Tampa Bay Downs - Turf Dash, March 1, 2014

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Matt Carter

March 1st, 2014

Turf Dash Stakes Tampa Bay Downs Saturday, March 1, 2014 Race 8, Post Time 3:55 pm ET

ANCIL will need to work out a trip from the rail and is making his first start in five months, but he is worth making a wager on at a price. Trainer Joan Scott has won with 9 of her 31 starters this meet and gets her go-to rider Daniel Centeno in the irons. PYRITE GREEN draws to get the run of the race, saving all the ground early then tipping out to run them down late. The late run will need to be timed just right as the five furlong line may come up too soon. BERLINO DI TIGER upset the Grade 3 turf Sprint at Churchill Downs last May and after was off until two months ago. He ran seventh in an allowance then sixth in the Gulfstream Turf Sprint. The best races for BERLINO DI TIGER have come on wet turf and there is no rain in the forecast. HOLD ON SMOKEY looks like the speed and drew well in post six while STORMY RUSH should sit a good trip mid-pack. This looks like a spread race in any pick-4 and pick-5 wager.