Comebacking Battle of Midway can be beaten in Kelso

Seven horses will try their luck in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park. The one-mile race is a logical stepping stone toward the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in November. Going as Race 8 on a 10-race program, the Kelso will be run at 5:18 p.m. EST. Remember to play along in FanXT’s…

Tampa Bay Derby analysis, jockey selections

The Grade II, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby puts three-year-olds in the spotlight at Tampa Bay Downs this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile heat drew a field of 10 looking for points toward the Kentucky Derby. Fifty points go to the winner, 20 to the runner-up, 10 to third and five to fourth. The race features four…

McCraken makes seasonal debut in Sam F. Davis

The Sam F. Davis Stakes, the local prep for the Tampa Bay Derby, is the Saturday feature at Tampa Bay Downs. It’s a Grade III, 1 1/16th-mile event worth $250,000 to Kentucky Derby-minded three-year-olds. Undefeated MCCRAKEN leads a field of nine in pursuit of valuable Derby points (10 to the winner down to one for…