Magic Man’s Thursday Preview From the Fair Grounds

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Another week of racing is here. The highlight is the Louisiana Champions Day card on Saturday. It is always a fun day and this year it looks like we will have clear skies. As for the start of this week of racing, it is expected to be cold and rainy so I will handicap for that. Here now is my look at the Thursday 9 race slate.

Fair Grounds

December 7, 2017

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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 $12,500

Purse $14,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources) (Includes $5,000 – LAVPF – Louisiana Video Poker Fund). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500. One Mile.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11My Pal Kay (LA)[ ]2/GL$12,500J Graham120T Arndt6/1
22Last of the Luck (LA)[ ]2/C$12,500J Valdivia, Jr.120D R Caldwell20/1
33Mister Frenchie (LA)[ ]2/GL$12,500M Murrill120L J Cuccia10/1
44I Am Ready Again (LA)[ ]2/GL$12,500J Riquelme120S Duke10/1
55Golden Data (LA)[ ]2/GL$12,500F C Torres120J Hirdes8/1
66Golden Argument (LA)[ ]2/GL$12,500F Geroux120S B Flint8/5
77Aint There No More (LA)[ ]2/GL$12,500M Pedroza120M R Scherer7/2
88Treys Midnite Moon (LA)[ ]2/GL1$12,500A Green120M G Nicks6/1

Owners: 1 – Dianne Arndt; 2 – Double Dam Farm, LLC (Delmar R. Caldwell); 3 – Wildcat Racing Stables, Inc. (Edna Carden & Estate of C. Carden); 4 -Todd Dick; 5 – Alinda Goss; 6 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille); 7 – Merrill R. Scherer; 8 – David T. Rogers

Breeders: 1 – Paul Sita; 2 – Delmar Caldwell; 3 – Billy J Hebert; 4 – Harry D. Williamson &Charles J. Guilbeau Jr.; 5 – Time Will Tell LLC; 6 – Carrol Castille; 7 – Merrill Scherer; 8 – David Thomas Rogers

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – My Pal Charlie – Notrestraintable , by Belek ; 2 – Royal Strand (IRE) – Lucky Bayou , by Bayou Hebert ; 3 -Smooth Air – Dawn’s Diva , by Meadow Monster ; 4 – O’Prado Again – Fillyocity , by Southern Image ; 5 – Data Link – Golden Dina , by Teton Forest ; 6 -Closing Argument – Golden Diva , by Gold Fever ; 7 – Due Date – Northern Ghost , by Northern Afleet ; 8 – Neko Bay – Peace Street , by Street Cry (IRE);

Equipment Changes: 3 – Mister Frenchie – Blinkers On;4 – I Am Ready Again – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Golden Argument-tough to deny here

2-My Pal Kay-adds value to exotics 

3-Aint There No More-figures to contend

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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 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, Fillies 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 16 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Patti Patti Patti (KY)[ ]2/FL$30,000M Mena120C A Hartman7/2
22Tiz de Lovely (KY)[ ]2/FL$25,000A Beschizza116J Sharp6/1
33Tinabud (KY)[ ]2/FL$30,000S Bridgmohan120B H Cox3/1
44Mizz Toshiba (KY)[ ]2/FL$30,000C J Lanerie120E Kenneally9/2
55Flashy Trick (KY)[ ]2/FL$30,000J Bravo120J L Jones8/1
66Splashing (KY)[ ]2/FL$30,000R Albarado120B P Walsh6/1
77Bikini Hottie (FL)[ ]2/FL$30,000B J Hernandez, Jr.120N L Pessin8/1
88Singing Alli (KY)[ ]2/FL1$25,000F Geroux116S M Asmussen8/1

Owners: 1 – Joey Keith Davis; 2 – Joe Sharp; 3 – Marc Detampel; 4 – Walter Zent; 5 – Brereton C. Jones; 6 – Sanford R. Robertson; 7 – Charles W. Brown; 8 – Millennium Farms (Ro Parra)

Breeders: 1 – Woods Edge Farm, LLC; 2 – J. R Adkinson Farm; 3 – Glencrest Farm, LLC; 4 – Dr. & Mrs. Walter W. Zent; 5 – Brereton C. Jones; 6 – Sanford R. Robertson; 7 – Mr. & Mrs. John & Delma Booth; 8 – Millennium Farms

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Sidney’s Candy – Hidden Grove (GB) , by Forestry ; 2 – Tiz Wonderful – Feline Delite , by Mineshaft ; 3 -Lookin At Lucky – Yard Art , by Lasting Approval ; 4 – Mizzen Mast – Danceswithdaggers , by Diesis (GB) ; 5 – Istan – Flaco Flash , by Flashy Bull ; 6 -Tapizar – Aqua , by Giant’s Causeway ; 7 – Treasure Beach (GB) – Mignonne , by Wando ; 8 – Giant Oak – Pathologist , by Gone West ;

Equipment Changes: 5 – Flashy Trick – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Patti Patti Patti-edge in a compact heat

2-Tinabud-merits a long look with these

3-Splashing-another to consider in here

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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 $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 Four Races Or Which Have Not Won A Race Since September 7, 2017. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race at a mile or over since November 7 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000 (Races Where Entered For $4,000 Or Less Not Considered In Eligibility And Allowances). One Mile.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Miss Moronette (LA)[ ]7/ML$5,000J Riquelme118G J Husak10/1
22Cherokee Lightning (PA)[ ]3/FL$5,000C A Emigh118G E Brooks12/1
33Track Teller (KY)[ ]4/FL$5,000R Hisby121K M Mordenti12/1
44Gunnite Gracie (LA)[ ]7/ML$5,000M Murrill118J M Foster8/1
55Ultra Arumba (BRZ)[ ]5/ML$5,000C J Lanerie121G D Foley3/1
66Spanish Arch (KY)[ ]3/FL$5,000M Pedroza118H Alonzo6/1
77Stately Defence (FL)[ ]6/ML$5,000C Sutherland121A F Rini5/2
88Nyla Girl (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000M Mena118S B David, Jr.4/1

Owners: 1 – Gary J. Husak; 2 – Alexander R. Levengood; 3 – Laurie Sanderson & Nanette C. Cartier; 4 – Hope Haven Racing (Holly Johnson & Cheryl Foster); 5 – Tagg Team Racing (Travis Foley); 6 – Dynamite Racing, Inc. (Colden R. & Brian P. Jones); 7 – Anthony F. Rini; 8 – John Duvieilh and Keith & Earl Hernandez

Breeders: 1 – Rick Foudriat, Darryl Frank & A.J. Hand; 2 – Horseshoe Valley Equine Center, LLC; 3 – Jeff Amling; 4 – John Coats; 5 – Haras Old Friends LTDA; 6 – Janeen Oliver; 7 – McKathan Bros.; 8 – Earl Hernandez, John Duvieilh &Keith Hernandez

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Mutakddim – Leestown Light , by Leestown ; 2 – Brilliant Speed – Cherokee Moonlight , by Cherokee Run ; 3 -English Channel – El Bank Robber , by Eltish ; 4 – Private Vow – Wakki Spoof , by Waquoit ; 5 – Manduro (GER) – Linda Arumba (BRZ) , by Our Emblem; 6 – Dialed In – Lifting the Veil , by Quiet American ; 7 – First Defence – Stateliness , by Silver Deputy ; 8 – Old Fashioned – Hurry Up Rosemary , byExchange Rate ;

My Selections

1-Ultra Arumba-slight edge to this one

2-Nyla Girl-figures to be in the hunt

3-Spanish Arch-price play 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 CLAIMING $30,000 – $25,000

Purse $18,000. (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 $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 16 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Haynesfest (FL)[ ]2/FL$30,000A Beschizza120J Sharp9/2
22C C’s Freedom (KY)[ ]2/FL$30,000M Mena120R Brisset8/1
33Dot Notation (KY)[ ]2/FL$30,000J Graham120L Schultz8/1
44Highsnobity (KY)[ ]2/FL1$30,000M Pedroza120R Moquett8/1
55Angelinthemorning (KY)[ ]2/FL1$30,000F Geroux120S M Asmussen7/2
66Ruthless Child (CA)[ ]2/FL$30,000A Green120T Glover15/1
77Chocolate Martini (KY)[ ]2/FL$30,000G Saez120W B Calhoun8/1
88American Halo (KY)[ ]2/FL$30,000S Doyle120M E Casse3/1
99Spanish Angel (TX)[ ]2/FL$30,000R Richard120D Pish8/1

Owners: 1 – Wayne R. Sanders & Larry Hirsch; 2 – Maram, LLC (Karen N. Woods); 3 – Ten Strike Racing (Marshall K. Gramm); 4 – Southern Springs Stables (Ron Moquett); 5 – Gary & Mary West; 6 – Geoffrey Bryant Nixon; 7 – Carl R. Moore Management, LLC (Carl R. Moore); 8 – John C. Oxley; 9 -Danny Pish

Breeders: 1 – Blirchton Breeding LLC, Thomas Coleman &Doheny Racing Stable; 2 – Maram, LLC; 3 – Truxton Stables; 4 – Mueller Farms Inc.; 5 – Mt. Brilliant Partners, LLC; 6 – Robert Harmon; 7 – Savino A. Capilupi; 8 – John C. Oxley; 9 – Danny Pish

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Haynesfield – She’ll Be Right , by Sky Mesa ; 2 – Eye of the Leopard – Jilted Tiara , by Birdstone ; 3 – Bullet Train (GB) – Aunt Dot Dot , by Gulch ; 4 – Bellamy Road – Commercialize , by Robyn Dancer ; 5 – Street Sense – Tabulation , by Giant’s Causeway ; 6 -Tapizar – Wednesday’s Child , by Storm Cat ; 7 – Broken Vow – Nicksappealinglady , by Successful Appeal ; 8 – Monarchos – Miss Sky , by Sky Mesa ; 9 – Early Flyer – La Poli , by Hold That Tiger ;

Equipment Changes: 6 – Ruthless Child – Blinkers off;7 – Chocolate Martini – Blinkers off

My Selections

1-American Halo-narrow choice in this one

2-Angelinthemorning-figures in the outcome

3-Haynesfest-also one to include in any wagers

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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 CLAIMING $7,500 – $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 Three Races Or Three Year Olds. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race since November 7 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $7,500, if for $5,000, allowed 2 Lbs. Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11One Million (KY)[ ]4/GL$7,500C D Lugo121J Gomez15/1
1A7Trukarma (TX)[ ]8/GL$7,500R Hisby121J Gomez15/1
22War Letters (LA)[ ]3/GL$7,500C Sutherland116C A Richards15/1
33Hotfoot (KY)[ ]3/GL$7,500A Beschizza119J Sharp9/5
44Young Corbett (IL)[ ]4/GL$7,500M Pedroza121J Haran10/1
55Clockwork King (KY)[ ]4/GL$7,500M Murrill121E Rodriguez10/1
66Brave Benny (FL)[ ]3/GL$7,500C A Emigh119S Becker9/2
78Divine Holiday (KY)[ ]3/CL$7,500J Valdivia, Jr.119L J Roussel, III8/1
89He’s All Mine (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000M Mena116W E Hawley6/1
910Full Heart (KY)[ ]7/GL$7,500C J Lanerie121G D Foley4/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – One Million, 1A – Trukarma

Owners: 1 – Jorge Gomez; 1A – Jorge Gomez; 2 – Corale A. Richards; 3 – Brad Grady; 4 – Clabor Mor Stable, LLC (Michael J. Ryan); 5 – Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano); 6 – William Stiritz; 7 – Louie Roussel, III; 8 – Wesley E. Hawley; 9 – Tamaroak Partners, LLC (Fred & Debbie Schwartz)

Breeders: 1 – Sarah A. Wells; 1A – Thomas Curtis; 2 – Corale Andrew Richards & Roseanna KayGriffith; 3 – High Peak Farm; 4 – Mike Ryan & John Haran; 5 – Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding; 6 – Dr. & Mrs. Cornelius A. Link; 7 – Timothy Thornton; 8 – Coteau Grove Farms, LLC; 9 – Lothenbach Stables Inc

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Wilburn – Wendy My Girl , by Code One ; 1A – Truluck – Preakness Lady , by Dixieland Band ; 2 -Songandaprayer – Rhyme Royal , by More Than Ready ; 3 – Aikenite – Hotazel , by Unbridled’s Song ; 4 – Shore Breeze – Big Nose Betty , by Cherokee Saga ; 5 – Drosselmeyer – Paradise Princess , by Forest Danger ; 6 – Benny the Bull – Wholelotasoldier , by Lost Soldier ; 7 – Divine Park – Holiday Tap , by Harlan’s Holiday ; 8 – Mineshaft – Dattts Awesome , by Awesome Again ; 9 – Lawyer Ron – American Slew , by Quiet American ;

Sire of He’s All Mine standing at Lane’s End

Equipment Changes: 6 – Brave Benny – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Full Heart-tipping this one in a close one

2-Hotfoot-tough to leave out of exotics 

3-Brave Benny-another who could factor

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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, 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 5 and 1/2 Furlongs.) . About Five And One Half Furlongs. (Turf) (Rail at 16 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Special Forces (KY)[ ]2/CLB J Hernandez, Jr.120M E Casse5/2
1A4Royal Creed (KY)[ ]2/CLC J Lanerie120M E Casse5/2
22Seauxtale (KY)[ ]2/CLJ Graham120R Moquett20/1
33Run Your Race (IL)[ ]2/CLE Morales1155M Lovell15/1
45Zip Your Lip (KY)[ ]2/CLC J Hernandez120D J Viator12/1
56War Tom (KY)[ ]2/CLR Albarado120T M Amoss9/2
67Fascilitator (KY)[ ]2/CLF Geroux120S M Asmussen2/1
78Savage Nation (FL)[ ]2/CLC A Emigh120T J Cooper15/1
89Caymans Cobra (KY)[ ]2/CL1G Saez120W B Calhoun12/1
910Bold Bulldog (TX)[ ]2/GLJ Theriot120T A Norris20/1
1011Morethanfishin (KY)[ ]2/CL1M Mena120S B Flint10/1
Also Eligibles:
1112Zero Gravity (FL) (MTO)[ ]2/CL1A Beschizza120J Sharp6/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Special Forces, 1A – Royal Creed

Owners: 1 – Barber, Gary and Oxley, John C.; 1A – John C. Oxley; 2 – Southern Springs Stables (Ron Moquett) and William S. Sparks; 3 – The Farm on 4, LLC (Thomas P. Rinaudo); 4 – Hooties Racing, LLC (Mark Moore) and WSS Consulting, LLC (William Simon); 5 – G M B Racing (Gayle Benson); 6 -Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC (Joan & Ron Winchell); 7 – Thomas J. Cooper; 8 – Cobra Cooper Racing, LLC (Edwin L. Cooper); 9 – Michael Powers; 10 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille); 11 – Barry & Joni Butzow

Breeders: 1 – Machmer Hall, Carrie Brogden &Craig Brogden; 1A – Bell Tower Thoroughbreds; 2 – Fletcher Gray & Carolyn Gray; 3 – Barney Gallagher & Anne Gallagher; 4 – Mike C. Abraham; 5 – Paget Bloodstock & Galtee Bloodstock; 6 – Martha Buckner; 7 – Get Away Farm; 8 – Douglas Arnold; 9 – Eureka Thoroughbred Farm; 10 – George Krikorian; 11 – Peter Berglar

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Candy Ride (ARG) – Special Me , by Unbridled’s Song ; 1A – Jimmy Creed – Chitka , by Jade Hunter ; 2 – Tale of the Cat – Seauxbelle , by Dynaformer ; 3 – Mizzen Mast – Bella Cardella , by Hard Spun ; 4 – City Zip – Art of the Hunt , by Lion Hearted ; 5 -Declaration of War – Quite Honestly , by Lion Heart ; 6 – The Factor – Fiscal Policy , by Wildcat Heir ; 7 – Two Step Salsa – Tacky Image , by Halo’s Image ; 8 – Super Saver – Gold Glimmer , by Smart Strike ; 9 – Oratory – Seeking Heaven , by Petionville ; 10 – Tale of the Cat – Divine Lady , by Kris S. ; 11 – Orb – Freedom Rings , by Proud Citizen ;

Sire of Special Forces standing at Lane’s End

Sire of Seauxtale standing at Ashford Stud

Sire of War Tom standing at Ashford Stud

Sire of Fascilitator standing at Lane’s End

Sire of Morethanfishin standing at Ashford Stud

Equipment Changes: 6 – War Tom – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Special Forces-part of entry my choice in a promising heat

2-Facilitator-would be no surprise in here with best effort

3-War Tom-contention for top spot also includes this one

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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 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 Or Claiming Price $17,500. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winnersOf Two Races At A Mile Or Over Since October 7 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
11Wicked Lick (KY)[ ]3/FL$0C J Lanerie117B P Walsh3/1
22C Islandsurprise (KY)[ ]5/ML$0M Pedroza120M R Scherer9/2
33Miss Gracer (KY)[ ]3/FL$0J Bravo117M Stidham7/2
44Play the Break (VA)[ ]5/ML$0F Geroux122A O Montano, Sr.5/1
55Yours and Mine (KY)[ ]3/FL$0S Doyle117D Schmidt10/1
66Economies of Scale (KY)[ ]3/FL$0M Mena119A M Stall, Jr.5/2

Owners: 1 – Lee Mauberret; 2 – Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel & Merrill R. Scherer; 3 – DARRS, Inc. (David A. Ross) & Beatson Stable (William Beatson); 4 -Juan Munoz Cano; 5 – Whitney J. Zeringue; 6 – Klaravich Stables, Inc. (S. Klarman) & William H. Lawrence

Breeders: 1 – Lee P. Mauberret; 2 – Jack Mandato; 3 – Candyland Farm; 4 – Carol Holden; 5 – Elm Tree Farm, LLC; 6 – George Krikorian

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Maclean’s Music – Here Music , by Dehere ; 2 – Badge of Silver – Larue , by Menifee ; 3 – Uncle Mo – Ten Halos , by Marquetry ; 4 – Pleasantly Perfect – Swans Nest , by With Approval ; 5 – Colonel John – Thine , by Pulpit ; 6 – Congrats – Wicked Delight , byCarson City ;

Sire of Miss Gracer standing at Ashford Stud

My Selections

1-Wicked Luck-edge in a close one to call

2-Economics of Scale-also like this one too

3-Miss Gracer-another who could have a say so

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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 $17,500 – $15,000

Purse $21,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since October 7 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 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 16 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Mill Falls (LA)[ ]3/FL$17,500A Green115J O Duhon20/1
22Gagaoveryou (KY)[ ]6/ML$17,500R Albarado120T M Amoss3/1
33Tough Kicks (LA)[ ]5/ML$15,000J Riquelme112J C Pastor10/1
44Shaboom (MN)[ ]5/ML$17,500M Pedroza120H H Robertson8/1
55Angie’s Prim Lady (FL)[ ]6/ML$17,500M Mena120E J Johnston8/1
66Angelic Score (KY)[ ]7/ML$15,000C Sutherland115K M Mordenti20/1
77Miracles Yankee (LA)[ ]5/ML$15,000R Hisby112B A Brinkman20/1
88Vadoma (LA)[ ]5/ML$16,500B J Hernandez, Jr.115M G Nicks30/1
99Mink Coat Mimi (LA)[ ]4/FL$15,000C A Emigh112D Plaisance30/1
1010Previous Honor (PA)[ ]8/ML$15,000F Geroux115S M Asmussen4/1
1111Fancy Madelyn (LA)[ ]6/ML$17,500M Murrill117M G Nicks9/2
1212Lu Sea (FL)[ ]4/FL$17,500C J Hernandez120E Rodriguez8/1
Also Eligibles:
1313Mi Fiori (KY) (MTO)[ ]5/ML$17,500J Valdivia, Jr.120R Faucheux8/1
1414Suppose So (LA) (MTO)[ ]4/FL$17,500C J Hernandez117K Broberg6/1

Owners: 1 – Bobby Salome; 2 – Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. (Richard & Karen Papiese); 3 – Joe Lynn Williams; 4 – Dorothy Erban; 5 – Edward Johnston Racing Stables, Inc., Zacney, Charles J. and Brinson, Vernon; 6 – Gerald & Brody Veal; 7 – Brett A. Brinkman & Ronald J. Magnon; 8 – Mike & Connie R. Norris; 9 – William Vaughn; 10 – Steven M. Asmussen; 11 – David T. Rogers; 12 – Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano); 13 – Single Malt Stables LLC (Ralph Cox); 14 – Jerry T. & Terry K. Wheeler

Breeders: 1 – James Lisowsky; 2 – Savannah DeHaven; 3 – L. H. Dunham Jr.; 4 – Dorothy Erban; 5 – Janet Erwin; 6 – Mary Skinner & A. T. Skinner; 7 – James Ronald Magnon; 8 – Main Street Thoroughbred Group, LLC. &Heartlines Horse Ranch, LP; 9 – Oak Tree Stables, LLC; 10 – Pewter Stable; 11 – Gerald Averett Sr.; 12 – William Cauchi; 13 – Highclere; 14 – J. Adcock & Hume Wornall

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Interactif – Ginandjerri , by Defrere ; 2 – Zensational – Eau de Vie , by Hennessy ; 3 – Good and Tough – Kicks, by Honour and Glory ; 4 – U S Ranger – Chasin Mason , by Barkerville ; 5 – With Distinction – Optime’ , by Yes It’s True ; 6 – Even the Score – T. Lucy Flyer , by Carson City ; 7 – Yankee Gentleman – Expect Miracles , by Valid Expectations ; 8 – Maverick – Dust Devil David , by Devil His Due ; 9 -Exchange Rate – Win for Stacy , by Marquetry ; 10 – Congressionalhonor – Previous Selection , by Tank’s Number ; 11 – My Friend Max – Fancy Dealer , by Barberstown ; 12 – Ruler’s Court – Go Go Gumbo , by Storm and a Half ; 13 – Congrats – Shoo In , by Dynaformer ; 14 – Tale of Ekati – Western Sweep , by Western Expression ;

My Selections

1-Fancy Madelyn-edge in a mad scramble

2-Previous Honor-also has a big chance 

3-Lu Sea-post tough but also has a shot 

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Fair Grounds MAIDEN CLAIMING $25,000 – $20,000

Purse $18,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Fillies 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
11Avas Discreet Eyes (LA)[ ]2/FL1$25,000M Murrill120D Schmidt8/1
22Baby B Gone (LA)[ ]2/FL$25,000R Richard120C Harrison10/1
33My Nilla (LA)[ ]2/FL$20,000R Hisby118F D Pitzer6/1
44Hot Melissa (LA)[ ]2/FL$25,000C J Hernandez120N Leggio8/1
55Girl Thirsty (LA)[ ]2/FL1$25,000A Green120J E Hodges12/1
66Fuhr a Slam (LA)[ ]2/FL1$25,000C Sutherland120M R Scherer8/1
77Freda’s Smooth Air (LA)[ ]2/FL$25,000M Pedroza120R Averett6/1
88Hannah Banana (LA)[ ]2/FL1$20,000J Riquelme118M Marechal12/1
99Byanymeans (LA)[ ]2/FL1$25,000M Mena120T M Amoss3/1
1010Charlotte’s Wish (LA)[ ]2/FL1$25,000F C Torres120S J Ducoing10/1
1111Paloma Belle (LA)[ ]2/FL$25,000R Albarado120G Delahoussaye10/1

Owners: 1 – Denise Schmidt and Terry Gaffney; 2 – Bienvenu Racing (Ellis Bienvenu); 3 – Floyd D. Pitzer; 4 – Ronald Webb; 5 – Robert Stockett; 6 -Merrill R. Scherer & Dan Lynch; 7 – W. J. Cameron; 8 – Merlin Marechal; 9 – Maggi Moss; 10 – Valene Farms (John & Murray Valene); 11 – Mike Herman and Jon Cimo

Breeders: 1 – Perry Segura; 2 – Spendthrift Farm, LLC; 3 – Floyd Pitzer & Renee Pitzer; 4 – Ronald P. Webb; 5 – Robert Stockett; 6 – Perry Segura; 7 – W. J. Cameron; 8 – Half Moon Stables, LLC; 9 – 4 M Ranch & Riopelle Ranch; 10 – Royal B. Kraft Sr.; 11 – David N. Meche & Judice Farm Inc.

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Discreet Cat – Cat Eyes , by Devil His Due ; 2 – Flashpoint – Jonathan’s Girl , by Closing Argument ; 3 – My Pal Charlie – Vanilla Whirl , by Island Whirl ; 4 – Mass Media – Hot Talent , by Alphabet Soup ; 5 – Stay Thirsty – Perthshire , by Subordination ; 6 -Langfuhr – Heaven’s Slam , by Grand Slam ; 7 – Smooth Air – Julia’s Child , by D’Accord ; 8 – Salute the Sarge – R Indy Anna , by Olmodavor ; 9 – Take Charge Indy – Nicole’s Wildcat , by D’wildcat ; 10 – Tight Grip – Catch the Buss , by Malabar Gold ; 11 – Songandaprayer – Double Stuff , by Double Honor ;

Sire of Fuhr a Slam standing at Lanes End

My Selections

1-My Nilla-edge in a close finale

2-Byanymeans-has a good chance

3-Freda’s Smooth Air-also can impact

That will do it for my look at the Thursday slate of races. If you head out to the track, bundle up! It will be rainy and cold. I will be back to preview the Friday card so until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Sunday’s Results

Wins-3/9      Season-22/85

ITM’s-5/9     Season-43/85

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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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