Magic Man’s Thanksgiving Day Selections from the Fair Grounds

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Before we get going I want to take a second to wish my family and friends here at crescentcitysports.com a very Happy Thanksgiving. May this day bring many blessings to each of our families.

Now on to the business at hand and that, is the Magic Man giving you his preview of Thanksgiving Day racing here at the Fair Grounds. The featured race is Thanksgiving Day Handicap which is for older sprinters.

It is Day 2 of this very young meet and the Magic Man got off to a good start with three wins along with five board finishes. Let’s get going and preview the card, shall we?

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 11:00 AM

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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 $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, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since September 23 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $17,500, For Each $500 To $15,000 1lb. (Races Where Entered For $12,500 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile and One Sixteenth.). About One And One Sixteenth Miles. (Turf)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 4 Heat Flash (CA) [ ] 7/G L $17,500 C J Hernandez 120 K Broberg 6/1
2 1 Consultation (KY) [ ] 5/G L $17,500 M Mena 120 V L Foley 8/1
3 2 Conscious Decision (KY) [ ] 4/G L $15,000 S Doyle 115 B H Cox 12/1
4 3 Peej (IL) [ ] 6/G L $17,500 J Valdivia, Jr. 120 L J Roussel, III 6/1
5 5 Generous Kitten (KY) [ ] 6/G L $17,500 J Theriot 120 S M Asmussen 3/1
6 6 Day Six (KY) [ ] 6/G L $17,500 G Saez 120 J Sharp 5/1
7 7 R. Great Adventure (KY) [ ] 7/H L $17,500 M Pedroza 120 K G Bourgeois 9/2
8 8 Resilient Rick (IL) [ ] 4/G L $17,500 J Gilligan 122 W M Catalano 4/1
Also Eligibles:
1A 9 Social Misfit (LA) (MTO) [ ] 8/G L $17,500 C J Hernandez 117 K Broberg 6/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Heat Flash, 1A – Social Misfit

Owners: 1 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 2 – Alexis Harthill; 3 – Susan Richardson-Tapia; 4 – Louie Roussel, III; 5 – Clark O. Brewster; 6 – King Racing Stables, LLC (Jonathan King); 7 – Troy Williams; 8 – Catalano Thoroughbreds, Inc.( )and Gary Levinson; 1A – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson)

Breeders: 1 – Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams; 2 – Juddmonte Farms Inc; 3 – Brandywine Farm; 4 – Timothy J. Keeley; 5 – Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey; 6 – J. Bonner Young; 7 – Nancy Vanier, Frank Allen & JenniferAllen; 8 – Catalano Thoroughbreds Inc.; 1A – Earl Hernandez & Keith Hernandez

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Unusual Heat – Ballistic Lady , by Show Dancer ; 2 – Candy Ride (ARG) – Discuss , by Danzig ; 3 – Cape Blanco (IRE) – Rapid Decision , by Stravinsky ; 4 – Candy Ride (ARG) – Silver Lined , by Stormy Atlantic ; 5 – Kitten’s Joy – Philanthropy Lady , by Desert Style (IRE) ; 6 – Any Given Saturday – Vices and Virtues , by Lion Cavern ; 7 – Limehouse – R. and R. , by Louis Quatorze ; 8 – War Chant – Sam’s Philly, by Orientate ; 1A – Porto Foricos – Unfriendly Koo , by Friendly Lover ;

My Selections

1-Generous Kitten-edge to this one in a tight opener

2-Day Six-figures to be in the mix for the top spot as well

3-R Great Adventure-another who merits a look for all too

Sire of Consultation standing at Lane’s End

 

RACE 2 – POST TIME – 11:32 AM

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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 MAIDEN CLAIMING $12,500

Purse $14,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500. Five And One Half Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 5 Miss You Jo (LA) [ ] 2/G L $12,500 A Green 120 M R Scherer 4/1
1A 9 Hitter (LA) [ ] 2/G L1 $12,500 A Green 120 M R Scherer 4/1
2 1 Iron Grip (LA) [ ] 2/G L $12,500 C Sutherland 120 C A Richards 8/1
3 2 Dickie Do Wrong (LA) [ ] 2/G L1 $12,500 M Pedroza 120 H Alonzo 8/1
4 3 Custom Ridge (LA) [ ] 2/G L $12,500 G Saez 120 S Gelner 8/1
5 4 D’money Honey (LA) [ ] 2/G L $12,500 C L Marquez 120 A Klanfer 6/1
6 6 Whiskey Thief (LA) [ ] 2/G L $12,500 M Mena 120 P Devereux, Jr. 6/1
7 7 Lougarou (LA) [ ] 2/C L1 $12,500 C J Hernandez 120 A M Stall, Jr. 7/2
8 8 My Pal Kay (LA) [ ] 2/G L1 $12,500 M Murrill 120 T Arndt 8/1
9 10 Private Prowl (LA) [ ] 2/C L $12,500 S Doyle 120 C J Deville 8/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Miss You Jo, 1A – Hitter

Owners: 1 – Merrill R. Scherer & Dan Lynch; 1A – Robert Bernacki & Merrill R. Scherer; 2 – Corale A. Richards; 3 – J. Patrick Lee Racing, LLC (J. Patrick Lee); 4 – Norman Stables, LLC (Robbie Norman); 5 – Circle H Farms (Don P. Hargroder); 6 – Gumbeaux Group (August Wahl, Brent Wahl, George Messina & Kerima Haddad); 7 – Nicole Stall; 8 – Dianne Arndt; 9 – Pre K Farm LLC and Our Blue Streaks Stable LLC

Breeders: 1 – Allie J Theriot; 1A – Lora Pitre & Elaine Carroll; 2 – Corale Andrew Richards & Roseanna KayGriffith; 3 – Coulee Croche Thoroughbreds, LLC; 4 – Roy Zuppardo; 5 – Circle H Farms; 6 – Steve Margolis, Wahl & Assoc., GeorgeMessina & Kerima Haddad; 7 – Albert Stall Jr. & Nicole Stall; 8 – Paul Sita; 9 – Joyce Pickett

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Songandaprayer – Alex’s Sis Casey , by Afleet Alex ; 1A – Orthodox – Threehits N a Miss , by Concerto ; 2 -Tight Grip – Rhyme Royal , by More Than Ready ; 3 – Half Ours – Westend Tapper , by West by West ; 4 – Custom for Carlos – Fancy Fiona , by Cactus Ridge ; 5 – D’wildcat – Taste of Honey , by Bernardini ; 6 – Due Date – Real Peace , by War Front ; 7 – My Pal Charlie – Natty Boh , by Bluegrass Cat ; 8 -My Pal Charlie – Notrestraintable , by Belek ; 9 – Private Vow – King’s Gate , by Purim ;

My Selections

1-Lougarou-edge in a tough one to call

2-Private Prowl-price play can fire big 

3-Whiskey Thief-figures to contend on best

 

RACE 3 – POST TIME – 12:02 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 $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since October 23 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Final Deed (LA) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 M Murrill 121 E L Heitzmann 8/1
2 2 Whistling Wind (LA) [ ] 5/G L $5,000 C J Hernandez 121 L Thomas 5/1
3 3 Onefor Thegripper (LA) [ ] 3/G L $5,000 S Doyle 119 C J Deville 10/1
4 4 Countach (LA) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 G Saez 121 R Hutchinson 15/1
5 5 Kenzies Flair (LA) [ ] 3/G L $5,000 R Hisby 119 K M Mordenti 20/1
6 6 Apollo’s Prince (LA) [ ] 3/G L $5,000 L Negron 119 C Dandridge Jr. 9/2
7 7 Gone Lucky (LA) [ ] 3/G L $5,000 A Green 119 S Ingram 8/1
8 8 Cypress Cat (LA) [ ] 3/G L $5,000 C Sutherland 119 C A Richards 8/1
9 9 Bowknot Billy (LA) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 D Velazquez 121 G M Scherer 7/2
10 10 Greeley’s Kreem (LA) [ ] 4/G L $5,000 J Theriot 121 D W Moran, Sr. 15/1
11 11 Heavenly Gem (LA) [ ] 3/G L $5,000 M Pedroza 119 S Savoie 8/1

Owners: 1 – Kelly P. & Eric L. Heitzmann; 2 – Elite Thoroughbred Racing, LLC (Michele Rodriguez); 3 – Bobby Dupre; 4 – Ronda Hutchinson; 5 -Kathleen M. Mordenti; 6 – Pendleton W. Larsen, Jr.; 7 – Bryant H. Prentice, III; 8 – Bridget Richards; 9 – Val C. Murrell & Gary M. Scherer; 10 – Rachel Denius; 11 – Jeff & Jill Bonifas

Breeders: 1 – Mike Heitzmann, Roger Heitzmann &Roger Heitzmann Sr.; 2 – Michele R. Rodriguez; 3 – I. L. Lange; 4 – Daniel R. Chicola & Rick Ortego; 5 – Kenneth Weaver & Anthony Lowrie; 6 – Michele Rodriguez; 7 – Bryant H. Prentice III; 8 – Brandon Adcock; 9 – Clear Creek Stud LLC; 10 – Margie K. Averett; 11 – Jeff Bonifas & Jill Bonifas

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Custom for Carlos – Lady Deed , by Lord Carson ; 2 – Osidy – Why the Wind , by Miswaki ; 3 – Tight Grip – Mt. Quincy , by Erlton ; 4 – Saint Afleet – Kissinette , by Kissin Kris ; 5 – Caleb’s Posse – Pete’s Flair , by Peteski ; 6 – Sun King – Diane C , by Mutakddim ; 7 -Forefathers – Lucky Defrere , by Defrere ; 8 – Forefathers – Abruzzi Ridge , by Mountain Cat ; 9 – Half Ours – Scintillating , by War Deputy ; 10 – Greeley’s Galaxy – Finest Kreem , by Finest Hour ; 11 – Lion Tamer – Heavenly Psalm , by Distorted Humor ;

My Selections

1-Final Deed-slight lean in a total guess

2-Bowknot Billy-logically spotted here

3-Heavenly Gem-not without a chance

 

RACE 4 – POST TIME – 12:33 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 $5,000

Purse $16,000. (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 In 2017. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since October 23 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 2 One Eyed Candyride (KY) [ ] 5/G L $5,000 C D Lugo 121 J Gomez 20/1
1A 10 Five Small (KY) [ ] 7/G L $5,000 A Castillo 121 J Gomez 20/1
2 4 Bluegrass Bronco (KY) [ ] 5/G L $5,000 C J Hernandez 121 K Broberg 3/1
2B 9 Shamrock Edge (IA) [ ] 8/G L $5,000 C J Hernandez 121 K Broberg 3/1
3 1 Tale of Beaucette (KY) [ ] 5/G L $5,000 J Gilligan 121 A F Rini 9/2
4 3 Danny T (LA) [ ] 7/G L $5,000 S Doyle 118 A T Ney 8/1
5 5 First Cast (LA) [ ] 5/G L $5,000 E M Murray 1135 C A Richards 10/1
6 6 Punch Express (LA) [ ] 5/G L $5,000 M Pedroza 118 K L Hargrave 12/1
7 7 Zarby’s Derby Day (LA) [ ] 9/G L $5,000 C Sutherland 118 J Ney 5/1
8 8 Bold Legion (LA) [ ] 5/G L $5,000 R Hisby 118 J C Pastor 20/1
9 11 Cooking Up a Storm (KY) [ ] 7/G L $5,000 A Green 121 T Bordelon 6/1
10 12 Freakonthelead (LA) [ ] 3/G L $5,000 M Murrill 115 S B Flint 8/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – One Eyed Candyride, 1A – Five Small B – Coupled Entries – 2 – Bluegrass Bronco, 2B – Shamrock Edge

Owners: 1 – Jorge Gomez; 1A – Jorge Gomez; 2 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 2B – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 3 – Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. (Ronald Paolucci); 4 – Andrew T. Ney; 5 – Greenmoon Stables, LLC (John Kaiser, et al); 6 – Yovani Munoz; 7 – Nikitas Pepis; 8 – Vick Gross; 9 – Ronald Clark; 10 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille)

Breeders: 1 – Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. &Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds, LLC; 1A – Haras Gran Derby; 2 – McKnight Thoroughbreds LLC; 2B – Dennis E. Schrader; 3 – Charles Fipke; 4 – DocAtty Stables, LLC; 5 – B & B Bloodstock, Inc & Marty Hughes; 6 – Ronald Webb; 7 – Mark Thompson; 8 – Daniel R. Chicola; 9 – Castro Stables, LLC; 10 – Carrol J. Castille

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Candy Ride (ARG) – More Happy , by Vindication ; 1A – Keyed Entry – Girl With a Curl , by Yonaguska ; 2 -Bluegrass Cat – Chitka , by Jade Hunter ; 2B – Added Edge – Irish Review , by Sir Harry Lewis ; 3 – Tale of Ekati – Beaucette , by Mr. Prospector ; 4 -Yonaguska – Lavender Sea , by Woodman ; 5 – Private Vow – La Salle Glory , by Lit de Justice ; 6 – Afleet Express – Punch Appeal , by Successful Appeal ; 7 – Leestown – Zarby Dancer , by Zarbyev ; 8 – Legion Field – She’s a Sweetheart , by Go for Gin ; 9 – Pure Prize – Race With Grace , by Rahy ; 10 – Run Production – Always On Top , by Always a Classic ;

Sire of Tale of Beaucette standing at Darby Dan

Sire of One Eyed Candyride standing at Lane’s End

Equipment Changes: 10 – Five Small – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Bluegrass Bronco-entry merits a close edge 

2-Zarby’s Derby Day-big chance on his best

3-Cooking Up a Storm-could factor on top run

 

RACE 5 – POST TIME – 1:04 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 ALLOWANCE

Purse $43,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources) (Includes $6,000 – LAVPF – Louisiana Video Poker Fund). For Accredited La Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Or Starter Or Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since September 23 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# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Miss Moronette (LA) [ ] 7/M L J Riquelme 120 G J Husak 15/1
2 2 Vanishing Image (LA) [ ] 3/F L M Murrill 118 R Hutchinson 10/1
3 3 Elektracutioner (LA) [ ] 3/F L J Valdivia, Jr. 118 R Sibille 8/1
4 4 New Orleans Spice (LA) [ ] 4/F L C Sutherland 120 J B Ludwig 9/2
5 5 Nola Fashion (LA) [ ] 3/F L C J Hernandez 118 L G Gabriel, Jr. 7/2
6 6 Social Icon (LA) [ ] 3/F L J Gilligan 118 J Haran 8/1
7 7 Lady Loretta (LA) [ ] 4/F L M Pedroza 120 D Schmidt 10/1
8 8 Hot Yankee (LA) [ ] 5/M L J Bravo 120 C A Hartman 4/1
9 9 Ide Biduadeau (LA) [ ] 4/F L F C Torres 120 S J Ducoing 6/1
10 10 Penny Coin Toss (LA) [ ] 3/F L S Doyle 118 J Ney 20/1

Owners: 1 – Gary J. Husak; 2 – Michael J. Almerico, II & Kevin Hotard; 3 – LA Bred Equine Enterprises, LLC (Jeff Alston); 4 – David Morales; 5 -Diamond Racing, Inc. (L. Gabriel), Jay & Joan Janssen and Perry & Nancy Camodeca; 6 – Haran Thoroughbreds (John Haran); 7 – Denise Schmidt; 8 -Rojas, Jackie and Wilkins, Chris; 9 – Valene Farms (John & Murray Valene); 10 – Charles Phillips

Breeders: 1 – Rick Foudriat, Darryl Frank & A.J. Hand; 2 – LA Bred Equine Enterprises; 3 – LA Bred Equine Enterprises; 4 – Frank Adolph; 5 – DocAtty Stables, LLC; 6 – Becky Winemiller; 7 – Billy Fuzette; 8 – Merrill Scherer; 9 – Valene Farms, LLC; 10 – Herman Slone Jr.

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Mutakddim – Leestown Light , by Leestown ; 2 – Ready’s Image – Half a Notion , by Half Ours ; 3 – Custom for Carlos – Quadriga , by Grand Slam ; 4 – Good and Tough – Magic of Spring , by Exploit ; 5 – Old Fashioned – Mystical Mary , by Yankee Victor ; 6 – Half Ours – French Martini , by Salt Lake ; 7 – Musket Man – Joy of It All , by Joyeux Danseur ; 8 – Yankee Gentleman – Kindling , by Boundary ; 9 – Ide -Biduadeau , by A. P. Delta ; 10 – Greeley’s Galaxy – Walma Jean , by Ide ;

My Selections

1-Hot Yankee-edge in a solid contest

2-Ide Biduadeau-overlay chance can impact

3-New Orleans Spice-another who can win this

 

RACE 6 – POST TIME – 1:35 PM

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PP (RACE 6)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 6-8) / $0.50 Black Gold 5 (Races 6-10)

Fair Grounds MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT

Purse $38,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, 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# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Time Flies By (KY) [ ] 2/G L1 M Murrill 120 M Stidham 8/1
2 2 It Is Time (KY) [ ] 2/C L J Bravo 120 M Stidham 9/2
3 3 Non Regrette (KY) [ ] 2/G L1 D Cannon 120 A McKeever 9/2
4 4 Killeen (FL) [ ] 2/C L1 S Bridgmohan 120 B H Cox 6/1
5 5 Sanimo (KY) [ ] 2/C L G Saez 120 J Sharp 6/1
6 6 Art of the Dream (KY) [ ] 2/C L C J Hernandez 120 R Brisset 15/1
7 7 Highway Song (TX) [ ] 2/G L J Valdivia, Jr. 120 D Pish 6/1
8 8 Messiah (FL) [ ] 2/C L M Pedroza 120 R Moquett 15/1
9 9 Shared Value (KY) [ ] 2/C L M Mena 120 T M Amoss 7/2
Also Eligibles:
10 10 Zero Gravity (FL) (MTO) [ ] 2/C L1 A Beschizza 120 J Sharp 3/1
11 11 Bammmeister (KY) (MTO) [ ] 2/G L1 C Sutherland 120 D Schmidt 12/1

Owners: 1 – Mark D. Breen; 2 – Stallionaire Enterprises LLC; 3 – Neil Jones; 4 – Shortleaf Stable, Inc. (John Ed Anthony); 5 – Dell Ridge Farm (Mattie A. Justice); 6 – Maram, LLC; 7 – Dennis Foster & Danny Pish; 8 – Southern Springs Stables (Ron Moquett); 9 – Rosemont Farm, LLC (James Eigel); 10 -Barry & Joni Butzow; 11 – Bammm Stables, LLC (Kyle & Quinn Strander)

Breeders: 1 – Hidden Springs Farm; 2 – WinStar Farm, LLC; 3 – Neil Jones; 4 – Hardacre Farm LLC; 5 – Dell Ridge Farm, LLC; 6 – Hair ‘Em Corporation & Karen Woods; 7 – Danny Pish; 8 – Sun Thoroughbred Stable; 9 – Rosemont Farm LLC; 10 – Peter Berglar; 11 – Winchester Farm

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Jimmy Creed – Judy Soda , by Personal Flag ; 2 – More Than Ready – Indy’s Windy , by A.P. Indy ; 3 – Blame- Beauty O’ Gwaun (IRE) , by Rainbow Quest ; 4 – More Than Ready – Habiboo , by Unbridled’s Song ; 5 – Smart Strike – Sanima (IRE) , by Galileo (IRE); 6 – Artie Schiller – American Dreamer , by Quest for Fame (GB) ; 7 – My Golden Song – Terrific Speed , by Senor Speedy ; 8 – Anthony’s Cross – Verse Choir , by Bowman’s Band ; 9 – Broken Vow – Witchy One , by Smart Strike ; 10 – Orb – Freedom Rings , by Proud Citizen ; 11 – Bodemeister – Indian Valley , by Cherokee Run ;

Sire of Shared Value standing at Pin Oak

Stud

My Selections

1-Killeen–edge in a promising contest

2-It Is Time-has a good shot here too

3-Shared Value-another major player

 

RACE 7 – POST TIME – 2:05 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 MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT

Purse $41,000. (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). One Mile And Seventy Yards.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Saver Street (KY) [ ] 2/F L1 C J Hernandez 120 A L Pike, III 8/1
2 2 Forever (KY) [ ] 2/F L F C Torres 120 J L Jones 7/2
3 3 Actress On Board (TN) [ ] 2/F E Martin, Jr. 120 W D Bennett 6/1
4 4 My Royalty (KY) [ ] 2/F L S Doyle 120 C Davis 15/1
5 5 Missive (KY) [ ] 2/F L1 J Bravo 120 M Stidham 7/2
6 6 Zee Ro Drop (KY) [ ] 2/F L J Valdivia, Jr. 120 N L Pessin 6/1
7 7 Nonikas Thunder (KY) [ ] 2/F L M Murrill 120 T M Amoss 5/2
8 8 Miss Devine (KY) [ ] 2/F L M Pedroza 120 T Morley 15/1

Owners: 1 – Strait Pine Farm, LLC (Daniel Saloom); 2 – Fox Hill Farms, Inc. (Richard Porter, II); 3 – Margaret Keach; 4 – Pollock Farm (Sam Pollock); 5 -Pin Oak Stud, LLC (Josephine Abercrombie); 6 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach); 7 – Joel Politi; 8 – The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant)

Breeders: 1 – T. F. VanMeter, Gaines-GentryThoroughbreds & Fox Strauss; 2 – Patchen Wilkes Farm, LLC; 3 – Margaret Keach; 4 – Pollock Farms; 5 – Pin Oak Stud, LLC; 6 – R. S. Evans; 7 – Lothenbach Stables Inc; 8 – Superfine Farms

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Super Saver – Dream Street , by Tale of the Cat ; 2 – Medaglia d’Oro – Pianosa , by Bernardini ; 3 – Langfuhr -Robards Lady , by Posse ; 4 – Street Sense – Michele Royale , by Groovy ; 5 – Alternation – Bedanken , by Geri ; 6 – Lemon Drop Kid – Ash Zee , byExchange Rate ; 7 – Congrats – Choragus , by Harlan’s Holiday ; 8 – Congrats – She’s Mine , by Mineshaft ;

Sire of Actress On Board standing at Lanes End

Sire of Missive standing at Pin Oak Stud

Sire of Zee Ro Drop standing at Lane’s End

Equipment Changes: 4 – My Royalty – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Missive-leaning here in a tight one

2-Nonika’s Thunder-would be no surprise

3-Forever-another who can win this one

 

RACE 8 – POST TIME – 2:35 PM

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PP (RACE 8)

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

Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE 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, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of two races at a mile or over on the turf since September 23 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $40,000 (Races Where Entered For $35,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile and One Sixteenth.). About One And One Sixteenth Miles. (Turf)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Lu Rae’s Lucky Sky (KY) [ ] 5/G L $40,000 A Green 120 M G Nicks 9/2
2 2 Adonis Creed (KY) [ ] 3/G L $0 S Bridgmohan 117 B H Cox 7/2
3 3 Edge of Reality (PA) [ ] 7/G L $40,000 M Pedroza 120 T Morley 5/1
4 4 Red Corvette (KY) [ ] 3/G L $0 M Murrill 117 G M Scherer 12/1
5 5 Six Schillings (KY) [ ] 4/G L $0 J Valdivia, Jr. 122 W M Catalano 5/1
6 6 Esposito (ON) [ ] 4/G L $0 J Gilligan 120 T F Proctor 8/1
7 7 Crescent Drive (KY) [ ] 4/G L $40,000 M Mena 120 T M Amoss 9/2
8 8 Highly Prized (GB) [ ] 4/G L $0 J Bravo 120 M Stidham 9/2

Owners: 1 – Danny Bockmon; 2 – Zilla Racing Stables (Mike Piazza); 3 – The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant); 4 – Carolyn Friedberg & Jeff T. Larson; 5 – Paul Kessel; 6 – Chartwell Partnership; 7 – Paul Van Doren; 8 – Signal Hill Farm, LLC (Daniel J. Donoghue)

Breeders: 1 – Danny Bockmon & Jody Huckabay & DavidHutcherson; 2 – Mr. & Mrs. Broussard Hundley Jr.; 3 – The Elkstone Group LLC; 4 – Hunter Valley Farm & Bourque GoldsteinThoroughbreds, LLC; 5 – Maria E. Rangel & Cesar Rangel; 6 – Adena Springs; 7 – Eugene Melnyk; 8 – Juddmonte Farms Ltd

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Lookin At Lucky – Carolina Sky , by Sky Classic ; 2 – Brilliant Speed – Joyance , by Pulpit ; 3 – Lawyer Ron -Our Nancy Lee , by Touch Gold ; 4 – Warrior’s Reward – Tu Tu Larue , by Theatrical (IRE) ; 5 – Artie Schiller – Far Afield , by Distant View ; 6 -Ghostzapper – Money My Honey , by Red Bullet ; 7 – Flower Alley – Patience Drive , by Pulpit ; 8 – Manduro (GER) – Razzle , by Danzig ;

Sire of Lu Rae’s Lucky Sky standing at Ashford Stud

My Selections

1-Crescent Drive-edge in a wide open scramble

2-Adonis Creed-figures to be a big player in this one

3-Six Schillings-contention for top spot includes him as well

 

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 3:05 PM Thanksgiving H.

ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)

PPS & SELECTIONS

PP (RACE 9)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double

Fair Grounds STAKES

Purse $75,000. For Three Year Olds And Upward. Free nomination by Saturday, November 11. $375 to enter; $375 additional to start. Supplemental nominations of $1,500 will be accepted by 12:00 noon, Monday, November 13 which shall include all fees. $75,000 Guaranteed of which 60% to the winner, 20% to second, 10% to third, 4% to fourth, 2% to fifth and 1% to finishers sixth through ninth. Weights: Monday, November 13. Starters to be named through the entry box by the usual time of closing. The Thanksgiving Handicap will be limited to fourteen (14) starters. High weights on the scale will be preferred. Any horse excluded from running because of the aforementioned preference shall be refunded the entry fee or supplementary nomination fee if applicable. A trophy will be presented to the winning owner. Nominations Closed Saturday, November 11, 2017 with 20 nominations. Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Charming Deputy (KY) [ ] 4/G L M Murrill 111 J Haran 50/1
2 2 Chublicious (NJ) [ ] 6/G L J Valdivia, Jr. 119 R Faucheux 2/1
3 3 Mesoma (KY) [ ] 6/G L F C Torres 117 W E Hawley 6/1
4 4 Yockey’s Warrior (KY) [ ] 5/H L M Mena 121 A M Stall, Jr. 9/5
5 5 The Truth Or Else (KY) [ ] 5/H J Gilligan 118 K G McPeek 3/1
6 6 Wyeth (KY) [ ] 4/G L J Bravo 117 J Sharp 8/1
7 7 Blue Wings (KY) [ ] 4/G L A Beschizza 112 J Sharp 20/1

First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 7 – Blue Wings

Owners: 1 – Haran Thoroughbreds (John Haran); 2 – Brittlyn Stable, Inc. (Evelyn Benoit); 3 – Wesley E. Hawley; 4 – Madison, S., Landry, S., Bernard, M., Broussard, J. and Stall, Jr., A.; 5 – Harold Lerner, LLC (Harold Lerner); 6 – Brad Grady & Carl R. Moore Management, LLC (Carl R. Moore); 7 – Brad Grady

Breeders: 1 – University of Kentucky; 2 – Joe-Dan Farm; 3 – Dapple Bloodstock; 4 – Glen Oak Farm & Gerry Brodsky; 5 – Green Lantern Stables, LLC; 6 – SF Bloodstock LLC; 7 – Clearsky Farms

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Neko Bay – Rebina Lake , by Salt Lake ; 2 – Hey Chub – Sassy Broad , by Arch ; 3 – Flatter – Good Witch Glinda , by Unbridled’s Song ; 4 – Warrior’s Reward – Silla , by Gone West ; 5 – Yes It’s True – Lakenheath , by Colonial Affair ; 6 – Candy Ride (ARG) -Frolic’s Dream , by Smoke Glacken ; 7 – Giant’s Causeway – Rhineshark , by Fusaichi Pegasus ;

Sire of Wyeth standing at Lane’s End

Sire of Blue Wings standing at Ashford Stud

Equipment Changes: 6 – Wyeth – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Yockey’s Warrior-looking for a repeat score here

2-Chubilicious-chalky exacta looks likely in this one

3-Mesoma-adds some value to the exotics hunters

 

RACE 10 – POST TIME – 3:35 PM

ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)

PPS & SELECTIONS

PP (RACE 10)

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

Fair Grounds STARTER OPTIONAL CLAIMING $10,000 – $5,000

Purse $18,000. (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 Started For A Claiming Price Of $5,000 Or Less In 2016-2017 Or Claiming Price $10,000. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since September 23 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $10,000. (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# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 6 Kiss the Princess (KY) [ ] 5/M L J Bravo 120 T Bordelon 7/2
1A 9 Workerbee (FL) [ ] 7/M L J Bravo 120 T Bordelon 7/2
2 1 Go Go Goose (KY) [ ] 5/M L F C Torres 120 J O Duhon 12/1
3 2 Sage’s Epiphany (KY) [ ] 4/F L C J Hernandez 120 K Broberg 6/1
4 3 Vow Me Over (KY) [ ] 5/M L G Melancon 120 K G Bourgeois 8/1
5 4 Yooou Den (FL) [ ] 5/M L A Beschizza 120 J Sharp 15/1
6 5 Forgotten (LA) [ ] 5/M L M Pedroza 117 K L Hargrave 8/1
7 7 Havinfunyet (KY) [ ] 3/F L S Doyle 117 C A Richards 20/1
8 8 Mil Mil (KY) [ ] 4/F L M Mena 120 T Arndt 6/1
9 10 Cinco Cinco Diez (LA) [ ] 7/M L J Theriot 117 D W Moran, Sr. 30/1
10 11 Stately Defence (FL) [ ] 6/M L C Sutherland 120 A F Rini 20/1
11 12 Flashy Shoes (LA) [ ] 5/M L M Murrill 117 S Breaux 10/1
12 13 St. Louis City (FL) [ ] 8/M L C A Emigh 122 S Becker 4/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Kiss the Princess, 1A – Workerbee

Owners: 1 – Ronald Clark; 1A – Ronald Clark; 2 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. (Toby Covel); 3 – White, R. Todd and Clare, Gary; 4 – Hardy Racing Stables, LLC (Christine G. Hardy); 5 – Fionn MacCumhal Racing (Harry Bruns, Doug Miller, et al); 6 – Patricia Harden and Randall Hargrave; 7 – Sharp, Cynthia A. and Richards, Corale A.; 8 – Mott Racing (Jeffrey Mott); 9 – Logan Beach; 10 – Anthony F. Rini; 11 – Joe Agular; 12 – William Stiritz

Breeders: 1 – The Elkstone Group LLC; 1A – Charles R Patton; 2 – Good Reward Syndicate &Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.; 3 – Candy Meadows LLC & McNeill Stables LLC; 4 – Mrs. Jerry Amerman; 5 – Janis Cross Cubbage; 6 – Marc Winston & Jill Winston; 7 – Alberta Davies; 8 – Dr. H. Steve Conboy; 9 – Len Z. Williams; 10 – McKathan Bros.; 11 – J. Adcock; 12 – University of Florida Foundation

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Any Given Saturday – Kiss the Breeze , by Kafwain ; 1A – Purim – Workeworkebusybee , by Orchard Park ; 2 – Good Reward – Talking Audrey , by Thunder Gulch ; 3 – Hat Trick (JPN) – Formal Miss , by Formal Dinner ; 4 – Broken Vow – Over Andover , by War Chant ; 5 – Kiss the Kid – Carolina Girl , by Lion Hearted ; 6 – Brahms – La Recherche , by Sky Classic ; 7 – Paddy O’Prado – Reverently , by Pulpit ; 8 -Parading – Wood Pattern , by Woodman ; 9 – Ruler’s Court – Graceful Touch , by Touch Gold ; 10 – First Defence – Stateliness , by Silver Deputy ; 11 -Lydgate – Intractabie , by Sandpit (BRZ) ; 12 – City Place – Keikik , by Aloha Prospector ;\

My Selections

1-Mil Mil-leaning here in a close finale

2-St. Louis City–post tough but can impact 

3-Sage’s Epiphany-another who can score 

 

My best wishes to my family and friends for a Happy and blessed Thanksgiving. May this day bring many blessings for you all. I will be back to look at Friday’s card. While the pigeons get stuck in long lines for Black Friday, why not trek to the Fair Grounds where you can make money? Until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Saturday’s Results

Wins-3/10

ITM’s-5/10

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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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