2013 Sam F. Davis (G3)

2/2/2013, Tampa Bay Downs
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What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Sam F. Davis (G3)...

With a few more 3-year old stakes races on the books, it is time to take another look at some newcomers that have made some noise on the Derby trail but are not necessarily mainstream picks.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Early horse on an well known EARLY track........IF this one can reproduce that effort anywhere close (and against an honest, realisitic pace) then the giant might be something to consider. These three year olds sometimes get good quick as Paytner did last year. · 406 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · Sorry if I ruined your odds, gowithnybred. Travel_vic, that's what I'm trying to spot: a 3-year old with the potential to improve quickly and possibly upset the chalk. · 406 days ago ·
With all the hullaballo surrounding the big name Derby prospects, I decided to take a look at some of the lesser known colts as well as those with some hype but no points.Read More
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  • Floridaf · I've been on board with Proud Strike and Northern Lion for a while, but Falling Sky is climbing up my charts. A good showing this weekend will probably put him on the radar, so to speak. · 419 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · Hoping Proud Strike can step up in a big way tomorrow. · 418 days ago ·
There are three (3) Derby prep races on Saturday... The Withers @ Aqueduct, Robert B. Lewis @ Santa Anita and Sam F. Davis @ Tampa Downs. All 3 are graded, carry a purse of $200k and run at 1 1/16 miles, yet only 2 out of 3 award the all important "Derby Points". Read More
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  • icyhotboo · "I agree 100% about picking & choosing your spots, but as a service to HRN readers, I provide my opinions on Derby preps as well as MD races. To think that in every one of those races, my opinion MUST NOT be the M/L favorite is insane."Gary Quill/Yes, your position is much different than someone making a wager only for themselves. As you stated you have other considerations which would seem apparent, but obviosly there not. After a while you'll get used to having to explain what should be an easy assumption. I'm a little tired so I didn't look at all your plays but, your selection and wagering structure on the SAM F. DAVIS was something I especially liked. Hope you don't mind, but if you did, or were to wager on that race privately (SAM F. DAVIS) without regard to your article, would you have included the superfecta? Anyway nice job. I'll keep you on my radar. · 435 days ago ·
  • marylandgq · @icyhotboo; To answer your question, YES. I play what I post, so the Sam Davis play was a nice hit. As far as SUPERFECTA's, I don't play them.... never ever! Just not my style, but thanks for pointing out that I should have had the SUPER based on the horses used in my TRI. · 431 days ago ·
Falling Sky announced his presence on the Road to the Roses with a gutsy score in the Sam F. Davis.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · It was no "Narrow" margin for Verrazano on Saturday. I love crossing that bridge from Staten Island to Brooklyn because it usually means I'm on my way to AQU or BEL. · 437 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Verrazano BSF 105 · 437 days ago ·
1st- Midnite Poppa, 2nd- Dynamic Sky, 3rd- Speak Logistics, 4th- Falling Sky.
  • gelded1 · I think My Name is Michael has a shot. Only question mark is will he take to the real stuff instead of all weather he has ran on in all 4 races. · 438 days ago ·
Tampa-based Angel Serpa will reunite with Speak Logistics in the 33rd running of the Sam F. Davis Stakes in hopes of Derby Trail glory and more!Read More
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  • zatt · Great work, Shawn! · 440 days ago ·
  • tonyzag · Quit pushing youngsters. Let them learn. It's good that Johnny will take the time with these youngsters · 439 days ago ·
In terms of the “big picture,” the majority of the focus Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs will be on the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes for 3-year-olds, and rightfully so. But the two other stakes on Saturday’s 12-race Festival Preview Day Card – the Grade III, $150,000 Florida Oaks for 3-year-o...Read More
The last time trainer Dave Cotey developed a top 2-year-old in Canada and gave him up to a big-name U.S. trainer was in 2008 when he captured three stakes, including the important Grey Stakes, with Mine That Bird, who wound up in California with Richard Mandella. One race later he was in the hands o...Read More
Purple Egg, the gelding named for the way Goodwood Racing partner Sven Johnson's wife looked in a purple sweater while pregnant, looks well on his way to making the starting gate of the 2013 Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • jasen.mangrum · I've heard that Tampa Bay paddock host Margo Flynn is also involved in the partnership of Purple Egg. · 465 days ago ·
  • AmbitiousD · Lion Heart seems like one of the hottest sires for this year's sophomore class. I had no idea of the 2 unruly failed starts that led to the Egg being gelded, but if he continues to progress in his talent, I hope we see him healthy and racing for many years to come. · 464 days ago ·

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