick Carmouche   13.60 8.00
J Boys Echo Robby Albarado     3.80
Also ran were:
5 – Bonus Points , 2 – Apartfromthecrowd , 9 – Square Shooter , 6 – Fillet of Sole , 8 – Small Bear , 7 – Always a Suspect , 3 –Jaime’s Angel

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:43.48
# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Royal Mo
Victor Espinoza 5.00 3.40 2.20
Mario Gutierrez 4.20 2.60
Sheer Flattery Mike E. Smith 2.20
Also ran were:
4 – Term of Art , 3 – Dangerfield

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:42.52
# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Irish War Cry Joel Rosario 10.80 4.00 2.20
Gunnevera Javier Castellano   4.00 2.10
Classic Empire
Julien R. Leparoux     2.10
Also ran were:
4 – Talk Logistics , 8 – Cavil , 2 – Perro Rojo , 7 – Shamsaan
Scratched horses:
Fire for Effect  (Trainer) , Fact Finding  (Trainer)

Classic Empire to make 3yo debut in GII Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes – Entries – Free PP’s – M/L Odds – Post Positions

2017 Kentucky Derby Free Past Performances (Triple Crown Nominations)

Classic Empire – here winning last Fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile will make his 3yo debut this Saturday at Gulfstream Park in the $350,000 GII Holy Bull Stakes!

RACE 12, lambholm South Holy Bull S. (Grade II)  POST TIME – 5:35 PM

Purse $350,000. Three Year Olds, at One And One Sixteenth Mile (Dirt)

Another 10/4/2/1 Kentucky Derby Points race!

Saturday’s Free PP’s at Gulfstream Park

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Live Streaming from Gulfstream here!

PP Horse M/L Odds A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Gunnevera (KY) 9/2 3/C L J Castellano 122 A Sano
2 Perro Rojo (KY)  30/1 3/C L N Juarez 116 N P Zito
3 Classic Empire (KY) 3/5 3/C L J R Leparoux 122 M E Casse
4 Talk Logistics (FL) 12/1 3/C L P Lopez 116 E Plesa, Jr.
5 Irish War Cry (NJ)  15/1 3/C L1 J Rosario 120 H G Motion
6 Fact Finding (KY) 6/1 3/C L J R Velazquez 120 T A Pletcher
7 Shamsaan (KY) 20/1 3/C L L Saez 116 K P McLaughlin
8 Cavil (KY) 15/1 3/G L J Lezcano 116 K P McLaughlin
9 Fire for Effect (KY)  20/1 3/C L C J Lanerie 116 D L Romans