Magic Man’s Sunday Preview From the Fair Grounds

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It was another three-win day for the Magic Man on Saturday. Why not keep it going right? That said here now is my look at the nine-race Sunday card which closes our first week of racing. Let’s end it on a strong note.

Fair Grounds

November 26, 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 CLAIMING $15,000

Purse $15,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Fillies Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. Claiming Price $15,000. Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Shop Around Sue (LA)[ ]2/FL1$15,000J Theriot117F D Pitzer12/1
22Just Like Jill (KY)[ ]2/FL$15,000C J Hernandez120E L Heitzmann6/1
33Color Me Pretty (KY)[ ]2/FL$15,000M Mena120T M Amoss8/5
44Blue Beret (KY)[ ]2/FL$15,000S Doyle120C A Richards20/1
55Sinny Sin Sin (LA)[ ]2/FL1$15,000M Murrill117H Alonzo6/1
66Timuquana Place (FL)[ ]2/FL$15,000F C Torres120B H Cox4/1
77Topper Sixteen (KY)[ ]2/FL$15,000A Green120J Engler20/1
88Valina (KY)[ ]2/FL$15,000R Hisby120K M Mordenti15/1
99Tiz de Lovely (KY)[ ]2/FL$15,000A Beschizza120J Sharp9/2

Owners: 1 – Floyd D. Pitzer; 2 – Mike Heitzmann; 3 – Siena Farm LLC; 4 – Corale A. Richards; 5 – J. Patrick Lee Racing, LLC (J. Patrick Lee); 6 – Donald R. Dizney, LLC (Donald R. Dizney); 7 – Joe Damo; 8 – Mario Tovar; 9 – Joe Sharp

Breeders: 1 – Floyd Pitzer; 2 – Mike Heitzmann Sr. & Jill Heitzmann; 3 – Spruce Lane, Robin Fiester, DanQuickel, Ken Smole & Steve Wigmore; 4 – Thamer Abdullah Alkanhal; 5 – Lora Pitre & Elaine Carroll; 6 – Donald R. Dizney, LLC; 7 – Whispering Oaks Farm LLC; 8 – Forging Oaks LLC; 9 – J. R Adkinson Farm

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Musket Man – Tot Shop Donna , by Value Plus ; 2 – Fast Bullet – Meghan Claire , by Quiet American ; 3 -Bodemeister – Bent On Glory , by Distorted Humor ; 4 – Bluegrass Cat – Deliciously , by Distinctive Pro ; 5 – Orthodox – Edacious Reality , by Eddington ; 6 – To Honor and Serve – Timuquana , by Smart Strike ; 7 – American Lion – Roses Are Gold , by Stormy Atlantic ; 8 – Majestic Warrior – Daguerreotype , by Silver Deputy ; 9 – Tiz Wonderful – Feline Delite , by Mineshaft ;

Equipment Changes: 9 – Tiz de Lovely – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Color Me Pretty-tough to deny to start the day

2-Tiz de Lovely-if top choice flops this one can benefit

3-Sinny Sin Sin-figures to be in the mix for exotics

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 $15,000 – $10,000

Purse $16,000. (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 Three Races Or Three Year Old Fillies. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since October 26 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $15,000, For Each $2,500 To $10,000 1 lb. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $10,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile.). About One Mile. (Turf)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
19Spiced Commander (KY)[ ]3/FL$15,000F C Torres118G E Brooks8/1
1A11Golden Treasury (FL)[ ]3/FL$15,000J Gilligan118G E Brooks8/1
21Shezaprado (KY)[ ]3/FL$15,000M Mena118M J Maker7/2
32Dancing Waves (IRE)[ ]3/FL$15,000J Theriot118B H Cox4/1
43I Hope You Dance (NY)[ ]4/FL$15,000M Murrill121G M Scherer6/1
54Fee Fi Fo Fo (LA)[ ]3/FL$15,000K D Clark115A Landry15/1
65Red Hot Cherry (FL)[ ]4/FL$10,000C Sutherland119E L Heitzmann10/1
76Native Wahoo (LA)[ ]3/FL$15,000S J Bourque115S B Flint10/1
87Trust in Diane (KY)[ ]3/FL$15,000A Beschizza118J Sharp9/2
98Boomtiderock (KY)[ ]3/FL$15,000A Green118R Moquett20/1
1010Toodaloo to You (LA)[ ]3/FL$15,000M Pedroza115A Balderas20/1
1112My Sugar Cat (KY)[ ]4/FL$15,000J Valdivia, Jr.121C J Deville12/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Spiced Commander, 1A – Golden Treasury

Owners: 1 – Ronald Clark; 1A – Ronald Clark; 2 – Out Of This World Racing, LLC (Stefanie Carroll); 3 – Bradley Thoroughbreds, Cambron, Tim and Cambron, Anna; 4 – Al & Bill Ulwelling; 5 – Rodney J. Verret; 6 – Eric L. Heitzmann; 7 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille); 8 – Richard Peardon; 9 – Hog Heaven Stable (Austin H. Shepard); 10 – Ray Whitley; 11 – Michael Schmidt

Breeders: 1 – Lochlow Farm; 1A – Live Oak Stud; 2 – Paradox Farm, Inc. & D. Andrews; 3 – Mr I. O’Callaghan; 4 – Taylor Brothers Properties LLC; 5 – J. Adcock; 6 – Fulgencio Morales; 7 – Carrol J. Castille; 8 – Richard Peardon; 9 – Pegasus Stud LLC & WinStar Farm, LLC; 10 – Phyllis Hodges; 11 – Robert Low & Lawana Low

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Colonel John – Channing Way , by Smokester ; 1A – Brilliant Speed – She’s Indy Money , by A.P. Indy ; 2 -Paddy O’Prado – Jeopardy Lady , by Rock Hard Ten ; 3 – Zoffany (IRE) – Hearthstead Dancer , by Royal Academy ; 4 – Eskendereya – Sounds Familiar , by Grand Slam ; 5 – Midshipman – Rahfees Fairy , by Perfect Soul (IRE) ; 6 – Cool Coal Man – Desirable , by Johannesburg ; 7 – Closing Argument -Native Brick , by Native Regent ; 8 – Macho Uno – Forbidden Brew , by Milwaukee Brew ; 9 – Super Saver – Golden Victress , by Carson City ; 10 – Court Vision – Wicker Park , by Vindication ; 11 – Kitten’s Joy – My Sugar Bear , by Giant’s Causeway ;

My Selections

1-Dancing Waves-slight lean in a wide open contest

2-Trust in Diane-merits a look for all with this group

3-I Hope You Dance-another value play that can 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 $7,500

Purse $17,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Not Won Two Races Since May 26, 2017. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since October 26 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $7,500 (Races Where Entered For $5,000 Or Less Not Considered In Eligibility And Allowances). Five And One Half Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Chief Envoy (FL)[ ]5/GL$7,500M Pedroza121K G Bourgeois6/1
22Wildcat Friendship (LA)[ ]6/GL$7,500C J Hernandez118E Schwandt8/1
33Champagne Tony (IL)[ ]8/GL$7,500M Murrill121J Haran8/1
44Mitchnjohnny (LA)[ ]4/GL$7,500C Sutherland118C A Richards6/1
55May B (FL)[ ]7/GL$7,500J Graham121A F Rini7/2
66Classic Salsa (FL)[ ]6/HL$7,500A Beschizza121J Sharp4/1
77Bluegrass Sight (FL)[ ]5/GL$7,500J Gilligan121K Broberg6/1
88I’m Formidable (LA)[ ]4/GL$7,500S Doyle118A T Ney10/1
99Ty Diesel (FL)[ ]5/GL$7,500A Castillo121J Gomez8/1

Owners: 1 – Timothy C. Guidry; 2 – Darin Hahn; 3 – Clabar Mor Stables LLC and Haran Thoroughbreds LLC; 4 – Corale A. Richards, Steve Stumpf & John Kaiser; 5 – Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. (Ronald Paolucci); 6 – Joseph E. Besecker; 7 – Pick 5 Stable; 8 – Oakwood Stables, Inc. (Roy Sturgeon); 9 – Jorge Gomez

Breeders: 1 – Peter Lawson; 2 – Georgia Farms Inc; 3 – Mike Ryan & John Haran; 4 – JohnnySpears, Patricia Spears &Mitchel Wimberley; 5 – Dave J. Markgraf; 6 – McFarland Farm, Inc.; 7 – Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC; 8 – J. Adcock; 9 – Jacqueline Fleck

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Indian Express – Silver Envoy , by French Envoy ; 2 – Wildcat Heir – Toasttofriendship , by Salt Lake ; 3 -Shore Breeze – Big Nose Betty , by Cherokee Saga ; 4 – Capitalimprovement – First Approval , by With Approval ; 5 – Werblin – I’m Exclusive , byPremiership ; 6 – Two Step Salsa – Wildcat Affair , by Wildcat Heir ; 7 – Bluegrass Cat – Spectacular Sight , by Mr. Greeley ; 8 – Private Vow – Holy Love , by Holy Bull ; 9 – Pomeroy – I’m Angela , by Kayrawan ;

My Selections

1-Chief Envoy-price hunting and settling on this one

2-May B-would be no surprise in this contest

3-Bluegrass Sight-another who is not without a chance

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 $15,000 – $10,000

Purse $15,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race at a mile or over on the turf since October 26 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $15,000, For Each $2,500 To $10,000 2 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $10,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile.). About One Mile. (Turf)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Methuselah (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000A Beschizza118J Sharp10/1
22K L S Forty Three (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000C Sutherland118C A Hartman4/1
33Afleet Spring (KY)[ ]3/GL$10,000R Hisby114S Ingram20/1
44Mansoor (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000C D Lugo118L Hendrickson6/1
55Party Marty (IA)[ ]3/GL$15,000J Riquelme118J Haran12/1
66Internal Storm (KY)[ ]4/GL$15,000M Mena121D Whited12/1
77Sun and Sand (LA)[ ]4/GL$12,500M Murrill116H Alonzo6/1
88Good Intent (KY)[ ]4/GL$15,000S Doyle121J M Cowan15/1
99Oscarific (IL)[ ]3/GL$15,000C J Hernandez118E Rodriguez6/1
1010Last Flash (LA)[ ]3/G$15,000J Theriot115D R Caldwell12/1
1111French Command (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000J Gilligan118M R Scherer10/1
1212Disinclined (TX)[ ]3/GL$15,000J Valdivia, Jr.118D Pish5/1

First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 11 – French Command

Owners: 1 – Brad Grady and Royal Colors Racing, LLC (Mike Rose); 2 – Jackie Rojas; 3 – Bryant H. Prentice, III; 4 – Lori Hendrickson; 5 – Haran Thoroughbreds (John Haran); 6 – Red Tail Ridge Racing Stables, LLC (Mark Howard); 7 – Chief Wolf & T, LLC (H. Alonzo, A. Lawson & M. Liccardi); 8 -Ragnar Korthase; 9 – Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano); 10 – Double Dam Farm, LLC (Delmar R. Caldwell); 11 – Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel & Merrill R. Scherer; 12 – Brant Schafer

Breeders: 1 – WinStar Farm, LLC; 2 – Hermitage Farm; 3 – Bryant H. Prentice III; 4 – Royal Pegasus; 5 – John F. Haran; 6 – Coldwater Farm; 7 – Stephen R Baker; 8 – Adrian Regan & Fergus Galvin; 9 – Suzanne Stables; 10 – D R Caldwell; 11 – Calumet Farm; 12 – Brant Schafer

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Bodemeister – Ender’s Valentine , by Deputy Minister ; 2 – Blame – Bella’s Fantasy , by Hard Spun ; 3 -Spring At Last – Afleet Frio , by Afleet Alex ; 4 – Big Surf – Mira Costa , by Thunder Gulch ; 5 – Shore Breeze – Bea Bertrand , by Bertrando ; 6 – Cowboy Cal – Royal Embassy , by Royal Anthem ; 7 – Sun King – Seaside Sands , by Pleasant Tap ; 8 – Scat Daddy – Liza Lu , by Menifee ; 9 – Gio Ponti -Fanfest (GB) , by Fantastic Light ; 10 – Royal Strand (IRE) – Flashy Madame , by El Mandingo ; 11 – War Chant – Padmore , by French Deputy ; 12 -Valid Expectations – Crepe Myrtle , by Purge ;

My Selections

1-Disinclined-tough post but my choice here

2-Sun and Sand-price play also merits consideration

3-Mansoor-this one also could impact on best

RACE 5 – POST TIME – 3:05 PM

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PP (RACE 5)

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

Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $40,000

Purse $45,000. (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 September 26 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). Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Dupree (FL)[ ]3/GL$0J Theriot120R Moquett10/1
22Wonder Run (LA)[ ]4/GL$0S J Bourque117S B Flint10/1
33Will Call (KY)[ ]3/CL$0S Bridgmohan118B H Cox4/1
44Forevamo (FL)[ ]4/GL$0J Valdivia, Jr.120A M Stall, Jr.6/5
55Enchantera (KY)[ ]3/GL$0M Mena120V L Foley6/1
66Seventh Sense (TUR)[ ]4/CL$0J Graham120M Sancal7/2

First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 4 – Forevamo

Owners: 1 – Harlow Stables, LLC (Eric P. Johnson); 2 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille); 3 – Klein Racing (Richard Klein); 4 – Brittlyn Stable, Inc. (Evelyn Benoit); 5 – Alexis Harthill; 6 – Arif Kurtel

Breeders: 1 – Fernung, Sebastian, Flanigan & Cahalan; 2 – Carrol J. Castille; 3 – Richard Klein & Bert Klein; 4 – Ocala Stud; 5 – Nelson McMakin; 6 – Mozaik Sarapcilik Tr. Hy. San. Tic. Ltd.Sti

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Caleb’s Posse – Readybdancing , by More Than Ready ; 2 – Run Production – Gal Wonder , by Three Wonders ; 3 – Country Day – Vote Early , by More Than Ready ; 4 – Uncle Mo – Candlelightdinner , by Slew Gin Fizz ; 5 – First Defence – Bella Coachella, by Favorite Trick ; 6 – City Zip – No Dress Code , by Distorted Humor ;

Sire of Forevamo standing at Ashford Stud

Equipment Changes: 4 – Forevamo – Blinkers off

My Selections

1-Forevamo-likely winner on this card

2-Seventh Sense-completes a chalky exacta

3-Will Call-runs along for a placing here

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 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
11Last Play (KY)[ ]2/FLM Murrill120M Stidham3/1
22Remedy (KY)[ ]2/FLJ Theriot120B H Cox4/1
33La Flor (KY)[ ]2/FLC D Lugo120K M Mordenti10/1
44Call Me Sidney (KY)[ ]2/FLC Sutherland120C A Richards30/1
55Salty Scatt (KY)[ ]2/FLF C Torres120C Davis5/1
66Daddy Issues (KY)[ ]2/FLJ Graham120N L Pessin8/1
77Durga Devi (IRE)[ ]2/FL1J Valdivia, Jr.120M Stidham8/1
88Too Many Affairs (TX)[ ]2/FL1A Contreras120T R Hurley20/1
99Kat Can (KY)[ ]2/FL1G Saez120J Sharp6/1
1010Peace Treaty Pat (LA)[ ]2/FLA Green117M G Nicks8/1

Owners: 1 – Robert S. Evans; 2 – Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC (Randy Gullatt); 3 – Mario Tovar; 4 – Cynthia A. Sharp and Corale A. Richards; 5 -Arturo Vargas; 6 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach); 7 – Mt. Brilliant Farm, LLC (H. Greg Goodman); 8 – Century Acres Farm (D. Ranslem & T. Mallet); 9 – Wayne R. Sanders & Larry Hirsch; 10 – David T. Rogers

Breeders: 1 – R. S. Evans; 2 – Brereton C. Jones and B. Ned Jones; 3 – London Thoroughbred Services; 4 – Wilkes Farm LLC; 5 – Arturo Vargas; 6 – Mike Abraham; 7 – Mount Brilliant Farm & Ranch Llc; 8 – Century Acres Farm, LLC; 9 – Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey; 10 – 4 M Ranch

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Stormy Atlantic – Colonial Play , by Pleasant Colony ; 2 – Creative Cause – Daisy Mason , by Orientate ; 3 -Street Sense – On a Cloud , by Silver Hawk ; 4 – Sidney’s Candy – Call Me Chief , by Chief Seattle ; 5 – Scat Daddy – Dynamo , by Dynaformer ; 6 – Scat Daddy – Issues , by Awesome Again ; 7 – Galileo (IRE) – Desert Classic (GB) , by Green Desert ; 8 – Too Much Bling – Mimi’s Affair , by Perfect Soul (IRE) ; 9 – Kitten’s Joy – Starsilhouette , by Orientate ; 10 – Horse Greeley – Inner Peace , by Value Plus ;

My Selections

1-Remedy-leaning this way in a promising race

2-Salty Scott-feel like this gal can also win this

3-Kat Can-another who figures to be in the mix

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 ALLOWANCE

Purse $43,000. (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 September 26 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
11Night Parade (LA)[ ]4/FLE Martin, Jr.117D Whited8/1
22Shakti (KY)[ ]4/FLM Mena120T M Amoss7/2
33Katalust (OH)[ ]4/FLJ Graham120A F Rini3/1
44Golden Domer (KY)[ ]3/FLJ Valdivia, Jr.118B P Walsh4/1
55Empire Strikes (KY)[ ]3/FLE Gonzalez118D Pish15/1
66Mine Yours an Ours (LA)[ ]4/FLC J Hernandez119K Broberg8/1
77Archusexy (IN)[ ]3/FLM Pedroza118J Haran12/1
88Top Figure (LA)[ ]5/MLT Ledet117S Meche20/1
99Karula (KY)[ ]3/FLS Bridgmohan118M Stidham6/1

Owners: 1 – Rhonda Snodderly; 2 – Kahlden, Lawrence and Wiener, Brett; 3 – Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. (Ronald Paolucci); 4 – Greg Ramsby; 5 -Jerry Durant; 6 – Jerry T. Wheeler; 7 – Haran Thoroughbreds (John Haran); 8 – GM Assets, LLC (Glen Meche); 9 – Oak Crest Farm (Theresa A. & Jack E. Hodge, Jr.)

Breeders: 1 – Stacey Moak; 2 – Poplar Hill Equine LLC; 3 – RR Equine Stables, LLC; 4 – William J. Betz & Peter V. Lamantia; 5 – Jerry Durant; 6 – Mary J. Adams & Charles Phillips; 7 – Jo Ann Ernst & Lawrence Ernst; 8 – Circle H Farms; 9 – Oak Crest Farm

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Parading – Huckie , by Fast Play ; 2 – Run Away and Hide – River Barrow , by Cat’s At Home ; 3 – Munnings -The Cat’s Reach , by Bernstein ; 4 – Quality Road – Golden Sunray , by Crafty Prospector ; 5 – Smart Strike – Empressive Lady , by Empire Maker ; 6 -Half Ours – Glorious Quest , by Fraser River ; 7 – Archarcharch – Sister Desiree , by Vision and Verse ; 8 – Big Top Cat – Figurative , by Broad Brush ; 9 -Colonel John – Desert Liaison , by Woodman ;

Sire of Katalust standing at Ashford Stud

Sire of Golden Domer standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-Golden Domer-narrow choice in this one

2-Karula-overlay chance also can fire big

3-Shakti-contention for win also includes her

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 CLAIMING $15,000 – $10,000

Purse $15,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race at a mile or over on the turf since October 26 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $15,000, For Each $2,500 To $10,000 2 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $10,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile.). About One Mile. (Turf)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Schiller Sound (MD)[ ]4/GL$15,000J Gilligan121G E Brooks30/1
22Mas Mischief (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000M Murrill118E Rodriguez4/1
33Box Knife (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000F C Torres118J O Duhon8/1
44King of All Media (KY)[ ]4/GL$15,000A Beschizza121J Sharp7/2
55Itsthebourbontalkn (KY)[ ]4/GL$15,000J Theriot121K Harris8/1
66Bad and Tough (LA)[ ]8/GL$10,000C Bonilla1095E J Ledet30/1
77Bentley’s Show (TX)[ ]3/GL$15,000M Mena118W B Calhoun8/1
88First to Score (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000A Contreras118T R Hurley20/1
99Wathnan (KY)[ ]4/GL$15,000J Graham121M Sancal20/1
1010Dattts Our Guy (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000C J Hernandez118E Bankston12/1
1111Gator Tough (LA)[ ]4/GL$12,500G Saez116H Alonzo15/1
1212Roar of the Lion (IL)[ ]4/GL$15,000J Valdivia, Jr.121L J Roussel, III4/1
1313El Mozo (KY)[ ]3/GL$10,000C Sutherland114D Plaisance20/1

Owners: 1 – Ronald Clark; 2 – Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano); 3 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. (Toby Covel); 4 – Matt Nestor; 5 – Gillian & Kirk L. Harris; 6 – Kenny D. Ledet; 7 – Star Bright Thoroughbreds (Philip Leckinger); 8 – Raymond Gross, Jr.; 9 – Kaan Yurdabak; 10 – Robert L. Persons and Earl C. Sanderson, Jr. LLC; 11 – J. Patrick Lee & Howard Alonzo; 12 – Louie Roussel, III; 13 – Plaisance, Donald and Vaughn, William

Breeders: 1 – Wayne Morris & Juanita Morris; 2 – Mt. Brilliant Farm LLC; 3 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.; 4 – Terry Arnold; 5 – Dr. Patricia Ziefle; 6 – Barney Core & Regina Core; 7 – Star Bright Thoroughbreds; 8 – Charles Rimer & Jessica Rimer; 9 – Lochlow Farm; 10 – Dattt Farm, LLC; 11 – Danny M. Brown & Donna B. Brown; 12 – Team Block; 13 – Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Artie Schiller – Beacon of Hope , by Chief Seattle ; 2 – Into Mischief – Poco Mas , by A.P. Indy ; 3 – Ice Box -Dagger , by Tactical Cat ; 4 – Hold Me Back – Pileiton , by Perfect Soul (IRE) ; 5 – Tale of the Cat – Tri Delt Girl , by Sefapiano ; 6 – Good and Tough -Stage Dancer , by Pleasant Tap ; 7 – Special Rate – Mal’s Showntell , by Cryptoclearance ; 8 – Even the Score – Mallory’s Kitten , by Shaniko ; 9 -Kitten’s Joy – Artisanal , by More Than Ready ; 10 – Harlan’s Holiday – Dattts Our Girl , by Thunder Gulch ; 11 – Good and Tough – May Gator , by Green Alligator ; 12 – Kitten’s Joy – Taxable Deduction , by Prized ; 13 – Kitten’s Joy – Stonestreet Lady , by Sky Mesa ;

Equipment Changes: 3 – Box Knife – Blinkers off;6 – Bad and Tough – Blinkers off

My Selections

1-King of All Media-tipping this one to take this

2-Roar of the Lion-well bred sort could also impact

3-Mas Mischief-another to consider for all in here

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 5:05 PM

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PP (RACE 9)

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

Fair Grounds CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $15,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources) (Includes $5,000 – LAVPF – Louisiana Video Poker Fund). For Accredited La Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since October 26 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Be Nice Rose (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000S Doyle121J Gomez15/1
22Open Interest (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000A Green121S Duke12/1
33Salute My Lady (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000C J Hernandez119J R Ladner4/1
44Sweet Madalyna (LA)[ ]6/ML$5,000J Riquelme121D Schmidt8/1
55Tengey (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000F C Torres119G E Brooks6/1
66Bull Headed Woman (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000M Mena119E J Johnston7/2
77Custom for Corales (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000C Sutherland121C A Richards6/1
88Moment of Grace (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000G Saez121S Gelner10/1
99Elle Les Yu (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000J Valdivia, Jr.119R Faucheux8/1
1010Rose’s Asset (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000C Bonilla1165R Faucheux6/1

Owners: 1 – Jorge Gomez; 2 – Steven Duke; 3 – Anne Lore Scardino; 4 – Denise Schmidt; 5 – Ronald Clark; 6 – Edward Johnston Racing Stables, Inc. (Edward & Jeanne Johnston); 7 – Corale A. Richards; 8 – Norman Stables, LLC (Robbie Norman); 9 – Brad Zagone and Anthony Lowrie; 10 – Ming Yan Ng

Breeders: 1 – O. V. Moss; 2 – Northpointe Thoroughbreds; 3 – J. Adcock; 4 – Rowell Farms, LLC; 5 – Danny M. Brown & Donna B. Brown; 6 – Delmar R. Caldwell; 7 – Corale Richards & Roseanna Griffith; 8 – Inside Move; 9 – DocAtty Stables, LLC; 10 – Wendy Martin & Jon Martin Ent. Inc.

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Big Top Cat – Cynthia Rose , by Theatrical (IRE) ; 2 – Ide – Louisiana Lace , by Cuvee ; 3 – Salute the Sarge -Socorro County , by Katahaula County ; 4 – Eugene’s Third Son – Buddha Babe , by Buddha ; 5 – Tenpins – Cagey Girl , by Crowd Pleaser ; 6 – Royal Strand (IRE) – Holy Woman , by Holy Bull ; 7 – Custom for Carlos – Red Ninety Seven , by Personal Hope ; 8 – Private Vow – Pata Fresca , by Indian Charlie ; 9 – First Samurai – The Classicshopper , by Regal Classic ; 10 – Due Date – Twinkling Rose , by Chester House ;

Equipment Changes: 2 – Open Interest – Blinkers off

My Selections

1-Bull Headed Woman-leaning here in a hard finale to figure

2-Custom for Corales-price play can also impact in here

3-Salute My Lady-she is also one who merits a look as well

That concludes my look at the opening week of racing here at the Fair Grounds. I will be back with you on Wednesday to preview a new week of racing with my look at the Thursday card. Until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Saturday’s Results

Wins-3/10          Season-12/39

ITM’s-7/10          Season-22/39

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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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