Last Saturday Tampa Bay Downs’ 10-race card was used for the $25,000 Road to Kentucky Contest as there were no Kentucky Derby prep races. The situation changes this Saturday as three preps will be run: Holy Bull at Gulfstream, Withers at Aqueduct, and Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita. Gulfstream’s entire card will be the feature track with the other preps added as bonus races. All three preps will offer double points so this could be a week to make a major move in the standings
Tampa had competitive racing but there were no extreme long shot winners meaning the total points available were modest, just 2,100 for a perfect score. The most points available in a single race was 330 in the fourth event of the day. Four more races offered at least 200 points. So, based on history, players that could accumulate anywhere close to 1,300 points would be in the mix for prize money. The top two players performed very well and exceeded that number by quite a bit while the third-place score of 1,325 was indeed in the money.
Rolin Sampson 1,502
James Glynn 1,441
Linda Hernandez 1,325
Entry to R2K is free and selections must be submitted prior to first post at Gulfstream.