Magic Man’s Saturday Preview From the Fair Grounds

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So far for the first three days of racing in New Orleans, the Magic Man has been consistent at least when the number three is involved. I’ve averaged a trio of wins per day which equals nine for the meet thus far. I am not one to hate on consistency so with that said it is on to Saturday’s card which features 10 races. No stakes race are on the ledger but a good card awaits us nonetheless.

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 CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $14,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since October 25 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Reese’s Glory (LA)[ ]5/ML$5,000C D Lugo121J Gomez10/1
22Thats Roger Song (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000E M Murray1165K Thompson10/1
33Skipping Light (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000A Green119J E Hodges5/2
44Roman Bird (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000R Hisby121S Ingram6/1
55Shy Ruston (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000J Graham119P Devereux, Jr.3/1
66Belleofthebayou (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000J Riquelme119K M Mordenti6/1
77Good Call (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000C J Hernandez121L Thomas7/2

Owners: 1 – Jorge Gomez; 2 – Kevin J. Thompson and Charles Hayden; 3 – Phyllis J. Hodges; 4 – Bryant H. Prentice, III; 5 – Brava Stables, LLC (John Tavormina & Neil Leibman); 6 – Mario Tovar; 7 – Elite Thoroughbred Racing, LLC (Michele Rodriguez)

Breeders: 1 – Joseph N. Anderson; 2 – Keli E Hayden; 3 – Farrell T. Fresh & Lowell K. Roger; 4 – Bryant Prentice III; 5 – Neal McFadden; 6 – Len Z. Williams & John D. Barger; 7 – Michele Rodriguez

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – In a Walk – True Oklahoma Baby , by Marshua’s Dancer ; 2 – Roger That – Day Flower Song , by Storm Day ; 3 – Custom for Carlos – Light On Her Toes , by Skip Away ; 4 – Birdstone – Roman Socks , by Roman Ruler ; 5 – Calibrachoa – Shy Baby , by Out of Place ; 6 – Star Guitar – Stella Come Back , by All Gone ; 7 – Good and Tough – Key Approval , by With Approval ;

My Selections

1-Good Call-slight lean to this one in a compact opener

2-Shy Ruston-figures to be a major player on her best

3-Skipping Light-another viable contender in this one

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 ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $40,000

Purse $42,000. (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 Two Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter Or State Bred Allowance Or Which Have Never Won Three Races Or Claiming Price $40,000. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of two races at a mile or over on the turf since September 25 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $40,000 (Races Where Entered For $35,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile and One Sixteenth.). About One And One Sixteenth Miles. (Turf)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Two Wonders (FL)[ ]10/ML$40,000F C Torres120G E Brooks5/1
1A2Sky Flower (KY)[ ]3/FL$40,000F C Torres117G E Brooks5/1
23Polar Vortex (IN)[ ]3/FL$0M Pedroza117T Glyshaw15/1
34Savannah Belle (KY)[ ]3/FL$0D Cannon117E Kenneally9/2
45Vagabond Princess (KY)[ ]4/FL$0J Gilligan120J L Sanchez7/2
56On My Toes (KY)[ ]3/FL$0C J Hernandez117B H Cox7/2
67Frozen Hannah (KY)[ ]4/FL$40,000J Theriot120S M Asmussen6/1
78Clever Girl (FL)[ ]3/FL$0S Bridgmohan117B H Cox3/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Two Wonders, 1A – Sky Flower

Owners: 1 – Ronald Clark; 1A – Ronald Clark; 2 – Brian Reed, Aaron Reed & Keith Wexler; 3 – Mike Schmeling, Heather Sparks and Mike Bradley; 4 -Michael R. Meeks; 5 – Steve Landers Racing, LLC (Steve Landers); 6 – Clark O. Brewster; 7 – Tracy Farmer

Breeders: 1 – Lorna Possler & John Wilson; 1A – Candy Meadows LLC; 2 – Brian Reed, Aaron Reed & Keith Wexler; 3 – Sparks View Farm & Fox Straus KY; 4 – Phillip Match MD; 5 – Patinack Farm; 6 – David A. Ross; 7 – Woodford Thoroughbreds

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Three Wonders – Royal Advantage , by Regal Classic ; 1A – Flower Alley – Sapphire Sky , by Sky Mesa ; 2 -Johar – Lying Czars , by Kitten’s Joy ; 3 – Discreetly Mine – Charleston Girl , by Grand Slam ; 4 – Pure Prize – Cave In , by Mineshaft ; 5 – More Than Ready – Campy , by Theatrical (IRE) ; 6 – E Dubai – Hanna’s Harmony , by Stormin Fever ; 7 – Biondetti – Classic Approval , by With Approval ;

My Selections

1-Clever Girl-edge in a solid contest

2-On My Toes-trainer has a strong hand here

3-Vagabond Princess-another who could factor

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 $5,000

Purse $15,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since October 25 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Vicks First Pick (LA)[ ]5/GL$5,000C J Hernandez121J C Pastor15/1
22Our Rapidash (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000F C Torres121G Delahoussaye4/1
33Unk’s Red Man (LA)[ ]6/GL$5,000A Green121D Plaisance12/1
44Idol McArtneyvalue (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000C Sutherland121A Sider8/1
55He’s All Mine (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000M Mena121W E Hawley3/1
66Phil Up Da Bank (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000J Theriot121S M Asmussen7/2
77Uneven Steven (LA)[ ]5/GL$5,000M Murrill121C A Richards5/1
88Good Enough Said (LA)[ ]6/GL$5,000S Doyle121S Duke6/1

Owners: 1 – Vick Gross; 2 – Mintmere Thoroughbreds, LLC (David W. Craft); 3 – Donald Plaisance; 4 – Clint S. Roy; 5 – Wesley E. Hawley; 6 – Steven M. Asmussen; 7 – Steve Stumpf & Corale A. Richards; 8 – Tonia Adams

Breeders: 1 – Clear Creek Stud, LLC; 2 – Wade C. Mott & Jeffrey W. Mott; 3 – Doug Plaisance & Linda Plaisance; 4 – Armand Sider; 5 – Coteau Grove Farms, LLC; 6 – Jerry Mixon; 7 – The Billabong; 8 – Danny M. Brown & Donna B. Brown

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Ole Rebel – Catchherifucan , by Exploit ; 2 – Half Ours – Eyes On Molly , by Malagra ; 3 -Phoneforchampagne – Tolittletotalk , by Toolighttoquit ; 4 – Value Plus – Idol Gift , by Miner’s Mark ; 5 – Mineshaft – Dattts Awesome , by Awesome Again; 6 – Good and Tough – Magical Place , by Out of Place ; 7 – Stephen Got Even – Race to Glory , by Honour and Glory ; 8 – Good and Tough – Say Somethin Funny , by Placid Fund ;

Sire of He’s All Mine standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-He’s All Mine-figures narrowly best with these

2-Uneven Steven-think that he can run big in this one

3-Our Rapidash-another one who seems to fit in here

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 ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $80,000

Purse $44,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter, Or State Bred Or Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Two Races Since May 25, 2017 Or Claiming Price $80,000. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of two races at a mile or over on the turf since September 25 Allowed 2 Lbs. One Such Race Since Then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $80,000 (Races Where Entered For $50,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile and One Sixteenth.). About One And One Sixteenth Miles. (Turf)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Vettori Kin (BRZ)[ ]4/CL1$0J Gilligan120K G McPeek8/1
22He’ll Pay (KY)[ ]4/CL$0M Murrill120J L Jones8/1
33Big Changes (FL)[ ]5/GL$0S Bridgmohan120B H Cox3/1
44Etruscan (KY)[ ]5/GL$0E Martin, Jr.120W D Bennett30/1
55Chip Leader (KY)[ ]5/GL$0J Graham120L J Roussel, III5/2
66Cooptado (ARG)[ ]7/GL$0D Cannon120T Morley6/1
77Saham (PA)[ ]5/HL$0J Valdivia, Jr.120B P Walsh5/1
88Paternal Pride (KY)[ ]5/GL$0J Theriot122S M Asmussen9/2

Owners: 1 – Fern Circle Stables, Stud TNT, Old Friends; 2 – Brereton C. Jones; 3 – Steve Landers Racing, LLC (Steve Landers); 4 – Race Point Stables (Bill Nichols); 5 – Louie Roussel, III; 6 – Valentin Bukhtoyarov and Evgeny Kappushev; 7 – Dubb, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Madaket Stables LLC, Bethlehem Stables LLC; 8 – H. V. Farms, Ltd. (R. A. Hendricks)

Breeders: 1 – Haras Old Friends LTDA; 2 – Brereton C. Jones & WinStar Farm, LLC; 3 – Joanne Crowe & Joe Pickerrell; 4 – Brereton C. Jones; 5 – Dr. Christoph Berglar; 6 – Abolengo; 7 – Everest Stables Inc.; 8 – H. V. Farms, Ltd.

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Vettori (IRE) – Miss Kin (BRZ) , by Laramie (ARG) ; 2 – Haynesfield – Mons Venus , by Maria’s Mon ; 3 -Midshipman – Colorama , by Giant’s Causeway ; 4 – Bernardini – Proud Spell , by Proud Citizen ; 5 – Giant’s Causeway – Anchorage , by Tapit ; 6 – Equal Stripes (ARG) – Coordinada (ARG) , by Ride the Rails ; 7 – Lemon Drop Kid – Texas Kitty , by Forest Wildcat ; 8 – Majesticperfection – Like My Dad , byCozzene ;

Sire of Chip Leader standing at Ashford Stud

Sire of Saham standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-Chip Leader-edge here in a close one

2-Paternal Pride-has a good shot with these

3-Big Changes-also one who can take this

RACE 5 – POST TIME – 3:05 PM

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PP (RACE 5)

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

Fair Grounds CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $14,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old 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 since October 25 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. One Mile.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Candy Rail (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000M Pedroza115S B David, Jr.5/1
22Changeforathousand (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000J Valdivia, Jr.115R Faucheux8/1
33Costa Sugar (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000C Bonilla1105J S Boxie4/1
44Dollar Dancer (PA)[ ]3/FL$5,000C J Hernandez118L J Cuccia8/1
55Bettyblue (KY)[ ]3/FL$5,000C Sutherland118K M Mordenti8/1
66Dixie Jewel (KY)[ ]4/FL$5,000C A Emigh121C Dandridge Jr.7/2
77Afterimage (ON)[ ]4/FL$5,000G Saez121E Ramirez9/2
88Miss Dreamsicle (KY)[ ]3/FL$5,000F C Torres118J O Duhon6/1

Owners: 1 – Mystery Street Stables, LLC (E. Cloos, III, L. Rand, M. Fawer, et al); 2 – Patrick P. Cortez and Phil Stoma; 3 – Joseph Stanley Boxie; 4 -Terry Gabriel; 5 – Mario Tovar; 6 – Pendleton W. Larsen, Jr.; 7 – Eduardo Ramirez; 8 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. (Toby Covel)

Breeders: 1 – Clear Creek Stud LLC; 2 – Patrick Page Cortez; 3 – Charles A. Castille Jr.; 4 – HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC; 5 – William Hardin; 6 – Ed Few; 7 – James A. Everatt, Janeane A. Everatt &J. Arika Everatt-Meeuse; 8 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Twirling Candy – Stand by the Phone , by Phone Trick ; 2 – Wilburn – Annie Maria , by Tiger Ridge ; 3 – Costa Rising – Akiane , by Stormy Atlantic ; 4 – Jump Start – Chestnut Cabaret , by Horse Chestnut (SAF) ; 5 – Warrior’s Reward – Prior Lake Lady , by Prized ; 6 – Broken Vow – Super Dixie , by Dixie Union ; 7 – Ready’s Image – Miss McDreamy , by Lost Soldier ; 8 – Ice Box – Dreams of Mariah , by First Samurai;

Sire of Candy Rail standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-Costa Sugar-edge in a tight one to call

2-Dixie Jewel-would be no surprise here

3-Candy Rail-another who could impact

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 6-8) / $0.50 Black Gold 5 (Races 6-10)

Fair Grounds MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT

Purse $38,000. (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). (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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Coco Honey (FL)[ ]2/FLM Pedroza120W B Calhoun12/1
22Marquee Moment (KY)[ ]2/FLS Bridgmohan120B H Cox6/1
33Saffron Spirit (PA)[ ]2/FLJ Gilligan120T M Amoss6/1
44Starving Artist (KY)[ ]2/FLG Saez120J Sharp5/1
55Skipped (KY)[ ]2/FL1J Graham120B P Walsh12/1
66Berningbrightly (KY)[ ]2/FLS Doyle120T Morley20/1
77Luna (KY)[ ]2/FC J Hernandez120M Stidham15/1
88Sweet Cause (KY)[ ]2/FL1M Mena120A M Stall, Jr.8/1
99Daddy Issues (KY)[ ]2/FLM Murrill120N L Pessin20/1
1010Lynah Rink (KY)[ ]2/FLD Cannon120R Brisset10/1
1111Pretty Lady (KY)[ ]2/FLJ Valdivia, Jr.120M E Casse7/2
1212Peace Treaty Pat (LA)[ ]2/FLA Green117M G Nicks20/1
1313Taylor’s Wildcat (KY)[ ]2/FLF C Torres120S Gelner12/1
1414La Flor (KY)[ ]2/FLC D Lugo120K M Mordenti30/1
Also Eligibles:
1515Salty Scatt (KY)[ ]2/FLF C Torres120C Davis12/1
1616Call Me Sidney (KY)[ ]2/FLC Sutherland120C A Richards30/1

Owners: 1 – Richard H. Lynn; 2 – Rick Awtrey & Jeff Awtrey; 3 – Late Night Stables, LLC (Robert Delaney Jr. ); 4 – Joe Sharp; 5 – Sanford R. Robertson; 6 – Sequel Racing (Becky Thomas); 7 – Stone Farm (Arthur B. Hancock, III); 8 – Bal Mar Equine, LLC (Paul Varga); 9 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach); 10 – Brant Laue; 11 – Breeze Easy, LLC (Mike Hall); 12 – David T. Rogers; 13 – Mark Norman; 14 – Mario Tovar; 15 – Arturo Vargas; 16 -Cynthia A. Sharp and Corale A. Richards

Breeders: 1 – Champion Equine LLC; 2 – Rick Awtrey & Jeff Awtrey; 3 – Blackstone Farm LLC; 4 – Eico Ventures; 5 – Sanford R. Robertson; 6 – Darley, Penny McCarthy & Shane Doyle; 7 – Stone Farm; 8 – CESA Farm; 9 – Mike Abraham; 10 – Brant Laue; 11 – Merriebelle Stable, LLC; 12 – 4 M Ranch; 13 – Stonehaven Steadings; 14 – London Thoroughbred Services; 15 – Arturo Vargas; 16 – Wilkes Farm LLC

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Treasure Beach (GB) – Ma Beaute , by Master Command ; 2 – Majestic Warrior – Tales in Excess , by Tale of the Cat ; 3 – Ghostzapper – Amber Grace , by Elusive Quality ; 4 – Paynter – Salary Drive , by Mizzen Mast ; 5 – Broken Vow – Rejoicing , by Forestry ; 6 -Bernardini – Dontgetinmyway , by Machiavellian ; 7 – Orb – Ruthville , by Afleet Alex ; 8 – Giant’s Causeway – Sweetness ‘n Light , by Distorted Humor ; 9 – Scat Daddy – Issues , by Awesome Again ; 10 – Artie Schiller – Cascadilla Falls , by E Dubai ; 11 – Scat Daddy – Classic Strike , by Smart Strike ; 12 -Horse Greeley – Inner Peace , by Value Plus ; 13 – Tale of the Cat – Trix in the City , by Friends Lake ; 14 – Street Sense – On a Cloud , by Silver Hawk ; 15 – Scat Daddy – Dynamo , by Dynaformer ; 16 – Sidney’s Candy – Call Me Chief , by Chief Seattle ;

Sire of Skipped standing at Pin Oak Stud

Sire of Sweet Cause standing at Ashford Stud

Sire of Taylor’s Wildcat standing at Ashford Stud

My Selections

1-Pretty Lady-edge in a promising contest

2-Starving Artist-figures to contend too

3-Marquee Moment-price play has a chance

RACE 7 – POST TIME – 4:05 PM

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PP (RACE 7)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 7-8-9) / $0.50 Pick 4 (Races 7-8-9-10)

Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE

Purse $43,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources) (Includes $5,000 – LAVPF – Louisiana Video Poker Fund). 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, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since September 25 Allowed 2 Lbs.A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $25,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Darylslittleengine (LA)[ ]6/GLC J Hernandez120K Broberg9/2
22Blue Choice (LA)[ ]6/GLC D Lugo120J Gomez10/1
33Dancehall Jack (LA)[ ]4/GLC Sutherland120C A Richards10/1
44Half Primed (LA)[ ]3/CLF C Torres118J Garrido15/1
55Sir Advent (LA)[ ]3/GLS Doyle118R Faucheux4/1
66Dapper Jack (LA)[ ]4/GLG Saez120E Ramirez3/1
77Warned (LA)[ ]3/GLJ Graham118P Mouton9/2
88Judge N Ruler (LA)[ ]4/GLJ Valdivia, Jr.120L J Roussel, III5/1

First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 5 – Sir Advent

Owners: 1 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 2 – Jorge Gomez; 3 – Steve Stumpf & Corale A. Richards; 4 – Maria G. Guerrero; 5 – Picard Thoroughbred Racing Stable, LLC (Dawn & Jeffery Picard); 6 – Eden De La Rosa; 7 – World War IV Racing(J.Christmann,IV / W.McFatter) & Alan B. Simpson; 8 – Louie Roussel, III

Breeders: 1 – Millennium Farms at Moon Lake; 2 – Linda P. Sebastien; 3 – 4M Ranch; 4 – Coulee Croche Thoroughbreds, LLC; 5 – Picard Thoroughbreds Racing Stable, LLC; 6 – Roy Zuppardo; 7 – World War IV Racing & Alan B. Simpson; 8 – Perry James Segura

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Littleexpectations – Lauren P. , by Even the Score ; 2 – Blue Sunday – Choose the Red , by Choosing Choice; 3 – Graeme Hall – Sweet Jackie Jo , by Stormy Atlantic ; 4 – Half Ours – Primary Motive , by Prime Timber ; 5 – Yankee Gentleman – Adverse , byBuddha ; 6 – Latent Heat – Little Miss Deb , by Valid Wager ; 7 – Interactif – Lady o’ War , by Leestown ; 8 – Grand Slam – Jaguariuna , by Cape Town ;

Equipment Changes: 5 – Sir Advent – Blinkers off

My Selections

1-Sir Advent-edge in a compact contest

2-Warned-has a fairly good chance here

3-Blue Choice-price play could fire too

RACE 8 – POST TIME – 4:35 PM

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PP (RACE 8)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 8-9-10) / Daily Double

Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE

Purse $40,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds 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 or over on the turf since September 25 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 run on the main track at One Mile and One Sixteenth.). About One And One Sixteenth Miles. (Turf)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Wicked Stride (KY)[ ]4/CLC J Hernandez120J M Cowan12/1
1A8Kit Check (KY)[ ]3/GLC J Hernandez117J M Cowan12/1
22Jess I Am (KY)[ ]4/RLS Bridgmohan120B H Cox6/1
33Perfect Parade (KY)[ ]4/GLJ Graham120P Devereux, Jr.12/1
44Speedmeister (KY)[ ]3/CLM Pedroza117M E Casse5/1
55Belgian (KY)[ ]3/GLJ Valdivia, Jr.117M Stidham4/1
66Harlan Strong (ARG)[ ]3/CLJ Gilligan117K G McPeek6/1
77Blushing Dreamer (KY)[ ]3/GLC D Lugo117J Gomez30/1
89Itsthebourbontalkn (KY)[ ]4/GLM Murrill120K Harris20/1
910Dontblamerocket (KY)[ ]3/GLM Mena117A M Stall, Jr.6/1
1011Flash Harry (KY)[ ]3/GLC A Emigh117I R Wilkes8/1
1112Bird’s Eye View (KY)[ ]3/GLE Gonzalez117M Dini5/1
Also Eligibles:
1213Grit (LA) (MTO)[ ]5/HLS Bridgmohan117S M Asmussen8/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Wicked Stride, 1A – Kit Check

Owners: 1 – Ragnar Korthase; 1A – Ragnar Korthase; 2 – Zayat Stables, LLC (Ahmed Zayat); 3 – Preston Stables, LLC (Art Preston); 4 – John C. Oxley; 5 – Williford, Ward and Cobra Farm, Inc.; 6 – Fern Circle Stables (Paul Fireman); 7 – Jorge Gomez; 8 – Gillian & Kirk L. Harris; 9 – Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. (Frank Fletcher, Jr.); 10 – Sierra Farm (Edward & Sharon Hudon); 11 – Ballybrit Stable, LLC (Alan Lustig); 12 – Steven M. Asmussen

Breeders: 1 – Lothenbach Stables Inc.; 1A – Audley Farm Equine; 2 – Zayat Stables, LLC; 3 – Anita Nesser; 4 – Justin Spaeth & Kalvert Spaeth; 5 – Ward Williford & Roberta Williford; 6 – Firmamento; 7 – Catalyst Bloodstock, LLC; 8 – Dr. Patricia Ziefle; 9 – Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC; 10 – Sierra Farm; 11 – Cloyce C. Clark & Jay Goodwin; 12 – Charles DeCou & Robert McDowell

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Medaglia d’Oro – Alluring Squall , by Bernardini ; 1A – Harlan’s Holiday – Hatpin , by Smart Strike ; 2 -Eskendereya – Souma , by Mr. Greeley ; 3 – Parading – Aesculus , by Horse Chestnut (SAF) ; 4 – Bodemeister – Blossomed , by Deputy Minister ; 5 -Candy Ride (ARG) – Angel Gift , by Allen’s Prospect ; 6 – Harlan’s Holiday – Muequita Fitz (ARG) , by Fitzcarraldo (ARG) ; 7 – Bullet Train (GB) – Up and Above , by Mt. Livermore ; 8 – Tale of the Cat – Tri Delt Girl , by Sefapiano ; 9 – Blame – Theme Song , by Dixieland Band ; 10 – Arch – St Trinians (GB) , by Piccolo (GB) ; 11 – Mizzen Mast – Lavish Outlook , by Smarty Jones ; 12 – Posse – Biogio’s Kids , by Lemon Drop Kid ;

Sire of Belgian standing at Lane’s End

Sire of Itsthebourbontalkn standing at Ashford Stud

Equipment Changes: 4 – Speedmeister – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Speedmeister-well bred sort is my choice here

2-Belgian-merits a long look in this one 

3-Jess I Am-another who can impact this with best

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 5:05 PM

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PPS & SELECTIONS

PP (RACE 9)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta 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, 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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Bevolution (VA)[ ]2/CL1J Graham120W B Calhoun12/1
22Simsbury (KY)[ ]2/CLJ Gilligan120M Stidham8/1
33Drena’s Star (KY)[ ]2/CL1M Murrill120T M Amoss8/1
44Bobby’s Wicked One (KY)[ ]2/CL1M Mena120A M Stall, Jr.5/1
55Secret Speed (KY)[ ]2/CLJ Valdivia, Jr.120M E Casse7/2
66Take Charge Easy (KY)[ ]2/CLF C Torres120D Pish12/1
77Mitole (KY)[ ]2/CL1J Theriot120S M Asmussen9/2
88Strong Current (KY)[ ]2/CLG Saez120J Sharp8/1
99Dialect (KY)[ ]2/CLM Pedroza120R Moquett12/1
1010Blues Tour (KY)[ ]2/GLC A Emigh120L J Roussel, III12/1
1111Hotnthirsty (KY)[ ]2/CL1C J Hernandez120D Stewart12/1

Owners: 1 – Wayne R. Sanders & Larry Hirsch; 2 – Signal Hill Farm, LLC (Daniel J. Donoghue); 3 – Paul Van Doren; 4 – Autumn Hill Farms Racing Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Guidry); 5 – John C. Oxley; 6 – Joseph R. Straus, Jr. Ltd and Fitzsimons, Hugh; 7 – Corrine & L. William Heiligbrodt; 8 – Barry & Joni Butzow; 9 – Southern Springs Stables (Ron Moquett); 10 – Louie Roussel, III; 11 – William J. Deckwa, Jr. & John Carbo

Breeders: 1 – Jim Fitzgerald & Katie Fitzgerald; 2 – St George Farm, LLC; 3 – Paul Van Doren; 4 – Ramona S. Bass, LLC.; 5 – Machmer Hall; 6 – Patricia Pavlish; 7 – Edward A. Cox Jr.; 8 – Denali Stud Broodmare Partnership; 9 – Catalyst Bloodstock, LLC, Erin Knehr,Bill Kennedy & Jean Kennedy; 10 – H. Allen Poindexter; 11 – Brett Larsen & Rachelle Larsen

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Pioneerof the Nile – Aronia , by Mutakddim ; 2 – Blame – Kenny Lane , by Forestry ; 3 – First Samurai – Starlite Starbrite , by Mutakddim ; 4 – Speightstown – Wicked Charm , by Ghostzapper ; 5 – Flat Out – Story Untold , by Old Fashioned ; 6 – Take Charge Indy -Sky Glow , by Grand Slam ; 7 – Eskendereya – Indian Miss , by Indian Charlie ; 8 – Orb – Summer Cruise , by Vicar ; 9 – Discreet Cat – Poetic Riches , bySongandaprayer ; 10 – Jimmy Creed – Phoenician Moon , by Malibu Moon ; 11 – Stay Thirsty – Hot Moon , by Carson City ;

Sire of Hotnthirsty standing at Ashford Stud

My Selections

1-Bobby’s Wicked One-leaning here in a wide open heat

2-Mitole-also like this one’s chances with this group

3-Secret Speed-another who can win this contest

RACE 10 – POST TIME – 5:35 PM

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PP (RACE 10)

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, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $10,000. Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Dude Greeley (LA)[ ]3/GL$10,000M Murrill122L J Cuccia10/1
22Rail’s Genuine Boy (LA)[ ]9/GL$10,000D Velazquez124L J Romero, Sr.20/1
33Cotton Up (LA)[ ]3/GL$10,000M Pedroza122T Arndt7/2
44Chewing Candy (LA)[ ]3/GL1$10,000C J Hernandez122A M Stall, Jr.9/5
55Doug’s Bug (LA)[ ]4/GL$10,000S Doyle124D Plaisance30/1
66Two Date (LA)[ ]3/GL$10,000J Theriot122S Savoie20/1
77Delta Eighty Eight (LA)[ ]3/GL$10,000F C Torres122S B David, Jr.5/2
88Ride (LA)[ ]4/GL$10,000J Riquelme124C Ladner10/1
99Amber’s Friend (LA)[ ]5/GL$10,000M Mena124H Alonzo12/1

First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 7 – Delta Eighty Eight

Owners: 1 – Wildcat Racing Stables, Inc. (Edna Carden & Estate of C. Carden); 2 – Lynn J. Romero, Jr.; 3 – Gary Mott; 4 – Watson, Stretch Run Stable LLC (Picard, et al), Agular, Gardener and Stall; 5 – Christina R. Pike; 6 – Aubrey Hill; 7 – John Duvieilh and Keith & Earl Hernandez; 8 – Donah Faircloth; 9 – Randy J. Ellis

Breeders: 1 – Mary J. Adams; 2 – Ken Venable & Mary V. Mayers; 3 – Coteau Grove Farms, L.L.C.; 4 – Cloyce C. Clark Jr.; 5 – Doug Plaisance & Linda Plaisance; 6 – Joseph N. Anderson; 7 – Keith J. Hernandez, Earl J. Hernandez &John Duvieilh; 8 – James C. Alexander; 9 – Randy J Ellis

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Greeley’s Galaxy – Omen’s Last Dance , by Golden Omen ; 2 – Rail – Genuine Girl , by Genuine Meaning ; 3 -High Cotton – Because I Like It , by Lion Heart ; 4 – Candy Ride (ARG) – Humble Janet , by Humble Eleven ; 5 – Phoneforchampagne – My Old Man’s Money , by Wild Rush ; 6 – Due Date – Wendy Waggley , by Busterwaggley ; 7 – Astrology – Carmel Doll , by Royal Academy ; 8 – Ide – Buymediamonds, by Manila ; 9 – My Friend Max – Magestical Amber , by Malagra ;

Sire of Chewing Candy standing at Lane’s End

Equipment Changes: 3 – Cotton Up – Blinkers off;6 – Two Date – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Chewing Candy-tough to deny with this subpar group

2-Delta Eighty Eight-chalky exacta seems likely here

3-Dude Greeley-adds some value for those playing gimmicks

That will do it for my look at the Saturday card. I will be back to give you my look at the Sunday slate but until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Friday’s Results

Wins-3/9               Season-9/29

ITM’s-4/9              Season-15/29

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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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