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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Wyeth (KY)[ ]4/GL$40,000R Albarado120J Sharp9/5
1A2Aktabantay (GB)[ ]5/GL$0R Albarado120J Sharp9/5
23Stand and Cheer (KY)[ ]3/GL$0C A Emigh120S Becker9/2
34Voodoo Spell (FL)[ ]6/GL$40,000M Pedroza120H H Robertson7/2
45Diamondmaze (KY)[ ]3/CL$0M Murrill118N L Pessin8/1
56Keep Talking (KY)[ ]3/GL$0F Geroux120T F Proctor9/2
67Vittorioso (KY)[ ]4/CL$40,000E Gonzalez120J L Jones8/1
78Warrior’s Kid (KY)[ ]3/CL$0C Sutherland118E L Heitzmann8/1

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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
13Bellarmine (KY)[ ]7/GL$20,000C J Hernandez116K Broberg2/1
1A7Ironclad (KY)[ ]5/RL$25,000C J Hernandez120K Broberg2/1
21Two Gun Jak (IL)[ ]4/CL$25,000D Cohen120R Diodoro12/1
32Draxhall Woods (FL)[ ]7/GL$20,000E Morales1115M Lovell8/1
44Superstar Leo (IL)[ ]6/GL$25,000M Pedroza120H H Robertson3/1
55Sea Vow (LA)[ ]4/GL$25,000M Murrill117J M Foster5/1
66Speightsong (ON)[ ]6/HL$25,000M Mena120J M Cowan5/1
78Alabama Tide (KY)[ ]5/GL$25,000R Albarado120C A Hartman6/1

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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Princess Lu Lu (KY)[ ]3/FL$15,000R Albarado118M Stidham4/1
22Lookin At Grace (KY)[ ]3/FL$15,000M Pedroza118J Engler20/1
33Ellen Maria (TX)[ ]7/ML$12,500E M Murray1145S Duke30/1
44Bless d’Cat (LA)[ ]3/FL$15,000C J Hernandez115D Whited5/1
55Hopeful Joy (KY)[ ]3/FL$15,000J Gilligan121C A Hartman4/1
66Sea Holiday (KY)[ ]3/FL$15,000M Mena118T M Amoss7/2
77Royal Luxe (KY)[ ]3/FL$15,000A Green118M G Nicks6/1
88Dewyalovemenow (KY)[ ]3/FL$10,000F Geroux114S M Asmussen3/1

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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Thoughtless (FL)[ ]5/MLM Murrill118H H Robertson6/1
22Chanteline (KY)[ ]5/MLJ Theriot118S M Asmussen5/1
33Honey Bunny (KY)[ ]3/FLB J Hernandez, Jr.118W B Calhoun20/1
44Two Wonders (FL)[ ]10/MLF C Torres118G E Brooks15/1
55Triple Chelsea (KY)[ ]4/FLR Albarado118J Sharp7/2
66One Last Shot (KY)[ ]4/FLJ Gilligan118M Stidham6/1
77Snack Shack (KY)[ ]3/FLF Geroux118B H Cox8/1
88Our Valor (LA)[ ]3/FLC J Hernandez116K Broberg8/1
99Scatter Gun (KY)[ ]5/MLJ Valdivia, Jr.118N L Pessin8/1
1010Excessivespending (KY)[ ]3/FLM Mena116C A Hartman9/2

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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
12Smoothmoney (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000C J Hernandez122K Broberg3/1
1A3Royal Mocha (LA)[ ]7/GL$5,000C J Hernandez122K Broberg3/1
21Zarby’s Derby Day (LA)[ ]9/GL$5,000C Sutherland120J Ney5/1
34Bold Legion (LA)[ ]5/GL$5,000R Hisby120J C Pastor20/1
45First Cast (LA)[ ]5/GL$5,000E M Murray1155C A Richards15/1
56Too Dim (LA)[ ]8/GL$5,000F C Torres120T M Amoss2/1
67Why Wear Old Shoes (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000B J Hernandez, Jr.120S J Ducoing5/1
78Copper Cajun (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000J Theriot120W Meaux9/2
89Indy Ide (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000S Doyle120J Gomez20/1

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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Blue Chicory (KY)[ ]3/FLM Pedroza118T Glyshaw20/1
22Hollywood Royal (KY)[ ]3/FLB J Hernandez, Jr.118M E Casse9/2
33Bold Embrace (LA)[ ]4/FLC J Hernandez117A M Stall, Jr.8/1
44Little Snip (FL)[ ]5/MLC Sutherland120G E Brooks10/1
55Our Lucky Break (CA)[ ]3/FLC Bonilla1155K Thompson30/1
66Desert Image (KY)[ ]5/MLC A Emigh120J Haran8/1
77Tizahandful (KY)[ ]4/FLJ Valdivia, Jr.120N L Pessin6/1
88Surprenante (KY)[ ]3/FLF C Torres118J Engler20/1
99Maluku (KY)[ ]3/FLM Murrill118M Stidham20/1
1010Elandess (KY)[ ]3/FLR Albarado118M Stidham15/1
1111Asscher (KY)[ ]3/FLF Geroux118B H Cox5/1
1212Wild About Star (LA)[ ]3/FLS Bridgmohan115A M Stall, Jr.8/1
1313Miss Vicki (KY)[ ]3/FLM Mena118T M Amoss8/1
1414Caroline Test (KY)[ ]3/FLJ Theriot118S M Asmussen15/1

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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Quarter Carat (LA)[ ]3/FL$20,000C J Hernandez119A M Stall, Jr.5/2
22Red La Rosa (LA)[ ]3/FL$20,000C Sutherland119C Meiners9/2
33Lady Loretta (LA)[ ]4/FL$20,000M Pedroza121D Schmidt4/1
44Our Foolish Girl (LA)[ ]4/FL$20,000M Murrill121H Alonzo15/1
55A Thousand Tears (LA)[ ]3/FL$20,000R Albarado119S Gelner8/1
66Custom Paint Job (LA)[ ]4/FL$20,000F C Torres121S J Ducoing4/1
77Our Golden Girl (LA)[ ]3/FL$20,000M Mena119V Arceneaux9/2

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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Contributing (KY)[ ]3/FLE Gonzalez120T F Proctor12/1
22Burma Road (KY)[ ]4/FLC J Hernandez124I R Wilkes5/1
33Nite Delite (CA)[ ]5/MLG Saez120W B Calhoun8/1
44Boom Bam Bing (KY)[ ]4/FLM Mena118K Broberg12/1
55Luvin Bullies (KY)[ ]5/MLM Pedroza118H H Robertson8/1
66Rapid Rhythm (VA)[ ]5/MLS Bridgmohan118M Stidham4/1
77Simple Surprise (KY)[ ]4/FLJ Theriot118S M Asmussen6/1
88Nobody’s Fault (KY)[ ]4/FLJ Valdivia, Jr.118N L Pessin5/1
99World Peace (KY)[ ]4/FLR Albarado118J Sharp12/1
1010Miss Gossip (IRE)[ ]4/FLB J Hernandez, Jr.118A McKeever8/1
1111Sky Flower (KY)[ ]3/FLF C Torres116G E Brooks12/1

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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Mi Copa Rebosa (LA)[ ]3/FLR Albarado122S Gelner10/1
22R Queendom (LA)[ ]3/FLM Pedroza122T Arndt12/1
33Fashion Bid (LA)[ ]3/FLS Bridgmohan122D Stewart2/1
44Preacher Joplin (LA)[ ]4/FLS Doyle124M E Casse3/1
55Amazon Warrior (LA)[ ]3/FR Hisby122D Ramsey20/1
66Delightfully (LA)[ ]3/FL1C J Hernandez122A M Stall, Jr.3/1
77Late for Church (LA)[ ]3/FA Beschizza122C J Deville20/1
88Betty Booyah (LA)[ ]3/FLJ Riquelme122G J Husak6/1

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

ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)

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#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Tooth (LA)[ ]3/GL$12,500M Pedroza119H Alonzo10/1
22Uncommon Cat (LA)[ ]4/GL$10,000C J Hernandez119J C Pastor12/1
33Bet On Black (LA)[ ]4/GL$12,500G Saez121D Schmidt12/1
44Il Est Vite (LA)[ ]3/GL$12,500R Albarado119G Delahoussaye8/1
55Lion Heart Legend (LA)[ ]3/CL$12,500M Mena119T M Amoss4/1
66Just Due (LA)[ ]3/GL$10,000A Green117M R Scherer9/2
77Made to Fit (LA)[ ]3/GL$12,500J Valdivia, Jr.119G E Brooks3/1
88Half Cajun (LA)[ ]4/GL$12,500B J Hernandez, Jr.121J E Hodges12/1
99Our Wild Dancer (LA)[ ]4/GL$12,500J Gilligan121C A Richards6/1
1010Shaniko’s Secret (LA)[ ]5/GL$12,500S Doyle121A T Ney20/1

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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