Magic Man’s Saturday Preview From the Fair Grounds

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Not exactly a good first two days of this racing week for the Magic Man as two winners came through on Thursday and none won on Friday. Looking to get back on track here now is my look at how I see the Saturday card playing out.

Fair Grounds

December 2, 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 ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $40,000

Purse $42,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won 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, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of two races since October 2 Allowed 2 Lbs. A 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 5 and 1/2 Furlongs.) . About Five And One Half Furlongs. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Wyeth (KY) [ ] 4/G L $40,000 R Albarado 120 J Sharp 9/5
1A 2 Aktabantay (GB) [ ] 5/G L $0 R Albarado 120 J Sharp 9/5
2 3 Stand and Cheer (KY) [ ] 3/G L $0 C A Emigh 120 S Becker 9/2
3 4 Voodoo Spell (FL) [ ] 6/G L $40,000 M Pedroza 120 H H Robertson 7/2
4 5 Diamondmaze (KY) [ ] 3/C L $0 M Murrill 118 N L Pessin 8/1
5 6 Keep Talking (KY) [ ] 3/G L $0 F Geroux 120 T F Proctor 9/2
6 7 Vittorioso (KY) [ ] 4/C L $40,000 E Gonzalez 120 J L Jones 8/1
7 8 Warrior’s Kid (KY) [ ] 3/C L $0 C Sutherland 118 E L Heitzmann 8/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Wyeth, 1A – Aktabantay (GB)

Owners: 1 – Brad Grady & Carl R. Moore Management, LLC (Carl R. Moore); 1A – Brad Grady; 2 – William Stiritz; 3 – Hugh H. Robertson; 4 -Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach); 5 – Brereton C. Jones; 6 – Fletcher & Carolyn Gray; 7 – Russell Welch

Breeders: 1 – SF Bloodstock LLC; 1A – Fittocks Stud Ltd; 2 – A. Stevens Miles Jr.; 3 – Big C Farm; 4 – Black Diamond Racing LLC & Mike Lauffer; 5 – Brereton C. Jones; 6 – Fletcher Gray & Carolyn Gray; 7 – Russell Welch

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Candy Ride (ARG) – Frolic’s Dream , by Smoke Glacken ; 1A – Oasis Dream (GB) – Splashdown (GB) , byFalbrav (IRE) ; 2 – Warrior’s Reward – A Toast to All , by Hard Spun ; 3 – Roar of the Tiger – Charm Spell , by Silver Charm ; 4 – Shackleford – Minister’s Mom , by Deputy Minister ; 5 – Ghostzapper – Honey Talk , by Distorted Humor ; 6 – Scat Daddy – Robbie’s Gal , by Straight Man ; 7 – Lemon Drop Kid -Warrior Maid , by Holy Bull ;

Sire of Wyeth standing at Lane’s End

Sire of Warrior’s Kid standing at Lane’s End

Equipment Changes: 1 – Wyeth – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Wyeth-part of entry looks too tough here

2-Keep Talking-figures to have a say so

3-Akbantay-other half of entry can impact

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 $25,000 – $20,000

Purse $26,000. (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 June 2, 2017. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since October 2 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $25,000, For Each $2,500 To $20,000 2 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $17,500 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 3 Bellarmine (KY) [ ] 7/G L $20,000 C J Hernandez 116 K Broberg 2/1
1A 7 Ironclad (KY) [ ] 5/R L $25,000 C J Hernandez 120 K Broberg 2/1
2 1 Two Gun Jak (IL) [ ] 4/C L $25,000 D Cohen 120 R Diodoro 12/1
3 2 Draxhall Woods (FL) [ ] 7/G L $20,000 E Morales 1115 M Lovell 8/1
4 4 Superstar Leo (IL) [ ] 6/G L $25,000 M Pedroza 120 H H Robertson 3/1
5 5 Sea Vow (LA) [ ] 4/G L $25,000 M Murrill 117 J M Foster 5/1
6 6 Speightsong (ON) [ ] 6/H L $25,000 M Mena 120 J M Cowan 5/1
7 8 Alabama Tide (KY) [ ] 5/G L $25,000 R Albarado 120 C A Hartman 6/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Bellarmine, 1A – Ironclad

Owners: 1 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 1A – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 2 – Charles Garvey; 3 – Michelle Lovell; 4 – John Mentz; 5 – Ronald Webb; 6 – Ragnar Korthase; 7 – Rojas, Jackie and Sexton, William

Breeders: 1 – John W. Phillips; 1A – Clover IV Stables & Darley; 2 – Maxim M. Jakovac & Susan J. Jakovac; 3 – Eugene Melnyk; 4 – John Mentz; 5 – Ronald Webb; 6 – Sam-Son Farm; 7 – Copper Penny Stables

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Magna Graduate – Aly Capri , by Alydar ; 1A – Midshipman – Noontime Angel , by Successful Appeal ; 2 -Kitalpha – Lil Bobbie Too , by Storm Boot ; 3 – Graeme Hall – Josey Hill , by Archers Bay ; 4 – Three Hour Nap – Five Star Swank , by Five Star Day ; 5 -Private Vow – Victory At Sea , by Hazaam ; 6 – Speightstown – Song of the Lark , by Seeking the Gold ; 7 – Super Saver – Five Star Holding , by Five Star Day ;

Equipment Changes: 1 – Two Gun Jak – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Superstar Leo-slight lean in a close one

2-Bellarmine-has a big chance on his best

3-Sea Vow-another one who can be there too

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 $15,000. (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 Since November 2 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 Seven And One Half Furlongs. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Princess Lu Lu (KY) [ ] 3/F L $15,000 R Albarado 118 M Stidham 4/1
2 2 Lookin At Grace (KY) [ ] 3/F L $15,000 M Pedroza 118 J Engler 20/1
3 3 Ellen Maria (TX) [ ] 7/M L $12,500 E M Murray 1145 S Duke 30/1
4 4 Bless d’Cat (LA) [ ] 3/F L $15,000 C J Hernandez 115 D Whited 5/1
5 5 Hopeful Joy (KY) [ ] 3/F L $15,000 J Gilligan 121 C A Hartman 4/1
6 6 Sea Holiday (KY) [ ] 3/F L $15,000 M Mena 118 T M Amoss 7/2
7 7 Royal Luxe (KY) [ ] 3/F L $15,000 A Green 118 M G Nicks 6/1
8 8 Dewyalovemenow (KY) [ ] 3/F L $10,000 F Geroux 114 S M Asmussen 3/1

Owners: 1 – Stallionaire Enterprises (Rick Kanter); 2 – William H. Tite, III; 3 – Brenda Shreve; 4 – Margaret Lanetta Haas; 5 – William Sexton; 6 – Marc & Jill Winston; 7 – Richard B. Benton; 8 – Fog City Stable (David Shimmon & William Bianco, Jr.)

Breeders: 1 – Nancy S. Dillman; 2 – William Tite; 3 – John T. L. Jones Jr.; 4 – Coteau Grove Farms, LLC; 5 – Hugh Moore; 6 – Green Lantern Stables, LLC; 7 – Golden Pedigree LLC; 8 – Lisa Turney & Tim Turney

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Harlan’s Holiday – Wine and Dyne , by Dynaformer ; 2 – Lookin At Lucky – Independent Grace , by A.P. Indy ; 3 – Miguel Cervantes – Diamond Mae , by Level Sands ; 4 – D’wildcat – Pleasantly Blessed , by Pleasant Tap ; 5 – Kitten’s Joy – Northeast Harbor , byNorthern Afleet ; 6 – Harlan’s Holiday – Sea Level Drive , by Malibu Moon ; 7 – Bellamy Road – Royal Confidante , by Royal Academy ; 8 – The Factor -Dana Dew , by Fusaichi Pegasus ;

Sire of Dewyalovemenow standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-Dewyalovemenow-figures solidly best here

2-Sea Holiday-one who merits a long look

3-Princess Lu Lu-also has a good chance too

RACE 4 – POST TIME – 2:34 PM Richard Scherer Memorial S.

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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 STAKES

Purse $50,000. (Plus $10,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Fillies And Mares Three Year Old And Up. About Five And One Half Furlongs. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Thoughtless (FL) [ ] 5/M L M Murrill 118 H H Robertson 6/1
2 2 Chanteline (KY) [ ] 5/M L J Theriot 118 S M Asmussen 5/1
3 3 Honey Bunny (KY) [ ] 3/F L B J Hernandez, Jr. 118 W B Calhoun 20/1
4 4 Two Wonders (FL) [ ] 10/M L F C Torres 118 G E Brooks 15/1
5 5 Triple Chelsea (KY) [ ] 4/F L R Albarado 118 J Sharp 7/2
6 6 One Last Shot (KY) [ ] 4/F L J Gilligan 118 M Stidham 6/1
7 7 Snack Shack (KY) [ ] 3/F L F Geroux 118 B H Cox 8/1
8 8 Our Valor (LA) [ ] 3/F L C J Hernandez 116 K Broberg 8/1
9 9 Scatter Gun (KY) [ ] 5/M L J Valdivia, Jr. 118 N L Pessin 8/1
10 10 Excessivespending (KY) [ ] 3/F L M Mena 116 C A Hartman 9/2

Owners: 1 – Hugh H. Robertson & Barry Butzow; 2 – Ten Broeck Farm, Inc. (David Mowat); 3 – Martin Racing Stable, LLC (William Martin); 4 – Ronald Clark; 5 – Brad Grady; 6 – Speedway Stable, LLC (Peter Fluor); 7 – Head Of Plains Partners, LLC (S. Kumin & R. Rosenberg) and Kent Spellman; 8 -Love Partnership Interests, LP (Kenneth, Allison & Wyatt Love); 9 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach); 10 – Joey Keith Davis

Breeders: 1 – Peggy S. Dellheim, Norman Dellheim &Darley; 2 – Brereton C. Jones; 3 – Frederick M. Allor & Michael T. Barnett; 4 – Lorna Possler & John Wilson; 5 – Liberty Road Stables; 6 – Dean Hayes & Darley; 7 – Hurstland Farm & Kevin McLaughlin; 8 – Chief One LLC & Clear Creek Stud, LLC; 9 – WinStar Farm, LLC; 10 – BMWZ Stables

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Rockport Harbor – Whistle Call , by Phone Trick ; 2 – Majesticperfection – Listen to Libby , by Indian Charlie ; 3 – Tapizar – Sennockian Storm , by Storm Cat ; 4 – Three Wonders – Royal Advantage , by Regal Classic ; 5 – Hat Trick (JPN) – Oceane Music (FR) , byOcean of Wisdom ; 6 – Any Given Saturday – Tequilas Dayjur , by Dayjur ; 7 – Into Mischief – Turn to Lass , by Bright Launch ; 8 – Half Ours – Valory , byValiant Nature ; 9 – Scat Daddy – Above It , by Holy Bull ; 10 – Shackleford – Excessing , by In Excess (IRE) ;

My Selections

1-Chanteline-narrow choice in this one

2-Excessivespending-could fire big here

3-Triple Chelsea-another 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 $17,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Three Year Olds And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since October 2 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000 (Races Where Entered For $4,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). Five And One Half Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 2 Smoothmoney (LA) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 C J Hernandez 122 K Broberg 3/1
1A 3 Royal Mocha (LA) [ ] 7/G L $5,000 C J Hernandez 122 K Broberg 3/1
2 1 Zarby’s Derby Day (LA) [ ] 9/G L $5,000 C Sutherland 120 J Ney 5/1
3 4 Bold Legion (LA) [ ] 5/G L $5,000 R Hisby 120 J C Pastor 20/1
4 5 First Cast (LA) [ ] 5/G L $5,000 E M Murray 1155 C A Richards 15/1
5 6 Too Dim (LA) [ ] 8/G L $5,000 F C Torres 120 T M Amoss 2/1
6 7 Why Wear Old Shoes (LA) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 B J Hernandez, Jr. 120 S J Ducoing 5/1
7 8 Copper Cajun (LA) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 J Theriot 120 W Meaux 9/2
8 9 Indy Ide (LA) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 S Doyle 120 J Gomez 20/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Smoothmoney, 1A – Royal Mocha

Owners: 1 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 1A – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 2 – Nikitas Pepis; 3 – Vick Gross; 4 – Greenmoon Stables, LLC (John Kaiser, et al); 5 – Terry G. Owens; 6 – Robby Durham; 7 – Charles A. Castille, Jr.; 8 – Jorge Gomez

Breeders: 1 – Ray Whitley & Sharon Barker; 1A – Cloyce C. Clark Jr.; 2 – Mark Thompson; 3 – Daniel R. Chicola; 4 – B & B Bloodstock, Inc & Marty Hughes; 5 – Southern Equine Stables, LLC; 6 – Kelly M Broussard & Kevin J Broussard; 7 – Clear Creek Stud LLC; 8 – Allen C. Peltier

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Smooth Air – Moneyinmywranglers , by Proud Halo ; 1A – Private Vow – Rockin’ Roux , by Friendly Lover ; 2 -Leestown – Zarby Dancer , by Zarbyev ; 3 – Legion Field – She’s a Sweetheart , by Go for Gin ; 4 – Private Vow – La Salle Glory , by Lit de Justice ; 5 -Mutakddim – All Too Well , by Track Barron ; 6 – Old Fashioned – Why Wear Shoes , by Wildcat Shoes ; 7 – Drosselmeyer – Watkins Glen , by Forest Camp ; 8 – Ide – Impertinence , by A.P. Indy ;

Equipment Changes: 3 – Royal Mocha – Blinkers On;5 – First Cast – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Too Dim-drops to bottom if right should roll

2-Smoothmoney-has a relatively good chance

3-Zarby’s Derby Day-rallies late but not quite enough

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 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, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of two races since October 2 Allowed 2 Lbs. A 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 5 and 1/2 Furlongs.) . About Five And One Half Furlongs. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Blue Chicory (KY) [ ] 3/F L M Pedroza 118 T Glyshaw 20/1
2 2 Hollywood Royal (KY) [ ] 3/F L B J Hernandez, Jr. 118 M E Casse 9/2
3 3 Bold Embrace (LA) [ ] 4/F L C J Hernandez 117 A M Stall, Jr. 8/1
4 4 Little Snip (FL) [ ] 5/M L C Sutherland 120 G E Brooks 10/1
5 5 Our Lucky Break (CA) [ ] 3/F L C Bonilla 1155 K Thompson 30/1
6 6 Desert Image (KY) [ ] 5/M L C A Emigh 120 J Haran 8/1
7 7 Tizahandful (KY) [ ] 4/F L J Valdivia, Jr. 120 N L Pessin 6/1
8 8 Surprenante (KY) [ ] 3/F L F C Torres 118 J Engler 20/1
9 9 Maluku (KY) [ ] 3/F L M Murrill 118 M Stidham 20/1
10 10 Elandess (KY) [ ] 3/F L R Albarado 118 M Stidham 15/1
11 11 Asscher (KY) [ ] 3/F L F Geroux 118 B H Cox 5/1
12 12 Wild About Star (LA) [ ] 3/F L S Bridgmohan 115 A M Stall, Jr. 8/1
13 13 Miss Vicki (KY) [ ] 3/F L M Mena 118 T M Amoss 8/1
14 14 Caroline Test (KY) [ ] 3/F L J Theriot 118 S M Asmussen 15/1

Owners: 1 – Wayne Spalding; 2 – Breeze Easy, LLC (Mike Hall); 3 – Matalona Thoroughbreds, LLC (Matthew Vuskovich); 4 – Ronald Clark; 5 – Kevin J. Thompson; 6 – Haran Thoroughbreds (John Haran); 7 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach); 8 – Six Wide Racing, LLC (C.Britton, K.Ralston, B.Collins); 9 – Godolphin, LLC (Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum); 10 – Robert S. Evans; 11 – Clearsky Farms (Bernard Cleary); 12 – Brittlyn Stable, Inc. (Evelyn Benoit); 13 – Michael McLoughlin; 14 – Seltzer, Edward A. and Anderson, Beverly S.

Breeders: 1 – Monticule; 2 – Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC; 3 – Matthew Vuskovich; 4 – Gary Leonard; 5 – Milt A. Policzer; 6 – C. Hunter Hager & E. Claire Hager; 7 – Avalon Farms, Inc., Scott Swaim &Desmond Ryan; 8 – Wertheimer et Frere; 9 – Darley; 10 – Rhinestone Bloodstock; 11 – Clearsky Farms; 12 – Brittlyn Stables, Inc.; 13 – Gainesway Thoroughbreds, Ltd.; 14 – Edward A. Seltzer & Beverly Anderson

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Flower Alley – Cafe Circle , by Vindication ; 2 – Distorted Humor – Clay’s Rocket , by American Chance ; 3 -Graeme Hall – Ruby Park , by Bold Ruckus ; 4 – Mr. Sekiguchi – Super Sonic Sally , by Roanoke ; 5 – Lookin At Lucky – Kim’s Grace , by Dixie Union ; 6 -Ready’s Image – Sahara Moon , by Malibu Moon ; 7 – Tiz Wonderful – Desert Stormer , by Storm Cat ; 8 – Distorted Humor – Half a Surprise , by A.P. Indy ; 9 – Street Cry (IRE) – Javanese , by Medaglia d’Oro ; 10 – Scat Daddy – Sense of Class , by Fusaichi Pegasus ; 11 – Harlan’s Holiday – African Jade , by Seeking the Gold ; 12 – Star Guitar – Wild About Marie , by Wildcat Heir ; 13 – Bellamy Road – She’s Striking , by Smart Strike ; 14 – First Defence – Panther Strike , by Black Minnaloushe ;

Sire of Our Lucky Break standing at Ashford Stud

Equipment Changes: 13 – Miss Vicki – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Miss Vicki-price hunting here

2-Asscher-connections must be respected

3-Bold Embrace-also one who can fire 

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 CLAIMING $20,000 – $15,000

Purse $18,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race since November 2 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $20,000, For Each $2,500 To $15,000 2 Lbs. Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Quarter Carat (LA) [ ] 3/F L $20,000 C J Hernandez 119 A M Stall, Jr. 5/2
2 2 Red La Rosa (LA) [ ] 3/F L $20,000 C Sutherland 119 C Meiners 9/2
3 3 Lady Loretta (LA) [ ] 4/F L $20,000 M Pedroza 121 D Schmidt 4/1
4 4 Our Foolish Girl (LA) [ ] 4/F L $20,000 M Murrill 121 H Alonzo 15/1
5 5 A Thousand Tears (LA) [ ] 3/F L $20,000 R Albarado 119 S Gelner 8/1
6 6 Custom Paint Job (LA) [ ] 4/F L $20,000 F C Torres 121 S J Ducoing 4/1
7 7 Our Golden Girl (LA) [ ] 3/F L $20,000 M Mena 119 V Arceneaux 9/2

Owners: 1 – Stacey Moak; 2 – Sandra Domiano; 3 – Denise Schmidt; 4 – Eddie & B. Carlene Jackson; 5 – Tye E. Smith; 6 – Valene Farms (John & Murray Valene); 7 – Tom Curtis

Breeders: 1 – Stacey Moak; 2 – Royal B. Kraft Sr.; 3 – Billy Fuzette; 4 – Eddie Jackson & B. Carlene Jackson; 5 – Daniel R. Chicola; 6 – Valene Farms, LLC; 7 – Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Tiz Wonderful – Diamondinthestream , by Smart Strike ; 2 – Harborage – Ziarita , by Maria’s Mon ; 3 – Musket Man – Joy of It All , by Joyeux Danseur ; 4 – Custom for Carlos – Jr. Girl , by A Corking Limerick ; 5 – Saint Afleet – City Rain , by Carson City ; 6 – Custom for Carlos – Isle of Grey , by Digression ; 7 – My Pal Charlie – Tommeyesgold , by Gold Market ;

My Selections

1-Quarter Carat-looks like the one here

2-Custom Paint Job-one to use in exotics

3-Lady Loretta-another who could contend

RACE 8 – POST TIME – 4:35 PM Richard Scherer Memorial S.

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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 STAKES

Purse $50,000. (Plus $10,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Fillies And Mares Three Year Old And Up. About Five And One Half Furlongs. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Contributing (KY) [ ] 3/F L E Gonzalez 120 T F Proctor 12/1
2 2 Burma Road (KY) [ ] 4/F L C J Hernandez 124 I R Wilkes 5/1
3 3 Nite Delite (CA) [ ] 5/M L G Saez 120 W B Calhoun 8/1
4 4 Boom Bam Bing (KY) [ ] 4/F L M Mena 118 K Broberg 12/1
5 5 Luvin Bullies (KY) [ ] 5/M L M Pedroza 118 H H Robertson 8/1
6 6 Rapid Rhythm (VA) [ ] 5/M L S Bridgmohan 118 M Stidham 4/1
7 7 Simple Surprise (KY) [ ] 4/F L J Theriot 118 S M Asmussen 6/1
8 8 Nobody’s Fault (KY) [ ] 4/F L J Valdivia, Jr. 118 N L Pessin 5/1
9 9 World Peace (KY) [ ] 4/F L R Albarado 118 J Sharp 12/1
10 10 Miss Gossip (IRE) [ ] 4/F L B J Hernandez, Jr. 118 A McKeever 8/1
11 11 Sky Flower (KY) [ ] 3/F L F C Torres 116 G E Brooks 12/1

Owners: 1 – Heider Family Stables, LLC (Scott Heider); 2 – Lantern Hill Farm, LLC (Suzi Shoemaker); 3 – Savorthetimeracing LLP (Philip Robertson); 4 – Love Partnership Interests, LP (Kenneth, Allison & Wyatt Love); 5 – Jeff Larson; 6 – Robert S. Evans; 7 – Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC (Joan & Ron Winchell); 8 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach); 9 – Peter Edwards; 10 – Winchester Racing (Brad Scott); 11 – Ronald Clark

Breeders: 1 – Mt. Brilliant Farm & Ranch, LLC; 2 – Lantern Hill Farm LLC; 3 – Angel Crest Farms Ltd.; 4 – Rose Hill Farm; 5 – Equus Farm; 6 – Lazy Lane Farms, LLC.; 7 – Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC; 8 – Lothenbach Stables Inc; 9 – Kathie Maybee; 10 – Mrs J. Harrington; 11 – Candy Meadows LLC

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Medaglia d’Oro – Taegu , by Halo ; 2 – Street Boss – Shawgatny , by Danzig Connection ; 3 – War Chant -One Tough Cat , by Mountain Cat ; 4 – Exchange Rate – Crown Gulch , by Gulch ; 5 – Flashy Bull – Little Luvins , by Not For Love ; 6 – Successful Appeal- Patriot Miss , by Quiet American ; 7 – Cowboy Cal – Simplify , by Pulpit ; 8 – Blame – Appealing Storm , by Valid Appeal ; 9 – Ready’s Image – World Event , by Quiet American ; 10 – Big Bad Bob (IRE) – Cabin Point (IRE) , by Desert Story (IRE) ; 11 – Flower Alley – Sapphire Sky , by Sky Mesa ;

Equipment Changes: 10 – Miss Gossip (IRE) – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Nobody’s Fault-going to take this one here

2-Burma Road-another who is very capable

3-Rapid Rhythm-this one also can win this

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 5:05 PM

ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)

PPS & SELECTIONS

PP (RACE 9)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double

Fair Grounds MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT

Purse $41,000. (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. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $20,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Mi Copa Rebosa (LA) [ ] 3/F L R Albarado 122 S Gelner 10/1
2 2 R Queendom (LA) [ ] 3/F L M Pedroza 122 T Arndt 12/1
3 3 Fashion Bid (LA) [ ] 3/F L S Bridgmohan 122 D Stewart 2/1
4 4 Preacher Joplin (LA) [ ] 4/F L S Doyle 124 M E Casse 3/1
5 5 Amazon Warrior (LA) [ ] 3/F R Hisby 122 D Ramsey 20/1
6 6 Delightfully (LA) [ ] 3/F L1 C J Hernandez 122 A M Stall, Jr. 3/1
7 7 Late for Church (LA) [ ] 3/F A Beschizza 122 C J Deville 20/1
8 8 Betty Booyah (LA) [ ] 3/F L J Riquelme 122 G J Husak 6/1

Owners: 1 – Orange Grove Thoroughbreds, Inc. (John E. Kent, III); 2 – Stephanie Rush; 3 – Valene Farms (John & Murray Valene); 4 – Marablue Farm, LLC (Doug Henderson); 5 – Daryl Ramsey; 6 – Columbine Stable, LLC (Andrea S. Pollack); 7 – Anne K. Buxton; 8 – Lorlow Stables, LLC (Lowell K. Roger)

Breeders: 1 – Orange Grove Thoroughbreds, Inc.; 2 – Half Moon Stables, LLC; 3 – Valene Farms, LLC; 4 – Marablue Farm LLC; 5 – Daryl W. Ramsey; 6 – Columbine Stable, LLC; 7 – Curt Leake; 8 – Lorlow Stables, LLC

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – My Pal Charlie – Cup Racer , by Value Plus ; 2 – Dominus – R Indy Anna , by Olmodavor ; 3 – Old Fashioned -Biduadeau , by A. P. Delta ; 4 – Songandaprayer – Uninhibited (IRE) , by Lahib ; 5 – A. P. Warrior – Litigant Cat , by Tabasco Cat ; 6 – Redding Colliery -Like a Lover , by Pleasant Tap ; 7 – Forefathers – On Good Behavior , by Tale of the Cat ; 8 – Custom for Carlos – Ide Better Run , by Ide ;

My Selections

1-Delightfully-my choice in a promising heat

2-Fashion Bid-would be no surprise in here

3-Preacher Joplin-completes what is a chalky trifecta

RACE 10 – POST TIME – 5:35 PM

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PPS & SELECTIONS

PP (RACE 10)

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

Fair Grounds CLAIMING $12,500 – $10,000

Purse $17,000. (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 Three Races Or Three Year Olds. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since November 2 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500, if for $10,000, allowed 2 Lbs. Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Tooth (LA) [ ] 3/G L $12,500 M Pedroza 119 H Alonzo 10/1
2 2 Uncommon Cat (LA) [ ] 4/G L $10,000 C J Hernandez 119 J C Pastor 12/1
3 3 Bet On Black (LA) [ ] 4/G L $12,500 G Saez 121 D Schmidt 12/1
4 4 Il Est Vite (LA) [ ] 3/G L $12,500 R Albarado 119 G Delahoussaye 8/1
5 5 Lion Heart Legend (LA) [ ] 3/C L $12,500 M Mena 119 T M Amoss 4/1
6 6 Just Due (LA) [ ] 3/G L $10,000 A Green 117 M R Scherer 9/2
7 7 Made to Fit (LA) [ ] 3/G L $12,500 J Valdivia, Jr. 119 G E Brooks 3/1
8 8 Half Cajun (LA) [ ] 4/G L $12,500 B J Hernandez, Jr. 121 J E Hodges 12/1
9 9 Our Wild Dancer (LA) [ ] 4/G L $12,500 J Gilligan 121 C A Richards 6/1
10 10 Shaniko’s Secret (LA) [ ] 5/G L $12,500 S Doyle 121 A T Ney 20/1

Owners: 1 – P. T. Thoroughbreds, LLC (Peter M. Terminie, Jr.); 2 – Jamie C. Pastor; 3 – High River Stables, LLC, Schmidt, Denise and Mar Tes Ada, LLC; 4 – Earl Toups; 5 – Ophir Sternberg; 6 – Ken Sentel & Merrill R. Scherer; 7 – Ronald Clark; 8 – Stacey Moak; 9 – Fleur de Lis Investments, LLC (Kevin Delahoussaye); 10 – Andrew T. Ney

Breeders: 1 – JRita Young Thoroughbreds, LLC; 2 – Brittlyn Stable Inc.; 3 – J. Adcock & 831 Racing Stables, Inc.; 4 – Clear Creek Stud, LLC; 5 – Lynne Boutte & Chris Boutte; 6 – Merrill Scherer; 7 – Terry Gabriel & Lisa Meaux; 8 – Stacey Moak; 9 – Bill Morrison; 10 – Karen Scrivener

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Wilburn – Taralicious , by Street Boss ; 2 – Tale of the Cat – Uncommon Queen , by Seattle Slew ; 3 -Forefathers – Cindy Embers , by Incinderator ; 4 – Custom for Carlos – My Intended , by Bold Ruckus ; 5 – Custom for Carlos – Arctic Dove , by Dove Hunt ; 6 – Due Date – Lecompass , by Orientate ; 7 – Custom for Carlos – Cidaq , by Lion Heart ; 8 – Half Ours – Diamondinthestream , by Smart Strike ; 9 – Half Ours – Shutupanddance , by Brassy Wells ; 10 – Shaniko – Secret Money , by Sea of Secrets ;

My Selections

1-Lion Heart Legend-edge in a tough finale

2-Just Due-capable of contending on best

3-Made to Fit-another who figures prominently

  That will do it for my look at the Saturday card and we have one more day of racing to close out this week. I will be back to offer up my look at the Sunday card so until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Friday’s Results

Wins-0/9      Season-17/66

ITM’s-2/9      Season-33/66

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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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