Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs Results
Todd Pletcher trained 2-5 heavy favorite Verrazano let the world know why he is one of the early Kentucky Derby contenders Saturday with a decisive three length score in the $350,000 Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs. In turn, Verrazano remained unbeaten and jumped to the top of the points race on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" with his 50 point haul. 32-1 shot Java's War held on for second and earned 20 points while Falling Sky finished third, 7 1/4 lengths behind the winner, garnering a valuable 10 points toward qualification for the Run for the Roses. Completing the order of finish were Dynamic Sky, Eton Blue, Park City, Honorable Dillon, Offlee Fast, and Purple Egg.
Tampa Bay Derby Race Results & Payouts
Times In 5ths: :232 :473 1:121 1:372 1:434
Times In 100ths: :23.50 :47.69 1:12.36 1:37.56 1:43.96
Winning Trainer: Pletcher Todd | Owner: Let's Go Stable, Tabor, Michael B., Magnier, Mrs. John And Smith, Derrick
Unplaced Horses Listed In Order Of Finish.
Also Ran: Dynamic Sky, Eton Blue, Park City, Honorable Dillon, Offlee Fast And Purple Egg
$2 Exacta (6-4) Paid: $43.20, $2 Trifecta (6-4-9) Paid: $282.40, $1 Superfecta (6-4-9-5) Paid: $493.60, $2 Pick 3 (4-7-6) 3 Correct Paid: $30.40 Pick 3 Pool $71,998.00 , $2 Daily Double (7-6) Paid: $9.40 Daily Double Pool $72,712.00