Updated on 09/17/2011 10:48AM

Tampa Bay Downs: Romancin Dixie upsets


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.