Magic Man’s Thursday Selections From the Fair Grounds

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It is the first day of a centerpiece week of racing here at the Fair Grounds. On Saturday, it is Louisiana Champions Day. There are variable races amongst quarter-horses and thoroughbreds on the 13 race card and it will be a festive day of racing.

Before we get to that well there is the matter of getting after the Thursday card:

Fair Grounds
December 6, 2018

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 12:30 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 MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT
Purse $38,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred 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 $20,000 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 12 Feet)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Joey G (LA)
[ ] 3/F L J Rocco, Jr.
121 P G West
9/2
2 2 Elizabeth’s Music (LA)
[ ] 4/F L M Pedroza
124 J C Pastor
20/1
3 3 Room to Finish (LA)
[ ] 3/F L T Kennedy
121 W M Catalano
4/5
4 4 Speak Briley (LA)
[ ] 3/F L G Saez
121 N D Hatcher
20/1
5 5 Run By (LA)
[ ] 3/F L J Gilligan
121 R Hutchinson
10/1
6 6 Kraft’s Rate (LA)
[ ] 3/F L C J Lanerie
121 H Alonzo
10/1
7 7 Lady’s Tribute (LA)
[ ] 3/F L A Green
121 J C Pastor
20/1
8 8 She’s Our Star (LA)
[ ] 3/F L S Doyle
121 S Savoie
10/1
9 9 Bing’s d’Oro (LA)
[ ] 3/F L C J Hernandez
121 N Leggio
6/1
Owners: 1 – Thomas Galvin ; 2 – Ray Spencer ; 3 – West Point Thoroughbreds, (Terrance Finley) Forge Ahead Stables, (Kevin R. Kuta) and Jerry Caroom ; 4 – John Coito ; 5 – Ronda Hutchinson ; 6 – John Bernard ; 7 – Galveston Thoroughbred Club (Mary and Chris Haver) and Jamie C. Pastor ; 8 -Leon Savoy ; 9 – Glen C. Warren and The Pinot Group (Nicholas Leggio )
Breeders: 1 – Thomas M. Galvin; 2 – Ray Spencer; 3 – Mike Meeks; 4 – Glenn Bernard & Vira Leblanc; 5 – Double Dam Farm, LLC; 6 – Royal B. Kraft Sr.; 7 – Raleigh Spinx Cox; 8 – Darryl Breland; 9 – Dr. Glen Warren
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Tiz the One – Johanna G , by Johannesburg ; 2 – Maclean’s Music – Vickies in Town , by Leestown ; 3 – Giant Oak – Can’t Roll a Seven , by Victory Gallop ; 4 – Classic Alliance – Speak Halory , by Verbatim ; 5 – Royal Strand (IRE) – Runaway From Itall , byRunaway Groom ; 6 – El Kingdom – Setting the Rate , by Exchange Rate ; 7 – Gold Tribute – Lady Dashiell , by Kiridashi ; 8 – Half Ours – Flashdance Star , by Joyeux Danseur ; 9 – G. W.’s d’Oro – Skipawaywithbing , by G. W.’s Skippie ;
Equipment Changes: 1 – Joey G – Blinkers On;8 – She’s Our Star – Blinkers On

My Selections
1-Room to Finish-tough to deny in this one

2-Joey G-seems like a chalk type of exotic

3-Kraft’s Rate-feel like he could get a piece

RACE 2 – POST TIME – 12:58 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 2)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 2-3-4)
Fair Grounds MAIDEN CLAIMING $12,500
Purse $14,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500. One Mile And Seventy Yards.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Moneyinmypocket (OK)
[ ] 5/G $12,500 M Chaves
124 S Soileau
12/1
2 2 Latrobe’s King (KY)
[ ] 3/C L $12,500 J Graham
121 T M Amoss
5/2
3 3 Wristlet (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $12,500 M Pedroza
124 A Balderas
7/2
4 4 Lethal Move (TX)
[ ] 3/G L $12,500 J Valdivia, Jr.
121 D Pish
4/1
5 5 Borodino (KY)
[ ] 4/C $12,500 V Carrero
124 J M Cowan
8/1
6 6 Hitthegroundrunnin (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $12,500 E Morales
121 B C Barnett
8/1
7 7 Mr. Macfadden (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $12,500 A Beschizza
121 J Sharp
3/1
Owners: 1 – Shaneco Stables, LLC (Sandra K. Talley) ; 2 – River Road Racing, LLC (Greg Hoffman and Chris Ewing) ; 3 – Ray Whitley ; 4 – Arthur R. Kampschafer ; 5 – JMC Racing (Jon M. Cowan) ; 6 – Debbie M. Barnett ; 7 – Joseph E. Besecker
Breeders: 1 – Zac Coates; 2 – J. D. Stuart, P. C. Bance, &A R Enterprises, Inc.; 3 – Ann Marie Farm; 4 – Stewart Armstrong; 5 – SF Bloodstock; 6 – Jack R. Frost; 7 – Aaron & Marie Jones
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Parade Ground – My Crimson Cat , by Red Bullet ; 2 – Candy Ride (ARG) – Distorsionada , by Distorted Humor ; 3 – Harlan’s Holiday – Port of Entry , by Fusaichi Pegasus ; 4 – Street Move – Lethal Temper , by Seattle Slew ; 5 – Bodemeister – Taptam , byPleasant Tap ; 6 – My Pal Charlie – Songlyrics , by Songandaprayer ; 7 – Bernardini – Officiate , by Deputy Minister ;
Sire of Latrobe’s King standing at Lane’s End
Sire of Mr. Macfadden standing at Darley

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

2-Latrobes King-early line favorite figures in the mix

3-Borodino-price play might be one to consider

RACE 3 – POST TIME – 1:26 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
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 $30,000 – $25,000
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 Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race at a mile or over on the turf since November 6 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $30,000, For Each $2,500 To $25,000 2 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $20,000 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 12 Feet)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Fetching Fury (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $25,000 D Carroll
1095 M Stidham
6/1
2 2 Sarabi (KY)
[ ] 3/F $25,000 E Morales
114 M Crowder
12/1
3 3 Miss Curlin (KY)
[ ] 5/M L $30,000 A Beschizza
121 A G Cohn
20/1
4 4 Dhafeera (GB)
[ ] 4/F L $30,000 J Graham
121 A McKeever
5/2
5 5 Unexpected Visit (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $25,000 M Murrill
114 J Engler
8/1
6 6 Jing (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $30,000 J Bravo
118 B H Cox
2/1
7 7 Looks Super (KY)
[ ] 6/M L $30,000 S Bridgmohan
121 S Margolis
8/1
8 8 Rapid Lady (TX)
[ ] 4/F L $30,000 E Lara
1165 D Pish
12/1
9 9 Brenda’s Fever (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $30,000 J Gilligan
118 B Steele
10/1
Also Eligibles:
10 10 Champagne Diva (LA) (MTO)
[ ] 3/F L $30,000 C Sutherland
115 L G Gabriel, Jr.
6/1
Owners: 1 – e Five Racing Thoroughbreds (Robert J. Edwards, Jr.) ; 2 – Nancy Cole and Chuck Kidder ; 3 – Farm d’Allie Racing Stable (Allison A. Banks) ; 4 – Marc Detampel and Sunshine State Racing, LLC (Mike Peak) ; 5 – Six Wide Racing, LLC (Chris Britton) ; 6 – Rosedown Racing (Jeff Weiss) ; 7 – Robert E. and Lawana L. Low ; 8 – Michele and Cliff Love ; 9 – Jim Edgar ; 10 – Diamond Racing, Inc. (Lisa Gabriel), Jay and Joan Janssen, Perry and Nancy Camodeca
Breeders: 1 – Copper Penny Stables; 2 – C. Kidder & N. Cole; 3 – Venneri Racing, Empire Stables & JimPerry; 4 – Shadwell Estate Company Limited; 5 – Wertheimer et Frere; 6 – DJ Stable, LLC; 7 – T. F. VanMeter; 8 – Cliff Love; 9 – Eulises Guannon, Hilario Hernandez &Esteban Miranda; 10 – Becky Winemiller
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Violence
– Ever Adored , by Forest Wildcat ; 2 – Monarchos – Icy Pi , by Wild Wonder ; 3 – Curlin – Cherryblossommiss , by Langfuhr ; 4 – Shamardal – Anqooda , by Oasis Dream (GB) ; 5 – Include – Weekend Connection , by Pulpit ; 6 – Sky Mesa – Frozen Treat , by Dynaformer ; 7 – Super Saver – Looks Strong , by Strong Hope ; 8 – River Squall – Ruhletta , by Ruhlmann ; 9 – Temple City – Fighting Fever , by Fit to Fight ; 10 – Tale of the Cat – Wine Diva , by Pine Bluff ;
Sire of Brenda’s Fever standing at Spendthrift Farm
Sire of Champagne Diva standing at Ashford Stud

My Selections
1-Jing-connections merit the edge with these

2-Fetching Fury-overlay chance could be there

3-Dhafeera-another who could impact in this one

RACE 4 – POST TIME – 1:55 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 CLAIMING $12,500 – $10,000
Purse $20,000. (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 Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Two Races Since June 6, 2018. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over Since November 6 Allowed 3 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). One Mile.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 My Pepper Ann (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $12,500 M Murrill
118 J M Foster
7/2
1A 2 Cinnamon Diva (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $12,500 M Mena
118 J M Foster
7/2
2 3 Lookout Mountain (LA)
[ ] 6/M L $12,500 C Sutherland
121 J Ney
9/2
3 4 Lucky Band (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $12,500 J Graham
121 H Alonzo
5/1
4 5 Miss Mariposa (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $12,500 A Green
121 A Balderas
10/1
5 6 My Bonne Margie (LA)
[ ] 7/M L $10,000 C J Hernandez
119 N Leggio
6/1
6 7 Sweet Pea Mama Ve (LA)
[ ] 5/M L $12,500 M Pedroza
121 S B David, Jr.
3/1
7 8 Star Too (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $12,500 J Gilligan
121 J Hodges
10/1
8 9 Timebobanna (LA)
[ ] 5/M L $12,500 S Doyle
121 L J Cuccia
6/1
A – Coupled Entries – 1 – My Pepper Ann, 1A – Cinnamon Diva
Owners: 1 – 4 Diamonds Racing (Susan Day, Sharon Spretz, Paula Spretz, Cheryl Foster) ; 1A – Perry Day and Joseph M. Foster ; 2 – Oakwood Stables, Inc. ( Roy Sturgeon ) ; 3 – Linda Sternberger ; 4 – Whitley Ranch and Racing LLC (Martin A. Whitley) and Ray Whitley ; 5 – Dawn W. Terre ; 6 -Earl Hernandez, Keith Hernandez, and John Duvieilh ; 7 – Walpole Racing, LLC ( Kevin Walpole ) ; 8 – Wildcat Racing Stable, LLC (John Carden and Janette Kalifeh et al)
Breeders: 1 – Dennis Milligan; 1A – Dianne Alexander; 2 – Tigertail Ranch; 3 – Peter Lawrence Orlando; 4 – Robert Hewlett; 5 – Gerald L. Averett Sr.; 6 – Earl Hernandez, Keith Hernandez, JohnDuvieilh & Bill Langford; 7 – Clifford Grum; 8 – Margie K. Averett
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Redding Colliery – Crypto Note , by Cryptoclearance ; 1A – South of Broad – Oui Nelson Oui , by Nelson ; 2 -Any Given Saturday – Night Diamond , by Valid Expectations ; 3 – Custom for Carlos – Band of Time , by Time Bandit ; 4 – Zarbyev – Miss Bright Lights , by Siphon (BRZ) ; 5 – My Friend Max – Bonne Idee , by Moonlight Dancer ; 6 – Hard Spun – Miss Confusion , by Miswaki ; 7 – Star Guitar – Salty’s Sister , by Salt Lake ; 8 – Time Bandit – Homebuilderbobanna , by Homebuilder ;
Sire of Sweet Pea Mama Ve standing at Darley

My Selections
1-Lucky Band-in a complete guess I will go this way

2-Lookout Mountain-one who merits a look in this one

3-My Bonne Margie-think this one also has a chance

RACE 5 – POST TIME – 2:24 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 CLAIMING $15,000 – $10,000
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 Never Won Three Races Or Three Year Olds. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since November 6 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $15,000, For Each $2,500 To $10,000 2 Lbs. Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Garrison K (IN)
[ ] 3/G L $15,000 M Pedroza
119 J M Cowan
8/1
2 2 Grand Marais (MN)
[ ] 4/G L $15,000 M Murrill
121 G M Scherer
9/2
3 3 Pops Legacy (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $15,000 G Saez
118 A Romero
6/1
4 4 Stand and Cheer (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $15,000 C J Lanerie
121 H Alonzo
7/2
5 5 Junket (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $15,000 J Graham
121 T M Amoss
5/2
6 6 Because It’s Time (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $15,000 T Kennedy
121 C A Hartman
3/1
7 7 Sparkys Surprise (FL)
[ ] 4/G L $15,000 S Doyle
121 A G Cohn
12/1
Owners: 1 – JMC Racing (Jon M. Cowan) ; 2 – Jeff Zlonis, Gary M. Scherer and Steve Goldfine ; 3 – Paul D. Marceaux ; 4 – P. T. Thoroughbreds, LLC (Peter M. Terminie, Jr.) ; 5 – Lawrence Kahlden and Brett Wiener ; 6 – Joey Keith Davis ; 7 – Francis J. Madary Jr.
Breeders: 1 – CJ Equine; 2 – Jeff Zlonis; 3 – J. Adcock; 4 – A. Stevens Miles Jr.; 5 – Paul Tackett; 6 – Brandywine Farm (Jim & Pam Robinson); 7 – Sharon Biamonte
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Strong Hope – Frontier Days , by Wagon Limit ; 2 – Drosselmeyer – Pretty as a Smile , by Vision and Verse ; 3 – Rule – Perfect Six , by Saratoga Six ; 4 – Warrior’s Reward – A Toast to All , by Hard Spun ; 5 – Algorithms – Travel Plans , by Notebook ; 6 – Creative Cause – Time Is Tight , by Crafty Prospector ; 7 – Zoffinger – Sparkle Proof , by Proof ;

My Selections
1-Stand and Cheer-edge in a compact contest

2-Junket-would be no surprise in this one

3-Grand Marais-also one to watch for too

RACE 6 – POST TIME – 2:54 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 STARTER OPTIONAL CLAIMING $10,000 – $5,000
Purse $18,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Started For A Claiming Price Of $5,000 Or Less In 2017-2018 Or Claiming Price $10,000. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since October 6 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $10,000. (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One Mile.) . About One Mile. (Turf) (Rail at 12 Feet)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Sage’s Epiphany (KY)
[ ] 5/M L A Beschizza
120 S Gelner
8/1
2 2 Vow Me Over (KY)
[ ] 6/M L J Valdivia, Jr.
120 J P Smith
12/1
3 3 Behold the Queen (KY)
[ ] 4/F L J Gilligan
120 J E Hodges
12/1
4 4 Too Bad Chu (LA)
[ ] 5/M L A Green
117 C Rosier
20/1
5 5 Lady Temple (IN)
[ ] 5/M L M Pedroza
120 B Steele
12/1
6 6 Havinfunyet (KY)
[ ] 4/F L C Sutherland
122 C A Richards
3/1
7 7 Kentucky Brown (KY)
[ ] 4/F L D Carroll
1155 J P Smith
15/1
8 8 Go Go Goose (KY)
[ ] 6/M L E Lara
1155 J O Duhon
12/1
9 9 Forgotten (LA)
[ ] 6/M L C J Lanerie
117 K L Hargrave
20/1
10 10 Goddess of Kip (IL)
[ ] 7/M L S Doyle
120 J R Smith, Jr.
9/2
11 11 Little Snip (FL)
[ ] 6/M L E M Walker
120 J Steffee
12/1
12 12 Pour Girl (KY)
[ ] 5/M L J Graham
120 T M Amoss
7/2
Owners: 1 – Red Rose Racing ( Jimmy Johnson ) ; 2 – Albert B. Salmon, Jr. ; 3 – Roger Rashall and Roger Rashall, Jr. ; 4 – Charlie Rosier ; 5 – Jim Edgar ; 6 – Cynthia A. Sharp and Corale A. Richards ; 7 – Keene Thoroughbreds, LLC ( Danny Keene ) ; 8 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. ( Toby Covel ) ; 9 – Patricia Harden and Randall Hargrave ; 10 – Lone Pirate Racing, LLC (Charles Johnsen) ; 11 – Jed Steffee ; 12 – Maggi Moss
Breeders: 1 – Candy Meadows LLC & McNeill Stables LLC; 2 – Mrs. Jerry Amerman; 3 – Two Stamp Stables; 4 – 4 M Ranch & Riopelle Ranch; 5 – Jim Edgar; 6 – Alberta Davies; 7 – Big Brown Syndicate &Dr. & Mrs. Charles H. Huber; 8 – Good Reward Syndicate &Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.; 9 – Marc Winston & Jill Winston; 10 – Center Hills Farm; 11 – Gary Leonard; 12 – Jack Swain III
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Hat Trick (JPN) – Formal Miss , by Formal Dinner ; 2 – Broken Vow – Over Andover , by War Chant ; 3 – Hold Me Back – Birthplace , by King of Kings (IRE) ; 4 – Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) – Too Bad Fu , by Fusaichi Pegasus ; 5 – Temple City – Lady Cali , by Bright Launch ; 6 – Paddy O’Prado – Reverently , by Pulpit ; 7 – Big Brown – Over Served , by Black Minnaloushe ; 8 – Good Reward – Talking Audrey , byThunder Gulch ; 9 – Brahms – La Recherche , by Sky Classic ; 10 – Kipling – The Goddess Athird , by Sword Dance (IRE) ; 11 – Mr. Sekiguchi – Super Sonic Sally , by Roanoke ; 12 – Twirling Candy – Ada Clare , by Forest Wildcat ;
Sire of Lady Temple standing at Spendthrift Farm
Sire of Pour Girl standing at Lane’s End

My Selections
1-Pour Girl-tough draw but is my choice

2-Havinfunyet-one to keep an eye on

3-Goddess of Kip-this one could contend

RACE 7 – POST TIME – 3:24 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 CLAIMING $20,000 – $15,000
Purse $19,000. (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, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since November 6 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 Mardi Gras Mask (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $20,000 D Carroll
1135 R Faucheux
4/1
2 2 Spicy Shot (FL)
[ ] 3/C L $20,000 E Lara
1145 K C Dickey
15/1
3 3 Day Dreamer (KY)
[ ] 3/C L $20,000 G Saez
119 A O Montano, Sr.
7/2
4 4 Lady Boots (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $20,000 J Graham
116 J E Baker
12/1
5 5 True Wisdom (PA)
[ ] 3/G L $20,000 T Kennedy
119 W B Calhoun
6/1
6 6 Fortythreeoeight N (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $20,000 A Beschizza
121 N W Casse
6/1
7 7 Seven Nation Army (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $20,000 M Pedroza
119 R Moquett
8/1
8 8 Parade Blue (KY)
[ ] 5/G L $20,000 C J Lanerie
121 E Kenneally
3/1
First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 8 – Parade Blue
Owners: 1 – Picard Thoroughbred Racing Stable, LLC (Dawn and Jeffery Picard) ; 2 – Keith C. Dickey ; 3 – Two Dimes Stable (Clinton L. Glasscock) ; 4 – Candie A. Baker ; 5 – William T. Reed ; 6 – Cardinal Hill Racing (Norm W. Casse) ; 7 – Franklin Stables, LLC (William Hart) and Southern Springs Stables (Ron Moquett) ; 8 – Marc Detampel
Breeders: 1 – Picard Thoroughbreds Racing Stable, LLC; 2 – Sharon Biamonte; 3 – Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc.; 4 – Courtlandt Farm; 5 – Mr. & Mrs. Rick Abbott; 6 – Phil Gleaves; 7 – Jeff H. Hilger & Debora J. Hilger; 8 – Brookdale
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Songandaprayer – Dragum , by Menifee ; 2 – Trappe Shot – Entice , by Cherokee Run ; 3 – New Year’s Day -Wildcat Dreamer , by Forest Wildcat ; 4 – Mineshaft – Bargain Blitz , by Rahy ; 5 – Yes It’s True – Las Vegas Lady , by Whywhywhy ; 6 – Fusaichi Pegasus – Aberdeen Alley , by Distorted Humor ; 7 – First Samurai – Chick Fight , by Fit to Fight ; 8 – Speightstown – Meadow Saffron , by Military ;
Sire of Lady Boots standing at Lane’s End
Equipment Changes: 1 – Mardi Gras Mask – Blinkers off

My Selections
1-Parade Girl-edge in a close one to call

2-Mardi Gras Mask-figures to be prominent

3-True Wisdom-also one who factors on best

RACE 8 – POST TIME – 3:53 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
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, 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 5 and 1/2 Furlongs.) . About Five And One Half Furlongs. (Turf) (Rail at 12 Feet)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Handsome Honey (KY)
[ ] 2/C L J Rocco, Jr.
120 S Margolis
12/1
2 2 Charcoal (KY)
[ ] 2/G A Green
120 M R Scherer
15/1
3 3 Aquadini (KY)
[ ] 2/C L1 M Mena
120 D Stewart
8/1
4 4 Eat the Ticket (KY)
[ ] 2/C L1 T Kennedy
120 H Alonzo
20/1
5 5 Just Might (KY)
[ ] 2/C L J Gilligan
120 M Lovell
15/1
6 6 Diamond Prospector (KY)
[ ] 2/C L1 J Graham
120 N J Howard
12/1
7 7 Please Sit Down (FL)
[ ] 2/C L1 J Bravo
120 B H Cox
7/2
8 8 Lookin High (KY)
[ ] 2/C L1 M Pedroza
120 T Glover
20/1
9 9 Carrier Landing (KY)
[ ] 2/G L1 A Beschizza
120 J Sharp
10/1
10 10 Vogt (KY)
[ ] 2/C L1 R Santana, Jr.
120 S M Asmussen
4/1
11 11 Philosophy (KY)
[ ] 2/C L S Bridgmohan
120 M E Casse
8/1
12 12 Three Twins (KY)
[ ] 2/G L E Lara
1155 D H Campbell
30/1
13 13 Jabbar (KY)
[ ] 2/C L C J Lanerie
120 T F Proctor
5/1
Owners: 1 – J S Stables LLC (Craig Aguiar) ; 2 – Merrill R. Scherer and Ron Dowdy ; 3 – Andrew Farm (Richard Brody) and On Our Own Stable, LLC (David Berman) ; 4 – Linda Sternberger ; 5 – Michelle Lovell and Griffon Farms (Robert Griffon) ; 6 – Nicholas Kessis ; 7 – GenStar Thoroughbreds (John Wentworth) and Rupp Racing (Jim Rupp) ; 8 – TOLO Thoroughbreds, Inc (Geoffrey Nixon ) ; 9 – The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) ; 10 – Corrine and L. William Heiligbrodt ; 11 – Stonestreet Stables, LLC (Barbara Banke) ; 12 – Colonel Thoroughbreds LLC (Kevin Atwood) and Donald H. Campbell ; 13 – Eric S. Jensen
Breeders: 1 – Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey; 2 – Ron Dowdy; 3 – Hargus Sexton & Sandra Sexton; 4 – Marianne I. Chase & Brandon L. Chase; 5 – Griffon Farms & Michelle Lovell; 6 – Nick Kessis; 7 – Loren Nichols; 8 – Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey; 9 – The Elkstone Group LLC; 10 – T/C Stable, LLC; 11 – Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC; 12 – Ikhana Farm; 13 – Eric Jensen
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Kitten’s Joy – Double Faced , by More Than Ready ; 2 – English Channel – Rose of Aran , by Van Nistelrooy ; 3 – Bernardini – Indian Pond , by Speightstown ; 4 – More Than Ready – Chasethewildwind , by Forty Niner ; 5 – Justin Phillip – Dynamite Babe , byDynameaux ; 6 – English Channel – Cutting Edge , by Silver Deputy ; 7 – Gio Ponti – Slim Shady’s Lady , by Spanish Steps ; 8 – Lookin At Lucky – High On Kitten , by Kitten’s Joy ; 9 – Tale of the Cat – Jessi Take Charge , by War Chant ; 10 – Fed Biz – Ascendant , by Medaglia d’Oro ; 11 – Speightstown -Scarlet Tango , by French Deputy ; 12 – Star Guitar – Danaway , by Giant’s Causeway ; 13 – Into Mischief – Solar Miss , by Malibu Moon ;
Sire of Charcoal standing at Calumet Farm
Sire of Aquadini standing at Darley
Sire of Diamond Prospector standing at Calumet Farm
Sire of Lookin High standing at Ashford Stud
Sire of Carrier Landing standing at Ashford Stud
Sire of Jabbar standing at Spendthrift Farm

Into Mischief – Spendthrift Farm – Thoroughbred Stallion Farm
Heir to the Storm Cat Line

My Selections
1-Vogt-edge in a wide open contest

2-Please Sit Down-also has a good chance

3-Jabbar-contends for top spot as well

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 4:22 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 9)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta
Fair Grounds MAIDEN CLAIMING $10,000
Purse $14,000. (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 $10,000. Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Kiss Endra (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 M Chaves
122 N C Miller, III
20/1
2 2 Charlotte’s Wish (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 J E Smith
122 E L Heitzmann
2/1
3 3 Our Lady’s Prayer (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 J Gilligan
122 J R Ladner
20/1
4 4 Strikingly Smart (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 V Carrero
122 J Gomez
8/1
5 5 Honest Bandit (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $10,000 E Lara
1195 D Schmidt
15/1
6 6 Liz’s Legend (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 A Beschizza
122 P P DeRousselle
15/1
7 7 Unbridled Honey (LA)
[ ] 5/M L $10,000 D Carroll
1195 J O Duhon
12/1
8 8 Casey’s Doll (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 C J Hernandez
122 R Sibille
8/1
9 9 Wind Zee (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 M Pedroza
122 S B David, Jr.
9/5
10 10 Dori’s Birdies (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $10,000 O Chavez
124 J L Perez
12/1
Owners: 1 – Colleen Baker ; 2 – Eric L. Heitzmann ; 3 – Anne Lore Scardino ; 4 – Jorge Gomez ; 5 – Denise Schmidt ; 6 – Dale J. Barras ; 7 – Justin Champagne ; 8 – Gulf Coast Stables, LLC (Scott D. Butaud) ; 9 – Earl Hernandez, Keith Hernandez, and John Duvieilh ; 10 – Sally A. Molenaar
Breeders: 1 – Summer Hill Farm LLC; 2 – Royal B. Kraft Sr.; 3 – Emile J. Barras Farms Stables LLC; 4 – David N. Meche & Judice Farm Inc.; 5 – Denise Schmidt & Larry Jolivette; 6 – Margie Averett; 7 – Justin Champagne; 8 – Emile Barras Farms Stable, LLC; 9 – C Grace LLC; 10 – Wayne M. Schexnayder
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Eskendereya – Lady’s Kiss , by Kissin Kris ; 2 – Tight Grip – Catch the Buss , by Malabar Gold ; 3 -Songandaprayer – Lady Margot , by A.P. Indy ; 4 – Union Rags – Shared Cause , by Giant’s Causeway ; 5 – Honest Man – Snow Bandit , by Time Bandit ; 6 – Greeley’s Galaxy – Risen Legend , by Gold Legend ; 7 – Unbridledsensation – B J’s Trophy , by Trophy Hunter ; 8 – Songandaprayer – Limited Partner, by El Prado (IRE) ; 9 – Flat Out – Napanee , by Bernstein ; 10 – The Green Monkey – Rich Rezultz , by Harborage ;
Sire of Strikingly Smart standing at Lanes End
Sire of Wind Zee standing at Spendthrift Farm

Flat Out – Spendthrift Farm – Thoroughbred Stallion Farm
Three-time Grade 1 Winner of $3,645,383

My Selections
1-Casey’s Doll-taking a stab with this one

2-Liz’s Legend-big price might fire in here

3-Wind Zee-chalk also could take this one

That is all for my look at the Thursday slate. I will be back to give you my preview of how I see the Friday slate playing out. 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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