Updated on 09/17/2011 10:48AM

Tampa Bay Downs: Romancin Dixie upsets

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After being boxed in during the early going, jockey Jose Espada took Romancin Dixie seven wide coming out of the turn, and the filly rallied to win the $50,000 Manatee Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs by a half-length over Four Plus Four. The favorite, Belle Artiste, was three-quarters of a length back in third.

Romancing Dixie, who paid $116.40 as the second-longest shot on the board in the field of 12, ran seven furlongs in 1:25.51.