Magic Man’s Black Friday Preview from the Fair Grounds

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Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, and it was another solid day for the Magic Man thanks to three more wins and six board finishes. Yockey’s Warrior repeated his triumph from last year’s Thanksgiving Day Handicap in solid fashion to cap a good day of racing under immaculate conditions. Moving forward, we have a nine-race card to decipher.

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PP (RACE 1)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) / Daily Double

Fair Grounds MAIDEN CLAIMING $12,500

Purse $14,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500. One Mile.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 All Day Trip (KY) [ ] 3/C L $12,500 M Murrill 121 T M Amoss 5/2
2 2 Jericho (KY) [ ] 3/G L $12,500 A Green 121 J Engler 8/1
3 3 Nizzi (NY) [ ] 3/G L $12,500 G Saez 121 J Sharp 12/1
4 4 Stolen Candy (KY) [ ] 3/G L $12,500 M Mena 121 W B Calhoun 3/1
5 5 Burando (LA) [ ] 3/C L $12,500 S Doyle 118 A Kerry 20/1
6 6 True Power (KY) [ ] 3/G L $12,500 J Valdivia, Jr. 121 S Gelner 5/1
7 7 Southern Reserve (KY) [ ] 3/G L $12,500 C J Hernandez 121 J C Pastor 10/1
8 8 Russell Cave (KY) [ ] 3/G L $12,500 F C Torres 121 C Davis 7/2

First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 2 – Jericho

Owners: 1 – Maggi Moss; 2 – Galloping Gator, LLC (Wayne Carucci & Mick Cronin); 3 – Joseph E. Besecker; 4 – Gorsky/Levy Racing, LLC; 5 – Triple E Trucking, LLC (James Edwards, Audrey Edwards & Jeremy Edwards); 6 – Norman Stables, LLC (Robbie Norman); 7 – Jamie C. Pastor; 8 – Town and Country Racing, LLC (Kiki Courtelis)

Breeders: 1 – Alexander-Groves Thoroughbreds; 2 – Brandywine Farm (Jim & Pam Robinson); 3 – SF Racing LLC; 4 – SF Bloodstock; 5 – Donny Burton; 6 – Grousemont Farm; 7 – Gus King; 8 – Town & Country Farms Corp & Darley

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Bernardini – Acoma , by Empire Maker ; 2 – Astrology – Stands with a Fist (JPN) , by Giant’s Causeway ; 3 -Sidney’s Candy – Go Forth North , by North Light (IRE) ; 4 – Sidney’s Candy – Unamused , by Street Sense ; 5 – Speed Limit – Diamond Band , byDixieland Band ; 6 – Uncle Mo – Sweet Monarch , by Wavering Monarch ; 7 – Hold Me Back – Decorated Lady , by Stephen Got Even ; 8 – Street Cry (IRE) – Blushing Ogygian , by Ogygian ;

Equipment Changes: 1 – All Day Trip – Blinkers off;3 – Nizzi – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Stolen Candy-slight edge in a tough opener to figure\

2-All Day Trip-seems like a contender who can take this

3-Jericho-price play is one also to consider with these

RACE 2 – POST TIME – 1:32 PM

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PP (RACE 2)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 2-3-4) / $0.50 Pick 4 (Races 2-3-4-5)

Fair Grounds CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $15,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over Since October 24 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. One Mile And Seventy Yards.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 4 Mr. Nine Five Four (FL) [ ] 5/G L $5,000 C D Lugo 121 J Gomez 6/1
1A 9 Kid Pichongo (FL) [ ] 6/G L $5,000 S Doyle 121 J Gomez 6/1
2 1 Tabaddol (KY) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 A Beschizza 121 J Sharp 7/2
3 2 Pummy (LA) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 D Cannon 118 B Core 8/1
4 3 Out of the Trappe (KY) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 M Mena 121 V L Foley 5/1
5 5 Hubert Junior (KY) [ ] 3/G L $5,000 C J Hernandez 118 J O Duhon 6/1
6 6 Friend to Me (LA) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 J Theriot 118 R Hutchinson 12/1
7 7 Cork Arm (LA) [ ] 3/G L $5,000 M Pedroza 115 S B David, Jr. 5/1
8 8 Uncle Mo Money (KY) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 M Murrill 121 E Rodriguez 3/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Mr. Nine Five Four, 1A – Kid Pichongo

Owners: 1 – Jorge Gomez; 1A – Jorge Gomez; 2 – Brad Grady; 3 – Barney Core and Regina Core; 4 – Vickie L. Foley, et al; 5 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. (Toby Covel); 6 – Ronda Hutchinson; 7 – John Duvieilh and Keith & Earl Hernandez; 8 – Papatron Racing LLC

Breeders: 1 – Just For Fun Stable; 1A – Hardacre Farm LLC; 2 – Shadwell Farm, LLC; 3 – Allen Guillotte Jr.; 4 – Glencrest Farm LLC & William Harrigan; 5 – Dream Walkin Farm; 6 – Dr. Delmar R. Caldwell; 7 – Earl Hernandez, Keith Hernandez,John Duvieilh & Bill Langford; 8 – Fred Hertrich III & John D. Fielding

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Exclusive Quality – Navy Wave , by Outflanker ; 1A – Cowtown Cat – Merlot Moment , by Boston Harbor ; 2 -Jazil – Shawahid , by A.P. Indy ; 3 – Birdstone – Weepnomoremylady , by Summer Squall ; 4 – Trappe Shot – Call the Thunder , by Thunder Gulch ; 5 -Congrats – Sojourn Love , by Not For Love ; 6 – Royal Strand (IRE) – Friendlist , by My Friend Max ; 7 – Custom for Carlos – Miss Confusion , by Miswaki; 8 – Uncle Mo – Overrated , by Smart Strike ;

My Selections

1-Tabbadol-leaning here in a real puzzler

2-Out of the Trappe-think he can fire here

3-Uncle Mo Money-seems logically placed

RACE 3 – POST TIME – 2:03 PM

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PP (RACE 3)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 3-4-5) / Daily Double

Fair Grounds CLAIMING $15,000 – $10,000

Purse $16,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races Or Three Year Olds. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race at a mile or over on the turf since October 24 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $15,000, For Each $2,500 To $10,000 2 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $10,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile.). About One Mile. (Turf)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Collateral Kitten (KY) [ ] 4/G L $15,000 C J Hernandez 121 K Broberg 4/1
2 2 Kid Creole (LA) [ ] 4/G $15,000 A Beschizza 118 B A Brinkman 8/1
3 3 Jax Heritage (NY) [ ] 5/G L $15,000 J Graham 121 A McKeever 7/2
4 4 Menewa (AL) [ ] 5/G L $15,000 F C Torres 121 R Averett 20/1
5 5 Divine Holiday (KY) [ ] 3/C L $15,000 J Valdivia, Jr. 118 L J Roussel, III 12/1
6 6 Czarmo (KY) [ ] 4/G L $12,500 M Pedroza 119 K G Bourgeois 8/1
7 7 Candy Carlos (KY) [ ] 3/G L $15,000 M Murrill 118 E Rodriguez 9/2
8 8 Path of David (KY) [ ] 4/G L $15,000 M Mena 121 T M Amoss 5/2
Also Eligibles:
9 9 Hard to Be Good (KY) (MTO) [ ] 3/G L $15,000 M Mena 118 T M Amoss 3/1

Owners: 1 – Raymond T. White & Gary Clare; 2 – Anne K. Buxton; 3 – Jack Garey; 4 – Bobby G. Pruitt; 5 – Louie Roussel, III; 6 – Steve Seeber; 7 -Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano); 8 – Kahlden, Lawrence and Wiener, Brett; 9 – Paul Van Doren

Breeders: 1 – Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey; 2 – Curtis O. Clark & Bonnie Heath Farms,LLC; 3 – Camille Garey & Jack Garey; 4 – Bobby G. Pruitt; 5 – Timothy Thornton; 6 – Adrian Gonzalez & Moore Racing LLC; 7 – Don Alberto Corporation; 8 – Brereton C. Jones; 9 – Southern Equine Stables, LLC

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Kitten’s Joy – Mortgage the House , by Chester House ; 2 – Smooth Air – Shudaben Franca , by Cachuma ; 3 – More Than Ready – Heritage of Gold , by Gold Legend ; 4 – Royal Empire – Canora , by Runaway Groom ; 5 – Divine Park – Holiday Tap , by Harlan’s Holiday ; 6 – Uncle Mo – American Czarina , by Quiet American ; 7 – Candy Ride (ARG) – Gold Indy , by A.P. Indy ; 8 – Istan – Rimini Road , byDynaformer ; 9 – Hard Spun – Sweet Cat , by Kitten’s Joy ;

Sire of Candy Carlos standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-Jax Heritage-edge in a wide open scramble

2-Candy Carlos-also is one to watch in here

3-Collateral Kitten-another who is capable too

RACE 4 – POST TIME – 2:34 PM

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PP (RACE 4)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 4-5-6) / Daily Double

Fair Grounds CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $16,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Two Races Since May 24, 2017. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over Since October 24 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000 (Races Where Entered For $4,000 Or Less Not Considered In Eligibility And Allowances). One Mile And Seventy Yards.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Our Emerald Forest (IRE) [ ] 8/G L $5,000 G Saez 121 J Sharp 6/1
2 2 Hula Pie (LA) [ ] 8/G L $5,000 M Murrill 118 J M Foster 10/1
3 3 Seven Squared (KY) [ ] 3/G L $5,000 J Valdivia, Jr. 118 D Pish 3/1
4 4 Kayne’spotofgold (LA) [ ] 5/G L $5,000 A Green 118 A Balderas 12/1
5 5 My Flit N Flot (LA) [ ] 6/G L $5,000 C J Hernandez 118 K Broberg 5/1
6 6 Couragous Chris (KY) [ ] 4/C L $5,000 J Gilligan 121 A F Rini 9/2
7 7 Social Prize (LA) [ ] 6/G L $5,000 R Hisby 118 S Ingram 20/1
8 8 Glory Kingdom (KY) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 M Mena 121 R Faucheux 7/2
9 9 Tyler’s Wildcat (KY) [ ] 10/G L $5,000 C Sutherland 121 J Gomez 12/1

Owners: 1 – Joseph E. Besecker; 2 – Elmo Day & Joseph M. Foster; 3 – TM Thoroughbred Racing, LLC; 4 – Alfonso Balderas; 5 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 6 – Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. (Ronald Paolucci); 7 – Bryant H. Prentice, III; 8 – Ming Yan Ng; 9 – Jorge Gomez

Breeders: 1 – D. Day & B. Cantwell; 2 – Dr. Thomas Croley; 3 – Welrob Stables LLC; 4 – Joe Balderas; 5 – Gerald L. Averett; 6 – Upson Downs Farm; 7 – Bryant Prentice III; 8 – Brereton C. Jones; 9 – Herman Heinlein

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Zerpour (IRE) – Forest Delight (IRE) , by Shinko Forest (IRE) ; 2 – Snuck In – Windy Account , by Top Account; 3 – Northern Afleet – Sharons Song , by Badger Land ; 4 – Hyte Regency – Somesundaymorning , by Boone’s Mill ; 5 – My Friend Max – Miss Flit N Flot , by Leestown ; 6 – Flatter – Perpetual Light , by Sunny’s Halo ; 7 – Pure Prize – Social Matty , by Matty G ; 8 – Haynesfield – Saint Audrey , by Harlan’s Holiday ; 9 – Wild and Wicked – Hi Ho Telly , by Temperence Hill ;

Equipment Changes: 1 – Our Emerald Forest (IRE) – Blinkers On;4 – Kayne’spotofgold – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Our Emerald Forest-feel like this race suits him well

2-Glory Kingdom-also is one who can impact in here

3-Seven Squared-contention for top spot includes him too

RACE 5 – POST TIME – 3:05 PM

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PP (RACE 5)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 5-6-7) / $0.50 Black Gold 5 (Races 5-9)

Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $20,000

Purse $42,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources) (Includes $6,000 – LAVPF – Louisiana Video Poker Fund). For Accredited La Bred Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Or Starter Or Which Have Never Won Three Races Or Claiming Price $20,000. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races AtA Mile Or Over On The Turf Since September 24 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $20,000 (Races Where Entered For $15,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances) (Horses Entered For The Allowance Condition Will Be Preferred). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile.). About One Mile. (Turf)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Harbor Pilot (LA) [ ] 4/G L $0 J Valdivia, Jr. 120 S Gelner 6/1
2 2 Fist Full (LA) [ ] 7/G L $0 D Velazquez 120 G M Scherer 15/1
3 3 Knockit Off (LA) [ ] 5/G L $20,000 C J Hernandez 120 K Broberg 3/1
4 4 Paddy O’Lionel (LA) [ ] 3/G L $0 J Graham 117 J E Hodges 5/1
5 5 Who Datawaki (LA) [ ] 5/G L $20,000 S Bridgmohan 120 L Thomas 6/1
6 6 Tee Brown (LA) [ ] 5/G L $0 M Pedroza 120 K Harris 8/1
7 7 Tip Tap Tapizar (LA) [ ] 3/C L $0 M Murrill 117 S B Flint 8/1
8 8 Impressive Student (LA) [ ] 3/G L $0 J Theriot 117 J O Duhon 9/2
9 9 Saved At Sea (LA) [ ] 3/G L $0 M Mena 117 T M Amoss 8/1

Owners: 1 – Red Rose Racing (Jimmy Johnson); 2 – Gary M. Scherer; 3 – Robert Asaro Enterprises, Inc. (Robert Asaro); 4 – Phyllis J. Hodges; 5 – Elite Thoroughbred Racing, LLC (Michele Rodriguez); 6 – Gillian & Kirk L. Harris; 7 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille); 8 – John S. Turner, Jr.; 9 -Maggi Moss

Breeders: 1 – Curt Leake; 2 – Kara Gael Baggett & Val C. Murrell; 3 – I. Lee Lange & Gene Patin; 4 – Sugarland Thoroughbreds, L.L.C.; 5 – Michele Rodriguez; 6 – Barney Core & Regina Core; 7 – Summer Hill Farm LLC; 8 – Moonlake Equine Center; 9 – C Grace Stables LLC

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Trappe Shot – Harbor Princess , by Boston Harbor ; 2 – Afternoon Deelites – Messinger , by Distinctive Pro ; 3 – Count the Time – Knocking , by Go for Gin ; 4 – Paddy O’Prado – Dana’s Lucky Lady , by Lucky Lionel ; 5 – Tenpins – Catawaki , by Sir Cat ; 6 – Big Brown – Is Kylie Good , by Touch Gold ; 7 – Tapizar – Counterpoise , by Storm Cat ; 8 – Student Council – Lark’s Impression , by Above Normal ; 9 -Super Saver – Stormy Sea , by Storm Cat ;

My Selections

1-Who Datawaki-merits the edge in a close one

2-Paddy O’Lionel-think he can also take this 

3-Impressive Student-figures to contend for a board finish

RACE 6 – POST TIME – 3:35 PM

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PP (RACE 6)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 6-7-8) / $0.50 Pick 4 (Races 6-7-8-9)

Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE

Purse $43,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Or Starter Or Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over Since September24 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $25,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). One Mile.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Zenucci (LA) [ ] 3/G L C Sutherland 117 K M Mordenti 20/1
2 2 Lucky Andy (LA) [ ] 3/G L M Mena 117 W B Calhoun 6/1
3 3 Hideaway Hero (LA) [ ] 3/G L S Bridgmohan 117 L G Gabriel, Jr. 3/1
4 4 Beau Rouge (LA) [ ] 4/C C Bonilla 1155 P B Gary 30/1
5 5 Maddy’s Pro (LA) [ ] 3/G L A Green 117 P Mouton 6/1
6 6 Hero’s Divide (LA) [ ] 5/G L J Theriot 120 K Broberg 10/1
7 7 Mardi Gras Mask (LA) [ ] 3/G L J Valdivia, Jr. 117 R Faucheux 9/2
8 8 Morning Mischief (LA) [ ] 3/C L D Velazquez 117 G M Scherer 10/1
9 9 Krafty Boy (LA) [ ] 4/G L C J Hernandez 120 A M Stall, Jr. 7/2
10 10 My Buddy Chuck (LA) [ ] 5/G L F C Torres 120 J Ney 10/1

Owners: 1 – Kathleen M. Mordenti; 2 – Gary G. Guidry & Dwayne W. Brown; 3 – Diamond Racing, Inc. , Four Star Thunder Run, LLC and Janssen, Jay and Joan; 4 – Paul Brent Gary; 5 – Steve & Pat Roe; 6 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 7 – Picard Thoroughbred Racing Stable, LLC (Dawn & Jeffery Picard); 8 – Ulwelling, Al, Ulwelling, Bill and Johnson, Joe; 9 – Stacey Moak; 10 – Gina Ney

Breeders: 1 – Rowell Farms, LLC; 2 – George Gary Guidry MD & Walter DwayneBrown MD; 3 – Cloyce C. Clark Jr.; 4 – Dexsan Stables, LLC; 5 – Circle H Farms; 6 – Teche Equine Stables, LLC; 7 – Picard Thoroughbreds Racing Stable, LLC; 8 – David Meche & Perry Judice; 9 – Royal B. Kraft Sr.; 10 – Rockin’ H Farms

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Forefathers – Sweet Buddha , by Buddha ; 2 – Lookin At Lucky – Sweet Britches , by Strong Hope ; 3 -Redding Colliery – Bel Air Kid , by Lemon Drop Kid ; 4 – Sightseeing – Havouimet , by Lac Ouimet ; 5 – Run Production – Madalanie , by Medallist ; 6 -Great Divide – Show Me the Hero , by Sea Hero ; 7 – Songandaprayer – Dragum , by Menifee ; 8 – Into Mischief – Morning Ridge , by Quaker Ridge ; 9 -Tenpins – Atticus Lady , by Atticus ; 10 – My Pal Charlie – Rise N Go , by Unbridled’s Song ;

Sire of Lucky Andy standing at Ashford Stud

Equipment Changes: 7 – Mardi Gras Mask – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Mardi Gras Mask-edge in a real close one to figure

2-Hideaway Hero-would be no surprise in this one

3-Maddy’s Pro-another who is not without a chance

RACE 7 – POST TIME – 4:05 PM

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PP (RACE 7)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 7-8-9) / Daily Double

Fair Grounds MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT

Purse $41,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Fillies Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $25,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Sterling Miss (KY) [ ] 2/F L1 M Murrill 120 T M Amoss 6/1
2 2 Mo Mo (KY) [ ] 2/F L1 J Theriot 120 R Moquett 10/1
3 3 Fashion Show (KY) [ ] 2/F L1 S Bridgmohan 120 S M Asmussen 5/1
4 4 Garci (OH) [ ] 2/F L1 S Doyle 120 A T Ney 12/1
5 5 Alfresco (KY) [ ] 2/F J Bravo 120 M Stidham 9/2
6 6 Catching Diamonds (KY) [ ] 2/F L1 M Mena 120 A M Stall, Jr. 5/1
7 7 Drift Away (KY) [ ] 2/F L1 J Gilligan 120 W B Calhoun 8/1
8 8 Tiz Toffee (KY) [ ] 2/F L J Graham 120 B P Walsh 7/2
9 9 Drama Specialist (FL) [ ] 2/F L1 F C Torres 120 S Gelner 8/1
10 10 N. D. Free (KY) [ ] 2/F L C Sutherland 120 J Hirdes 30/1

Owners: 1 – Paul Van Doren; 2 – Triton Thoroughbreds LLC; 3 – Gary & Mary West; 4 – Oakwood Stables, Inc. (Roy Sturgeon); 5 – Godolphin, LLC; 6 -Spendthrift Farm, LLC (B. Wayne Hughes); 7 – Hidden Brook Farm, LLC (James D. Hall); 8 – Judy B. Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel; 9 – Norman Stables, LLC (Robbie Norman); 10 – Rodney L. Ford

Breeders: 1 – Paul Van Doren; 2 – William Humphries; 3 – Fred W. Hertrich lll; 4 – Langsem Farm, Inc.; 5 – Godolphin; 6 – Columbiana Farm LLC; 7 – Hidden Brook Farm; 8 – Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel; 9 – Robert & Audrey Tenney Revocable Trust; 10 – Jeanne Bruce

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Mutadda – Sterling Madame , by Unbridled Energy ; 2 – Uncle Mo – Bally Storm , by Summer Squall ; 3 -Street Cry (IRE) – Isla , by Unbridled’s Song ; 4 – Super Saver – Got Bling , by Langfuhr ; 5 – Tapit – Ashado , by Saint Ballado ; 6 – Into Mischief – Grand Breeze , by Grand Slam ; 7 – Congrats – Retroesque , by Red Ransom ; 8 – Sidney’s Candy – Tiz Fate , by Tiznow ; 9 – Big Drama – Right Special , byDrewman ; 10 – Drosselmeyer – Leading Role , by Demaloot Demashoot ;

Sire of Mo Mo standing at Ashford Stud

My Selections

1-Alfresco-edge in a promising heat

2-Catching Diamonds-trainer off to hot start

3-Tiz Toffee-figures to also impact the outcome

RACE 8 – POST TIME – 4:35 PM

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PP (RACE 8)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double

Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE

Purse $40,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter Or State Bred Allowance Or Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile OrOver On The Turf Since September 24 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $25,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be runon the main track at One Mile and One Sixteenth.). About One And One Sixteenth Miles. (Turf)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Rascofrade (IN) [ ] 4/F L M Pedroza 122 T Glyshaw 10/1
2 2 Shezadoll (TX) [ ] 4/F L J Valdivia, Jr. 120 D Pish 8/1
3 3 Holiday Music (KY) [ ] 3/F L M Mena 117 W B Calhoun 8/1
4 4 Lola’s the One (KY) [ ] 3/F L M Murrill 117 N L Pessin 8/1
5 5 Conquest Bad Uncle (KY) [ ] 4/F L J Theriot 120 B H Cox 4/1
6 6 Dagny (TX) [ ] 4/F L D Cannon 120 D E Keen 10/1
7 7 Altered Mind (KY) [ ] 3/F L J Graham 117 A McKeever 12/1
8 8 Polar Vortex (IN) [ ] 3/F L J Gilligan 117 T Glyshaw 10/1
9 9 Jus Kevin (LA) [ ] 4/F L S Bridgmohan 117 S M Asmussen 8/1
10 10 Bee Boppin Baby (NY) [ ] 3/F L G Saez 117 J M Foster 15/1
11 11 Hallie Belle (KY) [ ] 3/F L J Bravo 119 M Stidham 3/1
Also Eligibles:
12 12 C Islandsurprise (KY) (MTO) [ ] 5/M L M Mena 120 M R Scherer 7/2

Owners: 1 – Coulter, Bobby, Moore, Thomas C., Yaeger, Ronald L. and Faulkner, Randy; 2 – Jerry Durant & Bill Jordan; 3 – Wayne R. Sanders & Larry Hirsch; 4 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach); 5 – Miller Racing, LLC (Myron Miller); 6 – Lonnie O. Bates, Michael Danapas, and Karin Danapas; 7 – Patrick McShane; 8 – Brian Reed, Aaron Reed & Keith Wexler; 9 – Ellen Addison; 10 – Richard L. Robertson; 11 – Godolphin Racing, LLC (Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum); 12 – Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel & Merrill R. Scherer

Breeders: 1 – Randy Faulkner & Zach Phillips; 2 – Springhill Farm; 3 – John D. Gunther; 4 – Lothenbach Stables Inc.; 5 – Glencrest Farm; 6 – Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Danapas; 7 – Flaxman Holdings Limited; 8 – Brian Reed, Aaron Reed & Keith Wexler; 9 – Pine Knoll, LLC; 10 – Newtown Anner Stud; 11 – Darley; 12 – Jack Mandato

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Spanish Steps – C C’s Girl , by Conscience Clear ; 2 – Early Flyer – Shezgoodasitgets , by Wimbledon ; 3 -Harlan’s Holiday – Stage Magic , by Ghostzapper ; 4 – Mizzen Mast – No Retreat , by War Chant ; 5 – Uncle Mo – Worstcasescenario , by Forbidden Apple ; 6 – Scrimshaw – Shezamarkedword , by Marked Tree ; 7 – Flower Alley – Journeyofalifetime , by Arch ; 8 – Johar – Lying Czars , by Kitten’s Joy ; 9 – Mizzen Mast – Alicantina (ARG) , by Mutakddim ; 10 – Big Brown – Shocking Behavior , by El Prado (IRE) ; 11 – Medaglia d’Oro – Charity Belle , byEmpire Maker ; 12 – Badge of Silver – Larue , by Menifee ;

Sire of Conquest Bad Uncle standing at Ashford Stud

My Selections

1-Conquest Bad Uncle-tipping this one in a good looking heat

2-Hallie Belle-well bred sort has a big chance despite draw

3-Polar Vortex-long shot could surprise on his best effort here

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 5:05 PM

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PP (RACE 9)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Super Hi-5

Fair Grounds MAIDEN CLAIMING $10,000

Purse $14,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $10,000. Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Half a Jag (LA) [ ] 3/F L $10,000 F C Torres 122 J O Duhon 12/1
2 2 Carlena (LA) [ ] 3/F L $10,000 J Riquelme 122 F Pennino 30/1
3 3 Commanding Action (LA) [ ] 3/F L $10,000 J Gilligan 122 W E Hawley 10/1
4 4 Pinky Promise (LA) [ ] 5/M L $10,000 C D Lugo 124 L Hendrickson 5/1
5 5 Rahy’s Breeze (LA) [ ] 3/F L $10,000 C A Emigh 122 D A Lowry, Jr. 30/1
6 6 Amore’s Prayer (LA) [ ] 3/F L $10,000 J Valdivia, Jr. 122 R Sibille 8/1
7 7 French Roast (LA) [ ] 3/F L $10,000 J Graham 122 D J Viator 12/1
8 8 Lady Fitzgerald (LA) [ ] 4/F L1 $10,000 A Green 124 A Balderas 8/1
9 9 Light Her Up (LA) [ ] 3/F L $10,000 M Mena 122 E J Johnston 5/2
10 10 E. T. Lane (LA) [ ] 3/F L $10,000 M Pedroza 122 S B David, Jr. 4/1
11 11 Toga Dance (LA) [ ] 6/M L $10,000 S Doyle 124 C J Deville 10/1
12 12 Jopssal Dream (LA) [ ] 4/F L $10,000 C Sutherland 124 A Kerry 30/1
Also Eligibles:
13 13 Bayou Lady (LA) [ ] 3/F $10,000 O Chavez 122 D R Caldwell 6/1
14 14 Dance Till Two (LA) [ ] 3/F L $10,000 J Valdivia, Jr. 122 R Faucheux 2/1
15 15 Enfestar (LA) [ ] 3/F L $10,000 R Hisby 122 K M Mordenti 30/1
16 16 Candy Assay (LA) [ ] 4/F L $10,000 C J Hernandez 124 K Broberg 9/2

Owners: 1 – Joe Duhon; 2 – Joanna Leake & Vickie Macgowan; 3 – Wesley E. Hawley; 4 – Julie Rini; 5 – David A. Lowry, Sr.; 6 – Emile Barras Farms, LLC (Emile J. Barras) & Eddie Delahoussaye; 7 – Dwight J. Viator; 8 – Ray Whitley; 9 – Keith Plaisance; 10 – John Duvieilh and Keith & Earl Hernandez; 11 – Carl J. DeVille; 12 – Triple E Trucking, LLC (James Edwards, Audrey Edwards & Jeremy Edwards); 13 – Double Dam Farm, LLC (Delmar R. Caldwell); 14 – Kenneth & Linzee Lagrange; 15 – Mario Tovar; 16 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson)

Breeders: 1 – Perry James Segura; 2 – Vicki E. Macgowan; 3 – Wesley Hawley & Robert Orth; 4 – Crowning Point Farm; 5 – Shane Hughes; 6 – Emile Barras Farms Stable, LLC; 7 – Dwight Viator; 8 – Jack Hebert; 9 – Keith Plaisance; 10 – Earl Hernandez, Keith Hernandez &John Duvieilh; 11 – George Ackel III & Adam Ackel; 12 – Triple E Trucking LLC; 13 – Delmar Caldwell; 14 – Leonard Warf & Patricia Clark; 15 – Brittlyn, Inc.; 16 – B & B Bloodstock Inc., Marty Hughes &Dell Ridge Farm, LLC

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Half Ours – Jaguariuna , by Cape Town ; 2 – Custom for Carlos – Tia’s Sophia , by Sefapiano ; 3 – Tiz the One- Commanding Love , by Master Command ; 4 – Pink Viper – Ellie Gee , by Doc’s Leader ; 5 – Rahy’s Secret – Peekaboo Breeze , by Thunder Breeze ; 6 – Songandaprayer – Waltzing Amore , by Petionville ; 7 – South of Broad – Summer Style , by Bag ; 8 – Proudinsky (GER) – Constancy , by Sky Classic ; 9 – Tizway – Lightlightlight , by Whywhywhy ; 10 – Custom for Carlos – Filaree , by Saros (GB) ; 11 – Matzoh Toga – Dancinasfastasican , by Royal Academy ; 12 – Easyfromthegitgo – Jes’s Gal , by Toolighttoquit ; 13 – Porto Foricos – Lucky Bayou , by Bayou Hebert ; 14 – Albertus Maximus – Ti Voglio, by Blue Ensign ; 15 – Star Guitar – Repo Zest , by My Friend Max ; 16 – Lemon Drop Kid – Sophie’s Cat , by Tale of the Cat ;

Sire of Candy Assay standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-Light Her Up-seems likely to break through here

2-Pinky Promise-figures to be somewhere in the mix

3-Toga Dance-big price could fire in this subpar heat

That will do it for my look at the Friday card. I will be back for our 1st full weekend of racing with my look at the Saturday slate of races. Figure that we will have a big crowd on track due to the Bayou Classic being played on Saturday and I will be back to preview the card so until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Thursday’s Results

Wins-3/10        Season-6/10

ITM’s-6/10       Season-11/20

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George Pepis

George Pepis

Horse Racing Analyst

George Pepis provides racing analysis during each Fair Grounds racing season. He also shares commentary and selections for major stakes events and prep races around the country. In the past, George has hosted sports talk programming on WGSO 990am in New Orleans. He has served as both play-by-play and color analyst on Louisiana high school football radio and internet broadcasts.

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