01/15/2011 12:25PM

Tampa: Sat. scratches etc.


The pick 6 pool was emptied yesterday at Tampa Bay Downs when 3 tickets worth $29,152 were sold on the winning combination. Bettors poured in nearly $70k when chasing a carryover of nearly $45k; only 2 of the 11 starters in the last race could have drained the pool, and they finished one-two as favorites, with Kenta Kun edging away from Lion By My Side in the final yards, with the rest nowhere.

It's a mild day here, with high temps expected to reach almost 70. Partly sunny, not much wind. Fast main track, firm turf, first post 12:25 ET. We've got the twin 3yo stakes, the Gasparilla (race 7) and Pasco (race 9) as co-features on an 11-race card, and we'll be here to recap them for you later. Here are the early changes:

Race 5 - SCR #3 Nemo Landing; SCR #8 Shanes Gold

Race 6 - SCR all the AE's (#11 to 14)

Race 8 - SCR all the AE's (#11 to 14)

Race 9 - SCR #1 Ready for More; SCR #3 Mas Trueno

Race 10 - SCR #7 Fly Fly Fly Mariah and all the AE's (#11 to 14)