Magic Man’s Saturday Selections from the Fair Grounds

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We continue on through this holiday weekend of racing as I now give you my preview of the 10 race Saturday card with my selections.

Fair Grounds
November 24, 2018

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 12:30 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 1)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) / Daily Double / Pick 4 (Races 1-2-3-4)
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 Exchange Gold (LA)
[ ] 3/C L $20,000 M Murrill
122 M Stidham
6/1
2 2 Colonel Soul (LA)
[ ] 3/C L $20,000 E Lara
1175 H Alonzo
6/1
3 3 Da Van Geaux (LA)
[ ] 3/G L1 $20,000 J Graham
122 J E Hodges
3/1
4 4 Rocky Toga (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $15,000 L Negron
120 E J Ledet
20/1
5 5 Thirtysix G’s (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $15,000 C Sutherland
120 J R Ladner
6/1
6 6 Chimneyville (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $20,000 M Pedroza
124 D Schmidt
5/2
7 7 Social Cat (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $20,000 A Green
122 S Ingram
7/2
Owners: 1 – Philip S. Maas ; 2 – Fountain Grass Thoroughbred Farm LLC (John Bernard) ; 3 – Roger Rashall and Roger Rashall, Jr. ; 4 – Ernest J. Ledet ; 5 – Anne Lore Scardino ; 6 – Denise Schmidt ; 7 – Bryant H. Prentice, III
Breeders: 1 – Jane H. Harang; 2 – Fountain Grass Thoroughbred Farm, LLC; 3 – Desormeaux Racing Stable, LLC & LoraPitre; 4 – Samuel Breaux; 5 – Gerald L. Averett Jr.; 6 – Stewart M. Madison; 7 – Bryant Prentice III
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Exchange Rate – Tonight’s Wager , by Valid Wager ; 2 – Colonel John – Gem of Soul (BRZ) , by Crimson Tide (IRE) ; 3 – Due Date – Moneigh , by Maria’s Mon ; 4 – Matzoh Toga – Miss Margrock , by Gold Tribute ; 5 – Greeley’s Galaxy – Stang Thirtysix , by Forty Won ; 6 – Trappe Shot – Think Pink , by Coronado’s Quest ; 7 – Discreet Cat – Social Matty , by Matty G

My Selections
1-;Chimneyville-slight lean in a compact opener

2-Da Van Geaux-figures to be in the mix here

3-Social Cat-another who has a good chance too

RACE 2 – POST TIME – 1:00 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 2)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 2-3-4)
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $15,000 – $10,000
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, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since October 24 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 18 Feet)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Blushing Dreamer (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $10,000 V Carrero
117 J Gomez
20/1
2 2 Stay On Base (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $15,000 M Pedroza
118 L G Gabriel, Jr.
8/1
3 3 Miracle Mountain (KY)
[ ] 4/C L $15,000 J Graham
121 L J Roussel, III
9/2
4 4 Round Hill (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $15,000 S Doyle
121 W M Catalano
12/1
5 5 Foldover (FL)
[ ] 4/G L $15,000 M Mena
121 T Benoit
6/1
6 6 Raise Em Up (FL)
[ ] 3/G L $10,000 E Lara
1095 K M Mordenti
30/1
7 7 Roar of the Lion (IL)
[ ] 5/G L $15,000 J Valdivia, Jr.
121 L J Roussel, III
8/1
8 8 Taste for Talent (KY)
[ ] 5/H L $15,000 M Murrill
121 M Stidham
7/2
9 9 Killeen (FL)
[ ] 3/R L $15,000 C J Hernandez
118 B H Cox
9/5
Also Eligibles:
10 10 Grand Marais (MN) (MTO)
[ ] 4/G L $15,000 M Murrill
121 G M Scherer
6/1
11 11 Buck Dynasty (IN) (MTO)
[ ] 3/G L $15,000 J Graham
118 T M Amoss
9/2
Owners: 1 – Jorge Gomez ; 2 – Diamond Racing, Inc. (Lisa Gabriel) and Jay and Joan Janssen ; 3 – Ronnie Lamarque ; 4 – Forge Ahead Stables LLC (Kevin R. Kuta) ; 5 – Antonia B. Noonan ; 6 – Mansoor Malik ; 7 – Louie Roussel, III ; 8 – DARRS, Inc. (David A. Ross) ; 9 – Shortleaf Stable, Inc. ( John Ed Anthony ) ; 10 – Jeff Zlonis, Gary M. Scherer and Steve Goldfine ; 11 – Maggi Moss
Breeders: 1 – Catalyst Bloodstock, LLC; 2 – Erv Woolsey, C. L. Kidder & Ralph Kinder; 3 – Louie J. Roussel III; 4 – Mr. & Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone; 5 – Antonia Noonan; 6 – John D. Rio & Carole A. Rio; 7 – Team Block; 8 – Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey; 9 – Hardacre Farm LLC; 10 – Jeff Zlonis; 11 – Arthur James Neuhedel
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Bullet Train (GB) – Up and Above , by Mt. Livermore ; 2 – Stay Thirsty – Touchallthebases , by Grand Slam ; 3 – Kitten’s Joy – Beyondallboundarys , by Saint Liam ; 4 – Medaglia d’Oro – Rum Charger (IRE) , by Spectrum (IRE) ; 5 – Overdriven – Centerfold , byRepriced ; 6 – Haynesfield – Therese , by Exchange Rate ; 7 – Kitten’s Joy – Taxable Deduction , by Prized ; 8 – Talent Search – Union Kitten , by Kitten’s Joy ; 9 – More Than Ready – Habiboo , by Unbridled’s Song ; 10 – Drosselmeyer – Pretty as a Smile , by Vision and Verse ; 11 – Big Brown – Lion N Cheatin , by Lion Hearted ;
Sire of Round Hill standing at Darley

My Selections
1-Miracle Mountain-lean this way in a mad scramble

2-Taste for Talent-also has a really good chance

3-Roar of the Lion-price play also could contend

RACE 3 – POST TIME – 1:32 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 $12,500 – $10,000
Purse $20,000. (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 May 24, 2018. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since September 23 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500, if for $10,000, allowed 2 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $7,500 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 Sea Vow (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $12,500 M Mena
120 R Faucheux
9/5
2 2 King Bandit (LA)
[ ] 9/G L $12,500 J Graham
120 H Alonzo
7/2
3 3 Gone Lucky (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $10,000 M Pedroza
118 S Ingram
15/1
4 4 Case’s Ticket (LA)
[ ] 7/G L $12,500 J Gilligan
120 D Schmidt
6/1
5 5 Wabash Cannonball (LA)
[ ] 7/G L $12,500 C J Hernandez
120 K Broberg
3/1
6 6 Dancehall Jack (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $12,500 C Sutherland
120 C A Richards
5/1
7 7 Blue Choice (LA)
[ ] 7/G L $12,500 E Lara
1155 J Gomez
15/1
Owners: 1 – Single Malt Stables LLC (Ralph Cox) ; 2 – Linda Sternberger ; 3 – Bryant H. Prentice, III ; 4 – Denise Schmidt ; 5 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. ( Karl Broberg and Matt Johanson ) ; 6 – Steve Stumpf and Corale A. Richards ; 7 – Jorge Gomez
Breeders: 1 – Ronald Webb; 2 – Peter Lawrence Orlando; 3 – Bryant H. Prentice III; 4 – Stewart M. Madison; 5 – Tigertail Ranch; 6 – 4M Ranch; 7 – Linda P. Sebastien
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Private Vow – Victory At Sea , by Hazaam ; 2 – Time Bandit – Ante Nettie , by Upping the Ante ; 3 -Forefathers – Lucky Defrere , by Defrere ; 4 – Curlin – Feels Like Friday , by Anet ; 5 – Grand Slam – Carib Gal , by Awesome Again ; 6 – Graeme Hall -Sweet Jackie Jo , by Stormy Atlantic ; 7 – Blue Sunday – Choose the Red , by Choosing Choice ;

My Selections
1-Wabash Cannonball-edge in a tight one to call

2-Sea Vow-favorite should be included in this one

3-Dancehall Jack-offers value if top choices falter

RACE 4 – POST TIME – 2:03 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 / Pick 4 (Races 4-5-6-7)
Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE
Purse $40,000. (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 24 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) (Rail at 18 Feet)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Corot (KY)
[ ] 3/C L C J Hernandez
118 T Morley
7/5
2 2 Meshuga (TX)
[ ] 4/G L S Doyle
120 N D Hatcher
15/1
3 3 Risky Steps (LA)
[ ] 4/G L C L Marquez
117 P Melancon
12/1
4 4 Rhett n’ Scarlett (LA)
[ ] 3/G L M Pedroza
115 H Alonzo
10/1
5 5 Arctic Joy (ON)
[ ] 5/H L J Graham
120 M McEachern
12/1
6 6 Let’s Go Mick (KY)
[ ] 3/G L M Mena
118 R A Brueggemann
7/2
7 7 Bye Bye Birdstone (KY)
[ ] 3/C L J Gilligan
118 G D Foley
4/1
8 8 Showcase Mall (KY)
[ ] 3/C L M Murrill
118 C Harrison
12/1
Owners: 1 – Robert Masiello, West Point Thoroughbreds,(Terrence Finley) and Nexus Racing Club(Sam Bussanich) ; 2 – Nathan D. Hatcher ; 3 – Paul D. Marceaux ; 4 – Eddie and B. Carlene Jackson ; 5 – Oak Leaf T.C., LP ( Royce Roberts ) ; 6 – Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. (Richard and Karen Papiese) ; 7 – Bruce McMillin ; 8 – PSSI Racing Stable ( Eddie Jacobs )
Breeders: 1 – Alex Venneri & Marjorie Post Dye; 2 – Jerry Hardin & Janice Wise; 3 – Paul Marceaux; 4 – Eddie Jackson & B. Carlene Jackson; 5 – Josham Farms Limited; 6 – Stormy Atlantic Syndicate,Darlene Wahman & Jeff Wahman; 7 – Bruce McMillin; 8 – Sam Kassin & Eli Gindi
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Pioneerof the Nile – My Tina , by Bertrando ; 2 – Special Rate – Sublimation , by Touch Gold ; 3 – Teton Forest- Senorita Elena , by Spanish Steps ; 4 – Yankee Gentleman – Jr. Girl , by A Corking Limerick ; 5 – Kitten’s Joy – Parisia , by Tethra ; 6 – Stormy Atlantic -Miss Valiant , by Valiant Nature ; 7 – Birdstone – Sweet Jayana , by Petionville ; 8 – Munnings – Giant Fable , by Giant’s Causeway ;
Sire of Showcase Mall standing at Ashford Stud

My Selections
1-Corot-tough to deny in this one

2-Lets Go Mick-should be in exotics

3-Bye Bye Birdstone-also can factor

RACE 5 – POST TIME – 2:34 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 5)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 5-6-7) / Daily Double
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $12,500 – $10,000
Purse $17,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races Or Three Year Olds. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race at a mile or over since October 24 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500, if for $10,000, allowed 2 Lbs. One Mile.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Lucky Mon (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $12,500 D Carroll
1135 O Modica
5/1
2 2 Maddy’s Pro (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $12,500 J Valdivia, Jr.
121 P Mouton
7/2
3 3 Cajun Carmelized (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $12,500 E Lara
1135 H Alonzo
10/1
4 4 My First Guitar (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $12,500 M Murrill
118 H F Ladner, Jr.
12/1
5 5 Hansen’s Holiday (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $10,000 J Gilligan
119 D J Viator
12/1
6 6 Rifle Man (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $12,500 A Green
118 S Delany
10/1
7 7 Run Bayou Bird (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $12,500 J Graham
121 T M Amoss
5/2
8 8 Final Argument (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $12,500 C J Hernandez
118 A Klanfer
7/2
Owners: 1 – Virginia Lazenby Racing Stable, LLC ( Virginia Lazenby ) ; 2 – Steve and Pat Roe ; 3 – Howard Alonzo ; 4 – Philman Ladner ; 5 – World War IV Racing ( Warren McFatter and John Christmann ) and Rebel Tide Racing ( Randy Cimorelli and David Walker ) ; 6 – Rockin’ H Farms, LLC ( Mark and Carla Henager ) ; 7 – Maggi Moss ; 8 – Circle H Farms ( Don P. Hargroder )
Breeders: 1 – Royal B. Kraft Sr.; 2 – Circle H Farms; 3 – Wayne M. Schexnayder; 4 – Chrislin LLC; 5 – World War IV Racing & Rebel Tide RacingLLC; 6 – Rockin’ H Farms; 7 – Jack Hebert; 8 – Darrell C. Comeaux & Jo Ann Comeaux
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Harborage – Broadway’s Maria , by Maria’s Mon ; 2 – Run Production – Madalanie , by Medallist ; 3 – Neko Bay – Rich Rezultz , by Harborage ; 4 – Star Guitar – Azula , by Ghostzapper ; 5 – Hansen – Oh Whata Holiday , by Harlan’s Holiday ; 6 – Musket Man -Rise N Go , by Unbridled’s Song ; 7 – Summer Bird – Hilarious Gift (AUS) , by Distorted Humor ; 8 – Closing Argument – Figurative , by Broad Brush ;

My Selections
1-Final Argument-figures slightly best in here

2-Run Bayou Bird-would be no surprise to me

3-My First Guitar-think he can impact here with best

RACE 6 – POST TIME – 3:05 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 6)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 6-8) / $0.50 Black Gold 5 (Races 6-10)
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 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 24 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 Seven And One Half Furlongs. (Turf) (Rail at 18 Feet)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Coco Honey (FL)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 A Green
115 S Ingram
20/1
2 2 K P Anna (KY)
[ ] 4/F L $15,000 J Valdivia, Jr.
121 C Harrison
20/1
3 3 Miss Brookside (MN)
[ ] 4/F L $15,000 J Graham
121 G M Scherer
5/1
4 4 Villa Savina (IRE)
[ ] 3/F L $15,000 M Murrill
119 M Stidham
6/1
5 5 Tiz Cecile (MD)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 M Pedroza
115 S B David, Jr.
10/1
6 6 Untruthful Sonnet (KY)
[ ] 4/F L $15,000 M Mena
121 R A Brueggemann
6/1
7 7 Shook (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $15,000 S Doyle
119 S Gelner
4/1
8 8 Estrela Cadente (KY)
[ ] 4/F L $15,000 J Gilligan
121 M Lovell
3/1
9 9 Spanish Angel (TX)
[ ] 3/F L $15,000 E Lara
1145 D Pish
8/1
10 10 Booneville Chapel (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $15,000 C J Hernandez
119 J O Duhon
8/1
Also Eligibles:
11 11 Marquee Moment (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $15,000 J Gilligan
119 M Lovell
6/1
12 12 Stumberg (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 C Sutherland
115 S Gelner
6/1
13 13 Flying Rosie (LA) (MTO)
[ ] 3/F L $15,000 M Murrill
116 P Mouton
8/1
Owners: 1 – Janice L. Pierce ; 2 – Bienvenu Racing (Ellis Bienvenu) ; 3 – Al and Bill Ulwelling ; 4 – DARRS, Inc. (David A. Ross) ; 5 – Wing and A Prayer Racing, LLC ( Larry Griffin, Jr. and Stewart Dimak ) ; 6 – Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. (Richard and Karen Papiese) ; 7 – Turnley Farms Louisiana, LLC (James Turnley) ; 8 – Keith Plaisance ; 9 – Danny Pish ; 10 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. ( Toby Covel ) ; 11 – Robert Griffon and Michelle Lovell ; 12 -Felicia Gelner ; 13 – Steve and Pat Roe
Breeders: 1 – Champion Equine LLC; 2 – Ellis Bienvenu; 3 – Al Ulwelling & Bill Ulwelling; 4 – John B. Hughes; 5 – Hillwood Stables, LLC; 6 – CFP Thoroughbreds LLC; 7 – HKN Breeders; 8 – Hidden Brook, Jack Brothers, Dan Hall,MR Stables & David Divine; 9 – Danny Pish; 10 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.; 11 – Rick Awtrey & Jeff Awtrey; 12 – NATO; 13 – Babcock Farm
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Treasure Beach (GB) – Ma Beaute , by Master Command ; 2 – Midshipman – Elucidate , by Theatrical (IRE) ; 3 – Hold Me Back – Our Miss Brookside , by The Cliff’s Edge ; 4 – Elusive Pimpernel – Swan Sea , by Sea Hero ; 5 – Tiznow – Access to Charlie , byIndian Charlie ; 6 – Broken Vow – Music Score , by Storm Cat ; 7 – Data Link – Runaway Eleanor , by Runaway Groom ; 8 – Macho Uno – Twining Star , by Twining ; 9 – Early Flyer – La Poli , by Hold That Tiger ; 10 – Doctor Chit – Ain’t Love Grand , by Dixie Union ; 11 – Majestic Warrior – Tales in Excess , by Tale of the Cat ; 12 – Keep Up – Humble , by Valiant Nature ; 13 – Songandaprayer – Rose Condor , by Touch Gold ;
Sire of K P Anna standing at Darley

My Selections
1-Shook-edge to this in a close one

2-Marquee Moment-overlay chance can fire

3-Villa Savina-another who can compete

RACE 7 – POST TIME – 3:35 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 7)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 7-8-9) / $0.50 Pick 4 (Races 7-8-9-10)
Fair Grounds MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT
Purse $41,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $25,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). One Mile And Seventy Yards.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Grove Daddy (KY)
[ ] 2/C L C J Hernandez
120 N L Pessin
4/1
2 2 Moon Launch (KY)
[ ] 2/C L M Mena
120 S Margolis
8/1
3 3 Bring the Dough (KY)
[ ] 2/C L J Graham
120 S M Asmussen
7/2
4 4 Sarcillo (KY)
[ ] 2/G L E Lara
1155 C A Hartman
8/1
5 5 Pippin (CA)
[ ] 2/G L1 A Green
120 J L Sanchez
12/1
6 6 Plumb Line (KY)
[ ] 2/G L J Gilligan
120 J L Sanchez
12/1
7 7 Paul Cane (KY)
[ ] 2/C L1 M Pedroza
120 W D Bennett
12/1
8 8 Tackett (WV)
[ ] 2/G L M Murrill
120 M Stidham
3/1
9 9 Afleet Moment (KY)
[ ] 2/C L J Valdivia, Jr.
120 M E Casse
6/1
Owners: 1 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach) ; 2 – Pocket Aces Racing, LLC (Mark Wampler and Jared Shoemaker) ; 3 – Three Chimneys Farm (Zuleika B. Torrealba) ; 4 – James W. Rogers ; 5 – Michael R. Meeks ; 6 – Jose Lozano Sanchez ; 7 – William A. Nichols ; 8 – DARRS, Inc. (David A. Ross) ; 9 – John C. Oxley
Breeders: 1 – Hengst Funding & Olin Gentry; 2 – Edward A. Seltzer & Beverly Anderson; 3 – Three Chimneys Farm, LLC; 4 – John O’Meara & Fed Biz Syndicate; 5 – Richard Barton Enterprises; 6 – Phillips Racing Partnership; 7 – Wynnstay LLC & Mark Toothaker; 8 – David Ross; 9 – SF Bloodstock LLC
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Candy Ride (ARG) – Ruban Bleu , by Broken Vow ; 2 – Malibu Moon – Wow Me Free , by Menifee ; 3 -Bernardini – Maristar , by Giant’s Causeway ; 4 – Fed Biz – Costela , by Any Given Saturday ; 5 – Drosselmeyer – Spout Run , by Sky Mesa ; 6 – Warrior’s Reward – Italian Rapsody , by Suave ; 7 – Cross Traffic – Lioness Lahr , by Lion Heart ; 8 – Limehouse – Unostrike , by Macho Uno ; 9 – Uncle Mo – Teak Totem , by Northern Afleet ;
Sire of Grove Daddy standing at Lane’s End
Sire of Moon Launch standing at Spendthrift Farm
Sire of Bring the Dough standing at Darley
Sire of Paul Cane standing at Spendthrift Farm
Sire of Afleet Moment standing at Ashford Stud
Equipment Changes: 9 – Afleet Moment – Blinkers On

My Selections
1-Bring the Dough-think this one gets it done here

2-Grove Daddy-figures to have an impact with these

3-Tackett-lukewarm favorite also has a chance too

RACE 8 – POST TIME – 4:05 PM
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PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 8)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 8-9-10) / Daily Double
Fair Grounds MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT
Purse $41,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $20,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Sweet Kody Lane (LA)
[ ] 3/G L1 M Chaves
122 K M Mordenti
12/1
2 2 Jennovodka (LA)
[ ] 3/G L A Green
122 C Morrell
30/1
3 3 American Boy (LA)
[ ] 3/G L M Murrill
122 J M Foster
8/1
4 4 Sherminator (LA)
[ ] 3/G L M Pedroza
122 S B David, Jr.
3/1
5 5 Two Utes (LA)
[ ] 3/G L E Lara
1175 K M Williams
4/1
6 6 Arctic Dynaflow (LA)
[ ] 4/G L J Graham
124 M McEachern
8/1
7 7 Looking for Bull (LA)
[ ] 3/G L C Sutherland
122 T Arndt
4/1
8 8 Tiz Neyney and Rad (LA)
[ ] 3/G L1 J Gilligan
122 J R Ladner
10/1
9 9 A P’s Winner (LA)
[ ] 3/G L C J Hernandez
122 R J Granger
6/1
Owners: 1 – Kathleen M. Mordenti and Rowell Farms LLC( Jimmy Rowell) ; 2 – Arthur Morrell ; 3 – Wendy Schutte ; 4 – Earl Hernandez, Keith Hernandez, and John Duvieilh ; 5 – Glenn Michael Bailey ; 6 – Oak Leaf T.C., LP ( Royce Roberts ) ; 7 – Theodore and Billy Arndt and Kyle Bruhl ; 8 -Anne Lore Scardino ; 9 – Ashton Richard and Louis W. Sellers
Breeders: 1 – Rowell Farms, LLC; 2 – I Lee Lange; 3 – Wendy Schutte; 4 – Keith Hernandez, Earl Hernandez & JohnDuvieilh; 5 – J. Adcock & Lon Baronne; 6 – E. O. Pickett; 7 – Summer Hill Farm; 8 – Brandon Adcock; 9 – Dennis Bryant
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Forefathers – Sweet Buddha , by Buddha ; 2 – El Corredor – Jenifee , by Menifee ; 3 – Bind – Good Theater , by Good and Tough ; 4 – Astrology – Carson City Sham , by Carson City ; 5 – Interactif – Casa Mimaty , by Waquoit ; 6 – Paddy O’Prado – Dynaspice , byDynaformer ; 7 – Lookin At Lucky – Rainbow Blossom , by Exchange Rate ; 8 – Tiz the One – Abruzzi Ridge , by Mountain Cat ; 9 – Redding Colliery -Meg’s Answer , by West Acre ;
Sire of Looking for Bull standing at Ashford Stud
Equipment Changes: 2 – Jennovodka – Blinkers On;7 – Looking for Bull – Blinkers On

My Selections
1-Two Utes-narrow choice in a wide open heat

2-Looking for Bull-logical player with this crew

3-Sherminator-contention for win includes him too

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 4:35 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 9)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double
Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $80,000
Purse $44,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter, Or State Bred Or Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Two Races Since May 24, 2018 Or Claiming Price $80,000. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since September 24 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $80,000 (Races Where Entered For $50,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile and One Sixteenth.) . About One And One Sixteenth Miles. (Turf) (Rail at 18 Feet)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Great Wide Open (IRE)
[ ] 6/G L $0 J Graham
120 C Murphy
7/2
2 2 Zapperini (KY)
[ ] 5/G L $0 M Pedroza
120 G D Foley
6/1
3 3 Twenty Four Seven (KY)
[ ] 5/G L $0 J Valdivia, Jr.
120 R A Brueggemann
4/1
4 4 Master Merion (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $0 J A Garcia
120 W A Ward
5/1
5 5 Cammack (IL)
[ ] 8/G L $80,000 M Mena
122 N L Pessin
9/2
6 6 Cooptado (ARG)
[ ] 8/G L $0 S Doyle
120 T Morley
12/1
7 7 Memory Bank (IL)
[ ] 4/G L $80,000 M Murrill
120 M Stidham
5/1
8 8 Baratti (KY)
[ ] 7/G L $80,000 J Gilligan
120 J A Ortiz
12/1
9 9 Twisted Tom (NY)
[ ] 4/G L $0 C J Hernandez
120 M Stidham
12/1
Owners: 1 – M and J Thoroughbreds, LLC (Jessica Deitz and Martin Doherty) and Riverside Bloodstock, LLC (Conor Murphy) ; 2 – Lloyd Madison Farms IV, LLC (Fred Schwartz, et al) ; 3 – Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. (Richard and Karen Papiese) ; 4 – Vivienne Day and Kate V. Rose ; 5 – Team Block (David Block) ; 6 – Imperial Racing, LLC ( Michael Foley) ; 7 – Dare to Dream Stable, LLC (Michael Faber) ; 8 – Hooties Racing, LLC (Mark B.Moore) and WSS Racing, LLC (William Simon) and Brent Gasaway ; 9 – Cobra Farm, Inc., (Gary Biszantz) R R Partners (Roger Weiss) and Head of Plains Partners LLC (Sol Kumin and Richard Rosenburg)
Breeders: 1 – Newtown Anner Stud; 2 – Lloyd Madison IV, LLC; 3 – Richard Maynard; 4 – Lynch Bages & Edgeridge LTD; 5 – Team Block; 6 – Abolengo; 7 – Carson Springs Farm, Inc.; 8 – Darley; 9 – Dr. William B. Wilmot &Dr. Joan M. Taylor
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Starspangledbanner (AUS) – Market Hill (IRE) , by Danehill ; 2 – Ghostzapper – Bobby’s Babe , by Smart Strike ; 3 – City Zip – Here Comes Amelia , by War Chant ; 4 – Quality Road – High Maintenance (GB) , by Danehill ; 5 – Giant’s Causeway – Fort Pond , by Fortunate Prospect ; 6 – Equal Stripes (ARG) – Coordinada (ARG) , by Ride the Rails ; 7 – Misremembered – Shingwedzi , by With Approval ; 8 -Medaglia d’Oro – Surf Song , by Storm Cat ; 9 – Creative Cause – Tiffany Twisted , by Thunder Gulch ;
Sire of Master Merion standing at Lane’s End
Sire of Baratti standing at Darley

My Selections
1-Master Merion-edge in another tight contest

2-Great Wide Open-another major player here

3-Cammack-another one to consider in this one

RACE 10 – POST TIME – 5:05 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 10)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $20,000 – $15,000
Purse $18,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources) (Includes $6,000 – LAVPF – Louisiana Video Poker Fund). For Accredited La Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since October 24 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $20,000, For Each $2,500 To $15,000 2 Lbs. Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Andthebandplayedon (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $20,000 C J Hernandez
119 A M Stall, Jr.
3/1
2 2 Nana’s Joy (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $20,000 M Murrill
119 E L Heitzmann
8/1
3 3 Swifty Cat (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $15,000 E Lara
1125 S Savoie
15/1
4 4 Monarchos Prayer (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $20,000 J Graham
121 M McEachern
8/1
5 5 Stella’s Surprise (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $20,000 A Green
119 S B David, Jr.
4/1
6 6 Kentucky Steal (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $15,000 C Sutherland
115 G Delahoussaye
15/1
7 7 Fancy Pants Jen (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $20,000 J Gilligan
121 W B Calhoun
7/2
8 8 Oma Lee (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $15,000 D Carroll
1105 J O Duhon
12/1
9 9 A Pretty Face (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $20,000 M Mena
119 L Thomas
6/1
10 10 Fancy Mallory (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $20,000 M Pedroza
119 R Averett
20/1
Owners: 1 – Stewart M. Madison ; 2 – Eric L. Heitzmann ; 3 – Buster Babb ; 4 – Oak Leaf T.C., LP ( Royce Roberts ) ; 5 – Earl and Keith Hernandez ; 6 -Earl Toups ; 7 – Roger Rashall ; 8 – Estate of Richard L. Bird ( Gayle Bird ) ; 9 – Brandon S. Trosclair ; 10 – Margie K. Averett
Breeders: 1 – Stewart M. Madison; 2 – Ernie Wells; 3 – Clear Creek Stud LLC; 4 – Royce Roberts; 5 – Earl Hernandez & Keith Hernandez; 6 – Carl Schexnayder & Harold Babineaux; 7 – Elougia Myers; 8 – Richard L. Bird; 9 – L. Wayne Keller; 10 – Margie K. Averett
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Star Guitar – Feels Like Friday , by Anet ; 2 – El Corredor – Wendybird , by Afleet Alex ; 3 – Discreet Cat -Swifty Victress , by Macho Uno ; 4 – Songandaprayer – Monarchos Star , by Monarchos ; 5 – Old Fashioned – Kookalou , by Rail ; 6 – Drosselmeyer – Ina Nic of Time , by Nicholas ; 7 – Lampedusa – Zarb’s Fancy , by Zarbyev ; 8 – Crowned King – Misty’s Shadow , by Even the Score ; 9 – My Pal Charlie -Gentilly Lace , by On Target ; 10 – Etbauer – Fancy Dealer , by Barberstown ;

My Selections
1-A Pretty Face-price hunting in this finale

2-Stella’s Surprise-also in with a real chance

3-Andthebandplayedon-another one who can take this

That will do it for my look at the card. With the Bayou Classic being played today, you would think there will be a hefty crowd on track. It is a good day to enjoy some good racing and hopefully bag a few winners as well. I will be back to close out this week of holiday racing with my look at the Sunday slate so 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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