Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 3 Florida Oaks is on tap for this Saturday, February 2 from Tampa Bay Downs. Three year old fillies will be featured as they chase their share of the $100,000 purse over 1 1/16 miles on Tampa Bay Downs' turf track.
The Florida Oaks has attracted a large field of 12 females for race 7 on the Tampa Bay Downs Saturday card. Post time is 3:23 PM. Here is a glance into the past performances of all 12 combatants for this Grade 3 race.
Tapicat - legendary Bill Mott trains Tapicat who has won two of her three career starts - two in a row including a one mile Allowance Optional Claiming score by 5 1/4 lengths last time out January 9 at Gulfstream and a MSW score before that. Her other career start was a third in a MSW at Belmont Park October 28. She has led every step in her only two turf starts and is the one to beat Saturday.
Mariel N Kathy - broke maiden in her third career start and followed that with a win in the Chelsea Flower Stakes October 28 at Belmont Park. Her last two starts have been OK - a third two back in the Lie Low Stakes was followed by a fourth last time out in the Ginger Brew Stakes at Gulfstream January 1.
Wave Theory - Chad Brown trained filly has four career starts with a win and two second place finishes - the win coming two back in a MSW race at Aqueduct November 18. She finished fifth in the Grade 3 Miss Grillo Stakes three back and had a nice second last time out at Gulfstream in the minor Ginger Brew Stakes ahead of Mariel N Kathy.
Kitten's Dumplings - Michael Maker trained filly has five career starts and two wins which includes the M2 Technology La Seniority Stakes two back at Retama Park November 10. She raced to a disappointing eleventh three back in the Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades after a fourth in the Grade 2 Natalma at Woodbine and is coming off a seventh in the Ginger Brew Stakes last time out at Gulfstream January 1.
Rusty Slipper - H. Graham Motion trained filly has two career starts and two wins - an Allowance Optional Claiming at Tampa Bay Downs last time out January 20 and a MSW score December 1 also on this track. She is a sneaky entry to the Florida Oaks and could end up surprising the field.
Cindy's Casino - won two of her first three starts but followed that with a pair of sevenths in her first sakes action - the John Franks Juvenile Fillies Turf at Calder November 10 and the Sandpiper Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs December 1. Last time out was a decent bounce back - a second in the minor Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs January 12.
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Raven's Rockette - has three career starts with a MSW score in her second. Last time out was a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming on this track December 23.
Caraquista - enters the Florida Oaks as the most experienced of the entries but not the most successful. She has eight career starts with two wins and two second place finishes. She is coming off a distant eleventh in the Ginger Brew Stakes at Gulfstream January 1 after an Allowance Optional Claiming score December 2 also at Gulfstream.
Cotton Pickin - has five career starts for trainer Derek Ryan with a Maiden Claiming score and a win two back in an Allowance Optional Claiming. Last time out was a sixth in the minor Gasparilla Stakes here January 12. Her other stakes experience resulted in a fifth in that John Franks Juvenile Fillies November 10 at Calder.
Floral Sky - Mark Casse trained filly most recently finished eighth in the Gasparilla Stakes here January 12 after a seventh in the Grade 3 Delta Downs Princess Stakes November 17. She won two of her first three starts - sandwiched in there was a fifth in the Grade 3 Debutante Stakes in June.
Toasting - started her career with three straight MSW races and a win in the third. She was a very nice third two back in the Grade 1 Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park but was fifth last time out in the Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Calder November 10.
Jarida - has only once career start for trainer Mark Casse - a MSW score at Gulfstream park January 1.
Race 7 on Tampa Bay Downs's Saturday card with a Post Time of 3:23 PM.
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