Tampa Bay Downs is one of 12 race tracks on the card at BetOnline. Florida has two tracks running in the state, with Gulfstream Park operating as well. Gulfstream Park slows down for nothing. The local government in Hallandale Beach wanted to close Gulfstream Park in the spring just before the Florida Derby, but that went on, and Gulfstream Park has kept going without any interruptions. If you combine its sister track, Gulfstream Park West, the Gulfstream complex never slows down throughout the year. Gulfstream garners a lot of betting dollars and they are not going to slow down until that stops. They are one of a few tracks that plowed through the spring of 2020 when everything was completely shuttered in the country.
Tampa Bay Downs has nine races expected to be run for a $168,800 purse on Friday. In the evening later on if you want more horse racing picks, be sure to check out what we have at Penn National Race Course. Head below for our free Tampa Bay Downs picks for February 12, 2021.
Post Time: 12:45 p.m. EST
Race 2 is a $12,200 event on the dirt covering 7 furlongs. Csilla and Don’t Make Me Meg are likely going to be top contenders for the top prize in this event. Csilla is 1 for 13 in her career, with a win on March 3, 2020. Since then, she has struggled to find the winner’s circle. In any case, Csilla should be able to come close on these terms. She has looked decent in her previous three performances, finishing 2nd, 5th, 3rd in her career.
In her most recent outing, Csilla showed 3rd in a $11,200 assignment. She was steady and just missed out on placing 2nd. A similar performance would put Csilla close to the front again. I don’t know if she is going to win, might need to catch a break somewhere along the way, but look for Csilla to have a decent enough chance here. Don’t Make Me Beg will likely be her biggest challenge to overcome.
Don’t Make Me Beg has a win in ten outings, winning on October 5 at Presque Isle in a $20,000 assignment. She hasn’t been back to the winner’s circle since then, but has been in good form recently. Don’t Make Me Beg has placed 2nd behind Wildcat Merry by 1 ¼ lengths and a neck behind Ms. Genuine in her previous two outings. A similar effort should be sufficient to win here.
Post Time: 1:46 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile 40 Yards
Race 4 is a $17,350 event on the dirt across a mile and 40 yards. Eight horses are expected to participate in the race, with Mineshaft Madness and Mulberry likely tough runners to keep out of the fray. Mineshaft Madness is 4 for 14 in her career, with some up and down results recently. She has gone 1st, 3rd, 1st, 5th, 11th, 7th in her previous six performances.
Mineshaft Madness went on a layoff after finishing 5th on October 17, 2019, reappearing in June for a couple of outings. Mineshaft Madness finished 11th in a $31,000 event, and then followed up for 7th in a $20,000 event. She went back on a layoff and returns to the track on Friday at Tampa Bay Downs. Despite her troubles in June, Mineshaft Madness has looked sharp in morning workouts. She completed 4 furlongs in 49 and 49.20 seconds twice.
Mulberry is 17 for 54 in her career, placing 2nd in three straight events from October 3 to January 30. In her most recent showing, Mulberry was in good form to place 2nd behind Princess Livia by 6 ½ lengths in a $17,350 event. Prior to that try, Mulberry placed 2nd behind Princess Livia by 1 ¼ lengths. The good news is that Mulberry won’t have to deal with a horse like Princess Livia on Friday. With her out of the picture, look for Mulberry to clear and win in the stretch.
Post Time: 3:49 p.m. EST
Race 8 is a $12,200 race on the dirt across 6 furlongs of racing. It’s a sizable field with 11 horses expected to participate in the event. Run Awesome Tiz and Chattin With Jenny should be strong competitors in this race. Run Awesome Tiz has finished 6th and 3rd in her two-race career. All you can ask for is improvement after finishing 6th as a rookie and that’s what Run Awesome Tiz was able to accomplish.
In her most recent entry, Run Awesome Tiz showed 3rd in a $11,200 event. It was much better than what we saw her as a first-time runner on January 9. In her most recent showing, she moved up three spots after 6th in a similar $11,200 race. If Run Awesome Tiz continues along this path, then she is going to be heading to the winner’s circle. She is likely going to face resistance from Chattin With Jenny.
Chattin With Jenny is winless in 20 attempts, but this is likely going to be her best and easiest chance to strike. She is dropping in distance in this race and that should help out a lot. Chattin With Jenny started out well, but always seems to struggle and weaken in the final furlong. For instance, in her most recent outing, Chattin With Jenny was ahead out of the gate and into the stretch before weakening in her latest race on January 31. That’s been the case with her often. Dropping from 7 furlongs to 6 furlongs should help her out a lot.