Magic Man’s Friday Preview From the Fair Grounds

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An early morning rush of rain led the Fair Grounds into its first inclement track day of the meet as it was labeled sloppy for the early part of the card. Hence the tough day for me as only two winners was on the docket and five board finishes as well. Looking to rebound off of my first rough day of the season, here now is my look at how I see the Friday card playing out.

Fair Grounds

December 1, 2017

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 1:00 PM

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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 SPECIAL WEIGHT

Purse $41,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $20,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Hes Got Game (LA)[ ]3/CL1C Sutherland122C A Richards3/1
22I Don’t Fly Coach (LA)[ ]4/GLC D Lugo124J Gomez5/1
33Tall Story (LA)[ ]3/GLM Pedroza122D J Viator8/1
44Tap City Danzer (LA)[ ]3/GL1A Green122S B David, Jr.3/1
55Neon Sky (LA)[ ]4/GLS Doyle124J Ney5/2
66Why Joey Why (LA)[ ]3/GLJ Riquelme122C Ladner5/1

Owners: 1 – Stumpf Stable, LLC (Stephen & Donna Stumpf); 2 – Jorge Gomez; 3 – World War IV Racing (Warren McFatter & John Christmann); 4 – Tap City Stable (Joseph A. Martin and Daniel Alpha); 5 – Elaine Raby; 6 – Russell D. Peterman

Breeders: 1 – Stumpf Stables, LLC; 2 – Autumn Hill Farm Racing Stables Inc.; 3 – World War IV Racing; 4 – Pierre V. Landry III; 5 – Half Moon Stables, LLC; 6 – Billy W. Cuevas

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Yellow Meadow – Ancing Image , by Citidancer ; 2 – Include – Grand Flight , by Grand Slam ; 3 – Redding Colliery – Tory’s Triumph , by Grand Appointment ; 4 – Twirling Candy – Back Street Fever , by Street Cry (IRE) ; 5 – Custom for Carlos – R Indy Anna , byOlmodavor ; 6 – Joe’s Son Joey – Why Why Wired , by Whywhywhy ;

Sire of Tap City Danzer standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-Neon Sky-edge in a compact opener

2-He’s Got Game-figures to also be there

3-Why Joey Why-price play adds value to gimmicks

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 STARTER OPTIONAL CLAIMING $10,000 – $5,000

Purse $18,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Started For A Claiming Price Of $5,000 Or Less In 2016-2017 Or Claiming Price $10,000. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since October 1 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $10,000. (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at 5 and 1/2 Furlongs.) . About Five And One Half Furlongs. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
13Fred’s Lucky Boy (TX)[ ]4/GLC J Hernandez122K Broberg9/2
1A8James and Company (OK)[ ]5/GLC J Hernandez122K Broberg9/2
21The Imposter (ON)[ ]6/GLC Sutherland120C A Richards6/1
32Pea Shooter Pro (KY)[ ]5/HLA Beschizza122J Sharp10/1
44Five Small (KY)[ ]7/GLS Doyle120J Gomez30/1
55All Dat Brees (LA)[ ]7/GLS Bridgmohan117T W Vance4/1
66Restless Rambler (KY)[ ]4/GLC J Lanerie122B S Flint9/5
77Wine List (KY)[ ]7/GLJ Valdivia, Jr.120R Faucheux7/2

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Fred’s Lucky Boy, 1A – James and Company

Owners: 1 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 1A – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 2 – Corale A. Richards, Steve Stumpf & John Kaiser; 3 – Joseph E. Besecker; 4 – Jorge Gomez; 5 – Terry McBride; 6 – L. T. B., Inc. (Terri & Bernard S. Flint) & Miles Childers; 7 – Brittlyn Stable, Inc. (Evelyn Benoit)

Breeders: 1 – E. Fred Currie; 1A – James E. Helzer; 2 – Andrew Stronach; 3 – Joe Novogratz; 4 – Haras Gran Derby; 5 – Divine Equine, LLC; 6 – Rosemont Farm LLC; 7 – Fares Farm LLC

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Wimbledon – Dancin’ Daphne , by Sword Dance (IRE) ; 1A – C’Mon Tiger – Bruanna , by Housebuster ; 2 -Wilko – Our Girl Harmony , by Concorde’s Tune ; 3 – Candy Ride (ARG) – Pro Pink , by Touch Gold ; 4 – Keyed Entry – Girl With a Curl , by Yonaguska ; 5 – Ide – Isla Contadora , by War Chant ; 6 – Ghostzapper – Restless Song , by Songandaprayer ; 7 – Giant’s Causeway – Comeon Dixie , by Mr. Greeley;

Sire of Pea Shooter Pro standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-All Dat Brees-slight lean here in a mad scramble

2-Wine List-also think this is a major player here

3-Restless Rambler-the early chalk also must be respected

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 MAIDEN CLAIMING $30,000 – $25,000

Purse $20,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. Claiming Price $30,000, For Each $2,500 To $25,000 2 Lbs. Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
12A P Indy Is Gold (KY)[ ]2/GL1$25,000C Sutherland116C J Deville8/1
1A5Jersey Town Cat (KY)[ ]2/CL$25,000S Doyle116C J Deville8/1
21Touchofchilipepper (IN)[ ]2/GL$30,000M Murrill120J Haran5/1
33Create Again (KY)[ ]2/CL$30,000J Bravo120J L Jones5/2
44Mun Up (KY)[ ]2/CL1$30,000B J Hernandez, Jr.120J Sharp9/2
56Drena’s Bullet (KY)[ ]2/CL1$30,000J Gilligan120T M Amoss3/1
67Rigged (KY)[ ]2/CL$30,000J Theriot120S M Asmussen7/2

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – A P Indy Is Gold, 1A – Jersey Town Cat

Owners: 1 – Bobby Dupree; 1A – Bobby Dupree; 2 – Clabar Mor Stables LLC (Mike Ryan) and Haran Thoroughbreds LLC (John Haran); 3 – Brereton C. Jones; 4 – Wayne R. Sanders & Larry Hirsch; 5 – Paul Van Doren; 6 – Curtis C. Green

Breeders: 1 – Calumet Farm; 1A – Harry D. Williamson; 2 – Janice Toulon; 3 – Brereton C. Jones; 4 – Movar Corp.; 5 – Paul Van Doren; 6 – Curtis C. Green

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Eye of the Leopard – Raw Gold , by Rahy ; 1A – Jersey Town – Miss Bette M , by Tale of the Cat ; 2 – Touch Gold – Hot Chili Pepper , by Mecke ; 3 – Creative Cause – Psychadelacized , by Distorted Humor ; 4 – Munnings – Dede’s Mouse , by Lion Heart ; 5 -Bullet Train (GB) – Achnasheals , by Broken Vow ; 6 – Warrior’s Reward – Text Queen , by Strong Hope ;

Sire of Mun Up standing at Ashford Stud

My Selections

1-Create Again-narrow choice in this one

2-Rigged-figures to be prominent too

3-Touchofchillipepper-also in with a shot

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 $30,000 – $25,000

Purse $20,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race at a mile or over on the turf since November 1 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $30,000, For Each $2,500 To $25,000 2 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $20,000 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) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Humor (KY)[ ]5/GL$30,000C J Lanerie121C A Hartman9/2
22Conquest Mystique (KY)[ ]4/GL$30,000B J Hernandez, Jr.121C Murphy6/1
33Santa Americana (KY)[ ]3/CL$30,000S Bridgmohan118S M Asmussen5/1
44Alittlevodka (IN)[ ]4/GL$30,000M Murrill121N L Pessin6/1
55No Boundaries (IL)[ ]3/GL$30,000J Valdivia, Jr.118L J Roussel, III8/1
66Higher Factor (KY)[ ]3/GL$30,000M Mena118N J Howard10/1
77Takeoff (KY)[ ]3/CL$30,000R Albarado118M E Casse8/5
88Hud (KY)[ ]3/GL$30,000C Sutherland118N Leggio12/1

Owners: 1 – Joey Keith Davis; 2 – Riverside Bloodstock, LLC (Conor Murphy); 3 – Steven M. Asmussen; 4 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach); 5 – Louie Roussel, III; 6 – Joseph Engelhart; 7 – John C. Oxley; 8 – Glen C. Warren

Breeders: 1 – Courtlandt Farm; 2 – Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey; 3 – Calumet Farm; 4 – Hunt and Smith Ventures; 5 – Team Block; 6 – Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC; 7 – JMJ Racing Stables, LLC; 8 – Dr. Glen Warren

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Distorted Humor – Film Maker , by Dynaformer ; 2 – Kitten’s Joy – Granny Broughton , by Sky Mesa ; 3 -Americain – Santa Gertrudis (IRE) , by Machiavellian ; 4 – Midshipman – Stand by the Phone , by Phone Trick ; 5 – Fort Prado – Roaming Free , by Out of Place ; 6 – The Factor – Zenith , by Roy ; 7 – Arch – Frisk Her , by Officer ; 8 – Cape Blanco (IRE) – Sarah Lane’s Oates , by Sunshine Forever ;

Sire of Higher Factor standing at Lane’s End

Equipment Changes: 2 – Conquest Mystique – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Takeoff-figures too good for these

2-Higher Factor-gonna take a stab for exotics with him

3-Santa Americana-connections also could impact

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 CLAIMING $30,000 – $25,000

Purse $22,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Two Year Olds Which Have Never Won Two Races. Weight, 122 Lbs. Non-winners of a race since November 1 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $30,000, For Each $2,500 To $25,000 2 Lbs. Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Holiday Ice (PA)[ ]2/CL$30,000C Sutherland119G E Brooks9/2
22Garrison K (IN)[ ]2/GL$25,000M Murrill115J M Cowan9/2
33West of Sabinal (TX)[ ]2/GL$30,000R Richard119D Pish4/1
44Stonewall Boy (KY)[ ]2/CL$30,000C J Lanerie119B H Cox3/1
55Highland Park Hero (KY)[ ]2/CL$25,000M Mena115M Stidham7/2
66Taruca (KY)[ ]2/CL$30,000J Valdivia, Jr.119W M Catalano9/2

Owners: 1 – Levengood, Alexander R. and Clark, Ronald; 2 – JMC Racing (Jon M. Cowan); 3 – Danny Pish; 4 – GenStar Thoroughbreds (John Wentworth); 5 – Galatyn Stables (Al G. Hill, Jr.); 6 – Susan Moulton

Breeders: 1 – Horseshoe Valley Equine Center LLC; 2 – CJ Equine; 3 – Danny Pish; 4 – Jose Luis Espinoza; 5 – Deborah Tatham; 6 – Brereton C. Jones

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Ice Box – Holiday Chills , by Harlan’s Holiday ; 2 – Strong Hope – Frontier Days , by Wagon Limit ; 3 – El Amante – Mesa Beauty , by Royal Academy ; 4 – Cowboy Cal – Ticket to Broadway , by Mineshaft ; 5 – Forestry – Keepswooinshoes , by Optic Nerve ; 6 – Creative Cause – Blushing Touch , by Street Boss ;

My Selections

1-Highland Park Hero-leaning here in a close one

2-Stonewall Boy-would be no surprise with these

3-Holiday Ice-another who could fire a big one too

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 MAIDEN CLAIMING $25,000 – $20,000

Purse $16,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $25,000, For Each $2,500 To $20,000 1 lb. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $20,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). (Ifdeemed 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) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Union Way (KY)[ ]3/FL$25,000R Albarado121M E Casse7/2
22Don’t Tell Brandi (KY)[ ]3/FL$25,000S Doyle121C Davis5/1
33Queen’s All Mine (KY)[ ]4/FL$25,000C J Hernandez124A Ramsay-Banks20/1
44Shy (KY)[ ]3/FL$25,000C J Lanerie121C A Hartman5/1
55D’ Platinum (FL)[ ]4/FL$25,000C Sutherland124A F Rini9/2
66Iquique (FR)[ ]3/FL$25,000J Bravo121M Stidham4/1
77Tootsie Pie (KY)[ ]3/FL$20,000D Cannon119J E Baker20/1
88Shirocca (IRE)[ ]3/FL$25,000F Geroux121R Brisset4/1
99Archarityrobbyn (AR)[ ]4/FL$25,000C Bonilla1195C J Deville30/1

Owners: 1 – JSM Equine, LLC (Joe Minor); 2 – Jeffrey Holcomb; 3 – Farm d’Allie Racing Stable (Allison A. Banks); 4 – Joey Keith Davis; 5 – Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. (Ronald Paolucci); 6 – Jeffery Yingling; 7 – Never Better Stables (Denise Walsh) & John Padden; 8 – Areion Thoroughbreds (Corinna Wildermuth and Lauren Roche); 9 – Pre K Farm LLC (Maria and Carl J. Deville)

Breeders: 1 – Candy Meadows LLC; 2 – University of Kentucky; 3 – Dixiana Farms, LLC; 4 – Brookdale, Porter & Helen McRoberts; 5 – Mclaughlin Family Limited Partnership; 6 – S.A.R.L. Haras d’Etreham; 7 – Never Better Stables; 8 – Swish Syndicate; 9 – Jim Hutzel

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Union Rags – Island Hop , by Dynaformer ; 2 – Daaher – Bankstriss , by Fusaichi Pegasus ; 3 – Discreetly Mine – Queen of Green , by Distorted Humor ; 4 – Kitten’s Joy – Time Stood Still , by Quiet American ; 5 – D’wildcat – Plenty of Silver , by Distorted Humor; 6 – Cacique (IRE) – Tocopilla (FR) , by Medaaly (GB) ; 7 – Artie Schiller – Clever Cookie , by Smart Strike ; 8 – So You Think (NZ) – Swish (GER) , byMonsun (GER) ; 9 – Half Ours – Bridget’s Tribute , by Gold Tribute ;

Sire of Union Way standing at Lanes End

Equipment Changes: 3 – Queen’s All Mine – Blinkers off;5 – D’ Platinum – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Shy-think this one ekes out a win here

2-Shirocca-figures to be in the hunt too

3-Union Way-contention for win includes him 

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 CLAIMING $12,500 – $10,000

Purse $18,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Two Races Since June 1, 2017. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race since November 1 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500, if for $10,000, allowed 2 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $7,500 Or Less Not Considered In Eligibility And Allowances). Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Minister of War (LA)[ ]6/ML$10,000M Murrill119E Schwandt8/1
22My Queen Olivia (LA)[ ]4/FL$12,500J Graham121P Mouton6/1
33Another Pinot (LA)[ ]6/ML$12,500S Bridgmohan121K Broberg5/2
44Fee Fi Fo Fo (LA)[ ]3/FL$12,500F Geroux118A Landry7/2
55Crimson Feline (LA)[ ]4/FL$12,500C Sutherland121C A Richards9/2
66Dreamofhonor (LA)[ ]4/FL$12,500C J Hernandez121E J Johnston6/1
77Flashy Lynn (LA)[ ]4/FL$12,500S Doyle121A T Ney6/1

Owners: 1 – Darin Hahn; 2 – Steve & Pat Roe; 3 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 4 – Rodney J. Verret; 5 – Corale A. Richards; 6 – Jack Rides, LLC (Mike Clulee); 7 – Timothy L. D’angelo

Breeders: 1 – Phyllis Presswood; 2 – Warren J. Harang III; 3 – Dr. Glen Warren DVM & Andy Leggio; 4 – J. Adcock; 5 – Corale A. Richards & Rose Griffith; 6 – Channon Farm, LLC; 7 – Lee Young Farm

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – War Eagle – Going Away , by The Prime Minister ; 2 – Half Ours – Bond Queen , by Stormy Atlantic ; 3 – B. J.’s Mark – Pinot Pals , by Pulling Punches ; 4 – Midshipman – Rahfees Fairy , by Perfect Soul (IRE) ; 5 – Lion Tamer – Red Nile , by Placid Fund ; 6 -Magna Graduate – I Dream of Erica , by Affirmed ; 7 – Flashy Wise Cat – Lynn Cara Lassie , by Mutakddim ;

My Selections

1-Another Pinot-figures solidly best here

2-Crimson Feline-also is one to consider

3-Flashy Lynn-this one is not without a chance

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 OPTIONAL CLAIMING $12,500

Purse $40,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources) (Includes $6,000 – LAVPF – Louisiana Video Poker Fund). For Accredited La Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Or Starter Or Which Have Never Won Two Races Or Claiming Price $12,500. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since October 1 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500 (Races Where Entered For $7,500 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) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Big Game Baby (LA)[ ]3/FL$12,500M Murrill117J M Foster9/2
22Lunarstrike (LA)[ ]6/ML$12,500A Green120M G Nicks5/1
33Anytime Baby (LA)[ ]5/ML$12,500R Hisby120R Hutchinson30/1
44Lookout Mountain (LA)[ ]5/ML$12,500S Doyle120A T Ney15/1
55Platinum Kitty (LA)[ ]4/FL$0J Graham120J E Hodges12/1
66Reckless Girl (LA)[ ]3/F$0M Mena117J Grimaldo20/1
77Air Guitar Star (LA)[ ]3/FL$0M Pedroza117K L Hargrave8/1
88Spartanburg (LA)[ ]5/ML$0C J Hernandez120J Delhomme7/2
99Love This Dance (LA)[ ]4/FL$0R Albarado120A M Stall, Jr.8/1
1010Flowersforlady (LA)[ ]5/ML$12,500J Valdivia, Jr.120S Ingram3/1

Owners: 1 – Eat My Dust, LLC (James Clanin); 2 – Ellen & Morris G. Nicks; 3 – Kim McGrath; 4 – Oakwood Stables, Inc. (Roy Sturgeon); 5 – Phyllis J. Hodges; 6 – Israel Flores Horses, LLC (Israel Flores); 7 – Yovani Munoz; 8 – Set-Hut, LLC (Jake C. Delhomme); 9 – Brittlyn Stable, Inc. (Evelyn Benoit); 10 – Steve Ingram

Breeders: 1 – Ronald P. Webb; 2 – Heiligbrodt Racing Stable; 3 – Kim McGrath; 4 – Tigertail Ranch; 5 – Phyllis Hodges; 6 – Israel Flores Horse LLC; 7 – Larry Romero; 8 – Jake Delhomme & Set-Hut, LLC; 9 – Brittlyn Stables, Inc.; 10 – Bryant H. Prentice III & Steve Ingram

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Gold Tribute – Hot Talent , by Alphabet Soup ; 2 – Lunarpal – We Are Strike Ng , by Twilight Agenda ; 3 -Reformer Rally – Agave , by French Deputy ; 4 – Any Given Saturday – Night Diamond , by Valid Expectations ; 5 – Forefathers – Maria’s Kitty , by Maria’s Mon ; 6 – Half Ours – Broken Link , by Time Bandit ; 7 – Star Guitar – Labadeel , by Forest Wildcat ; 8 – Sharp Humor – Ellensburg , by Personal Flag ; 9 -Uncle Mo – Love That Dance , by Not For Love ; 10 – Flower Alley – True Blonde Beauty , by Proudest Romeo ;

Sire of Love This Dance standing at Ashford Stud

My Selections

1-Big Game Baby-edge in a wide open crapshoot

2-Spartanberg-merits a long look with this group

3-Flowersforlady-well bred sort also has a chance

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 5:05 PM

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PPS & SELECTIONS

PP (RACE 9)

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

Fair Grounds CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $16,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Two Races Since June 1, 2017. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over Since November 1 Allowed 2 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000 (Races Where Entered For $4,000 Or Less Not Considered In Eligibility And Allowances). One Mile.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Ide B a Classic (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000J Graham122J E Hodges7/2
22Grace’s Bandit (LA)[ ]7/GL$5,000O Martinez122P E Gregoire5/1
33Crider Cash (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000J Riquelme122G J Husak8/1
44Beauty’s Pioneer (LA)[ ]9/GL$5,000R Hisby122S Ingram3/1
55War Threat (LA)[ ]6/GL$5,000S Doyle122A T Ney6/1
66Hero’s Divide (LA)[ ]5/GL$5,000C J Hernandez122K Broberg9/2
77Pioneer Tiger (LA)[ ]8/GL$5,000C D Lugo122J Gomez12/1
88Kayne’spotofgold (LA)[ ]5/GL$5,000A Green122A Balderas10/1

Owners: 1 – Phyllis J. Hodges; 2 – Belinda S. Duron; 3 – Gary Bienvenu; 4 – Steve Ingram; 5 – Andrew T. Ney; 6 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 7 – Jorge Gomez; 8 – Alfonso Balderas

Breeders: 1 – Phyllis J. Hodges; 2 – Gerald L. Averett; 3 – Linda P. Sebastien; 4 – Bryant H. Prentice III & Steve Ingram; 5 – Phyllis Presswood; 6 – Teche Equine Stables, LLC; 7 – Bryant H. Prentice III; 8 – Joe Balderas

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Ide – Classic Invader , by Malagra ; 2 – Time Bandit – By Grace , by Storm Boot ; 3 – Crider – All My Cash , byHonour and Glory ; 4 – Pioneering – True Blonde Beauty , by Proudest Romeo ; 5 – War Eagle – Ego’s Heart , by Kentucky Jazz ; 6 – Great Divide – Show Me the Hero , by Sea Hero ; 7 – Pioneering – Tiger Socks , by Hold That Tiger ; 8 – Hyte Regency – Somesundaymorning , by Boone’s Mill ;

Equipment Changes: 8 – Kayne’spotofgold – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-War Threat-taking a stab here in a tough finale

2-Beauty’s Pioneer-logically spotted and can impact

3-Hero’s Divide-another to consider in this one

That does it for the Friday preview but I will be back to give you my look at the Saturday card. Until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Thursday’s Results

Wins-2/9        Season-17/57

ITM’s-5/9       Season-31/57

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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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