McCraken rallies up 4 wide to win GIII Sam F Davis Stakes with ease – Results and Replay

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)
McCrakenscores another solid Graded Stakes win in today’s GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs

Last year’s GII KJCG winner McCraken shook off some early winter rust to rally up 4-wide after coming off the rail on the far turn to then set sail for the line and a decisive win in today’s GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

2nd went to the Pletcher trained Tapwrit, as modest longshot State of Honor, took 3rd with Wild Shot, filling out today’s super ticket!


(Results and Payouts)

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:42.45
Pgm # Horse Jockey Win Place Show
8
McCraken Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 5.00 3.60 2.80
7
Tapwrit Jose L. Ortiz   8.20 5.20
1
State of Honor Julien R. Leparoux     6.20
Also ran were:
6 – Wild Shot , 3 – Fact Finding , 9 – No Dozing , 5 – Six Gun Salute , 4 – Chance of Luck , 2 – King and His Court

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

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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.

 

Carpe Diem begins 3yo season in GII Tampa Bay Derby – Entries, M/L Odds, Post Positions, Free PP’s

Carpe Diem
(Carpe Diem) – winning last fall at Keeneland in the GI Breeders’ Futurity, starts his 2015 campaign in Saturday’s GII Tampa Bay Derby!

Race #11 – Tampa Bay Derby (Grade II)Post Time – 5:23 PM

Purse $350,000 – For Three Year Olds- One And One Sixteenth Miles. (D)

(Live Stream Here)First Post at Tampa Bay Downs today – 12:20 pm ET

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Our Selections – 1,2,3,6 with the 4 or 5 added to the back-end of a super ticket!

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1 Divining Rod (KY) 3/C L L Garcia 116 A Delacour 6/1
2 Ocean Knight (KY) 3/C L I Ortiz, Jr. 120 K P McLaughlin 2/1
3 Carpe Diem (KY) 3/C L J R Velazquez 122 T A Pletcher 8/5
4 Ami’s Flatter (ON) 3/C L1 L Contreras 116 J Carroll 15/1
5 My Johnny Be Good (KY) 3/C A A Gallardo 116 E G Harty 15/1
6 Souper Colossal (KY) 3/C L J Rosario 120 E Plesa, Jr. 6/1
7 Great Stuff (KY) 3/C L L R Goncalves 116 I R Wilkes 20/1
8 Moonlight Bandit (KY) 3/C L J Lezcano 116 M E Casse 30/1
9 Danzig Moon (ON) 3/C L J R Leparoux 116 M E Casse 12/1