Brian’s Derby Preps: The Tampa Bay Derby

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he’ll analyze every official Derby points race and the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Tampa Bay Downs: The $350,000 GII Tampa Bay…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Tampa Bay Derby

 by Brian Nadeau of Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB TV. Tampa Bay Downs: The GII, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby at 1 1/16 miles (Kentucky Derby qualifying points: 50-20-10-5) #1 Morning Fire (15-1): One of three exiting last month’s local prep, the GIII Sam Davis, will need to improve on that third-place finish to have a say here, as…