Magic Man’s Black Friday Selections From the Fair Grounds

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Before I delve into the Friday card here at the Fair Grounds, I sincerely hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. So now while the Black Friday shopping advocates recreate WWE mayhem at any local store, I will do the rational and wise thing. Stay away from all of that to preview the racing card for Black Friday here at the Fair Grounds.

Fair Grounds
November 23, 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 CLAIMING $20,000 – $15,000
Purse $16,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $20,000, For Each $2,500 To $15,000 1 lb. Five And One Half Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Peace Treaty Pat (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $20,000 J Graham
122 R E Nicks
3/1
2 2 Tencentmartinimary (LA)
[ ] 3/F L1 $20,000 C J Hernandez
122 E J Johnston
9/2
3 3 Silver Dove (LA)
[ ] 3/F L1 $20,000 T Kennedy
122 L Thomas
5/1
4 4 Miss Brenda (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $15,000 A Green
120 T Glover
7/2
5 5 Wind Zee (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $20,000 M Pedroza
122 S B David, Jr.
6/1
6 6 Tensas Brandy (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $20,000 M Mena
124 V Arceneaux
6/1
7 7 Strikingly Smart (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $15,000 J A Monserrate, Jr.
120 J Gomez
12/1
8 8 Tiz Darby (LA)
[ ] 5/M L $15,000 C Sutherland
122 C Ladner
12/1
Owners: 1 – David T. Rogers ; 2 – Keith Plaisance ; 3 – Lee M. Thomas ; 4 – TOLO Thoroughbreds, Inc ( Geoffrey Nixon ) ; 5 – Earl Hernandez, Keith Hernandez, and John Duvieilh ; 6 – Cunningham Racing, LLC (Joel and Marvin Cunningham) ; 7 – Jorge Gomez ; 8 – Shelli Ladner
Breeders: 1 – 4 M Ranch; 2 – Keith Plaisance; 3 – Michele Rodriguez; 4 – Nicholas Cox & Carl Davis; 5 – C Grace LLC; 6 – Curt Leake; 7 – David N. Meche & Judice Farm Inc.; 8 – Robert Stubbs & Darlene Wahman
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Horse Greeley – Inner Peace , by Value Plus ; 2 – Afleet Alex – Mudder Mary , by Mr. Greeley ; 3 – Musket Man – Spectacular Dove , by Dove Hunt ; 4 – Mauk Four – Kora , by Croydon ; 5 – Flat Out – Napanee , by Bernstein ; 6 – Forefathers – Harbor Princess , by Boston Harbor ; 7 – Union Rags – Shared Cause , by Giant’s Causeway ; 8 – Tiz the One – Starting Gun , by Jump Start ;
Sire of Wind Zee standing at Spendthrift Farm
Sire of Strikingly Smart standing at Lanes End

My Selections
1-Miss Brenda-leaning this way in a tough opener

2-Peace Treaty Pat-one who figures to be in the hunt

3-Wind Zee-think this one also is in with a shot too

RACE 2 – POST TIME – 1:00 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 – $10,000
Purse $14,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500, if for $10,000, allowed 2 Lbs. Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Rachael Got Even (KY)
[ ] 4/F L $12,500 A Green
124 N D Hatcher
6/1
2 2 Humorous Kitten (FL)
[ ] 4/F L $12,500 J Graham
124 M McEachern
4/1
3 3 Fostering Harmony (KY)
[ ] 4/F L $12,500 J Gilligan
124 R Moquett
8/1
4 4 Altered Dream (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $12,500 M Murrill
122 E L Heitzmann
5/1
5 5 Fiduciary Values (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $12,500 A Beschizza
122 J Sharp
7/5
6 6 Soco Unbridled (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 E Lara
1155 J Gomez
12/1
7 7 You Could Be Mine (FL)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 C J Hernandez
120 D Noel
6/1
8 8 Hallowed Lassie (TX)
[ ] 3/F L $12,500 J Rodriguez
1175 K L Hargrave
30/1
Owners: 1 – Corey Hatcher ; 2 – Oak Leaf T.C., LP ( Royce Roberts ) ; 3 – Southern Springs Stables (Ron Moquett) ; 4 – Powderhorn Racing ( R. C. Albrecht ) ; 5 – Brad Grady ; 6 – Jorge Gomez ; 7 – Noel’s Racing Stable ( Dane J. Noel ) ; 8 – Kenneth L. Hargrave
Breeders: 1 – Thomas J. Young; 2 – Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey; 3 – Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC; 4 – James Everatt, Janeane Everatt & ArikaEveratt-Meeuse; 5 – Hartmut H. Malluche & Silesia Farm; 6 – Catesby W. Clay Investment 2 LLC; 7 – Kathleen Amaya, Raffaele Centofanti &Alexandro Centofanti; 8 – Larry Huntsinger
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Mutianyu – Sentient , by Stephen Got Even ; 2 – Kitten’s Joy – Shaaraat , by Distorted Humor ; 3 – Maclean’s Music – Watchfull , by Notebook ; 4 – Alternation – Puzzle Dream , by Grindstone ; 5 – First Samurai – Lantern , by Mineshaft ; 6 – Congrats – Unbridled Gem , by Unbridled’s Song ; 7 – Pollard’s Vision – Fine Silver , by Bluegrass Cat ; 8 – Uncle Abbie – Libbies Mission , by Global Mission ;
Equipment Changes: 5 – Fiduciary Values – Blinkers On;6 – Soco Unbridled – Blinkers On

My Selections
1-Fiduciary Values-tough to deny with these

2-Humorous Kitten-if top choice does not fire this one can take it

3-You Could Be Mine-contends for a placing in here

RACE 3 – POST TIME – 1:32 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 $5,000
Purse $16,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Two Races Since May 23, 2018. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race at a mile or over since October 23 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 Spanish Arch (KY)
[ ] 4/F L $5,000 E Lara
1165 E L Heitzmann
5/1
2 2 Soaring Now (KY)
[ ] 4/F L $5,000 M Murrill
121 E L Heitzmann
3/1
3 3 Smooth as Bourbon (OK)
[ ] 6/M L $5,000 A Green
121 N D Hatcher
8/1
4 4 I. Damiana (KY)
[ ] 4/F L $5,000 M Pedroza
121 T Glover
8/1
5 5 Catty Krys (KY)
[ ] 4/F L $5,000 A Beschizza
121 J Jeansonne
5/2
6 6 Ultra Arumba (BRZ)
[ ] 6/M L $5,000 J Rodriguez
1165 I V Gonzalez
8/1
7 7 Salute My Lady (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $5,000 M Chaves
118 C Moran
20/1
8 8 Star Too (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $5,000 J Gilligan
118 J Hodges
9/2
Owners: 1 – Eric L. Heitzmann ; 2 – Miracle Logistics, Inc. (Bill Kroska) ; 3 – Powderhorn Racing ( R. C. Albrecht ) ; 4 – Tracey Glover ; 5 – Horseplayers Racing Club, LLC ( Scott Gruender ) ; 6 – Adriel Gonzalez ; 7 – Clyde P. Moran, Jr. ; 8 – Walpole Racing, LLC ( Kevin Walpole )
Breeders: 1 – Janeen Oliver; 2 – Bell Tower Thoroughbreds; 3 – Terri Carter; 4 – Calumet Farm; 5 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.; 6 – Haras Old Friends LTDA; 7 – J. Adcock; 8 – Clifford Grum
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Dialed In – Lifting the Veil , by Quiet American ; 2 – Tiznow – Treetop Landing , by Forestry ; 3 – Liquor Cabinet (IRE) – Nanny’s Lil Lassie , by Presto Lad ; 4 – Kitten’s Joy – Steal the Dance , by Tapit ; 5 – Discreet Cat – Cozy Cottage , by Pine Bluff ; 6 -Manduro (GER) – Linda Arumba (BRZ) , by Our Emblem ; 7 – Salute the Sarge – Socorro County , by Katahaula County ; 8 – Star Guitar – Salty’s Sister , by Salt Lake ;

My Selections
1-Catty Krys-figures narrowly best with this crew

2-Soaring Now-completes what is a chalky exacta

3-Spanish Arch-another who is spotted well here

RACE 4 – POST TIME – 2:03 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 CLAIMING $25,000 – $20,000
Purse $16,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $25,000, For Each $2,500 To $20,000 1 lb. (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 18 Feet)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Antarctic (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $25,000 J Valdivia, Jr.
122 A McKeever
5/2
2 2 Carbonated (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $25,000 M Pedroza
122 T F Proctor
7/2
3 3 Les Paul (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $25,000 C J Bourque
119 L Thibodeaux, Sr.
30/1
4 4 Nobutzaboutit (KY)
[ ] 3/C L $25,000 A Beschizza
122 J Sharp
5/1
5 5 Unbridled Honey (LA)
[ ] 5/M L $25,000 M Chaves
121 D L Champagne
30/1
6 6 Kaliningrad (KY)
[ ] 4/C L $25,000 L Reznikova-Vrublevska
124 P Vashchenko
8/1
7 7 Pancho’s Lucky Boy (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $20,000 E Lara
1145 J O Duhon
8/1
8 8 Civil (FL)
[ ] 4/G L $20,000 A Green
122 T Glover
12/1
9 9 Im the Best I Know (IL)
[ ] 3/G L $25,000 T Kennedy
122 W M Catalano
10/1
10 10 Moon Unit (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $25,000 J Gilligan
122 R Moquett
5/1
Owners: 1 – Flaxman Holdings, Ltd. (Christoph Klemm) ; 2 – James D. Conway, Jr. ; 3 – Angela O. Nicholas ; 4 – Barry and Joni Butzow ; 5 – Justin Champagne ; 6 – Vladamir Kazakov ; 7 – Anthony D. Cione ; 8 – Tracey Glover ; 9 – Catalano Thoroughbreds, Inc. (Renee and Wayne Catalano) and LAZ Racing Stable LLC (Fred Zicarelli) ; 10 – Rialto Racing Stables (Catherine Adams)
Breeders: 1 – Flaxman Holdings Limited; 2 – Jim Conway Jr.; 3 – Lloyd J. Viator, Jr.; 4 – Barry Butzow & Joni Butzow; 5 – Justin Champagne; 6 – Mt. Joy Stables; 7 – Kara Gael Baggett & Val C. Murrell; 8 – Brent Fernung, Crystal Fernung &Eugene P. Cahalan; 9 – Catalano Thoroughbreds Inc.; 10 – JSM Equine LLC and Greathouse HorseProperty, LLC
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Tapit – It’s Midnight , by Shamardal ; 2 – Langfuhr – Funfortheholidays , by Harlan’s Holiday ; 3 – Star Guitar -Gypsyontherun , by Runaway Groom ; 4 – Proud Citizen – Yankee Doodle Girl , by Yankee Gentleman ; 5 – Unbridledsensation – B J’s Trophy , byTrophy Hunter ; 6 – English Channel – Miso Pretty , by Forest Wildcat ; 7 – Lookin At Lucky – Hottamolly , by Sky Classic ; 8 – Wildcat Heir – Henny Betty , by Henny Hughes ; 9 – Langfuhr – Sam’s Philly , by Orientate ; 10 – Malibu Moon – Holiday Soiree , by Harlan’s Holiday ;
Sire of Kaliningrad standing at Calumet Farm
Sire of Moon Unit standing at Spendthrift Farm

My Selections
1-Antarctic-feel like this one should win this

2-Nobutzaboutit-merits consideration with these

3-Carbonated-think this one fires a good race

RACE 5 – POST TIME – 2:34 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 MAIDEN CLAIMING $15,000 – $10,000
Purse $15,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 120 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 3 Ice Crush (KY)
[ ] 2/G L1 $15,000 A Green
120 C J Deville
8/1
1A 5 Buddy Rocket (KY)
[ ] 2/G L1 $12,500 M Chaves
118 J O Duhon
8/1
2 4 Orbilogy (KY)
[ ] 2/G L $15,000 E Lara
1155 D Pish
8/1
2B 9 Hicks Is Lit (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $15,000 J Valdivia, Jr.
120 D Pish
8/1
3 1 Northcut (KY)
[ ] 2/G L $15,000 J Bravo
120 B H Cox
9/2
4 2 Mister Harvey (KY)
[ ] 2/G L $15,000 S Bridgmohan
120 B H Cox
5/2
5 6 Fair Shot (KY)
[ ] 2/G L $15,000 M Pedroza
120 A Balderas
6/1
6 7 Dad Said No (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $15,000 A Beschizza
120 J Sharp
7/2
7 8 Woman With a Book (KY)
[ ] 2/G L $15,000 D Carroll
1155 J Sharp
6/1
8 10 Comebackwilson (LA)
[ ] 2/C L $15,000 T Kennedy
117 H Alonzo
20/1
A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Ice Crush, 1A – Buddy Rocket B – Coupled Entries – 2 – Orbilogy, 2B – Hicks Is Lit
First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 5 – Fair Shot
Owners: 1 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. ( Toby Covel ) ; 1A – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. ( Toby Covel ) ; 2 – Red Lane Thoroughbreds LLC (Christopher Hicks) ; 2B – Red Lane Thoroughbreds LLC (Christopher Hicks) ; 3 – Shortleaf Stable, Inc. ( John Ed Anthony ) ; 4 – Ike and Dawn Thrash, Sam and Janet Alley ; 5 – Hunsicker Equine Associates, LLC (Gerald Hunsicker) ; 6 – Philip S. Maas ; 7 – Joe Sharp ; 8 – J. Patrick Lee Racing, LLC (J. Patrick Lee)
Breeders: 1 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.; 1A – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.; 2 – Joe Parker; 2B – Russell B. Jones Jr.; 3 – Shortleaf Stable; 4 – J. B. Lane Orem & Michael Orem; 5 – Hunsicker Equine Associates, LLC.; 6 – Philip S. Maas; 7 – Shelby Lane Farm Inc. & WinStar Farm,LLC; 8 – Coulee Croche Thor., LLC
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Ice Box – Caviar Crush , by Successful Appeal ; 1A – Ice Box – Starship Made It , by Concerto ; 2 – Orb -Bronx City Girl , by Yankee Gentleman ; 2B – Sky Mesa – My Lil Shamrock , by City Zip ; 3 – Discreet Cat – Debit , by Tapit ; 4 – Trappe Shot – Cheer for Foxes , by Kafwain ; 5 – Trappe Shot – Fairness , by Curlin ; 6 – Giant Oak – Invasor Beauty , by Invasor (ARG) ; 7 – Paynter – Approved Woman , byWith Approval ; 8 – Half Ours – Wilson Terrace , by Graeme Hall ;
Equipment Changes: 6 – Fair Shot – Blinkers On

My Selections
1-Dad Said No-figures narrowly best with these

2-Mister Harvey-would be no surprise with this crew

3-Northcut-another who looks like he can factor too

RACE 6 – POST TIME – 3:05 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 CLAIMING $25,000 – $20,000
Purse $24,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Which Have Not Won Three Races Since November 23, 2017. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since September 23 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $25,000, For Each $2,500 To $20,000 2 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $20,000 Or Less Not Considered In Eligibility). (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 Chicago Blues (KY)
[ ] 5/G L $25,000 J Valdivia, Jr.
120 L J Roussel, III
4/1
2 2 Humor (KY)
[ ] 6/G L $25,000 A Beschizza
120 S M Asmussen
5/1
3 3 Irish Prospector (KY)
[ ] 4/C L $25,000 A Green
120 C J Deville
15/1
4 4 Mr. Gary D (IN)
[ ] 5/G L $25,000 E Lara
1175 K M Mordenti
15/1
5 5 Senor Blanco (IL)
[ ] 4/G L $25,000 T Kennedy
120 W M Catalano
9/2
6 6 Heat Flash (CA)
[ ] 8/G L $20,000 C J Hernandez
118 K Broberg
5/1
7 7 Aces High (KY)
[ ] 7/G L $25,000 M Mena
120 E L Heitzmann
10/1
8 8 Chocolate Ride (KY)
[ ] 8/G L $25,000 S Bridgmohan
120 B H Cox
5/2
9 9 Stormy Pacific (ON)
[ ] 7/G L $25,000 J Gilligan
120 J A Ortiz
10/1
Also Eligibles:
10 10 Got Gold (KY) (MTO)
[ ] 3/C L $25,000 M Murrill
117 J Engler
8/1
Owners: 1 – Louie Roussel, III ; 2 – Steven M. Asmussen ; 3 – Bobby Dupre ; 4 – Larry Whitaker ; 5 – LAZ Racing Stable LLC (Fred Zicarelli) ; 6 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. ( Karl Broberg and Matt Johanson ) ; 7 – Pocket Aces Racing, LLC (Mark Wampler and Jared Shoemaker) ; 8 – GenStar Thoroughbreds (John Wentworth) ; 9 – Hooties Racing, LLC (Mark B.Moore) and WSS Racing, LLC (William Simon) and Brent Gasaway ; 10 – Six Wide Racing, LLC (Chris Britton)
Breeders: 1 – Hal Snowden, Jr. &The Unbridled’s Song Syndicate; 2 – Courtlandt Farm; 3 – Dell Ridge Farm, LLC; 4 – Larry Whitaker & Charlene Whitaker; 5 – Sharon Kirby; 6 – Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams; 7 – Eugene Melnyk; 8 – Brian Kahn; 9 – Josham Farms Limited & Yvonne SchwabeThoroughbreds; 10 – Richard Klein & Bert Klein
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Unbridled’s Song – Bet On the Blue , by E Dubai ; 2 – Distorted Humor – Film Maker , by Dynaformer ; 3 -Smart Strike – Allegory , by Unbridled’s Song ; 4 – Cyclone – Little Buttercup , by Labeeb (GB) ; 5 – Chosen Deputy – Girl Facts , by Classified Facts ; 6 -Unusual Heat – Ballistic Lady , by Show Dancer ; 7 – Flower Alley – Lambert Point , by Charismatic ; 8 – Candy Ride (ARG) – Heatherdoesntbluff , by Old Trieste ; 9 – Stormy Atlantic – Classic Neel , by El Corredor ; 10 – First Samurai – Be Golden , by Touch Gold ;
Sire of Chocolate Ride standing at Lane’s End

My Selections
1-Chocolate Ride-veteran figures best here

2-Humor-think he can impact in this one

3-Senor Blanco-contention for win includes him

RACE 7 – POST TIME – 3:35 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 SPECIAL WEIGHT
Purse $41,000. (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). Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Precious Arch (KY)
[ ] 2/F L1 E Lara
1155 B Steele
10/1
2 2 Idle Hour (KY)
[ ] 2/F L1 J Graham
120 B P Walsh
8/1
3 3 Dynamite Daughters (KY)
[ ] 2/F L1 M Mena
120 E L Heitzmann
8/1
4 4 Eskendar (KY)
[ ] 2/F L M Murrill
120 S M Asmussen
5/2
5 5 City Candy (KY)
[ ] 2/F L1 M Pedroza
120 H H Robertson
8/1
6 6 Lool Beh (KY)
[ ] 2/F L A Beschizza
120 C Davis
9/2
7 7 Girlfriend Rocket (KY)
[ ] 2/F L1 S Bridgmohan
120 A M Stall, Jr.
7/2
8 8 Arkansas Alley (AR)
[ ] 2/F L1 C J Hernandez
120 B H Cox
6/1
Owners: 1 – DRW Racing LLC (Richard Wolf) ; 2 – Stonestreet Stables, LLC (Barbara Banke) ; 3 – Miracle Logistics, Inc. (Bill Kroska) ; 4 – Richard L. Davis ; 5 – Empire Racing Stables, LLC (Jason Bullard) and Hugh H. Robertson ; 6 – St. George Stable, LLC (German Larrea) ; 7 – Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. (Frank Fletcher, Jr.) ; 8 – Ike and Dawn Thrash, Sam and Janet Alley
Breeders: 1 – Kathie Maybee; 2 – Grousemont Farm; 3 – Nancy Shuford; 4 – Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC; 5 – Conquest Stables, LLC; 6 – St George Stables; 7 – John D. Gunther, Eurowest Bloodstock, &Celebre Investments; 8 – Fred M. Allor
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Archarcharch – Holiday Dreaming , by Harlan’s Holiday ; 2 – Malibu Moon – Downthedustyroad , by Storm and a Half ; 3 – Alternation – Dynamite Dame , by El Prado (IRE) ; 4 – Eskendereya – Island Love Song , by Dehere ; 5 – Candy Ride (ARG) -Conquestadory , by Speightstown ; 6 – Rule – May Day Vow , by Broken Vow ; 7 – Quality Road – Betty Brite , by Medaglia d’Oro ; 8 – Jimmy Creed -Mad Princess , by Artie Schiller ;
Sire of Idle Hour standing at Spendthrift Farm
Sire of Dynamite Daughters standing at Pin Oak Stud
Sire of City Candy standing at Lane’s End
Sire of Girlfriend Rocket standing at Lane’s End
Sire of Arkansas Alley standing at Spendthrift Farm

My Selections
1-Eskendar-well bred sort looks mighty tough

2-Girlfriend Rocket-one to watch with these

3-Lool Beh-another who has a chance to win

RACE 8 – POST TIME – 4:05 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 8)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double
Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $40,000
Purse $42,000. (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, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since September 23 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $40,000 (Races Where Entered For $35,000 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 Belomor (ON)
[ ] 6/H L $0 J Gilligan
120 P Vashchenko
15/1
2 2 Compass Zone (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $0 S Bridgmohan
120 B H Cox
4/1
3 3 Morning Stride (KY)
[ ] 3/C L $0 J Graham
117 T M Amoss
6/1
4 4 Potomac River (KY)
[ ] 9/H L $40,000 C J Hernandez
120 T Benoit
15/1
5 5 Zeke (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $0 J Bravo
117 M Stidham
15/1
6 6 Tigers Rule (KY)
[ ] 3/C L $0 M Pedroza
117 V L Foley
10/1
7 7 Monster Bea (KY)
[ ] 5/G L $40,000 A Beschizza
120 J Sharp
6/1
8 8 Son of a Saint (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $0 T Kennedy
120 B H Cox
9/2
9 9 Student Body Left (KY)
[ ] 5/H L $0 M Murrill
120 C Davis
10/1
10 10 Dontblamerocket (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $0 M Mena
120 A M Stall, Jr.
3/1
Also Eligibles:
11 11 Zanesville (KY) (MTO)
[ ] 3/C L $0 J Graham
117 T M Amoss
6/1
Owners: 1 – Glockenburg, LLC (Vladimir Kazakov) ; 2 – Marc Detampel and Andrew Farm (Richard Brody) ; 3 – Joel Politi ; 4 – Maggie Camejo ; 5 -Bossci Stable (Jim Walker) ; 6 – Secure Investments (Tami Bobo) and Vickie L. Foley, et al ; 7 – Earl Conrad Sanderson, Jr. ; 8 – Ten Strike Racing (Marshall K. Gramm) ; 9 – Gary Broad ; 10 – Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. (Frank Fletcher, Jr.) ; 11 – Rosemont Farm, LLC (James Eigel)
Breeders: 1 – R. S. Evans; 2 – Juddmonte Farms Inc; 3 – J. D. Stuart, P. C. Bance &Mueller Farms Inc; 4 – Mereworth Farm; 5 – Ashleigh Stud & White Diamond Inc.; 6 – Jeffrey K. Ramsey, Stephanie E. Ramsey& William K. Ramsey; 7 – Robert B. Trussell Jr.; 8 – Alpha Delta Stables, LLC; 9 – C. Kidder, N. Cole, J. K. Griggs &Linda Griggs; 10 – Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC; 11 – Rosemont Farm LLC
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Stormy Atlantic – Seeking Wisdom , by Seeking the Gold ; 2 – Hard Spun – Turn Away , by Empire Maker ; 3 -Morning Line – Free Fee Lady , by Victory Gallop ; 4 – English Channel – Reba’s Approval , by With Approval ; 5 – Gio Ponti – Dancing Years , by El Prado (IRE) ; 6 – Kitten’s Joy – Lone Tigress , by Tale of the Cat ; 7 – Hat Trick (JPN) – Aunt Bea , by Elusive Quality ; 8 – Speightstown – Conchita , byCozzene ; 9 – Tizway – Stormy Antics , by Stormy Atlantic ; 10 – Blame – Theme Song , by Dixieland Band ; 11 – Tiznow – Scandalous Song , byUnbridled’s Song ;
Sire of Compass Zone standing at Darley
Sire of Morning Stride standing at Lane’s End
Sire of Potomac River standing at Calumet Farm

My Selections
1-Son of a Saint-edge in a wide open contest

2-Dontblamerocket-should be prominent here

3-Compass Zone-another capable contender

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 4:35 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 9)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $5,000
Purse $15,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources) (Includes $6,000 – LAVPF – Louisiana Video Poker Fund). For Accredited La Bred Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race since October 23 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. Five And One Half Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Lookingforroses (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $5,000 C Sutherland
119 R Faucheux
7/2
2 2 Treys Midnite Moon (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $5,000 J Graham
119 R E Nicks
5/2
3 3 Tylers Bandit (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $5,000 M Chaves
121 D W Moran, Sr.
20/1
4 4 Silver Zephyr (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $5,000 J Gilligan
119 D Noel
9/2
5 5 Little Mario (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $5,000 G Garrido
121 J Garrido
20/1
6 6 Bet On Black (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $5,000 A Beschizza
121 D Schmidt
20/1
7 7 Christopher Cat (LA)
[ ] 6/G L $5,000 A Green
121 B Toups
8/1
8 8 Whathadhappenwuz (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $5,000 J A Monserrate, Jr.
121 J Gomez
20/1
9 9 War Letters (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $5,000 C J Hernandez
121 C A Richards
5/1
10 10 Rhettever (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $5,000 S Bridgmohan
121 J H Meaux
10/1
Owners: 1 – Ron Faucheux ; 2 – David T. Rogers ; 3 – Logan Beech ; 4 – Noel’s Racing Stable ( Dane J. Noel ) ; 5 – Jesus Garrido ; 6 – Denise Schmidt ; 7 – Brent Toups ; 8 – Jorge Gomez ; 9 – Taryn Schloegel ; 10 – Forever Farms, LLC (Heidi and Jason H. Meaux)
Breeders: 1 – Circle H Farms; 2 – David Thomas Rogers; 3 – Renee D. Barber; 4 – Paul Pruett; 5 – Gerard Perron; 6 – J. Adcock & 831 Racing Stables, Inc.; 7 – Shea Stakes & Valerie Broussard; 8 – Kelley Grappe; 9 – Corale Andrew Richards & Roseanna KayGriffith; 10 – Forever Farms LLC
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Closing Argument – Rosehearty , by Rahy ; 2 – Neko Bay – Peace Street , by Street Cry (IRE) ; 3 – Time Bandit – Pocket Brush , by Broad Brush ; 4 – Due Date – Sunny Isles , by Stormy Atlantic ; 5 – Giant Fun – Denali Music , by Stop the Music ; 6 -Forefathers – Cindy Embers , by Incinderator ; 7 – Big Top Cat – Pourjedajour , by Sky Classic ; 8 – Taste of Paradise – Flower Cat , by Storm Day ; 9 -Songandaprayer – Rhyme Royal , by More Than Ready ; 10 – Redding Colliery – Her’s a Girl , by Sabre d’Argent

My Selections
1-Lookingforroses-edge in a puzzling finale

2-Silver Zephyr-in a subpar heat he can fire

3-War Letters-another who merits a look too

That will do it for the Friday card. I will be back with my look at the Saturday card. 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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