Magic Man’s Thursday Preview From the Fair Grounds

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It was a good first full week for the Magic Man as 15 wins dotted the stat line over the first five days of racing. With Churchill Downs closed, we now will have our jockey colony filled up with the riders at the Fair Grounds so the competition should be fun.

This week brings us another four-day stretch of racing and I look to keep the good start going as I give you my look at the Thursday card.

Fair Grounds

November 30, 2017

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 1:00 PM

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PP (RACE 1)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) / Daily Double

Fair Grounds MAIDEN CLAIMING $20,000 – $15,000

Purse $16,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $20,000, For Each $2,500 To $15,000 1 lb. Five And One Half Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Whathadhappenwuz (LA) [ ] 4/G L $20,000 S Doyle 124 J Gomez 9/2
2 2 Jake the Band Man (LA) [ ] 3/G L $20,000 M Murrill 122 D W Moran, Sr. 6/1
3 3 King Sniper (LA) [ ] 3/G L $20,000 E Morales 1175 J M Camejo 6/1
4 4 Heisayankee (LA) [ ] 3/C L1 $20,000 C Sutherland 122 J B Ludwig 6/1
5 5 Rockin Rusty Rue (LA) [ ] 3/G L $20,000 J Valdivia, Jr. 122 R Faucheux 3/1
6 6 Tiz Red (LA) [ ] 3/C L $20,000 R Hisby 122 K M Mordenti 9/2
7 7 A Higher Wager (LA) [ ] 6/G L $15,000 A Green 122 C Morrell 10/1
8 8 Promise Me Sleep (LA) [ ] 3/G L $20,000 G Saez 122 E Ramirez 6/1

Owners: 1 – Jorge Gomez; 2 – Don Goss; 3 – Feliciano Yoangelie; 4 – Armand Sider; 5 – Dorby Racing, LLC (Jacques Dupuis and Lane & Cort Cortez); 6 – Rowell Farms LLC (Jimmy & Elodie Rowell) and Robert Whitaker; 7 – Arthur Morrell; 8 – Eduardo Ramirez

Breeders: 1 – Kelley Grappe; 2 – Don Goss; 3 – Amos LaBorde; 4 – Armand Sider; 5 – Cordell P. Ruiz; 6 – Rowell Farms, LLC; 7 – Dr. Rebecca Bynum; 8 – Margie K. Averett & Jerry R. Adkins

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Taste of Paradise – Flower Cat , by Storm Day ; 2 – Greeley’s Galaxy – Jeb’s Secret , by Jeblar ; 3 – Sun King- Suicide Romance , by Leestown ; 4 – Yankee Gentleman – Belleacton , by Bertrando ; 5 – Any Given Saturday – Perfect Cherie , by Perfect Soul (IRE) ; 6 – Tiz the One – Starlight Wishes , by Carson City ; 7 – High Cascade – Tigress Six , by Tricky Six ; 8 – Promissory – Sleeping , by Forest Camp ;

Equipment Changes: 3 – King Sniper – Blinkers On;5 – Rockin Rusty Rue – Blinkers On;6 – Tiz Red – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Promise Me Sleep-looking to start with a price as this one is my choice

2-Heisayankee-thinking that he should be amongst the major players here

3-Rockin Rusty Rue-another who seems logically spotted with these

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 Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Two Races Since August 30, 2017. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since September 30 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such 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 One Mile.) . About One Mile. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Onemorefastdance (OK) [ ] 6/M L $15,000 C J Hernandez 117 K Broberg 6/1
2 2 Harbor Jedi (KY) [ ] 4/F L $17,500 M Pedroza 120 K G Bourgeois 6/1
3 3 Lucky Summer (LA) [ ] 4/F L $17,500 M Mena 117 S Ingram 8/1
4 4 Back Page Star (IL) [ ] 5/M L $17,500 J Valdivia, Jr. 120 L J Roussel, III 3/1
5 5 Queenofthepalace (NZ) [ ] 6/M L $17,500 F Geroux 120 B H Cox 5/2
6 6 Kiss the Princess (KY) [ ] 5/M L $17,500 F C Torres 120 T Bordelon 4/1
7 7 Maryblueeyes (KY) [ ] 4/F L $17,500 G Saez 120 S Margolis 6/1

Owners: 1 – Raymond White & Duane Coker; 2 – Troy Williams; 3 – Bryant H. Prentice, III; 4 – Louie Roussel, III; 5 – Steve Landers Racing, LLC (Steve Landers); 6 – Ronald Clark; 7 – Ryan Thoroughbred (Maryanne Ryan)

Breeders: 1 – John M. Lowder; 2 – Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.; 3 – Bryant H. Prentice III; 4 – Nancy Vanier & L. Williamson; 5 – D R Edwards & Miss M R Fife; 6 – The Elkstone Group LLC; 7 – Ryan Thoroughbreds

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Brego – I Knew You When , by J. P. Brother ; 2 – Hold Me Back – Jeddah Harbor , by Boston Harbor ; 3 -Summer Bird – Lucky Defrere , by Defrere ; 4 – Straight Line – Comic Page , by Distorted Humor ; 5 – Keeper (AUS) – Quest For Kash (NZ) , by Kashani ; 6 – Any Given Saturday – Kiss the Breeze , by Kafwain ; 7 – Pure Prize – Terribletwos , by Pine Bluff ;

My Selections

1-Queenofthepalace-connections merit solid edge here

2-Maryblueeyes-figures to be there on her best effort

3-Back Page Star-another viable contender in this one

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 MAIDEN CLAIMING $20,000 – $15,000

Purse $16,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $20,000, For Each $2,500 To $15,000 1 lb. Five And One Half Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Sabe Marcelete (LA) [ ] 3/F L $20,000 G Saez 122 J H Meaux 6/1
2 2 Princess Delores (LA) [ ] 4/F L $20,000 F C Torres 124 J O Duhon 10/1
3 3 May Break Sixty (LA) [ ] 3/F L1 $15,000 D Velazquez 120 J Jeansonne 12/1
4 4 Dance Till Two (LA) [ ] 3/F L $20,000 J Valdivia, Jr. 122 R Faucheux 5/2
5 5 Half Way Up (LA) [ ] 3/F L $20,000 M Murrill 122 K L Harris 4/1
6 6 Helen Wheels (LA) [ ] 3/F L $20,000 C Sutherland 122 J E Hodges 9/2
7 7 Lavoyageuse Time (LA) [ ] 3/F L1 $20,000 E M Murray 1175 J C Pastor 12/1
8 8 Clevius (LA) [ ] 5/M L $15,000 S Doyle 122 J Gomez 20/1
9 9 Charzee Baby (LA) [ ] 3/F L $20,000 A Green 122 S B David, Jr. 9/2

Owners: 1 – Niketa Bellard; 2 – Keith Fayard; 3 – Justin Jeansonne; 4 – Kenneth & Linzee Lagrange; 5 – Gillian & Kirk L. Harris; 6 – 956 Ranch, Inc. and Layton, Marc; 7 – Jamie C. Pastor; 8 – Jorge Gomez; 9 – John Duvieilh and Keith & Earl Hernandez

Breeders: 1 – Joan Adcock; 2 – Lon M. Baronne; 3 – V. J. Spears LLC; 4 – Leonard Warf & Patricia Clark; 5 – Kirk L. Harris & Gillian Harris; 6 – 956 Ranch; 7 – Joseph Anderson; 8 – Danny M. Brown & Donna B. Brown; 9 – Earl Hernandez, John Duvieilh &Keith Hernandez

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Interactif – Reckon , by Devil His Due ; 2 – Colonel John – Chris’s Princess , by Rubiano ; 3 – Costa Rising -Break Sixty , by Sunday Break (JPN) ; 4 – Albertus Maximus – Ti Voglio , by Blue Ensign ; 5 – Half Ours – Wood Art , by Avenue of Flags ; 6 – Proudinsky (GER) – Gilded Silk , by Gilded Time ; 7 – Time Bandit – Hour Slippers , by Finest Hour ; 8 – Clever Cry – Mount Vesuvius , by I’ll Raise You One ; 9 -Custom for Carlos – Hurry Up Rosemary , by Exchange Rate ;

My Selections

1-Half Way Up-leaning here in a tough one to call

2-Charzee Baby-merits a long look with this group

3-Dance Til Two-another who should be in the mix

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 ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $20,000

Purse $42,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old 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, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since September 30 Allowed 2 Lbs. One Such 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 ConditionWill Be Preferred). (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# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 6 Reine des Animaux (LA) [ ] 4/F L $0 F Geroux 120 S B Flint 3/1
2 1 Royal Alexandra (LA) [ ] 3/F L $0 J Graham 117 J C Pastor 10/1
3 2 Tap City Baby (LA) [ ] 4/F L $0 M Pedroza 120 S B David, Jr. 8/1
4 3 Holiday Song (LA) [ ] 4/F L $0 A Green 120 T Glover 8/1
5 4 Temple Shadow (LA) [ ] 3/F L $0 S Doyle 117 O Modica 6/1
6 5 Hopette (LA) [ ] 4/F $20,000 M Murrill 120 D R Caldwell 8/1
7 7 Dixie Brees (LA) [ ] 5/M L $20,000 C J Hernandez 120 S Breaux 6/1
8 8 Smiley Briley (LA) [ ] 4/F L $0 J Theriot 120 A M Stall, Jr. 4/1
9 9 Kiss That Dude (LA) [ ] 3/F L $0 C Sutherland 117 R Courville 8/1
Also Eligibles:
1A 11 Sashimi Blaster (LA) (MTO) [ ] 3/F L $0 F Geroux 117 S B Flint 3/1
10 10 Another Pinot (LA) (MTO) [ ] 6/M L $20,000 C J Hernandez 120 K Broberg 6/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Reine des Animaux, 1A – Sashimi Blaster

Owners: 1 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille); 2 – Legacy Thoroughbreds LLC (P. Kemp); 3 – Tap City Racing, LLP (Joseph Martin & Daniel Alpha); 4 – TOLO Thoroughbreds, Inc (Geoffrey Nixon); 5 – Virginia Lazenby Racing Stable, LLC (Virginia Lazenby); 6 – Double Dam Farm, LLC (Delmar R. Caldwell); 7 – John Luck; 8 – J J Thoroughbreds (Eugenia Thompson); 9 – Ross Yelverton, Jr.; 1A – Whispering Oaks Farm LLC and Relentless Racing LLC; 10 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson)

Breeders: 1 – Keith Plaisance; 2 – L. H. Dunham Jr.; 3 – Pierre Landry III; 4 – Randel Stutes; 5 – Spendthrift Farm, LLC; 6 – Delmar R. Caldwell; 7 – John Luck; 8 – Michelle LaVoice; 9 – Maverick Stables Inc.; 1A – Relentless Racing LLC; 10 – Dr. Glen Warren DVM & Andy Leggio

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Pioneerof the Nile – Skindy , by Skip Away ; 2 – Due Date – Skip All the Way , by Skip Away ; 3 – Due Date -Rosie Lee City , by Leestown ; 4 – Harlan’s Holiday – Staria , by Unbridled’s Song ; 5 – Temple City – Officer’s Holiday , by Officer ; 6 – Musket Man -Hope List , by List ; 7 – Good and Tough – Shes Dixies Eskimo , by Eskimo ; 8 – Half Ours – Catchherifucan , by Exploit ; 9 – First Dude – Kiss Me Tu , byCherokee Run ; 1A – Quality Road – Pentatonic , by Cure the Blues ; 10 – B. J.’s Mark – Pinot Pals , by Pulling Punches ;

Sire of Sashimi Blaster standing at Lane’s End

My Selections

1-Smiley Briley-leaning here in a close one

2-Hopette-hunch that she fires big in here

3-Reine Des Animeaux-also one who has a shot

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

Purse $20,000. (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, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since September 30 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $10,000. Five And One Half Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Gratzie (VA) [ ] 6/M L C J Hernandez 120 K Broberg 5/1
2 2 Off Cycle (LA) [ ] 6/M L S Doyle 117 C A Richards 8/1
3 3 Meetmeforasmoke (KY) [ ] 5/M L M Murrill 122 E Rodriguez 9/2
4 4 Kingston Terrace (ON) [ ] 7/M L J Valdivia, Jr. 120 R Faucheux 3/1
5 5 Princess Dinah (KY) [ ] 6/M L D Cohen 120 R Diodoro 9/2
6 6 City Seduction (IN) [ ] 6/M L J Gilligan 120 J Haran 10/1
7 7 Alivia’s Lion (LA) [ ] 7/M L M Pedroza 117 S B David, Jr. 10/1
8 8 D J Soul Sista (LA) [ ] 6/M L F C Torres 117 J Steffee 4/1

Owners: 1 – Pick 5 Stable (Crystal Tomala and Kristi Schoop); 2 – Cynthia A. Sharp and Corale A. Richards; 3 – Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano); 4 – Dorby Racing, LLC (Jacques Dupuis and Lane & Cort Cortez); 5 – M & M Racing (Ronald & Sara Moore); 6 – Haran Thoroughbreds (John Haran); 7 – John Duvieilh and Keith & Earl Hernandez; 8 – Jed Steffee

Breeders: 1 – Althea Richards; 2 – Royal B. Kraft Sr.; 3 – Rae Horton, Bob Horton & CharlesMiddleton; 4 – Eugene Melnyk; 5 – WinStar Farm, LLC; 6 – Lawrence Belden; 7 – Alston Pitzer Thoroughbreds; 8 – Jed Steffee

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Two Punch – Dosh , by Victory Gallop ; 2 – Harborage – Chari Me On , by Charismatic ; 3 – Smoke Glacken -Rendezvous Sioux , by Cherokee Run ; 4 – Johannesburg – Queen’s College , by Carson City ; 5 – Kodiak Kowboy – Safely , by Unbridled ; 6 – City Weekend – Seductiveenjoyment , by Quiet Enjoyment ; 7 – Lion Tamer – Ms. Banker , by Banker’s Gold ; 8 – Yankee Gentleman – Short Skirt Flirt , byPentelicus ;

My Selections

1-Kingston Terrace-figures solidly best with these

2-Gratzie-overlay chance could impact in this one

3-Meetmeforasmoke-nother who could factor too

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 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. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of two races at a mile or over on the turf since September 30 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $25,000, For Each $2,500 To $20,0002 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 One Mile and One Sixteenth.) . About One And One Sixteenth Miles. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Mr. Tickle (KY) [ ] 5/G L $25,000 C J Hernandez 120 M Lovell 8/1
2 2 Broken Key (KY) [ ] 7/G L $25,000 F C Torres 120 G M Scherer 9/2
3 3 Italian Charm (KY) [ ] 4/G L $25,000 A Beschizza 120 J Sharp 7/2
4 4 Alpha Bravo (KY) [ ] 4/G $20,000 G Saez 116 L J Rossi 20/1
5 5 Ghurair (KY) [ ] 7/H L $25,000 R Albarado 120 S M Asmussen 6/1
6 6 Woodmans Luck (CA) [ ] 9/G L $25,000 B J Hernandez, Jr. 120 M Lovell 8/1
7 7 Tap That Word (TX) [ ] 6/G L $25,000 A Green 120 S Delany 12/1
8 8 Ransack (KY) [ ] 4/C L $25,000 F Geroux 120 B H Cox 8/1
9 9 In the Chamber (IL) [ ] 5/G L $25,000 C A Emigh 122 S Becker 3/1

Owners: 1 – Jack Randall; 2 – Al & Bill Ulwelling; 3 – Brad Grady; 4 – CJ Thoroughbreds (Corey Johnsen), Ben Cambra, Victor Torres & Lee J. Rossi; 5 -Clark O. Brewster; 6 – Scott, Margo and Lovell, Michelle; 7 – Craig D. Upham; 8 – Steve Landers Racing, LLC (Steve Landers); 9 – William Stiritz

Breeders: 1 – Robert E. Low & Lawana L. Low; 2 – Dixiana Farms, LLC; 3 – Green Hills Farm Inc.; 4 – Glencrest Farm LLC & Fox-Straus; 5 – Kirsten Rausing; 6 – Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams; 7 – Craig D. Upham; 8 – Jerry Jamgotchian; 9 – Team Block

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Street Sense – Rasindy , by A.P. Indy ; 2 – Broken Vow – Scatkey , by Scatmandu ; 3 – Gio Ponti – Voodoo Dancer , by Kingmambo ; 4 – Afleet Alex – Highest Approval , by High Fly ; 5 – Elusive Quality – Alta Moda (GB) , by Sadler’s Wells ; 6 – Lucky Pulpit -Royal Woodman , by Woodman ; 7 – Tapit – Word o’ Wisdom , by Hennessy ; 8 – Pioneerof the Nile – Solomea , by A.P. Indy ; 9 – Fort Prado – Peaceful Battle , by Greenwood Lake ;

Sire of Broken Key standing at Pin Oak Stud

Equipment Changes: 3 – Italian Charm – Blinkers off

My Selections

1-Broken Key-taking this guy in a wide open heat

2-In the Chamber-would be no surprise in this one

3-Italian Charm-another who is capable with these

RACE 7 – POST TIME – 4:05 PM

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PP (RACE 7)

Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 7-8-9) / Daily Double

Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE

Purse $43,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For 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. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since September 30 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 Spring Value (LA) [ ] 4/C L S Bridgmohan 117 S M Asmussen 4/1
2 2 Floroplus (KY) [ ] 3/C L F Geroux 118 W B Calhoun 9/2
3 3 Zipp On By (KY) [ ] 3/C L B J Hernandez, Jr. 118 I R Wilkes 5/1
4 4 Wynn Time (IL) [ ] 3/G L M Murrill 120 H H Robertson 7/2
5 5 Berger (BC) [ ] 3/G L C J Lanerie 118 M E Casse 5/1
6 6 Hold Me Black (VA) [ ] 3/G L C J Hernandez 118 A M Stall, Jr. 5/2

First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 6 – Hold Me Black

Owners: 1 – Dickman Legacy Ranch, LLC (Vern Dickman); 2 – Tom R. Durant; 3 – Orr, Ed and Orr, Susie; 4 – John Mentz; 5 – Gary Barber; 6 – G M B Racing (Gayle Benson)

Breeders: 1 – J. Adcock & Neal McFadden; 2 – CFP Thoroughbreds LLC; 3 – Mike Freeny & Pat Freeny; 4 – John Mentz; 5 – James Barry Doud; 6 – Mr. & Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin III

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Interactif – Grable , by Dehere ; 2 – City Zip – Cap’s Legacy , by Stroll ; 3 – City Zip – Cape Cod Girl , byCherokee Run ; 4 – Three Hour Nap – Five Star Swank , by Five Star Day ; 5 – Rosberg – Meet the Queen , by Strong Hope ; 6 – Hold Me Back – Stylish Affair , by Not For Love ;

My Selections

1-Hold Me Black-looks like the one to beat here

2-Spring Value-proven connections could impact 

3-Wynn Time-another who could fire a good effort

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 ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $12,500

Purse $40,000. (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 A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Or Starter Or Which Have Never Won Two Races Or Claiming Price $12,500. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since September 30 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500 (Races Where Entered For $7,500 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances) (Horses Entered For The Allowance Condition Will Be Preferred). (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# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 True Flat (LA) [ ] 7/G L $12,500 J Valdivia, Jr. 120 S Ingram 10/1
2 2 Quiet Concert (LA) [ ] 7/G L $12,500 S Bridgmohan 120 L Thomas 9/2
3 3 General Basil Duke (LA) [ ] 3/G L $0 F Geroux 117 D Pish 10/1
4 4 In the Navy (LA) [ ] 3/G L $0 C J Hernandez 117 S Gelner 12/1
5 5 Skyclassic Way (LA) [ ] 8/G L $0 C D Lugo 120 J Gomez 30/1
6 6 Ole Skip Rope (LA) [ ] 4/G L $12,500 J Graham 120 J E Hodges 12/1
7 7 Gunther (LA) [ ] 6/G L $12,500 C Sutherland 120 J Jeansonne 8/1
8 8 Farmerville (LA) [ ] 6/G L $12,500 G Saez 120 E Ramirez 6/1
9 9 Noisey Boy (LA) [ ] 4/G L $0 A Green 120 M G Nicks 12/1
10 10 Dancin in the Rain (LA) [ ] 3/G L $0 S Doyle 117 O Modica 12/1
11 11 Zendelphian (LA) [ ] 4/G L $12,500 R Albarado 120 A Landry 8/1
12 12 Undesided (LA) [ ] 9/G L $0 J Theriot 120 R Hutchinson 30/1
13 13 Ninety One Assault (LA) [ ] 4/G L $0 J Bravo 122 T Morley 4/1
Also Eligibles:
14 14 Fire Lake (LA) [ ] 4/G L $12,500 F C Torres 120 S Breaux 12/1
15 15 Social Misfit (LA) (MTO) [ ] 8/G L $12,500 C J Hernandez 120 K Broberg 5/1

Owners: 1 – Steve Ingram; 2 – Elite Thoroughbred Racing, LLC (Michele Rodriguez); 3 – Tigertail Ranch (Irwin Olian); 4 – Kendel D. Standlee; 5 – Jorge Gomez; 6 – Phyllis J. Hodges; 7 – Rodney Virgadamo & Keith Bonura; 8 – Dos Locos Tejanos Racing (Roger Herring & Guy Gatewood); 9 – Mike & Connie R. Norris; 10 – Virginia Lazenby Racing Stable, LLC (Virginia Lazenby); 11 – Rowell Enterprises, Inc. (Frank & Barbara Rowell); 12 – Ronda Hutchinson; 13 – Thomas Morley and Paul Braverman; 14 – Above The Crowd Stable LLC and Horseplayers Racing Club LLC; 15 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson)

Breeders: 1 – Bryant H. Prentice III & Steve Ingram; 2 – Michele R. Rodriguez; 3 – Tigertail Ranch; 4 – Ken Standlee; 5 – Bryant H. Prentice III; 6 – Linda Brown & Farrell Fresh; 7 – Pierre Landry III; 8 – Chad White; 9 – Terry Gabriel; 10 – Virginia Lazenby; 11 – Circle H Farms & Carrol J. Castille; 12 – Frank Francois Jr.; 13 – Richey & Strode Stables LLC; 14 – Larry Romero; 15 – Earl Hernandez & Keith Hernandez

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Flatter – True Blonde Beauty , by Proudest Romeo ; 2 – Brahms – Quietalady , by Quiet American ; 3 – Lone Star Special – Power Bid , by Touch Gold ; 4 – Midshipman – Southern Princess , by Dixieland Band ; 5 – Sky Classic – Star On Her Way , by Star de Naskra ; 6 – Ole Rebel – Light On Her Toes , by Skip Away ; 7 – My Pal Charlie – Rosie Lee City , by Leestown ; 8 – Richter Scale – Very Gifted , by Gift of Gib ; 9 – Lion Tamer – Racing for Riches , by Belek ; 10 – Get Stormy – Dance by Em , by Tapit ; 11 – Big Top Cat – Muffin , by Smart Strike ; 12 – Ide -Zarb’s Destiny , by Zarbyev ; 13 – Artie Schiller – Lilly Ladue , by Chief Three Sox ; 14 – Haynesfield – Labadeel , by Forest Wildcat ; 15 – Porto Foricos -Unfriendly Koo , by Friendly Lover ;

My Selections

1-Ninety One Assault-edge in a solid contest

2-Farmerville-price play could take this too

3-Quiet Concert-contention for win includes him as well

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 5:05 PM

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PP (RACE 9)

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

Fair Grounds CLAIMING $12,500 – $10,000

Purse $16,000. (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 October 30 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500, if for $10,000, allowed 2 Lbs. Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Laine’s Song (LA) [ ] 3/F L $12,500 S Bridgmohan 119 L Thomas 8/1
2 2 Stackoleena (LA) [ ] 4/F L $12,500 F Geroux 121 A Landry 9/2
3 3 Easy Geaux (LA) [ ] 4/F L $12,500 G Saez 124 E Ramirez 12/1
4 4 Untethered Soul (LA) [ ] 3/F L $12,500 J Riquelme 119 A Sider 6/1
5 5 Runningdowndreams (LA) [ ] 3/F L $12,500 M Pedroza 119 D Schmidt 6/1
6 6 Foxy Miss (LA) [ ] 3/F L $12,500 M Murrill 119 R Averett 6/1
7 7 Sharp Henny (LA) [ ] 3/F L $12,500 C J Hernandez 119 A M Stall, Jr. 3/1
8 8 Bing (LA) [ ] 3/F L $12,500 S Doyle 119 N Leggio 10/1
9 9 Argumentally Elle (LA) [ ] 3/F L $12,500 C L Marquez 119 A Klanfer 6/1

Owners: 1 – I. L. Lange & John Bassett; 2 – Brittlyn Stable, Inc. (Evelyn Benoit); 3 – Red Rose Racing (Jimmy Johnson); 4 – Lisa Ann Meaux; 5 -Whitney J. Zeringue; 6 – Hidden Oaks Farm, LLC (Bobby Gales); 7 – Joe Agular; 8 – Glen C. Warren; 9 – Circle H Farms (Don P. Hargroder)

Breeders: 1 – I. Lee Lange, Gene Patin & John Bassett; 2 – Brittlyn Stables, Inc.; 3 – Adam A. Jannik & Carol Jannik; 4 – Terry Gabriel & Lisa Meaux; 5 – Summer Hill Farm LLC; 6 – 4M Ranch; 7 – Joey R. Agular; 8 – Dr. Glen Warren; 9 – Circle H Farms

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Songandaprayer – Alix M , by End Sweep ; 2 – Elusive Quality – Luna Bean , by Malibu Moon ; 3 -Easyfromthegitgo – Grey Gables , by Candy Stripes ; 4 – Songandaprayer – Idol Gift , by Miner’s Mark ; 5 – Colonel John – Carson Copy , by Carson City; 6 – Into Mischief – Cofresi Tesoro , by Successful Appeal ; 7 – Henny Hughes – Sharp Tongue Lady , by Eddington ; 8 – Fairbanks – Gayle’s Channel , by English Channel ; 9 – Closing Argument – Elle Strike , by Smart Strike ;

Equipment Changes: 1 – Laine’s Song – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Sharp Henny-edge in a tough finale to call

2-Argumentally Elle-consider for exotics here

3-Untethered Soul-another who has a punchers chance

That will do it for my look at the Thursday card as we get going for our 2nd week of racing here at the Fair Grounds. I will be back to preview Friday’s races tomorrow so stay tuned for that. As always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Sunday’s Results

Wins-3/9       Season-15/48

ITM’s-4/9      Season-26/48

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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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