Good Lord, a son of Greatness, and One Buck Roma, by Burning Roma, headline the Super Stakes Feb. 22 at Tampa Bay Downs. Good Lord is the defending Super Stakes champion, and the now 7-year-old, hard-knocking gelding set a track record in last year’s renewal, getting the distance in 1:22.03.
Trained by Forrest Kaelin, Good Lord has won 10 of 55 starts and bankrolled $551,774 in his career. Bred in Florida by Marilyn Seltzer, Good Lord races in the colors of Thomas Shank and Stan Young. Fernando de la Cruz, who was aboard for Good Lord’s track record effort, returns in the saddle.
One Buck Roma brings stakes credentials of his own into the race. The 4-year-old gelding finished third last time out in the Pelican Stakes at Tampa. Trained by Gerald Bennett for Winning Stables, the lightly- raced One Buck Roma is a winner in half of his six lifetime starts. Prior to the Pelican, One Buck Roma led an allowance field from gate to wire to score by nearly four lengths in his first start at Tampa.
Slated as the eighth race on Tampa’s Saturday program, the Super Stakes has a post time of 3:55 p.m.