April will be another busy month at Tampa Bay in Florida, and we’ve taken a closer look at the venue to give you a better understanding of the track and an overall guide to finding some winners. The main track is a one-mile oval with a main track 75-feet-wide and a stretch of 976 feet which also features a seven-furlong chute.
The turf track which opened in 1998 is seven-furlongs in circumference with a two-furlong chute and width of 80-feet. The backstretch houses just under 1,500 horses in 31 barns with the likes of Samy Camacho, Daniel Centeno, Jose Garcia and Harry Hernandez just several leading jockeys based in Florida.
Camacho knows Tampa Bay like the back of his hand having ridden five-winners on a single card here previously, while Centeno has claimed many titles here with over a century of winners on occasions. Elsewhere, leading trainers here at Tampa Bay to warrant close respect are: Ger Bennet, Eoin Harty, Michael Stidham, Christophe Clement, Graham Motion and Kathleen O’Connell.
Here are some recent jockey, trainer and owner statistics heading into the first-card at Tampa this April.
Jockeys Stats (Last 14-Days):
Samy Camacho – 15-winners, 23% strike-rate, 7-Rides on 1st April 2020
Trainers Stats (Last 14-Days):
Michael Stidham – 7-winners, 32% strike-rate, 2-runners on 1st April 2020
Christophe Clement – 4-winners, 36% strike-rate, 1-runner on 1st April 2020
Owners Stats (Last 14 Days):
Stonehedge LLC – 2-winners, 67% strike-rate, 1-runner on 1st April 2020
TWO TO NOTE ON WEDNESDAY
The first of two-runners on the card at Tampa Bay on Wednesday for trainer Michael Stidham is Sense of Justice in the Godolphin blue in the maiden special weight. The horse is one of two runners for Godolphin (Positive Impact for Eoin Harty) and returns to the racetrack following a debut third at Parx last July.
Owners Stonehedge have booked Samy Camacho to ride Me and Mr. C in the finale at Tampa Bay on Wednesday night. The Edward Allard trained runner returns to the track. The 3-year-old is looking for a second-career victory after a debut success at Delaware last September and comes into this race having finished behind Doc Boy here 25-days ago – Camacho rides for the first-time.