Review of Suncoast Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 9

Race 7. Suncoast Stakes. For three-year-old fillies at 1 mile and 40 yards on dirt. Purse $150,000.

The one-mile, 40-yard Suncoast is a Road to the Kentucky Oaks points race and awards points on a 10-4-2-1 scale to the first four finishers toward a spot in the starting gate for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Entries:

PP Filly Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Her Royal Highness Jorge Vargas, Jr. Graham Motion 8/1
2 Winning Envelope Carlos Marquez, Jr. Chris Block 7/2
3 Tapit’s Princess Albin Jimenez Happy Alter 8/1
4 Lady Kate Jose Ortiz Eddie Kenneally 6/1
5 Sacred Heart Daniel Centeno Timothy Hamm 30/1
6 Here Come Jackie Willie Martinez Michael Dini 15/1
7 Point of Honor Javier Castellano George Weaver 6/1
8 Twixt and Shout Jesus Castanon Eoin Harty 4/1
9 Sweet Diane Antonio Gallardo Michael Stidham 3/1

Her Royal Highness brings a 2-for-3 mark into the race. She won her last race a AOC at Laurel on January 6 going 1 /16 miles on the dirt. This will be her first stakes races. She likes to be forwardly placed. She has a chance of finishing in top six.

Winning Envelope is also 2-for-3, she ran fifth in the Arlington-Washington Lassie. She won her last race a 1 mile on the turf at Churchill Downs on Sept.9. She likes to be forwardly placed. She has a chance of finishing in top six.

Tapit’s Princess broke her maiden at Gulfstream Park on January 17. She has race twice both in maiden races. She should be the pace setter. She has a chance of being on the board.

Lady Kate, a $485,000 yearling purchase, broke her maiden in her debut a six furlongs race at Gulfstream Park on January 12. She was sitting off the leaders until the quarter pole. She needs an additional race before trying to compete with this level of competition.

Sacred Heart broke her maiden on January 20 at Gulfstream Park. Her sixth race career record is 1-1-1 with earnings of $53,200. She needs to compete at a level lower than this level of competition.

Here Comes Jackie won her debut race at Gulfstream Park going 1 1/16 miles on dirt on December 16. She laid behind the pace setters and was able to pass the leaders down the stretch. She has only raced once. She has posted 5 solid workouts in 2019. She has a chance of being on the board.

Point of Honor won her debut race at Gulfstream Park going 1 1/16 miles on dirt on December 16. She laid behind the pace setters and was able to pass the leaders down the stretch. She has only raced once. She was a $850,000 yearling purchase. She has posted 4 solid workouts in 2019. She has a chance of being on the board.

Twixt and Shout has started three time. She broke her maiden in her previous race going 1 1/16 miles on dirt at Tampa Bay on December 15. She was forwardly placed and was able to win be a 1 3/4 lengths. She needs to compete at a level lower than this level of competition.

Sweet Diane broke her maiden going one mile at Penn National on September 28. She finished second in her last race the Hut Hut Stakes at Gulfstream Park on December 8.  She is the only filly in the filly that has competed in a Black Type stakes, In her previous races she was able to sit behind the leaders and make move around the turn for home. She has a chance of being in the top two the board.

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Sweet Diane
  • Point of Honor
  • Here Comes Jackie

   

 

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