Magic Man’s Thursday Selections From the Fair Grounds

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Entering another week of racing here at the Fair Grounds, it should be another great slate. As we run this week, we cannot help but look ahead to next week and our annual rite of December also known as Louisiana Champions Day. It’s our celebration of Louisiana bred horses running in races in many divisions over one festive day. But first we have to get this week of racing done and I must give you winning pics so without any further adieu here goes my look at Thursday’s slate.

Fair Grounds
November 29, 2018

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 12:30 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 / $.50 Pick 4 (Races 1-2-3-4)
Fair Grounds MAIDEN CLAIMING $10,000
Purse $14,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $10,000. One Mile.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Cracker Jackson (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $10,000 C J Hernandez
124 K Charles
6/1
2 2 Greeley’s Glacken (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $10,000 J Gilligan
121 J Strain
9/2
3 3 From Now On (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $10,000 C Sutherland
121 C A Richards
7/2
4 4 Red Roux (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $10,000 A Green
121 J Hirdes
6/1
5 5 El Hombre (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $10,000 M Murrill
121 L J Cuccia
3/1
6 6 Arnaud (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $10,000 E Lara
1195 A Balderas
8/1
7 7 Perin the Pirate (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $10,000 A Beschizza
121 S Gelner
9/2
Owners: 1 – Keith Charles ; 2 – Bryce Ladner, Brett Tortorich and Chad Guice ; 3 – Corale A. Richards and Bruce Scott ; 4 – Saleh Atalleh ; 5 – Wildcat Racing Stable, LLC (John Carden and Janette Kalifeh et al) ; 6 – Alfonso Balderas ; 7 – Oak Tree Stables, LLC (Bennett E. Powell)
Breeders: 1 – Milton J. Fitzgerald; 2 – Joseph Tosterud; 3 – HHZ Equine Arrowhead Farm, LLC; 4 – Whitney J. Zeringue; 5 – Billy Fuzette Jr.; 6 – Richard D. Arnaud; 7 – Oak Tree Stables, LLC
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – City Impack – Speck of Ide , by Ide ; 2 – Greeley’s Galaxy – Mindemoya , by Smoke Glacken ; 3 – D’wildcat -Lovely Kaelyn , by Forest Camp ; 4 – Graydar – Fantacious , by Dehere ; 5 – El Corredor – Bonay’s Arch , by Arch ; 6 – Istintaj – Kipper’s Illusion , byKipper Kelly ; 7 – Discreet Cat – Win for Stacy , by Marquetry ;
Equipment Changes: 5 – El Hombre – Blinkers On

My Selections
1-El Hombre-edge tp this one in a compact opener

2-Perin the Pirate-one who figures to be in the mix

3-From Now On-also could factor in this one

RACE 2 – POST TIME – 12:58 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)
Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE
Purse $40,000. (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. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since September 29 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $25,000 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 5 and 1/2 Furlongs.). About Five And One Half Furlongs. (Turf)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Truth Goddess (KY)
[ ] 3/F L A Green
120 T Glover
6/1
2 2 She’s Funny (KY)
[ ] 3/F L M Murrill
120 M Stidham
8/1
3 3 Flashly (MD)
[ ] 3/F L F Geroux
118 B H Cox
3/1
4 4 Missseventhirteen (KY)
[ ] 5/M L G Saez
120 G D Foley
7/2
5 5 Fame Feather (LA)
[ ] 3/F L S Doyle
115 R Faucheux
5/2
6 6 Desert Image (KY)
[ ] 6/M L A Beschizza
120 J Sharp
6/1
7 7 Sacred Storm (KY)
[ ] 3/F L J Bravo
118 N J Howard
8/1
SCR How Sweet It Is (KY)
[ ] ————————————Scratched————————————- 8/1
Owners: 1 – TOLO Thoroughbreds, Inc (Geoffrey Nixon ) ; 2 – Godolphin, LLC (Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum) ; 3 – Zayat Stables, LLC (Ahmed Zayat); 4 – Ashley Simmons ; 5 – Picard Thoroughbred Racing Stable, LLC (Dawn and Jeffery Picard) ; 6 – Brad Grady ; 7 – Stoneway Farm, LLC (James L. Stone) ;
Breeders: 1 – Mr. & Mrs. Edward Beau Lane; 2 – Godolphin; 3 – Robert T. Manfuso; 4 – Cats Creek Farm; 5 – Ramona M. Pierce; 6 – C. Hunter Hager & E. Claire Hager; 7 – Stoneway LLC;
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Point of Entry – Team Hansen , by Unbridled’s Song ; 2 – Tapit – Hystericalady , by Distorted Humor ; 3 -Denman (AUS) – Sheave , by Mineshaft ; 4 – Flatter – Graceful Cat , by Forest Wildcat ; 5 – Lion Tamer – Pretty Indian , by Indian Charlie ; 6 – Ready’s Image – Sahara Moon , by Malibu Moon ; 7 – City Zip – Tunka , by Giant’s Causeway ;

My Selections
1-Flashly-lethal jock trainer combo strike here

2-Desert Image-overlay chance also can impact

3-Fame Feather-conention for win includes her

RACE 3 – POST TIME – 1:26 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
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 Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Two Races Since May 29, 2018. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over Since October 29 Allowed 3 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# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Heir to Dream (IA)
[ ] 5/G L $5,000 M Pedroza
121 N D Hatcher
10/1
2 2 Ms. D’s Last Storm (AR)
[ ] 5/G L $5,000 A Green
121 K Broberg
3/1
3 3 Captain Tyree (LA)
[ ] 6/G L $5,000 C J Hernandez
118 D Cormier, Jr.
9/2
4 4 A He’s an O’Prado (KY)
[ ] 5/G L $5,000 J Graham
121 J Ney
5/2
5 5 Santa Americana (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $5,000 S Doyle
121 E Rodriguez
10/1
6 6 Mr. Nine Five Four (FL)
[ ] 6/G L $5,000 E Lara
1165 J Gomez
10/1
7 7 Jericho (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $5,000 M Murrill
121 J Engler
3/1
Owners: 1 – Powderhorn Racing ( R. C. Albrecht ) ; 2 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. ( Karl Broberg and Matt Johanson ) ; 3 – Anthony Chargois ; 4 – Gina Ney ; 5 – Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano) ; 6 – Jorge Gomez ; 7 – Joe Damo
Breeders: 1 – Iowa State University & Madison CountyThoroughbred; 2 – David Whited; 3 – Spanish Cross Stables, LLC; 4 – Philip S. Maas; 5 – Calumet Farm; 6 – Just For Fun Stable; 7 – Brandywine Farm (Jim & Pam Robinson)
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Woke Up Dreamin – Indian Heiress , by Indian Charlie ; 2 – Storm and a Half – Ms. Dowden , by Captain Bodgit ; 3 – Gaff – Mattie Kate , by Major Impact ; 4 – Paddy O’Prado – A She’s Adorable , by Johar ; 5 – Americain – Santa Gertrudis (IRE) , byMachiavellian ; 6 – Exclusive Quality – Navy Wave , by Outflanker ; 7 – Astrology – Stands with a Fist (JPN) , by Giant’s Causeway ;

My Selections
1-A He’s an O’Prado-ran strong in last figures best here

2-Jericho-also has a good chance with these in this one

3-Ms D’s Last Storm-this one can impact with this crew

RACE 4 – POST TIME – 1:55 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 4)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 4-5-6) / Daily Double / $.50 Pick 4 (Races 4-5-6-7)
Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $50,000
Purse $40,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Two Year Olds Which Have Never Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter, Or State Bred Or Which Have Never Won Two Races Or Claiming Price $50,000. Weight, 122 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since October 29 Allowed 3Lbs. Claiming Price $50,000 (Races Where Entered For $25,000 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.). About One Mile. (Turf)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Moon Colony (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 F Geroux
119 M E Casse
9/5
1A 3 Blockbuster (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 M Mena
119 M E Casse
9/5
2 2 Landofthepharaohs (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 M Murrill
119 T M Amoss
9/2
3 4 Big Bobby Brown (KY)
[ ] 2/G L $0 A Green
119 J O Duhon
12/1
4 5 Alliterative (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 C J Lanerie
119 S M Asmussen
8/1
SCR Deano (KY)
[ ] ————————————-Scratched————————————- 9/2
6 7 Ship of the Line (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 A Beschizza
119 J Sisterson
9/2
7 8 Eye Cloud (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 C J Hernandez
119 T A Norris
15/1
8 9 English Laughter (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $50,000 D Carroll
1145 M Stidham
6/1
SCR Owendale (KY)
[ ] ————————————-Scratched————————————- 7/2
A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Moon Colony, 1A – Blockbuster
Owners: 1 – John C. Oxley ; 1A – John C. Oxley ; 2 – Nine Thirty Racing LLC (Amanda Dabruzzo and David Walker) ; 3 – Robert Joseph and Dana Salome ; 4 – Dream Baby Dream Racing Stable ( Leland Ackerley ) ; ; 6 – Calumet Farm (Brad Kelley) ; 7 – Mike Powers ; 8 – Gary Davidson ;
Breeders: 1 – St. Elias Stables, LLC; 1A – River Bend Farm, Inc.; 2 – Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Elam; 3 – Turnley Farms of Louisiana; 4 – International Bloodstock Associates, LLC; 6 – Calumet Farm; 7 – Steve M. DeMaiolo &Beechwood Racing Stable LLC; 8 – Calumet Farm;
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Uncle Mo – Promenade Girl , by Carson City ; 1A – Medaglia d’Oro – Elusive Jackpot , by Elusive Quality ; 2 -Cairo Prince – Flirtatious , by Hard Spun ; 3 – Shanghai Bobby – Big Brown Kitty , by Big Brown ; 4 – Lookin At Lucky – Embracing , by Bernardini ; 6 -Red Rocks (IRE) – Fiji (GB) , by Rainbow Quest ; 7 – Point of Entry – Last Fever , by Storm Cat ; 8 – English Channel – Dahlia Dearest , by A.P. Indy ;
Sire of Moon Colony standing at Ashford Stud
Sire of Blockbuster standing at Darley
Sire of Alliterative standing at Ashford Stud
Sire of English Laughter standing at Calumet Farm
Sire of Owendale standing at Spendthrift Farm
Equipment Changes: 7 – Ship of the Line – Blinkers off

My Selections
1-Moon Cloud part of an entry that should take this

2-Blockbuster-also will be tough with these here

3-Landofthepharoahs-runs along for a placing too

RACE 5 – POST TIME – 2:24 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
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 May 29, 2018. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race since October 29 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000 (Races Where EnteredFor $4,000 Or Less Not Considered In Eligibility And Allowances). Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 El Jake O (IN)
[ ] 5/G L $5,000 M Pedroza
121 B Steele
7/2
2 2 Il Est Vite (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $5,000 M Chaves
118 J O Duhon
10/1
3 3 Chase the Bling (TX)
[ ] 4/G L $5,000 A Green
121 N D Hatcher
8/1
4 4 Wildcat Friendship (LA)
[ ] 7/G L $5,000 C J Hernandez
118 K Charles
6/1
5 5 Dance Caller (FL)
[ ] 12/G L $5,000 M Murrill
121 J M Foster
9/2
6 6 Piranha Tough (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $5,000 S Doyle
116 S J Ducoing
5/1
7 7 Hunker Down (LA)
[ ] 5/H L $5,000 S Bridgmohan
118 D R Caldwell
3/1
8 8 Brave Benny (FL)
[ ] 4/G L $5,000 E Lara
1165 E Rodriguez
8/1
Owners: 1 – Jim Edgar ; 2 – Ankeny Thoroughbred Farms, Inc. ( Larry Gottula ) ; 3 – Powderhorn Racing ( R. C. Albrecht ) ; 4 – Keith Charles ; 5 – 3A Bucking Bulls ( Nicole Allen ) ; 6 – Valene Farms (John and Murray Valene) ; 7 – Double Dam Farm, LLC ( Delmar R. Caldwell ) ; 8 – Papatron Racing LLC (Joe Dominik and Ricardo Rodriguez)
Breeders: 1 – Jim Edgar; 2 – Clear Creek Stud, LLC; 3 – Hall’s Family Trust; 4 – Georgia Farms Inc; 5 – David L. Poll; 6 – Valene Farms, LLC; 7 – Jo Ann Thompson; 8 – Dr. & Mrs. Cornelius A. Link
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – El Corredor – Cecilia’s Fever , by Stormy Atlantic ; 2 – Custom for Carlos – My Intended , by Bold Ruckus ; 3 -Too Much Bling – Runaway Cater , by Runaway Groom ; 4 – Wildcat Heir – Toasttofriendship , by Salt Lake ; 5 – Concorde’s Tune – Call Me Dancer , byGate Dancer ; 6 – Custom for Carlos – Biduadeau , by A. P. Delta ; 7 – Musket Man – My Friend Bele , by My Friend Max ; 8 – Benny the Bull -Wholelotasoldier , by Lost Soldier ;

My Selections
1-Hunker Down-edge in a tough one to call

2-Dance Caller-would be no surprise in here

3-Wildcat Friendship-price play has a chance too

RACE 6 – POST TIME – 2:54 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
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 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 Seven And One Half Furlongs. (Turf)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Winter Sunset (KY)
[ ] 2/F L1 T Kennedy
120 W M Catalano
8/1
2 2 Infinite Zest (KY)
[ ] 2/F L E Lara
1155 W D Bennett
30/1
3 3 Complete (KY)
[ ] 2/F L1 D Carroll
1155 B P Walsh
12/1
4 4 Moscow River (KY)
[ ] 2/F J Valdivia, Jr.
120 P Vashchenko
12/1
SCR Ucanalwaysbebetter (KY)
[ ] ————————————Scratched————————————- 10/1
6 6 Zamzam (KY)
[ ] 2/F L J Gilligan
120 M Lovell
10/1
7 7 Desert Rendezvous (KY)
[ ] 2/F L M Murrill
120 M Stidham
8/1
8 8 Shes So Savvy (KY)
[ ] 2/F L A Beschizza
120 J Sharp
8/1
9 9 Le Moine (KY)
[ ] 2/F L J Graham
120 B P Walsh
6/1
10 10 Freedom Passage (KY)
[ ] 2/F L A Green
120 T Glover
6/1
11 11 Bronco Sally (KY)
[ ] 2/F L J Bravo
120 B H Cox
4/1
12 12 Born to Shop (KY)
[ ] 2/F L C J Lanerie
120 M J Maker
8/1
SCR Farmavet (KY)
[ ] ————————————Scratched————————————- 6/1
Owners: 1 – Coffeepot Stables (Bob Cummings and Annette Bacola) and Phillips Racing Partnership (John Phillips) ; 2 – Race Point Stables (Bill Nichols) ; 3 – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners (Aron Wellman) ; 4 – Glockenburg, LLC (Vladimir Kazakov) ; ; 6 – Steve L. Robbins and Jack Randall ; 7 -Godolphin, LLC (Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum) ; 8 – Barry and Joni Butzow ; 9 – Susan Harkins and Murray West ; 10 – TOLO Thoroughbreds, Inc (Geoffrey Nixon ) ; 11 – Calumet Farm (Brad Kelley) ; 12 – Three Diamonds Farm ( Kirk Wycoff ) ;
Breeders: 1 – Phillips Racing Partnership; 2 – Branch Equine, LLC; 3 – Olympia Star; 4 – Mike Abraham; 6 – Marbat, LLC; 7 – Godolphin; 8 – Hidden Springs Farm; 9 – Betz, J. Betz, CHNNHK, D. J. Stables,Lamantia, CoCo & Ramsby; 10 – Geoff Nixon; 11 – Woodford Thoroughbreds; 12 – Brereton C. Jones;
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Tapit – Winter Memories , by El Prado (IRE) ; 2 – Lemon Drop Kid – Allshewrote , by Monarchos ; 3 – Include -Flak , by Malibu Moon ; 4 – Hard Spun – Black Tunic , by Stormy Atlantic ; 6 – Giant’s Causeway – Dontbeshy I’ll Buy , by Cherokee Run ; 7 – Hard Spun -Sahara Gold , by Seeking the Gold ; 8 – Bodemeister – Social Savvy , by Deputy Minister ; 9 – Curlin – Retraceable , by Medaglia d’Oro ; 10 – Verrazano -True Religion , by Yes It’s True ; 11 – Congrats – Spinning Time , by Giant’s Causeway ; 12 – Creative Cause – Young and Lovely , by Istan ;
Sire of Infinite Zest standing at Lane’s End
Sire of Moscow River standing at Darley
Sire of Desert Rendezvous standing at Darley

My Selections
1-Le Moine-slight choice in a wide open dash

2-Bronco Sally-should also impact the outcome

3-Moscow River-have a hunch she can run big

RACE 7 – POST TIME – 3:24 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 7)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 7-8-9) / Daily Double
Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $17,500
Purse $43,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter Or State Bred Allowance Or Which Have Never Won Two Races Or Claiming Price $17,500. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over Since September 29 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# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Private Party (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $0 M Murrill
120 E L Heitzmann
5/1
SCR Speedy Fellar (KY)
[ ] ————————————-Scratched————————————- 8/1
SCR Call the Colonel (KY)
[ ] ————————————-Scratched————————————- 12/1
4 4 Last Bad Habit (KY)
[ ] 3/C L $0 M Mena
117 A M Stall, Jr.
3/1
SCR Exemplar (UT)
[ ] ————————————-Scratched————————————- 7/2
6 6 Point Hope (KY)
[ ] 7/G L $17,500 A Beschizza
120 R Faucheux
5/2
7 7 Senator Robert (CA)
[ ] 5/G L $17,500 J Graham
120 K M Mordenti
20/1
8 8 Got Gold (KY)
[ ] 3/C L $0 J Valdivia, Jr.
117 J Engler
8/1
Owners: 1 – Nichole Helen Biebighauser ; ; ; 4 – Spendthrift Farm, LLC (B. Wayne Hughes) ; ; 6 – Ming Yan Ng and Joseph Morono ; 7 – Gerald and Brody Veal ; 8 – Six Wide Racing, LLC (Chris Britton)
Breeders: 1 – Clarkland Farm; 4 – Stride Rite Racing Stable, Inc.; 6 – Darley; 7 – George Schmitt & Mary Clare Schmitt; 8 – Richard Klein & Bert Klein
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Mineshaft – Miss Holiday Inn , by Tactical Cat ; 4 – Arch – Stormy Frolic , by Summer Squall ; 6 – Elusive Quality – Jinni , by A.P. Indy ; 7 – Sierra Sunset – Sharoana , by Lord Carson ; 8 – First Samurai – Be Golden , by Touch Gold ;
Sire of Private Party standing at Lane’s End

My Selections
1-Last Bad Habit-looks like this one takes it

2-Private Party-completes a chalky exacta

3-Point Hope-should find way to a board finish

RACE 8 – POST TIME – 3:53 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 8)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double
Fair Grounds MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT
Purse $38,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $25,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile.). About One Mile. (Turf)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Sarahcain (KY)
[ ] 3/F L1 J Gilligan
121 N Leggio
30/1
2 2 Zee Ro Drop (KY)
[ ] 3/F L S Bridgmohan
121 N L Pessin
15/1
3 3 Sky Entry (KY)
[ ] 3/F L J Graham
121 J E Hodges
12/1
4 4 Trick (KY)
[ ] 3/F L J Bravo
121 B H Cox
8/1
5 5 Ruthless Child (CA)
[ ] 3/F L A Green
121 T Glover
20/1
6 6 Room to Finish (LA)
[ ] 3/F L T Kennedy
121 W M Catalano
5/1
SCR Coexistence (KY)
[ ] ————————————Scratched————————————- 7/2
8 8 Sunniva (KY)
[ ] 3/F L M Murrill
121 M Stidham
8/1
9 9 Limari (KY)
[ ] 3/F L F Geroux
121 B H Cox
4/1
10 10 Fiesta Moon (KY)
[ ] 3/F L E Lara
1165 J C Pastor
30/1
11 11 Mizzen Colony (KY)
[ ] 3/F L M Pedroza
121 W D Bennett
20/1
12 12 Artistic Quality (KY)
[ ] 4/F L C J Lanerie
124 W B Calhoun
6/1
SCR Atalanta Belle (KY)
[ ] ————————————Scratched————————————- 12/1
Owners: 1 – Glen C. Warren and The Pinot Group (Nicholas Leggio ) ; 2 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach) ; 3 – Danny Bockmon ; 4 -LNJ Foxwoods (Larry, Nanci and Jaime Roth) ; 5 – TOLO Thoroughbreds, Inc (Geoffrey Nixon ) ; 6 – West Point Thoroughbreds, (Terrance Finley) Forge Ahead Stables, (Kevin R. Kuta) and Jerry Caroom ; ; 8 – White Diamond Stables, Inc. (Jim Walker) ; 9 – Don Alberto Stable ( Carlos Heller ) ; 10 -Jamie C. Pastor ; 11 – William Don Bennett ; 12 – Cheyenne Stable, LLC (Everett Dobson) ;
Breeders: 1 – Dr. Glen Warren; 2 – R. S. Evans; 3 – Danny Bockmon, David Hutcherson & JodyHuckabay; 4 – Camas Park Stud; 5 – Robert Harmon; 6 – Mike Meeks; 8 – Ashleigh Stud & White Diamond Inc.; 9 – Don Alberto Corporation; 10 – Mikhail Yanakov; 11 – Allied Racing Stable, LLC; 12 – Candy Meadows LLC;
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Americain – Sarah Lane’s Oates , by Sunshine Forever ; 2 – Lemon Drop Kid – Ash Zee , by Exchange Rate ; 3 – Point of Entry – Carolina Sky , by Sky Classic ; 4 – Shanghai Bobby – Good Time Sally , by Forestry ; 5 – Tapizar – Wednesday’s Child , by Storm Cat ; 6 – Giant Oak – Can’t Roll a Seven , by Victory Gallop ; 8 – Speightstown – Claire Soleil , by Syncline ; 9 – Medaglia d’Oro – Elbe (GB) , by Dansili (GB) ; 10 – Skipshot – Milania , by Bernardini ; 11 – Mizzen Mast – Speights’ Colony , by Speightstown ; 12 – Lemon Drop Kid – Counterparty , by Exchange Rate ;
Sire of Zee Ro Drop standing at Lane’s End
Sire of Limari standing at Darley
Sire of Artistic Quality standing at Lane’s End
Equipment Changes: 4 – Trick – Blinkers On;7 – Coexistence – Blinkers On

My Selections
1-Limari-leaning here in a competitive clash

2-Artistic Clash-also has a good chance on best

3-Trick-also one to watch for in this one

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 4:22 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 9)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $5,000
Purse $16,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources) (Includes $6,000 – LAVPF – Louisiana Video Poker Fund). For Accredited La Bred Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Not Won Two Races Since May 29, 2018. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over Since October 29 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000 (Races Where Entered For $4,000 Or Less Not Considered In Eligibility And Allowances). One Mile.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Catlab (LA)
[ ] 6/G L $5,000 E Lara
1165 L A Lee
20/1
2 2 Youve Got a Friend (LA)
[ ] 7/G L $5,000 S Bridgmohan
121 K Charles
4/1
3 3 Cameron Rules (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $5,000 J Valdivia, Jr.
121 P Mouton
12/1
4 4 Just Run Skiny Run (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $5,000 S Doyle
121 P E Gregoire
12/1
5 5 Fist Full (LA)
[ ] 8/G L $5,000 G Saez
121 G M Scherer
10/1
6 6 Whoajoey (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $5,000 D Carroll
1165 C Moran
12/1
SCR North Hullen (LA)
[ ] ————————————-Scratched————————————- 7/2
8 8 Shaniko’s Secret (LA)
[ ] 6/G L $5,000 J Gilligan
121 J Ney
8/1
9 9 Bushido Samurai (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $5,000 C Sutherland
121 C A Richards
8/1
10 10 Our Smitty (LA)
[ ] 7/G L $5,000 A Beschizza
121 R Faucheux
5/1
11 11 Boston Bob (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $5,000 J Graham
121 L A Lee
12/1
12 12 Yonadixie (LA)
[ ] 8/G L $5,000 M Murrill
121 S Breaux
15/1
Owners: 1 – Steve Dupont ; 2 – Keith Charles ; 3 – Steve and Pat Roe ; 4 – Belinda S. Martinez ; 5 – Gary M. Scherer ; 6 – Clyde P. Moran, Jr. ; ; 8 – Mary Ney ; 9 – Fleur de Lis Investments, LLC (Kevin Delahoussaye) ; 10 – Ivery Sisters Racing, LLC ( Brian Ivery ) ; 11 – Roycie Bellard ; 12 – John Luck
Breeders: 1 – Chad White; 2 – Twin Creeks Farm; 3 – J. Adcock; 4 – Bentley T. Early; 5 – Kara Gael Baggett & Val C. Murrell; 6 – SMB Corporation; 8 – Karen Scrivener; 9 – Marcia Jo Lamarche; 10 – Boyd Racing LLC; 11 – O. V. Moss; 12 – John Luck
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Laabity – Catlaan , by Shuailaan ; 2 – My Pal Charlie – Maria’s Kitty , by Maria’s Mon ; 3 – Roman Ruler -Special Broad , by Broad Brush ; 4 – Orthodox – Just Call Me Janet , by Pure Prize ; 5 – Afternoon Deelites – Messinger , by Distinctive Pro ; 6 – Joe’s Son Joey – Lil E Rose , by Lil E. Tee ; 8 – Shaniko – Secret Money , by Sea of Secrets ; 9 – First Samurai – Anything But Quiet , by Real Quiet ; 10 – Half Ours – Sophisticated Livi , by Charismatic ; 11 – Stratford Hill – Skip’s Stiletto , by Skip Trial ; 12 – Yonaguska – Shes Dixies Eskimo , by Eskimo ;
Equipment Changes: 3 – Cameron Rules – Blinkers off

My Selections
1-Shaniko’s Secret-edge in a close finale

2-Youve Got a Friend-also could take this one on best

3-Our Smitty-another logical player to consider

That does it for my Thursday preview. I will be back to preview the Friday slate of races so until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

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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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