Magic Man’s Sunday Preview From the Fair Grounds

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After a dull Friday the Magic Man bounced back with a two win Saturday along with five board finishes. We have but a card to go as we end the second week of racing here at the Fair Grounds. Here now is my look at the Sunday slate of races.

Fair Grounds

December 3, 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 CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $17,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since October 3 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
11Half Fast Rose (LA)[ ]5/ML$5,000M Pedroza120S B David, Jr.7/2
22Lady Digger (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000C J Hernandez120R Faucheux3/1
33Candi’s Kitten (LA)[ ]9/ML$5,000J Galvan120B Burkes8/1
44Timebobanna (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000M Murrill120L J Cuccia9/2
55Ide Be Silly (LA)[ ]5/ML$5,000J Riquelme120J Ney6/1
66Elegant Idea (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000J Theriot120K Broberg7/2
77Sorcerer’s Appeal (LA)[ ]6/ML$5,000A Green120K L Hargrave12/1

Owners: 1 – John Duvieilh and Keith & Earl Hernandez; 2 – Ming Yan Ng; 3 – Bobby Burkes; 4 – Wildcat Racing Stables, Inc. (Edna Carden & Estate of C. Carden); 5 – Gracie Sip & Gina Ney; 6 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 7 – Randall Hargrave

Breeders: 1 – Earl Hernandez, John Duvieilh &Keith Hernandez; 2 – Raymond Prejean & Gerard Melancon; 3 – B. Wayne Hughes; 4 – Margie K. Averett; 5 – Charles DeCou & Robert McDowell; 6 – Channon Farm, LLC; 7 – Judice Farms, Inc.

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Half Ours – Hurry Up Rosemary , by Exchange Rate ; 2 – Yankee Gentleman – Desert Digger , by Mining ; 3 –Osidy – Heavenly Psalm , by Distorted Humor ; 4 – Time Bandit – Homebuilderbobanna , by Homebuilder ; 5 – Ide – Annika , by Cahill Road ; 6 – Private Vow – I Have an Idea , by Pine Bluff ; 7 – Sorcerer’s Stone – Streakin Appeal , by Valid Belfast ;

My Selections

1-Elegant Idea-edge in a tight opener

2-Lady Digger-figures to be there too

3-Ide Be Silly-another who is capable

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 $17,500 – $15,000

Purse $21,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since October 3 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $17,500, For Each $500 To $15,000 1 lb. (Races Where Entered For $12,500 OrLess 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
11Show Bound (KY)[ ]4/GL$15,000C Sutherland115K M Mordenti9/2
22Day Six (KY)[ ]6/GL$17,500G Saez120J Sharp9/2
33Bushrod (AZ)[ ]4/GL$17,500J Graham122H H Robertson4/1
44Bourbon Candy (KY)[ ]4/CL$17,500M Murrill120J Engler7/2
55Fred’s Lucky Boy (TX)[ ]4/GL$17,500C J Hernandez120K Broberg4/1
66Concho (FL)[ ]7/GL$17,500S Doyle120J Gomez5/1
77Roskilde (KY)[ ]3/GL$17,500M Mena118J M Cowan8/1

Owners: 1 – Gerald & Brody Veal; 2 – King Racing Stables, LLC (Jonathan King); 3 – John Mentz; 4 – Wayne Carucci; 5 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 6 – Jorge Gomez; 7 – Ragnar Korthase

Breeders: 1 – Don Amos & Crossroads Farm, LLC; 2 – J. Bonner Young; 3 – Roger P. Downes; 4 – Nicholas J. Sibilio; 5 – E. Fred Currie; 6 – Paul R. and Mary Anne Denes; 7 – Vossfeld Bloodstock Group, LLC.

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Warrior’s Reward – Spanish Cat , by Hennessy ; 2 – Any Given Saturday – Vices and Virtues , by Lion Cavern; 3 – Grey Memo – Blue Ice Shark , by Moscow Ballet ; 4 – Sidney’s Candy – Miss Attractive , by Running Stag ; 5 – Wimbledon – Dancin’ Daphne , bySword Dance (IRE) ; 6 – Indian Ocean – Shimmering Jul , by Omega Code ; 7 – Majesticperfection – Zizi Top (GB) , by Robellino ;

My Selections

1-Bushrod-edge in a compact heat

2-Bourbon Candy-merits a look here

3-Fred’s Lucky Boy-another who can fire

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 $14,000. (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 Since November 3 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. One Mile.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Classic Brahms (LA)[ ]3/GL$5,000J Theriot115D W Moran, Sr.5/1
22Sandlot Sam (FL)[ ]7/GL$5,000J Graham124T J Cooper10/1
33Spasini (LA)[ ]3/G$5,000M Murrill115D R Caldwell12/1
44Winter Man (LA)[ ]5/GL$5,000J Riquelme118S J Zenon, Sr.8/1
55Apollo’s Prince (LA)[ ]3/GL$5,000C A Emigh115C Dandridge Jr.6/1
66Onefor Thegripper (LA)[ ]3/GL$5,000S Doyle115C J Deville15/1
77Big Ragu (NY)[ ]3/GL$5,000F Geroux118L J Roussel, III5/2
88Gentle Commitment (TX)[ ]3/GL$5,000R Richard118D Pish2/1

First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 8 – Gentle Commitment

Owners: 1 – Jonathan Necaise; 2 – Marvin Saurbier; 3 – Double Dam Farm, LLC (Delmar R. Caldwell); 4 – Shelton J. Zenon, Jr.; 5 – Pendleton W. Larsen, Jr.; 6 – Bobby Dupre; 7 – Louie Roussel, III & Ronald Lamarque; 8 – James Thibodeaux & Claurice Butler

Breeders: 1 – Phyllis J. Hodges; 2 – Marvin Saurbier; 3 – James A. Mcgehee Jr.; 4 – Linda P. Sebastien; 5 – Michele Rodriguez; 6 – I. L. Lange; 7 – Newtown Anner Stud; 8 – James Thibodeaux & Clarice Butler

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Brahms – Classic Invader , by Malagra ; 2 – Sandlot Star – Switch My Pic , by Piccolino ; 3 – Rossini Spaseeba , by Spectacular Bid ; 4 – Choosing Choice – Winter in Hawaii , by Bold Pac Man ; 5 – Sun King – Diane C , by Mutakddim ; 6 – Tight Grip – Mt. Quincy , by Erlton ; 7 – Drosselmeyer – Call Me Swift , by Bernardini ; 8 – Commitment – She’s Gentle , by Gentlemen (ARG) ;

My Selections

1-Apollo’s Prince-looking for the upset with him

2-Big Ragu-think that this guy should be right there

3-Gentle Commitment-another who could impact

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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 MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT

Purse $38,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. (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 and One Sixteenth.) . About One And One Sixteenth Miles. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Lucky Move (NY)[ ]3/FL1C J Lanerie121M E Casse6/1
22She’s Plain Jane (PA)[ ]3/FLD Cannon121E Kenneally6/1
33Carolina Honey (KY)[ ]3/FLA Green121M G Nicks12/1
44Deauville Mist (KY)[ ]3/FLM Mena121T Glyshaw7/2
55Time to Flirt (KY)[ ]3/FLF Geroux121B H Cox9/5
66Creative Thinking (KY)[ ]3/FLM Pedroza121T F Proctor8/1
77To Be Famous (KY)[ ]3/FLJ Graham121M Sancal9/2
Also Eligibles:
88Moonlit Garden (KY) (MTO)[ ]3/FLS Doyle121C Davis6/1
99Princess Julia (KY) (MTO)[ ]3/FLC J Lanerie121B P Walsh5/2

Owners: 1 – Perlick, Steven J. and Herman, Alan; 2 – Richard Seale and Douglas S. Arnold; 3 – Danny Bockmon & David Hutcherson; 4 – Hebel, Carol W., Deerfield Farm Racing, Scola, Renee and Lavallee, Thomas; 5 – Michael J. Ryan; 6 – Brereton C. Jones; 7 – Fedai Kahraman; 8 – Town and Country Racing, LLC (Kiki Courtelis); 9 – Stonestreet Stables, LLC (Barbara Banke)

Breeders: 1 – Maltese Cross Stables & StonegateStables LLC; 2 – Cavanaugh Breen LLC; 3 – Danny Bockmon, David Hutcherson &Jody Huckabay; 4 – David W. Osborne &Loren C. Hebel-Osborne; 5 – Brant Laue; 6 – Waymore LLC; 7 – Bell Tower Thoroughbreds; 8 – Town & Country Farm, Corp; 9 – Robert and Beverly Lewis Trust, LLC &WinStar Farm, LLC

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Lookin At Lucky – Quiet Mover , by Quiet American ; 2 – Into Mischief – Empires Answer , by Empire Maker ; 3 – Curlin – Carolina Sky , by Sky Classic ; 4 – English Channel – Angels’ Share , by Brahms ; 5 – Flatter – Love Cove , by Not For Love ; 6 – Creative Cause – Hat Box , by Street Cry (IRE) ; 7 – Tiznow – Stoic , by Forestry ; 8 – Malibu Moon – Winter Garden , by Roy ; 9 – Distorted Humor – Folklore , byTiznow ;

 Sire of Lucky Move standing at Ashford Stud

My Selections

1-Time to Flirt-tough to deny in this one

2-Lucky Move-price play adds value

3-Deauville Mist-another to consider too

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 $20,000

Purse $45,000. (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 Two Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Or Starter Or Which Have Never Won Three Races Or Claiming Price $20,000. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since October 3 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $20,000 (Races Where Entered For $15,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances) (Horses Entered For The Allowance Condition Will Be Preferred). Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
14John’s Luck (LA)[ ]4/GL$20,000M Murrill120E L Heitzmann3/1
1A7Brute Strength (LA)[ ]3/GL$0F C Torres118S J Ducoing3/1
21Whoz Talkin Now (LA)[ ]5/GL$0J Theriot120D W Moran, Sr.5/1
32Senor Guitar (LA)[ ]3/GL$0C J Hernandez118S J Ducoing6/1
43Quality Production (LA)[ ]3/GL$0A Broussard118A Klanfer4/1
55B B Special (LA)[ ]5/GL$0S Bridgmohan120L Thomas7/2
66Snapper Bite (LA)[ ]4/GL$0F Geroux120R Averett7/2

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – John’s Luck, 1A – Brute Strength

Owners: 1 – Valene Farms (John & Murray Valene); 1A – Valene Farms (John & Murray Valene); 2 – Moran Racing Stable, Inc. (Gaynell Moran); 3 –Sturges J. Ducoing; 4 – Circle H Farms (Don P. Hargroder); 5 – Elite Thoroughbred Racing, LLC (Michele Rodriguez); 6 – Hidden Oaks Farm, LLC (Bobby Gales)

Breeders: 1 – Trey LaVoice; 1A – Clear Creek Stud, LLC; 2 – J. Adcock; 3 – Clifford Grum; 4 – Circle H Farm; 5 – Michele R. Rodriguez; 6 – Betty King & Brett Brinkman

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Old Fashioned – Lucky Haley , by Forty Won ; 1A – Half Ours – Hottamolly , by Sky Classic ; 2 – Lydgate Bovell Road , by Graeme Hall ; 3 – Star Guitar – Kiawah’s Magic , by Grand Slam ; 4 – Run Production – Zarb’s Star , by Zarbyev ; 5 – Brahms – Helen Brown , by Taylor’s Special ; 6 – Yankee Gentleman – Constant Sparkle , by Mr. Sparkles ;

My Selections

1-John’s Luck-entry looks tough to handle

2-Quality Production-figures prominently

3-B B Special-another who could factor

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, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 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, itwill be run on the main track at One Mile.) . About One Mile. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Great Kat (KY)[ ]3/CLB J Hernandez, Jr.121J Sharp6/1
22River Evangelist (KY)[ ]3/GL1J Valdivia, Jr.121W M Catalano6/1
33Findley Isle (KY)[ ]3/GLA Beschizza121J Sharp6/1
44Desierto (ON)[ ]3/CLM Murrill121E Rodriguez9/2
55Telling You Twice (FL)[ ]3/CLM Pedroza121R Moquett15/1
66Alys Appointment (LA)[ ]3/CLT Ledet118N L Deville30/1
77My Man Jax (FL)[ ]3/CLF Geroux121B H Cox7/2
88Campioni (KY)[ ]3/GLG Saez121J Engler12/1
99Teletap (KY)[ ]3/CLJ Bravo121S M Asmussen3/1

First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 3 – Findley Isle

Owners: 1 – Wayne R. Sanders & Larry Hirsch; 2 – Safari Bloodstock (Susan Moulton and Rick Moulton); 3 – Needham, Judy and Castleton Lyons; 4 –Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano); 5 – Alex & JoAnn Lieblong; 6 – Max Riddle; 7 – Welker, Wes, Madaket Stables LLC and Head of Plains Partners LLC; 8 – Wayne Carucci; 9 – Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC (Joan & Ron Winchell)

Breeders: 1 – Thoroughbreds by Design LLC; 2 – Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC; 3 – Phil & Judy Needham & Bena Halecky; 4 – Hope Stock Farm; 5 – Alex Lieblong & JoAnn Lieblong; 6 – Max Riddle; 7 – Get Away Farm; 8 – Aaron & Marie Jones; 9 – Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Kitten’s Joy – Great Look , by Giant’s Causeway ; 2 – Tapit – River’s Prayer , by Devon Lane ; 3 – Americain Madre Terra , by Fusaichi Pegasus ; 4 – Flatter – Gelato , by Dance Brightly ; 5 – Telling – Twice Lucky , by Two Punch ; 6 – Grand Appointment – Aly Mon, by Mongoose ; 7 – Midshipman – Caitrionell , by Giant’s Causeway ; 8 – Medaglia d’Oro – Juanita , by Mineshaft ; 9 – Tapit – Wild Vision , by Wild Again ;

Equipment Changes: 4 – Desierto – Blinkers On;8 – Campioni – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Teletap-edge in a promising contest

2-My Man Jax-would be no surprise

3-Desierto-another who deserves a look

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 OPTIONAL CLAIMING $17,500

Purse $43,000. (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 Or Claiming Price $17,500. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over Since October 3 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $17,500 (Races Where Entered For $12,500 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). One Mile And Seventy Yards.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Grit (LA)[ ]5/HL$0S Bridgmohan117S M Asmussen5/1
22Battle Colors (FL)[ ]3/GL$0C J Lanerie117M E Casse5/2
33Mighty Manfred (KY)[ ]3/GL$0M Pedroza117H H Robertson6/1
44Grandpa’s Dream (KY)[ ]3/CL$0M Mena117C A Hartman9/2
55Casses Story (KY)[ ]3/GL$0B J Hernandez, Jr.117M E Casse3/1
66Social Misfit (LA)[ ]8/GL$17,500C J Hernandez117K Broberg7/2

Owners: 1 – Steven M. Asmussen; 2 – Fox Hill Farms, Inc. (Richard Porter, II); 3 – Hugh H. Robertson & Barry Butzow; 4 – Wayne Scherr; 5 – Live Oak Plantation (Charlotte C. Weber); 6 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson)

Breeders: 1 – Charles DeCou & Robert McDowell; 2 – Woodford Thoroughbreds; 3 – Glen Oak Farm & Two Stamps Stables; 4 – Mike Lauffer; 5 – Paul Pompa Jr. & Darley, LLC; 6 – Earl Hernandez & Keith Hernandez

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Posse – Biogio’s Kids , by Lemon Drop Kid ; 2 – Biondetti – Tranquil Song , by Unbridled’s Song ; 3 – Afleet Alex – Denali Red , by Crafty Prospector ; 4 – Shackleford – Haylie Brae , by Bernardini ; 5 – Bernardini – Mary’s Follies , by More Than Ready ; 6 – Porto Foricos – Unfriendly Koo , by Friendly Lover 

My Selections

1-Battle Colors-leaning here in a solid heat

2-Social Misfit-feel like he should fire big

3-Casse’s Story-also like this guy’s chances

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 MAIDEN CLAIMING $30,000 – $25,000

Purse $18,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. Claiming Price $30,000, For Each $2,500 To $25,000 2 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $20,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile.) . About One Mile. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Warleggan (KY)[ ]2/CL$30,000J Valdivia, Jr.120W M Catalano9/2
22Bully Dos (TX)[ ]2/GL$30,000M Mena120W B Calhoun8/1
33Nobutzaboutit (KY)[ ]2/CL1$25,000G Saez116J Sharp8/1
44Want (KY)[ ]2/CL$30,000M Pedroza120R Moquett10/1
55Landonese (PA)[ ]2/CL$30,000J Theriot120E J Johnston8/1
66Musial (KY)[ ]2/G$25,000J Graham116L J Rossi20/1
77Nothings Changed (LA)[ ]2/GL$30,000S Bridgmohan117M R Scherer20/1
88Woulda Coulda Did (TX)[ ]2/CL$30,000F C Torres120D Pish8/1
99Hold On Angel (IN)[ ]2/CL$25,000A Beschizza116J Haran30/1
1010Keppel Bay (KY)[ ]2/G$25,000M Murrill116T Morley12/1
1111Dalaman (KY)[ ]2/CL$30,000R Albarado120M Sancal12/1
1212Kowboy Posse (KY)[ ]2/CL$30,000S Doyle120C J Deville12/1
1313Brexit (KY)[ ]2/GL$30,000J Bravo120M Stidham7/2
Also Eligibles:
1414The Babyson (KY)[ ]2/CL$25,000A Beschizza116J Sharp20/1

First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 6 – Musial

Owners: 1 – Mark Polivka; 2 – Myrna & Robert Luttrell; 3 – Barry & Joni Butzow; 4 – Southern Springs Stables (Ron Moquett); 5 – Energy Solutions Consultants, LLC (Jennifer R. Wadleigh); 6 – CJ Thoroughbreds, Cambra, Ben, Kohn, Lenny and Rossi, Lee J.; 7 – Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel & Merrill R. Scherer; 8 – Born to Run, LLC (J. Hawkins), Marietta Burks and Betty & Carl Davis; 9 – Clabar Mor Stables LLC (Mike Ryan) and Haran Thoroughbreds LLC (John Haran); 10 – Imagine Racing (Marne Fauber); 11 – Muzeyyen Karabulut; 12 – Bobby Dupre; 13 – Haynes Stables LLC (John H. Adger) and Hilary A. Pridham; 14 – Patrick Q. Maguire

Breeders: 1 – Eileen H. Hartis; 2 – Robert Luttrell & Myrna Luttrell; 3 – Barry Butzow & Joni Butzow; 4 – Sun Valley Farm; 5 – Two Sisters Farm; 6 – J. D. Stuart; 7 – Merrill Scherer; 8 – Carl Davis, Betty Davis, Marietta Burks& Born to Run, LLC; 9 – Walter T. Bates; 10 – Clarkland Farm; 11 – G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & St. GeorgeFarm, LLC; 12 – Stepping Stone Farm; 13 – Kentucky Thoroughbred Racing Stables,LLC; 14 – Lansdowne Thoroughbreds

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Data Link – Sally Slew , by Slew City Slew ; 2 – My Golden Song – Uno Mas Promesa , by Macho Uno ; 3 –Proud Citizen – Yankee Doodle Girl , by Yankee Gentleman ; 4 – New Year’s Day – Highland Hope , by Unaccounted For ; 5 – Lookin At Lucky – To the Brim , by Ascot Knight ; 6 – Americain – Forever Red , by Red Ransom ; 7 – Street Boss – Kindling , by Boundary ; 8 – Special Rate – Dancingwithfortune, by Festival of Light ; 9 – Hold Me Back – Angel’s Royalty , by Mesopotamia ; 10 – Liaison – Caged Cat , by Mt. Livermore ; 11 – Lonhro (AUS) – Fairy Princess , by Giant’s Causeway ; 12 – Kodiak Kowboy – On the Expressway , by Cahill Road ; 13 – Liaison – Golden Desert , by Vindication ; 14 – More Than Ready – Cocoanut Row , by Mineshaft ;

Equipment Changes: 1 – Warleggan – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Brexit-narrow choice in a wide open contest

2-Landomese-price play also could get there

3-Woulda Coulda Did-contender also factors too

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 MAIDEN CLAIMING $25,000 – $20,000

Purse $18,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. Claiming Price $25,000, For Each $2,500 To $20,000 1 lb. Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
13Hitter (LA)[ ]2/GL1$20,000M Pedroza118M R Scherer6/1
1A7Aint There No More (LA)[ ]2/GL$20,000M Pedroza118M R Scherer6/1
21Tensas’s Boy (LA)[ ]2/CL1$25,000M Murrill120H Alonzo12/1
32Guitar King (LA)[ ]2/GL$25,000A Green120P Mouton12/1
44Autumn Flirt (LA)[ ]2/GL1$25,000C J Hernandez120A M Stall, Jr.5/2
55Perin the Pirate (LA)[ ]2/GL$25,000J Valdivia, Jr.120S Gelner3/1
66Magic Maniac (LA)[ ]2/GL1$25,000G Saez120S Duke15/1
78Zebedee Zered (LA)[ ]2/GL$20,000J Graham118P Mouton20/1
89From Now On (LA)[ ]2/CL$25,000M Mena120T M Amoss6/1
910Beauty Boy (LA)[ ]2/C$25,000J Theriot120D R Caldwell15/1
1011O’L Red (LA)[ ]2/GL$25,000R Albarado120D J Viator8/1
1112Uncle Nearis (LA)[ ]2/CL1$25,000C Sutherland120A Sider12/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Hitter, 1A – Aint There No More

First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 7 – Zebedee Zered

Owners: 1 – Robert Bernacki & Merrill R. Scherer; 1A – Merrill R. Scherer; 2 – J. Patrick Lee Racing, LLC (J. Patrick Lee); 3 – Steve & Pat Roe; 4 –Autumn Hill Farms Racing Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Guidry); 5 – Oak Tree Stables, LLC (Bennett E. Powell); 6 – Majestic Farms, LLC (Brent J. Marti); 7 –Florice & Jerry Cart; 8 – Maggi Moss; 9 – Double Dam Farm, LLC (Delmar R. Caldwell); 10 – Cool Breeze Racing (Warren & Yana McFatter); 11 –Rebecca Farms, LLC ( Richard A. Savoie) and T.J. Dickey

Breeders: 1 – Lora Pitre & Elaine Carroll; 1A – Merrill Scherer; 2 – Lees Young Farm; 3 – Warran Harang; 4 – Autumn Hill Farms Racing Stables, Inc.; 5 – Oak Tree Stables, LLC; 6 – Majestic Farms, LLC; 7 – Jerry D. Cart & Florice Cart; 8 – HHZ Equine Arrowhead Farm, LLC; 9 – Delmar R. Caldwell; 10 – Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson; 11 – Rebecca Farms, LLC & T. J. Dickey

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Orthodox – Threehits N a Miss , by Concerto ; 1A – Due Date – Northern Ghost , by Northern Afleet ; 2 –Songandaprayer – Tensas Flatt , by Flatter ; 3 – Star Guitar – Silent Queen , by King of Kings (IRE) ; 4 – Custom for Carlos – Born Flirt , by Speightstown ; 5 – Discreet Cat – Win for Stacy , by Marquetry ; 6 – Hallway – Magic City , by Carson City ; 7 – Mauk Four – Jametta , by Stutz Blackhawk ; 8 – D’wildcat Lovely Kaelyn , by Forest Camp ; 9 – Royal Strand (IRE) – Belek’s Beauty , by Belek ; 10 – Songandaprayer – Tommeyesgold , by Gold Market ; 11 – Lion Tamer – Backside Blackie , by Yes It’s True ;

My Selections

1-Autumn Flirt-gets it done with these

2-Perin the Pirate-chalky exacta could happen

3-Hitler-part of entry is not without a chance

          That wraps up week two of the Fair Grounds season. Next week is going to be fun because the first of the big days racing card happens next Saturday as Louisiana Champions Day arrives. But before we get there, we start with Thursday’s racing slate to kick off the week. I will be back to preview that card so until then may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Saturday’s Results

Wins-2/10  Season-19/76

ITM’s-5/10 Season-38/76

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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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