Magic Man’s Thursday Preview From the Fair Grounds

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Before I preview this week of racing, I must note that I did not get a chance to preview Champions Day last week. You can thank the snow that hit last week for that. It knocked out my internet capabilities which again left me unable to do my daily duties. But I am ready to resume my duties and pick winners. Here now is my look at how I see the Thursday card playing out.

Fair Grounds

December 14, 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 $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 Two Races Since June 14, 2017. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since November 14 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000(Races Where Entered For $4,000 Or Less Not Considered In Eligibility And Allowances). Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Starship Journey (KY)[ ]6/ML$5,000G Saez121J Steffee9/2
22Beauley (LA)[ ]5/ML$5,000R Hisby118D R Caldwell12/1
33White Oak Swamp (LA)[ ]5/ML$5,000M Murrill118J M Foster3/1
44Little Lola (LA)[ ]9/ML$5,000J Graham118G J Husak10/1
55Open Interest (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000A Green121S Duke4/1
66Express Yourself (IN)[ ]5/ML$5,000M Pedroza121M Holland12/1
77Shatorah (LA)[ ]5/ML$5,000C Bonilla1135F Pennino8/1
88Diva’s Ransom (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000J Riquelme118C Dandridge Jr.7/2

Owners: 1 – Jed Steffee; 2 – Double Dam Farm, LLC (Delmar R. Caldwell); 3 – Sheila D. Johnson; 4 – Gary Bievenue; 5 – Steven Duke; 6 – Mervin Holland; 7 – Michelle Pennino; 8 – Pendleton W. Larsen, Jr.

Breeders: 1 – Witer Ledesma; 2 – Delmar R. Caldwell; 3 – Tigertail Ranch; 4 – SMB Corporation; 5 – Northpointe Thoroughbreds; 6 – Ed Wright Cattle Co.; 7 – Vic Carlson; 8 – Becky Winemiller

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Keyed Entry – Dreaming Prayers , by Songandaprayer ; 2 – Malibu Wesley – Belek’s Beauty , by Belek ; 3 -Lone Star Special – Black Garter , by Black Minnaloushe ; 4 – Time Bandit – Sammy Moonammy , by Migrating Moon ; 5 – Ide – Louisiana Lace , byCuvee ; 6 – Unbridled Express – Queen’s Dynasty , by Mecke ; 7 – Musket Man – Rangey Lil , by Lion Heart ; 8 – Regal Ransom – Wine Diva , by Pine Bluff ;

Equipment Changes: 3 – White Oak Swamp – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-White Oak Swamp-slight lean in a compact opener

2-Diva’s Ransom-logically placed and can also win

3-Starship Journey-this one seems like a contender

RACE 2 – POST TIME – 1:32 PM

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PP (RACE 2)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 2-3-4) / $0.50 Pick 4 (Races 2-3-4-5)

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

Purse $24,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Two Races Since June 14, 2017. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since October 14 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $25,000, For Each $2,500 To $20,000 2 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $17,500 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). (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 25 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Cape Race (ON)[ ]8/GL$25,000C J Hernandez120S J Ducoing3/1
22All Dat Brees (LA)[ ]7/GL$20,000E Morales1085T W Vance8/1
33Modern Medicine (KY)[ ]5/GL$25,000C Sutherland120G M Scherer9/2
44Bluegrass Bronco (KY)[ ]5/GL$20,000C J Lanerie116K Broberg8/1
55Whiskey Bravo (FL)[ ]7/GL$25,000F Geroux120C A Richards7/2
66Fuhrious Warrior (KY)[ ]5/GL$20,000M Mena116J Blair15/1
77Demands Attention (FL)[ ]3/GL$25,000J Graham118B Combs10/1
88Why It’s True (LA)[ ]7/GL$25,000S Bridgmohan117L Thomas10/1
99Fleetway (ON)[ ]3/CL$25,000R Albarado118J M Cowan10/1
1010Johnny Obvious (FL)[ ]3/GL$25,000M Pedroza118R Moquett12/1
Also Eligibles:
1111Charming Deputy (KY) (MTO)[ ]4/GL$25,000M Murrill120J Haran5/1

Owners: 1 – Sturges J. Ducoing; 2 – Terry McBride; 3 – Last Call Racing (Tim Fella); 4 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 5 -Courtney Barousse; 6 – William C. Martin; 7 – Jan Martin; 8 – Elite Thoroughbred Racing, LLC (Michele Rodriguez); 9 – Ragnar Korthase; 10 – Southern Springs Stables (Ron Moquett); 11 – Haran Thoroughbreds (John Haran)

Breeders: 1 – Sam-Son Farm; 2 – Divine Equine, LLC; 3 – Last Call Racing; 4 – McKnight Thoroughbreds LLC; 5 – France Weiner & Irwin J. Weiner; 6 – Woodford Thoroughbreds; 7 – Kelly Warhurst; 8 – Michele R. Rodriguez; 9 – James A. Everatt, Janeane A. Everatt &J. Arika Everatt-Meeuse; 10 – Brent Fernung & Crystal Fernung; 11 – University of Kentucky

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Stormy Atlantic – Seeking the Ring , by Seeking the Gold ; 2 – Ide – Isla Contadora , by War Chant ; 3 -Thunder Gulch – Apical , by Belong to Me ; 4 – Bluegrass Cat – Chitka , by Jade Hunter ; 5 – Fusaichi Pegasus – Lovely Dream , by Freud ; 6 – Langfuhr -Bodhavista , by Pass the Tab ; 7 – Telling – Legacy’s Silver , by Robyn Dancer ; 8 – Yes It’s True – Why the Wind , by Miswaki ; 9 – Creative Cause -Joyce Jenkins , by Afleet Alex ; 10 – Wildcat Heir – Lanzada’s Sonata , by Lord Carson ; 11 – Neko Bay – Rebina Lake , by Salt Lake ;

Sire of Fuhrious Warrior standing at Lanes End

My Selections

1-Modern Medicine-leaning this way in a wide open heat

2-Cape Race-figures to be very much in the hunt here

3-Bluegrass Bronco-price play is capable on his best

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 $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Two Races Since June 14, 2017. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over Since November 14 Allowed 2 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000 (Races Where Entered For $4,000 Or Less Not Considered In Eligibility And Allowances). One Mile And Seventy Yards.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Grace’s Bandit (LA)[ ]7/GL$5,000O Martinez122P E Gregoire7/2
22Yonadixie (LA)[ ]7/GL$5,000J Theriot122S Breaux6/1
33Trim Down (LA)[ ]6/GL$5,000R Albarado122D J Viator8/1
44Hula Pie (LA)[ ]8/GL$5,000M Murrill122J M Foster9/2
55Lip Service (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000E Morales1175L J Cuccia5/1
66Kayne’spotofgold (LA)[ ]5/GL$5,000A Green122A Balderas6/1
77Shedrow Cocktails (LA)[ ]5/GL$5,000C J Hernandez122G Perron5/1
88Bold Legion (LA)[ ]5/GL$5,000M Pedroza122J C Pastor20/1
99Crider Cash (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000J Riquelme122G J Husak15/1

Owners: 1 – Belinda S. Duron; 2 – John Luck; 3 – Dwight J. Viator; 4 – Elmo Day & Joseph M. Foster; 5 – Wildcat Racing Stables, Inc. (Edna Carden & Estate of C. Carden); 6 – Alfonso Balderas; 7 – Gerard Perron; 8 – Vick Gross; 9 – Gary Bienvenu

Breeders: 1 – Gerald L. Averett; 2 – John Luck; 3 – Dwight Viator; 4 – Dr. Thomas Croley; 5 – Suemoe Enterprises, LLC; 6 – Joe Balderas; 7 – Lora Pitre & Jack Bamburg; 8 – Daniel R. Chicola; 9 – Linda P. Sebastien

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Time Bandit – By Grace , by Storm Boot ; 2 – Yonaguska – Shes Dixies Eskimo , by Eskimo ; 3 – Royal Strand (IRE) – Summer Style , by Bag ; 4 – Snuck In – Windy Account , by Top Account ; 5 – Lion Tamer – Royal Sweep , by End Sweep ; 6 – Hyte Regency -Somesundaymorning , by Boone’s Mill ; 7 – Orthodox – Edacious Reality , by Eddington ; 8 – Legion Field – She’s a Sweetheart , by Go for Gin ; 9 -Crider – All My Cash , by Honour and Glory ;

My Selections

1-Hula Pie-edge in a puzzling heat

2-Shedrow Cocktails-could factor

3-Yonadixie-another who can impact

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 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 October 14 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) (Rail at 25 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
12Sage’s Epiphany (KY)[ ]4/FLC J Hernandez120K Broberg9/2
23Wildwood Scat (KY)[ ]4/FLJ Valdivia, Jr.120S Becker4/1
2B7St. Louis City (FL)[ ]8/MLC A Emigh124S Becker4/1
31Saint Mamie (CA)[ ]5/MLJ Gilligan120G E Brooks7/2
44Castle Zip (LA)[ ]6/MLF Geroux117A Landry8/1
55Havinfunyet (KY)[ ]3/FLC Sutherland117C A Richards10/1
66Flashy Shoes (LA)[ ]5/MLM Murrill117S Breaux12/1
78Harbor Jedi (KY)[ ]4/FLB J Hernandez, Jr.120K G Bourgeois8/1
89Yooou Den (FL)[ ]5/MLA Beschizza120J Sharp5/1
910Candi’s Kitten (LA)[ ]9/MLE M Murray1125B Burkes20/1
1011Forgotten (LA)[ ]5/MLM Pedroza117K L Hargrave12/1
Also Eligibles:
1A12Onemorefastdance (OK)[ ]6/MLC J Hernandez122K Broberg9/2
1113Castiel’s Angel (KY) (MTO)[ ]4/FLM Murrill120J Haran6/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Sage’s Epiphany, 1A – Onemorefastdance B – Coupled Entries – 2 – Wildwood Scat, 2B – St. Louis City

Owners: 1 – Raymond Todd White & Gary Clare; 2 – William Stiritz; 2B – William Stiritz; 3 – James C. Wolf; 4 – Danny M. & Donna B. Brown; 5 – Cynthia A. Sharp and Corale A. Richards; 6 – Joe Agular; 7 – Troy Williams; 8 – Fionn MacCumhal Racing (Harry Bruns, Doug Miller, et al); 9 – Bobby Burkes; 10 – Patricia Harden and Randall Hargrave; 1A – Raymond Todd White & Duane Coker; 11 – Haran Thoroughbreds (John Haran)

Breeders: 1 – Candy Meadows LLC & McNeill Stables LLC; 2 – Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding; 2B – University of Florida Foundation; 3 – Donald R. Dizney; 4 – Danny M. Brown & Donna B. Brown; 5 – Alberta Davies; 6 – J. Adcock; 7 – Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.; 8 – Janis Cross Cubbage; 9 – B. Wayne Hughes; 10 – Marc Winston & Jill Winston; 1A – John M. Lowder; 11 – J. Roger Jones III

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Hat Trick (JPN) – Formal Miss , by Formal Dinner ; 2 – Scat Daddy – Speak Freely , by El Prado (IRE) ; 2B -City Place – Keikik , by Aloha Prospector ; 3 – Unusual Heat – Silver Lining , by Runaway Groom ; 4 – Castle Berry Road – Go Zippy Go , by Vilzak ; 5 -Paddy O’Prado – Reverently , by Pulpit ; 6 – Lydgate – Intractabie , by Sandpit (BRZ) ; 7 – Hold Me Back – Jeddah Harbor , by Boston Harbor ; 8 – Kiss the Kid – Carolina Girl , by Lion Hearted ; 9 – Osidy – Heavenly Psalm , by Distorted Humor ; 10 – Brahms – La Recherche , by Sky Classic ; 1A – Brego -I Knew You When , by J. P. Brother ; 11 – Eddington – Miss Belga Bound , by Boundary ;

My Selections

1-Sage’s Epiphany-edge in a close one 

2-Yooou Den-merits a long look here

3-Harbor Jedi-price play can fire big 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 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 Since June 14, 2017. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since November 14 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. Six Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
12Smoothmoney (LA)[ ]4/GL$5,000C J Hernandez118K Broberg4/1
1A8Dubai Kowboy (IA)[ ]5/GL$5,000C J Hernandez121K Broberg4/1
23Couragous Chris (KY)[ ]4/CL$5,000J Gilligan121A F Rini9/2
2B6Tale of Beaucette (KY)[ ]5/GL$5,000J Gilligan121A F Rini9/2
34Pea Shooter Pro (KY)[ ]5/HL$5,000A Beschizza121J Sharp7/2
3C10Classic Salsa (FL)[ ]6/HL$5,000E Morales1165J Sharp7/2
41Freakonthelead (LA)[ ]3/GL$5,000C J Lanerie116S B Flint9/2
55One Eyed Candyride (KY)[ ]5/GL$5,000C D Lugo121J Gomez15/1
67Gray Ransom (KY)[ ]3/GL$5,000J Riquelme122G J Husak5/1
79Troubled Waters (KY)[ ]6/GL$5,000M Murrill121G E Brooks10/1
811Champagne Tony (IL)[ ]8/GL$5,000M Pedroza121J Haran6/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Smoothmoney, 1A – Dubai Kowboy B – Coupled Entries – 2 – Couragous Chris, 2B – Tale of Beaucette C – Coupled Entries – 3 – Pea Shooter Pro, 3C – Classic Salsa

Owners: 1 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 1A – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 2 – Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. (Ronald Paolucci); 2B – Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. (Ronald Paolucci); 3 – Joseph E. Besecker; 3C – Joseph E. Besecker; 4 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille); 5 – Jorge Gomez; 6 – Gary Bienvenu; 7 – R. Larry Johnson; 8 – Clabar Mor Stables LLC (Mike Ryan) and Haran Thoroughbreds LLC (John Haran)

Breeders: 1 – Ray Whitley & Sharon Barker; 1A – Donald L. Downing; 2 – Upson Downs Farm; 2B – Charles Fipke; 3 – Joe Novogratz; 3C – McFarland Farm, Inc.; 4 – Carrol J. Castille; 5 – Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. &Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds, LLC; 6 – Gregory W. Roberts, Stelly Stables,LLC, Rimer Reason Farm & Kathry; 7 – Larry Johnson; 8 – Mike Ryan & John Haran

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Smooth Air – Moneyinmywranglers , by Proud Halo ; 1A – Kodiak Kowboy – Dubit , by E Dubai ; 2 – Flatter -Perpetual Light , by Sunny’s Halo ; 2B – Tale of Ekati – Beaucette , by Mr. Prospector ; 3 – Candy Ride (ARG) – Pro Pink , by Touch Gold ; 3C – Two Step Salsa – Wildcat Affair , by Wildcat Heir ; 4 – Run Production – Always On Top , by Always a Classic ; 5 – Candy Ride (ARG) – More Happy , by Vindication; 6 – U S Ranger – Queen’s Song , by Unbridled’s Song ; 7 – Giant’s Causeway – Sincerely , by Meadowlake ; 8 – Shore Breeze – Big Nose Betty , byCherokee Saga ;

Sire of Pea Shooter Pro standing at Lane’s End

Sire of One Eyed Candyride standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-Freakonthelead-edge in a tough one to figure

2-Smoothmoney-should be in the mix with these

3-Pea Shooter Pro-another who can impact

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 And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $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 25 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Sandstorm (KY)[ ]4/FLG Saez124P J McGee6/1
22Chris Cove Town (KY)[ ]3/FLJ Bravo122S M Asmussen8/1
33Naples Mist (KY)[ ]3/FLM Mena122A M Stall, Jr.9/2
44Proud Talike (KY)[ ]3/FL1A Beschizza122M E Casse8/1
55Amen Sista (ON)[ ]3/FLR Albarado122C Davis12/1
66Golden Amber (KY)[ ]3/FLS Bridgmohan122B H Cox4/1
77Malibu Royalty (KY)[ ]4/FLM Murrill124C Davis10/1
88Feelin Foxie (KY)[ ]3/FLC J Lanerie122T F Proctor6/1
99Mix and Mingle (KY)[ ]3/FL1J Gilligan122M Stidham6/1
1010To Be Famous (KY)[ ]3/FLJ Valdivia, Jr.122M Sancal10/1
Also Eligibles:
1A12Silver Soiree (KY) (MTO)[ ]3/FLG Saez122P J McGee6/1
1111Mystic Magnolia (FL) (MTO)[ ]3/FLC J Hernandez122L G Gabriel, Jr.12/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Sandstorm, 1A – Silver Soiree

Owners: 1 – Jay Em Ess Stable (Samantha Siegel); 2 – Charles E. Fipke; 3 – Edward A. Cox, Jr.; 4 – Robert E. Masterson; 5 – Town and Country Racing, LLC (Kiki Courtelis); 6 – Tracy Farmer; 7 – Gary Broad; 8 – Heider Family Stables, LLC (Scott Heider); 9 – Mt. Brilliant Farm, LLC (H. Greg Goodman); 10 – Fedai Kahraman; 1A – Jay Em Ess Stable (Samantha Siegel); 11 – Jay & Joan Janssen

Breeders: 1 – John Liviakis; 2 – Charles Fipke; 3 – Edward A. Cox Jr.; 4 – Robert Masterson & Joan Masterson; 5 – Rod Ferguson Farms Ltd.; 6 – Hart Farm; 7 – Irving Cowan; 8 – Scott C. Heider & John B. Conway; 9 – Mt. Brilliant Farm LLC; 10 – Bell Tower Thoroughbreds; 1A – Warrender Associates; 11 – Bulldog Racing

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Stormy Atlantic – Desert Flight , by Maria’s Mon ; 2 – Jersey Town – Christmas Cove , by More Than Ready ; 3 – Medaglia d’Oro – Glacken’s Gal , by Smoke Glacken ; 4 – Proud Citizen – Talike Me , by Military ; 5 – Street Cry (IRE) – Pinafores Pride , by Saint Ballado ; 6 – Gemologist – Miz United States , by Valid Appeal ; 7 – Malibu Moon – Royal Fortune , by Giant’s Causeway ; 8 – City Zip – Solo Survivor , byPleasant Tap ; 9 – Jump Start – Senorita Margarita , by Elusive Quality ; 10 – Tiznow – Stoic , by Forestry ; 1A – Tapizar – Argent Affair , by Black Tie Affair (IRE) ; 11 – First Dude – Magnolia’s Sister , by Rizzi ;

My Selections

1-Golden Amber-figures best in a close heat

2-Sandstorm-overlay has a good shot in here

3-Feelin Foxie-another one who is capable too

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 $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. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over Since November 14 Allowed 3 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $25,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). One Mile And Seventy Yards.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Sean (LA)[ ]3/GLJ Valdivia, Jr.118S Gelner5/1
22Beau Rouge (LA)[ ]4/CC Bonilla1165P B Gary20/1
33Hideaway Hero (LA)[ ]3/GLC J Lanerie118L G Gabriel, Jr.4/1
44Morning Mischief (LA)[ ]3/GLF Geroux118G M Scherer5/1
55Whathadhappenwuz (LA)[ ]4/GLE Morales1165J Gomez12/1
66Zenucci (LA)[ ]3/GLC Sutherland118K M Mordenti9/2
77Sheer Mayhem (LA)[ ]3/CLS Bridgmohan118B H Cox8/5

Owners: 1 – Oak Tree Stables, LLC (Bennett E. Powell); 2 – Paul Brent Gary; 3 – Diamond Racing, Inc. , Four Star Thunder Run, LLC and Janssen, Jay and Joan; 4 – Al Ulwelling, Bill Ulwelling, and Joe Johnson; 5 – Jorge Gomez; 6 – Kathleen M. Mordenti; 7 – Zayat Stables, LLC (Ahmed Zayat)

Breeders: 1 – Oak Tree Stables, LLC; 2 – Dexsan Stables, LLC; 3 – Cloyce C. Clark Jr.; 4 – David Meche & Perry Judice; 5 – Kelley Grappe; 6 – Rowell Farms, LLC; 7 – Orange Grove Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Greeley’s Galaxy – Pioneer Gal , by Pioneering ; 2 – Sightseeing – Havouimet , by Lac Ouimet ; 3 – Redding Colliery – Bel Air Kid , by Lemon Drop Kid ; 4 – Into Mischief – Morning Ridge , by Quaker Ridge ; 5 – Taste of Paradise – Flower Cat , by Storm Day ; 6 -Forefathers – Sweet Buddha , by Buddha ; 7 – Into Mischief – Star of Glory , by Unbridled ;

My Selections

1-Sheer Mayhem-looks too tough here

2-Morning Mischief-figures for exotics

3-Hideaway Hero-another who has a shot

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 November 14 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) (Rail at 25 Feet)

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11French Command (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000J Gilligan118M R Scherer10/1
22Disinclined (TX)[ ]3/GL$15,000F Geroux118D Pish5/1
33Higher Factor (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000M Pedroza118N J Howard12/1
44Box Knife (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000A Beschizza118J O Duhon15/1
55Aviator Parks (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000D Cannon118D J Habeeb12/1
66Dattts Our Guy (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000C J Hernandez118E Bankston12/1
77Itsthebourbontalkn (KY)[ ]4/GL$15,000J Theriot121K L Harris7/2
88Hoodue (LA)[ ]4/GL$15,000J Graham118J E Hodges15/1
99Party Marty (IA)[ ]3/GL$15,000J Riquelme118J Haran10/1
1010Roar of the Lion (IL)[ ]4/GL$15,000J Valdivia, Jr.121L J Roussel, III4/1
1111Stolen Candy (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000M Mena118W B Calhoun6/1
Also Eligibles:
1212Humor (KY)[ ]5/GL$15,000C J Lanerie121C A Hartman3/1
1313Hud (KY)[ ]3/GL$15,000C Sutherland118N Leggio10/1
1414Katy’s Cooper (FL)[ ]3/GL$15,000B J Hernandez, Jr.118A McKeever6/1
1515Keep It Up (FL)[ ]3/GL$15,000M Murrill118T Morley6/1

Owners: 1 – Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel & Merrill R. Scherer; 2 – Brant Schafer; 3 – Joseph Engelhart; 4 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. (Toby Covel); 5 – Jack Green, Joe Weiter & Donald J. Habeeb; 6 – Robert L. Persons and Earl C. Sanderson, Jr. LLC; 7 – Gillian & Kirk L. Harris; 8 – JSS, LLC (Julie C. Sankar); 9 – Haran Thoroughbreds (John Haran); 10 – Louie Roussel, III; 11 – Gorsky/Levy Racing, LLC (Bob Gorsky and Albert Levy); 12 – Joey Keith Davis; 13 – Glen C. Warren; 14 – Jack Garey; 15 – MMM Stables, LLC (Moroni Massino)

Breeders: 1 – Calumet Farm; 2 – Brant Schafer; 3 – Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC; 4 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.; 5 – Alexander-Groves Thoroughbreds; 6 – Dattt Farm, LLC; 7 – Dr. Patricia Ziefle; 8 – Julie C. Sankar; 9 – John F. Haran; 10 – Team Block; 11 – SF Bloodstock; 12 – Courtlandt Farm; 13 – Dr. Glen Warren; 14 – Linda Sims & Jack Garey; 15 – Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC &Angela Mellerick

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – War Chant – Padmore , by French Deputy ; 2 – Valid Expectations – Crepe Myrtle , by Purge ; 3 – The Factor -Zenith , by Roy ; 4 – Ice Box – Dagger , by Tactical Cat ; 5 – Flower Alley – Azurite , by Rock Hard Ten ; 6 – Harlan’s Holiday – Dattts Our Girl , by Thunder Gulch ; 7 – Tale of the Cat – Tri Delt Girl , by Sefapiano ; 8 – Due Date – Tanit , by Bluegrass Cat ; 9 – Shore Breeze – Bea Bertrand , by Bertrando ; 10 -Kitten’s Joy – Taxable Deduction , by Prized ; 11 – Sidney’s Candy – Unamused , by Street Sense ; 12 – Distorted Humor – Film Maker , by Dynaformer ; 13 – Cape Blanco (IRE) – Sarah Lane’s Oates , by Sunshine Forever ; 14 – Kantharos – Catriana Camille , by More Than Ready ; 15 – Put It Back – My Golden Quest , by Coronado’s Quest ;

Sire of Higher Factor standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-Disinclined-narrow choice in this one

2-Stolen Candy-figures to be there too

3-Datts Our Guy-long shot could contend

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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 $14,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race since November 14 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. Five And One Half Furlongs.

P#PPHorse Virtual
Stable
A/SMedClaim $JockeyWgtTrainerM/L
19Folsom Hanover (LA)[ ]6/ML$5,000D Cannon121J Steffee8/1
21Thats Roger Song (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000C Bonilla1165K Thompson6/1
32Lil Miss Grey (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000C A Emigh119C Zenon20/1
43Carson’s Katie (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000J Riquelme119A Balderas10/1
54Little Miss Rebel (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000M Mena121P Mouton6/1
65Tattle Tail Sue (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000M Pedroza121M Antwine8/1
76Skipping Light (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000A Green119J E Hodges9/2
87Sea Strollin (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000J Gilligan119S B Flint8/1
98Good Call (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000S Bridgmohan121L Thomas8/1
1010Belleofthebayou (LA)[ ]3/FL$5,000E Morales1145K M Mordenti20/1
1111Ms Brown Gravy (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000C J Hernandez121K Broberg8/1
1212Roman Bird (LA)[ ]4/FL$5,000R Hisby121S Ingram8/1
Also Eligibles:
1A13Tossed Salad (LA)[ ]8/ML$5,000D Cannon121J Steffee8/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Folsom Hanover, 1A – Tossed Salad

Owners: 1 – Jed Steffee; 2 – Kevin J. Thompson and Charles Hayden; 3 – Caroll Henry; 4 – Alfonso Balderas; 5 – Narcizo Reyes Velasquez; 6 – Michael Antwine; 7 – Phyllis J. Hodges; 8 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille); 9 – Elite Thoroughbred Racing, LLC (Michele Rodriguez); 10 – Mario Tovar; 11 – Brady Broussard & Overton P. Broussard; 12 – Bryant H. Prentice, III; 1A – Jed Steffee

Breeders: 1 – Jed Steffee; 2 – Keli E Hayden; 3 – Ben Glass & Marty Hughes; 4 – Star Valley Thoroughbreds; 5 – Rebecca Bynum; 6 – J. Adcock & Hume Wornall; 7 – Farrell T. Fresh & Lowell K. Roger; 8 – Carrol J. Castille; 9 – Michele Rodriguez; 10 – Len Z. Williams & John D. Barger; 11 – BCS Thoroughbreds LLC; 12 – Bryant Prentice III; 1A – Steffee Equine

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – My Pal Charlie – Bird’s Choice , by Thunder Gulch ; 2 – Roger That – Day Flower Song , by Storm Day ; 3 -Redding Colliery – How ’bout No , by Precise End ; 4 – Hyte Regency – Carson’s Twinkle , by Carson City ; 5 – High Cascade – Olemiss Rebel , by Sky Classic ; 6 – Tale of Ekati – Up We Go , by Waquoit ; 7 – Custom for Carlos – Light On Her Toes , by Skip Away ; 8 – Run Production – Almostastar , byAlmostashar ; 9 – Good and Tough – Key Approval , by With Approval ; 10 – Star Guitar – Stella Come Back , by All Gone ; 11 – Big Brown – Stellar Vision, by Pollard’s Vision ; 12 – Birdstone – Roman Socks , by Roman Ruler ; 1A – Doneraile Court – Soup’n Salad , by Top Account

My Selections

1-Little Miss Rebel-taking a stab with this one

2-Good Call-hunch that this one could surprise

3-Skipping Light-another who could win here

That will do it for my look at Thursday’s slate. I will be back to preview the Friday card.so until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Season Stats

Wins-22/94

ITM’s-49/94

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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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