A field of 10 three-year-old horses hit the track for Saturday's Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. Previous race winners include 2017 Belmont winner Tapwrit and 2018 Wood Memorial winner Vino Rosso.
Before you lock in any Sam F. Davis Stakes picks, you need to see what Jody Demling has to say.
The veteran racing handicapper nailed winners all through 2018, starting with last year's Pegasus World Cup. He crushed the exacta, taking Gun Runner to win it and West Coast to finishing a surprising second -- and that's exactly what happened. Among others, he also produced big winning tickets at the Arkansas Derby and Belmont, and he nailed his ninth Preakness win in the last 14 years. And impressively, he's won nine of the last 10 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs, meaning he's held a ticket with the winners of each race nine of the last 10 years.
And he's gotten 2019 off to an astonishing start, nailing the superfecta at the prestigious Pegasus World Cup and the superfecta at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, too. Anyone who has followed him is WAY up -- you could be too.
Now, Demling has evaluated Saturday's big race at Tampa Bay Downs, which has a 5:15 p.m. ET post time. He's released his entire leaderboard and locked in his picks for the exotics.
We can tell you he's not high on Five Star General, one of the top contenders at 4-1 odds. Five Star General cruised to a big stakes win at Aqueduct in August and has been flying around the track in training this week, but Demling isn't as impressed with his successes compared to other horses.
"Both races he's won were taken off the turf, so the horses he beat were turf horses running on dirt," Demling told SportsLine. "I'll pass." In fact, Demling has the horse with the second-best odds finishing near the back of the pack.
Instead, Demling is extremely high on a longshot with the background to put it all together. He knows this horse has all the tools to win the Sam F. Davis Stakes and shock the racing world. Anyone who follows Demling's advice could hit it BIG once again.
Who should you back in Saturday's Sam F. Davis Stakes? And what longshot shocks the horse racing world? ... Join SportsLine now to get Jody Demling's full projected leaderboard for the Sam F. Davis Stakes, plus get optimal exacta, trifecta and superfectas, all from the expert who just nailed the superfecta at the Pegaus World Cup!