Magic Man’s Friday Selections from the Fair Grounds

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Before I delve into my look at Friday’s selections, I wanted to let you guys know that as we hit the month of December I will give you my year in review of horse racing but I will also look ahead to 2019. I also plan on doing another expose’ on horse racing. It promises to open eyes, that is for sure. I do not claim to know any more than anyone else but when I write these types of articles I do not use fluff or speculate. I write what I know and have trustworthy people to make sure we have the facts straight.

Stay tuned for that but now it is time to get into what I try to do every day we have racing – pick winners. Here we go with our first of 4 Starlight racing programs of the season.

Fair Grounds
November 30, 2018

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 5:00 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
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 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 Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Started For A Claiming Price Of $5,000 Or Less In 2017-2018 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. (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at 5 Furlongs.). About Five Furlongs. (Turf)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Outback Jack (LA)
[ ] 4/G L C Sutherland
117 C A Richards
10/1
2 2 T’ Cadeau (LA)
[ ] 5/G L A Green
117 J C Pastor
20/1
3 3 No Richie (KY)
[ ] 4/G L J Rocco, Jr.
120 M R Scherer
8/1
4 4 Countach (LA)
[ ] 5/G L V Carrero
117 R Hutchinson
30/1
5 5 Anytime Anyplace (FL)
[ ] 6/G L A Beschizza
122 R Faucheux
4/1
6 6 Warrior’s Kid (KY)
[ ] 4/G L J Gilligan
120 K Broberg
9/2
7 7 M C Squared (KY)
[ ] 7/G L S Doyle
120 E Rodriguez
6/1
8 8 Roger Brown (LA)
[ ] 5/G L S Bridgmohan
117 L Thomas
6/1
9 9 Concho (FL)
[ ] 8/G L E Lara
1155 J Gomez
20/1
10 10 Posse Dreamin (NJ)
[ ] 6/G L C J Hernandez
120 B A Brinkman
6/1
11 11 About Our Time (IA)
[ ] 4/G L F Geroux
120 S B Flint
6/1
Also Eligibles:
12 12 Wildwood Dejavu (KY) (MTO)
[ ] 5/G L G Saez
122 R Faucheux
7/2
Owners: 1 – Kevin Delahoussaye ; 2 – Galveston Thoroughbred Club (Mary and Chris Haver) and Jamie C. Pastor ; 3 – Eric T. Scherer ; 4 – Ronda Hutchinson ; 5 – Ivery Sisters Racing, LLC ( Brian Ivery ) ; 6 – Russell Welch ; 7 – Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano) ; 8 – Elite Thoroughbred Racing, LLC ( Michele Rodriguez ) ; 9 – Jorge Gomez ; 10 – Ironheart Farms (Tyler and Timmy Touchet) ; 11 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC ( Carrol Castille ) ; 12 – Ming Yan Ng
Breeders: 1 – Coteau Grove Farms, L.L.C.; 2 – Dexsan Stables LLC; 3 – Reklein Stables; 4 – Daniel R. Chicola & Rick Ortego; 5 – Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H. Rogers, Jr.; 6 – Russell Welch; 7 – Lakland Farm; 8 – Michele R. Rodriguez; 9 – Paul R. and Mary Anne Denes; 10 – Edwin T. Broome; 11 – James Michael Hobbs; 12 – Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. &Marc McLean
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Put It Back – Speightstown Belle , by Speightstown ; 2 – Tiz the One – Ocean Wild , by Ocean Crest ; 3 -Country Day – Yes Beth , by Deputy Commander ; 4 – Saint Afleet – Kissinette , by Kissin Kris ; 5 – Any Given Saturday – Ransom of Gold , by Medaglia d’Oro ; 6 – Lemon Drop Kid – Warrior Maid , by Holy Bull ; 7 – Corinthian – Day of Victory , by Victory Gallop ; 8 – Roger That – Helen Brown , by Taylor’s Special ; 9 – Indian Ocean – Shimmering Jul , by Omega Code ; 10 – Posse – Don’t Stop Dreamin , by West Acre ; 11 – Lewis Michael – Korny Sue , byGilded Time ; 12 – Tizdejavu – Lucky Slevin , by Two Punch ;
Sire of Warrior’s Kid standing at Lane’s End

My Selections
1-Posse Dreamin-taking a stab in a decent opener

2-Anytime Anyplace-another who should be right there

3-Roger Brown-also merits a chance in this one

RACE 2 – POST TIME – 5:28 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 ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $40,000
Purse $45,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter Or State Bred Allowance Or Which Have Never Won Three Races Or Claiming Price $40,000. 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 $40,000 (Races Where Entered For $35,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Bourne in Nixa (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $40,000 G Saez
118 S Margolis
10/1
2 2 Riv (IL)
[ ] 4/G L $0 M Murrill
124 E Rodriguez
5/2
3 3 Driven by History (FL)
[ ] 3/G L $0 C J Lanerie
118 T M Amoss
5/1
4 4 Speightsong (ON)
[ ] 7/H L $40,000 J Graham
120 J M Cowan
12/1
5 5 Will’s Pioneer (KY)
[ ] 3/C L $0 A Beschizza
118 J Sharp
3/1
6 6 Concord Fast (WV)
[ ] 5/G L $40,000 T Kennedy
120 C A Hartman
7/2
7 7 Plot Twist (KY)
[ ] 6/G L $40,000 A Contreras
120 T R Hurley
6/1
Owners: 1 – Robert E. and Lawana L. Low ; 2 – Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano) ; 3 – Nine Thirty Racing LLC (Amanda Dabruzzo and David Walker) ; 4 – Ragnar Korthase ; 5 – Joseph E. Besecker ; 6 – Teed Off Stable LLC (John Wilkins) ; 7 – Raymond Gross, Jr.
Breeders: 1 – Robert Low & Lawana Low; 2 – Down the Stretch Racing; 3 – Pedro Maestre; 4 – Sam-Son Farm; 5 – Richard L. Elam & Katherine H. Elam; 6 – Ernest C. Frohboese; 7 – WinStar Farm, LLC
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – More Than Ready – My Tara Bella , by Elusive Quality ; 2 – Iqbaal – Albata , by Home At Last ; 3 – Two Step Salsa – Mami Nena , by High Yield ; 4 – Speightstown – Song of the Lark , by Seeking the Gold ; 5 – Pioneerof the Nile – Holy Bubbette , by Holy Bull ; 6 -Concord Point – S. L. Tompkins , by Not For Love ; 7 – Spring At Last – Unbridled Con , by Unbridled’s Song ;
Equipment Changes: 5 – Will’s Pioneer – Blinkers On

My Selections
1-Will’s Pioneer-edge in a comp[act contest

2-Riv-program choice is in with a good shot

3-Plot Twist-price play could fire in this one

RACE 3 – POST TIME – 5:57 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 MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT
Purse $41,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $20,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). One Mile.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Crocodile Jacques (LA)
[ ] 2/C L C J Hernandez
120 V Arceneaux
6/1
2 2 Half a Bite (LA)
[ ] 2/G A Green
120 M R Scherer
8/1
3 3 Cool Individual (LA)
[ ] 2/G L A Beschizza
120 D J Viator
8/1
4 4 Bold Zarb (LA)
[ ] 2/G L J Graham
120 J E Hodges
12/1
5 5 Izzy’s Baby Boy (LA)
[ ] 2/C L F Geroux
120 S Gelner
3/1
6 6 Musical Man (LA)
[ ] 2/C L C J Lanerie
120 M J Maker
9/5
7 7 Shae’s Day (LA)
[ ] 2/G L G Saez
120 E Ramirez
7/2
Owners: 1 – Tigertail Ranch ( Irwin Olian ) ; 2 – Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel and Merrill R. Scherer ; 3 – Cool Breeze Racing, LLC ( Warren and Yana McFatter ) ; 4 – Phyllis J. Hodges ; 5 – Kendel Standlee ; 6 – Maxis Stable (Sydney Karmia) and Michael J. Maker ; 7 – Susan K. Love
Breeders: 1 – Tigertail Ranch; 2 – Thomas B. Early; 3 – J. Adcock & Hume Wornall; 4 – Phyllis J. Hodges; 5 – Kendel Standlee; 6 – Gulf Haven Farms; 7 – Clear Creek Stud LLC
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Lone Star Special – Power Bid , by Touch Gold ; 2 – Half Ours – Quest Mount , by Conveyor ; 3 – Cameo Appearance – American Placed , by Quiet American ; 4 – Run Production – Z Feme Feme Feme , by Zarbyev ; 5 – Shackleford – Lady Carmen , byYankee Victor ; 6 – Maclean’s Music – Cinnamon Kisses , by Doneraile Court ; 7 – Astrology – Risen Day , by Storm Day ;

My Selections
1-Musical Man-figures solidly best in this one

2-Izzy’s Baby Boy-completes a chalky exacta

3-Half a Bite-price play adds value to gimmicks

RACE 4 – POST TIME – 6:27 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
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 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). Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Fist of Rage (KY)
[ ] 2/G L M Pedroza
120 H H Robertson
5/1
2 2 Warriors Gem (KY)
[ ] 2/C L C J Hernandez
120 E Rodriguez
5/1
3 3 Wicked Indeed (KY)
[ ] 2/C L1 R Santana, Jr.
120 S M Asmussen
9/5
4 4 Chase the Ghost (KY)
[ ] 2/C L C J Lanerie
120 D Stewart
2/1
5 5 Yabba Dabba Dude (KY)
[ ] 2/C L S Doyle
120 C Davis
12/1
6 6 Caesar Point (TX)
[ ] 2/C L1 A Contreras
120 T R Hurley
20/1
7 7 Knocks Big Thirst (OK)
[ ] 2/G L T Kennedy
120 C A Hartman
10/1
Owners: 1 – Jeff Larson, Jeff Mentz and Hugh Robertson ; 2 – Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano) ; 3 – Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC (Joan and Ron Winchell) ; 4 – Holy Cow Stable, LLC (Himanshu Shukla) ; 5 – Town and Country Racing, LLC (Kiki Courtelis) ; 6 – Peter Varga ; 7 – D & D Stables (Darrin Williams)
Breeders: 1 – Brereton C. Jones; 2 – Equus Farm; 3 – Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC; 4 – Himanshu Shukla; 5 – Profoal Partners 2, LLC; 6 – Peter Vasile 4 V’s Horse Ranch; 7 – D & D Stables
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Istan – Liz Pendens , by Macho Uno ; 2 – Warrior’s Reward – Savorite , by Officer ; 3 – Tapit – Wicked Deed , by Harlan’s Holiday ; 4 – Ghostzapper – Unbridled Wee , by Holy Bull ; 5 – Awesome Again – Sweet Charity , by A.P. Indy ; 6 – Counter Punch – Love Given , by Point Given ; 7 – Stay Thirsty – Rainbow Promises , by Came Home ;
Equipment Changes: 4 – Chase the Ghost – Blinkers off;5 – Yabba Dabba Dude – Blinkers On

My Selections
1-Wicked Indeed-well bred sort figures tops here

2-Chase the Ghost-should be included in exotics

3-Fist of Rage-rounds out the trifecta in this one

RACE 5 – POST TIME – 7:00 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
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 MAIDEN CLAIMING $30,000 – $25,000
Purse $20,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Fillies Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. Claiming Price $30,000, For Each $2,500 To $25,000 2 Lbs. Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Smokey Rose (TX)
[ ] 2/F L $30,000 V Carrero
120 T R Hurley
30/1
2 2 Chiles Legacy (KY)
[ ] 2/F L $30,000 A Contreras
120 T R Hurley
20/1
3 3 Breezing Bye (KY)
[ ] 2/F L $30,000 C J Hernandez
120 A M Stall, Jr.
7/2
4 4 Savvy Ally (FL)
[ ] 2/F L $30,000 M Pedroza
120 H H Robertson
3/1
5 5 Cimarron (KY)
[ ] 2/F L1 $30,000 T Kennedy
120 W M Catalano
5/1
6 6 Matapan (AR)
[ ] 2/F L $30,000 F Geroux
120 R Brisset
5/2
7 7 Elle’s Town (KY)
[ ] 2/F L $30,000 J Gilligan
120 N L Pessin
4/1
Owners: 1 – Peter Varga ; 2 – Tina Rena Hurley, Rimer Reason Farm (Jessica Rimer) and Kathryn Poole ; 3 – Justice Family Racing, LLC (Cathy L. Justice) ; 4 – Hugh H. Robertson ; 5 – Peachtree Stable (John Fort) ; 6 – Tristan De Meric, Hubert Guy, and Brian Kahn ; 7 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach)
Breeders: 1 – Peter Vasile 4 V’s Horse Ranch; 2 – Rimer Reason Farm & Kathryn Poole; 3 – Justice Family Racing LLC; 4 – James F. Webb; 5 – Peachtree Stable; 6 – Mcdowell Farm; 7 – Forging Oaks Farm, LLC
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Barely Bridled – Marquetryinmotion , by Marquetry ; 2 – Line of David – Foxcroft Salander , by Jump Start ; 3 -City Zip – French Breeze , by Elusive Quality ; 4 – Brethren – Indian Heat , by Indian Charlie ; 5 – Verrazano – Cherry Bomb , by Honor Grades ; 6 -Majesticperfection – Kombat Lake , by Meadowlake ; 7 – Speightstown – Irish Presence , by Midnight Lute ;

My Selections
1-Breezing Bye-slight lean to this one here

2-Matapan-probable chalk should be tough

3-Elle’s Town-completes what would be a minuscule trifecta

RACE 6 – POST TIME – 7:35 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
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 CLAIMING $10,000
Purse $14,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources) (Includes $6,000 – LAVPF – Louisiana Video Poker Fund). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Fillies And Mares 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 Emery’s Dream (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 C J Bourque
121 J A Leblanc
20/1
2 2 Proudmoney (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $10,000 E Lara
1195 A Balderas
3/1
3 3 Te Na Na (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 S Doyle
121 D Northrop
12/1
4 4 Fiftyshadesofnay (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $10,000 M Chaves
124 J O Duhon
2/1
5 5 Pide (LA)
[ ] 3/F L1 $10,000 V Carrero
121 C Moran
6/1
6 6 Waft (LA)
[ ] 3/F $10,000 C J Hernandez
121 B A Brinkman
7/2
7 7 Zarb’s Winnie (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $10,000 J Gilligan
124 J Bernard
6/1
Owners: 1 – Scott Boudreaux ; 2 – Ray Whitley ; 3 – Debra Northrop ; 4 – Mike Oney ; 5 – James Alexander ; 6 – Anne K. Buxton ; 7 – Hailey R. Jones
Breeders: 1 – Glenn Bernard; 2 – Ray Whitley & Sharon Barker; 3 – Shirley G. Boudreaux; 4 – B & B Bloodstock, Inc & Marty Hughes; 5 – James C. Alexander; 6 – Mt. Joy Stables; 7 – Chad White
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Classic Alliance – Addie’s Dream , by Dream Tripper ; 2 – Proudinsky (GER) – Moneyinmywranglers , byProud Halo ; 3 – Secret Run – Point Liberty , by Cactus Ridge ; 4 – Redding Colliery – Buttercup’s Song , by Unbridled’s Song ; 5 – Ide – Paige’s Colors , by Contested Colors ; 6 – Smooth Air – Baby Bodgit , by Captain Bodgit ; 7 – Zarbyev – Landwoman , by Laabity ;
Equipment Changes: 1 – Emery’s Dream – Blinkers off

My Selections
1-Fityshadesofhay-looks like the one here

2-Zarb’a Winnie-adds value to exotics

3-Waft-also in with a real shot in this one

RACE 7 – POST TIME – 8:10 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 7)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 7-8-9) / Daily Double
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, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $10,000. Five Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Production Hero (LA)
[ ] 3/C L1 $10,000 E Lara
1175 N L Deville
8/1
2 2 I Run for Three (LA)
[ ] 6/G L $10,000 T Kennedy
124 H Alonzo
9/2
3 3 Charlie de Hustle (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $10,000 A Green
122 T Glover
4/1
4 4 Fooling Jay (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $10,000 T Ledet
124 D Cormier, Jr.
12/1
5 5 D’dawson (LA)
[ ] 3/C L $10,000 C J Hernandez
122 S B Flint
6/5
6 6 Doug’s Bug (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $10,000 D Carroll
1195 F Pennino
10/1
7 7 Natalio (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $10,000 J Graham
122 D Cormier, Jr.
8/1
Owners: 1 – Israel Flores Horses, LLC (Israel Flores) ; 2 – Eddie and B. Carlene Jackson ; 3 – Tracey Glover ; 4 – Kelly Colomb ; 5 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC ( Carrol Castille ) ; 6 – Christina R. Pike ; 7 – James Benoit, Peggy Bourque and Bobby Bourque Sr.
Breeders: 1 – Israel Flores Horse LLC; 2 – B. Carlene Jackson & Eddie Jackson; 3 – Tracey F. Glover & Geoffry Nixon; 4 – Patrick Glen Meaux; 5 – Carrol Castille; 6 – Doug Plaisance & Linda Plaisance; 7 – J. Adcock
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Run Production – Hot Prize , by Pure Prize ; 2 – Porto Foricos – Smile Again Betsy , by Sarava ; 3 – My Pal Charlie – The Yellow Sheet , by Benchmark ; 4 – Shermanesque – Jay’s Souvenir , by Leestown ; 5 – D’wildcat – Rock N Roll Brick , by Big Top Cat ; 6 -Phoneforchampagne – My Old Man’s Money , by Wild Rush ; 7 – Regal Ransom – Just Like Juliet , by Shakespeare ;

My Selections
1-D’dawson-in this subpar heat he should win

2-Natalio-if top choice flops he can take advantage

3-I Run for Three-how ironic if he finishes 3rd with his name

RACE 8 – POST TIME – 8:43 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 8)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $5,000
Purse $14,000. (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 Since October 30 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. One Mile.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Netela (FL)
[ ] 6/H L $5,000 J Gilligan
121 P Vashchenko
2/1
2 2 Mr Haney (IL)
[ ] 3/G L $5,000 T Kennedy
121 C A Hartman
4/1
3 3 Seeking Fast (FL)
[ ] 4/G L $5,000 M Pedroza
121 J R Smith, Jr.
7/2
4 4 Raise Em Up (FL)
[ ] 3/G L $5,000 E Lara
1135 K M Mordenti
12/1
5 5 French Command (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $5,000 J Rodriguez
1165 K L Hargrave
20/1
6 6 Royal Rocket (LA)
[ ] 3/C L $5,000 C J Hernandez
115 L Thomas
6/1
7 7 Pleasant Street (KY)
[ ] 4/C L $5,000 A Green
121 J M Cowan
4/1
Owners: 1 – Glockenburg, LLC (Vladimir Kazakov) ; 2 – Joey Keith Davis ; 3 – Larry Gourneau, Jr. ; 4 – Mansoor Malik ; 5 – Patricia Harden and Randall Hargrave ; 6 – Elite Thoroughbred Racing, LLC ( Michele Rodriguez ) ; 7 – Ragnar Korthase
Breeders: 1 – Glockenburg LLC; 2 – Charles Galli; 3 – Ruben Valdes; 4 – John D. Rio & Carole A. Rio; 5 – Calumet Farm; 6 – Michele Rodriguez; 7 – Gregory Szymski
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Ghostzapper – Nokomos , by A.P. Indy ; 2 – Haynesfield – Dart , by Farma Way ; 3 – Seeking the Dia -Loveitorleaveit , by Put It Back ; 4 – Haynesfield – Therese , by Exchange Rate ; 5 – War Chant – Padmore , by French Deputy ; 6 – Sun King – Skyrocket, by Skywalker ; 7 – Street Boss – Pleasant Mate , by Pleasant Tap ;
Sire of Pleasant Street standing at Darley

My Selections
1-Mr Haney-edge in a tough one to figure

2-Netela-early chalk can also take this

3-Royal Rocket-think he also has a chance

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 9:16 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 9)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta
Fair Grounds MAIDEN CLAIMING $12,500
Purse $14,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Fillies Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500. One Mile.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Emily’s Pegasus (LA)
[ ] 2/F L $12,500 C J Hernandez
120 A Klanfer
4/1
2 2 Tears for Paula (LA)
[ ] 2/F L $12,500 M Mena
120 G M Scherer
3/1
3 3 Queen E (LA)
[ ] 2/F L $12,500 G Saez
120 D R Caldwell
5/1
4 4 Top Ten Duchess (LA)
[ ] 2/F L $12,500 T Kennedy
120 L Thomas
7/2
5 5 Nola Three Hundred (LA)
[ ] 2/F L $12,500 A Green
120 L G Gabriel, Jr.
5/1
6 6 Haleys Court (LA)
[ ] 2/F L $12,500 C Sutherland
120 C A Richards
7/2
Owners: 1 – Circle H Farms ( Don P. Hargroder ) ; 2 – Gary M. Scherer and Robert Bernacki ; 3 – Double Dam Farm, LLC ( Delmar R. Caldwell ) ; 4 -Elite Thoroughbred Racing, LLC ( Michele Rodriguez ) and Michael J. Smith ; 5 – Diamond Racing, Inc. (Lisa Gabriel) and Jay and Joan Janssen ; 6 -Courtney Barousse
Breeders: 1 – Circle H Farms; 2 – Jason Frannino; 3 – Dr. Delmar R Caldwell; 4 – Michele Rodriguez & Michael Smith; 5 – Paul Pruett; 6 – Orange Grove Thoroughbreds, Inc.
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Fusaichi Pegasus – Burren , by Rahy ; 2 – E Dubai – You’re a Monkey , by Known Fact ; 3 – Royal Strand (IRE) – Friendly Woman , by My Friend Max ; 4 – Tenpins – Czarevna , by Seattle Morn ; 5 – Guilt Trip – Love Catcher , by Pine Bluff ; 6 – Forefathers -Charlie’s Moonbeam , by Indian Charlie ;

My Selections
1-Tears for Paula-edge in a close finale

2-Queen E-figures to also fire a good effort

3-Haley’s Court-another logical contender too

That will do it for my look at the Friday card here at the Fair Grounds. I will be back to give you my look at the Saturday card so until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

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