Magic Man’s Thanksgiving Day Selections from the Fair Grounds

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Normally, the traditionalist in me would welcome you to another season of racing here at the Fair Grounds because Thanksgiving Day is what used to signify the start of another racing season. But as you already know we got things going last week.

Before I give you my look at the Thanksgiving Day program, there are a couple of things to note. First off ,we start at 10 a.m because as you already know the New Orleans Saints do battle against the Atlanta Falcons in the Mercedes Benz Superdome to cap off what hopefully is a memorable Thanksgiving. And second – and this is more on a personal note – I want to take a moment to wish my family friends and colleagues here at Crescent City Sports a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a wonderful day full of memories and many blessings as well as a ton of food. Here now is my look at the 2018 Thanksgiving Day card.

Fair Grounds
November 22, 2018

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 11:00 AM
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 $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 Speak Briley (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 M Pedroza
122 N D Hatcher
6/1
2 2 Interslew (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 E Lara
1175 J Gomez
10/1
3 3 Our Lady’s Prayer (LA)
[ ] 3/F L1 $10,000 M Chaves
122 J R Ladner
12/1
4 4 Lil Kylie (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 J Gilligan
122 D Schmidt
7/2
5 5 Liz’s Legend (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 A Beschizza
122 P P DeRousselle
15/1
6 6 Arch’s Li’l Nieta (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 A Green
122 S B David, Jr.
3/1
7 7 Toga Dance (LA)
[ ] 7/M L $10,000 C Quinones
124 C J Deville
6/1
8 8 Time Key (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 J Graham
122 B Schweda
6/1
9 9 Charlotte’s Wish (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $10,000 J E Smith
122 E L Heitzmann
5/1
Owners: 1 – John Coito ; 2 – Jorge Gomez ; 3 – Anne Lore Scardino ; 4 – Denise Schmidt ; 5 – Dale J. Barras ; 6 – Kathy Hornsby ; 7 – Carl J. DeVille ; 8 – Brian Schweda ; 9 – Eric L. Heitzmann
Breeders: 1 – Glenn Bernard & Vira Leblanc; 2 – Scotty McNair & Golden Sky Racing LLC; 3 – Emile J. Barras Farms Stables LLC; 4 – Gerald L. Averett; 5 – Margie Averett; 6 – Bill Hornsby & Kathy Hornsby; 7 – George Ackel III & Adam Ackel; 8 – Margie K. Averett; 9 – Royal B. Kraft Sr.
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Classic Alliance – Speak Halory , by Verbatim ; 2 – Interactif – Rock It Slew , by Slew the Surgeon ; 3 -Songandaprayer – Lady Margot , by A.P. Indy ; 4 – Time Bandit – Lil Tiz , by Tiz Wonderful ; 5 – Greeley’s Galaxy – Risen Legend , by Gold Legend ; 6 -El Corredor – Poppy’s Li’l Girl , by Arch ; 7 – Matzoh Toga – Dancinasfastasican , by Royal Academy ; 8 – Time Bandit – Loow Key , by Pine Bluff ; 9 -Tight Grip – Catch the Buss , by Malabar Gold ;
Equipment Changes: 1 – Speak Briley – Blinkers off

My Selections
1-Time Key-taking a shot in a puzzling opener

2-Lil Kylie-lukewarm choice merits a look too

3-Toga Dance-another who is in with a chance

RACE 2 – POST TIME – 11:32 AM
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 $15,000 – $10,000
Purse $15,000. (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 $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 Senorita Tapit (KY)
[ ] 2/F L $15,000 M Murrill
120 J Engler
6/1
2 2 Tube Sox Rock (KY)
[ ] 2/F L $15,000 E Lara
1155 W B Calhoun
7/2
3 3 Squatchingwithlyss (KY)
[ ] 2/F L $15,000 J Graham
120 H H Robertson
6/1
4 4 Just Perfection (KY)
[ ] 2/F L $15,000 S Doyle
120 J L Jones
7/2
5 5 So Dramatic (FL)
[ ] 2/F L $15,000 A Beschizza
120 J Sharp
3/1
6 6 Cooler Schedule (KY)
[ ] 2/F L1 $15,000 M Chaves
120 J O Duhon
8/1
7 7 Kinky Kim (KY)
[ ] 2/F L1 $15,000 C Quinones
120 C J Deville
6/1
Owners: 1 – Andrew McKenzie ; 2 – Brad Smith and Jodie Smith ; 3 – Hugh H. Robertson ; 4 – Cindy and J. Larry Jones ; 5 – Joe Sharp ; 6 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. ( Toby Covel ) ; 7 – Michael Schmidt
Breeders: 1 – Calumet Farm; 2 – Hirano Farm; 3 – Connie Snyder & Richard Snyder; 4 – Larry Jones & Cindy Jones; 5 – Eico Ventures; 6 – Dream Walkin’ Farms; 7 – Modeste Racing Stable & Lee McMillin
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Lookin At Lucky – Tapit’s Rose , by Tapit ; 2 – Twirling Candy – Platinum Cat , by Storm Cat ; 3 – Trappe Shot -Love Abounds , by Not For Love ; 4 – Majesticperfection – Just Jenda , by Menifee ; 5 – Big Drama – Stormy Sis , by Stormy Atlantic ; 6 – Ice Box -Schedule (GB) , by Brian’s Time ; 7 – Afleet Alex – Miss Victoriana , by Explicit ;
Sire of Tube Sox Rock standing at Lane’s End

My Selections
1-So Dramatic-edge in a tight contest to call

2-Senorita Tapit-another who figures big here

3-Just Perfection-contention for win includes her too

RACE 3 – POST TIME – 12:02 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 $14,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). 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 22 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Creole Wildfire (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $5,000 A Beschizza
119 S Gelner
15/1
2 2 Much to Do (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $5,000 M Murrill
119 J M Foster
15/1
3 3 Hannah Banana (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $5,000 C Sutherland
119 M Marechal
6/1
4 4 Khaleesi’s Gift (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $5,000 M Mena
121 S Savoie
3/1
5 5 Cheryl’s Copy (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $5,000 T Kennedy
119 G J Husak
20/1
6 6 Weavemeawinr (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $5,000 J Gilligan
119 K Broberg
5/1
7 7 Daylight Deelite (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $5,000 A Green
119 B Schweda
8/1
8 8 Thats Roger Song (LA)
[ ] 5/M L $5,000 E Lara
1165 K J Thompson
8/1
9 9 L. A. Ready (LA)
[ ] 3/F L $5,000 C J Hernandez
119 H Lourd, III
5/1
10 10 L L L College Fund (LA)
[ ] 4/F L $5,000 M Pedroza
121 C Dandridge Jr.
9/2
Owners: 1 – Red Rose Racing ( Jimmy Johnson ) ; 2 – Joseph M. Foster ; 3 – Merlin Marechal ; 4 – Rosario Arredondo ; 5 – Gary J. Husak ; 6 – Kenneth Weaver ; 7 – Brian Schweda, Jr. ; 8 – Kevin J. Thompson and Charles Hayden ; 9 – Nathan Granger ; 10 – Pendleton W. Larsen, Jr.
Breeders: 1 – Michael L. Martin; 2 – J. Adcock & Hume Wornall; 3 – Half Moon Stables, LLC; 4 – Vicki MacGowan & Darryl Breland; 5 – Summer Hill Farm LLC; 6 – Kenneth Weaver; 7 – Margie K. Averett; 8 – Keli E Hayden; 9 – Energy Solution Consultants, LLC; 10 – J. Adcock
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – D’wildcat – Burning Creole , by Burning Roma ; 2 – Honest Man – Lemondropsmypop , by Lemon Drop Kid ; 3 – Salute the Sarge – R Indy Anna , by Olmodavor ; 4 – Porto Foricos – Luanne’s Gift , by Monetary Gift ; 5 – Ide – Carson Copy , by Carson City ; 6 – Ice Box – I Dig U , by Excavate ; 7 – Time Bandit – Deeliteful Day , by Storm Day ; 8 – Roger That – Day Flower Song , by Storm Day ; 9 – More Than Ready -Unbridled Action , by Unbridled’s Song ; 10 – Honest Man – Deputy Royal , by Deputy Minister ;

My Selections
1-Hannah Banana-edge in a hard one to figure

2-L.A. Ready-would be no surprise in this one

3-Daylight Deelight-price play could factor too

RACE 4 – POST TIME – 12:33 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 CLAIMING $15,000 – $10,000
Purse $15,000. (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 on the turf since October 22 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 Jonamin (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $10,000 V Carrero
114 R Hutchinson
20/1
2 2 Guitar King (LA)
[ ] 3/G L $15,000 J Valdivia, Jr.
115 P Mouton
10/1
3 3 Vinyl (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $15,000 M Mena
121 A M Stall, Jr.
3/1
4 4 Great Sky (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $15,000 J Gilligan
118 J A Ortiz
8/1
5 5 Addaichi (KY)
[ ] 4/G L $10,000 C Quinones
117 C J Deville
30/1
6 6 No Boundaries (IL)
[ ] 4/G L $12,500 E Lara
1145 L J Roussel, III
4/1
7 7 Causeur (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $15,000 D Carroll
1135 J Sharp
8/1
8 8 My Man Jax (FL)
[ ] 4/G L $15,000 M Murrill
121 E Rodriguez
5/1
9 9 Bevolution (VA)
[ ] 3/G L $15,000 C J Hernandez
118 W B Calhoun
8/1
10 10 Go for Moonshine (KY)
[ ] 3/G L $15,000 A Beschizza
118 J Sharp
10/1
11 11 Operator (KY)
[ ] 3/C L $15,000 J Graham
118 W D Bennett
10/1
Owners: 1 – Ronda Hutchinson ; 2 – Steve and Pat Roe ; 3 – Columbine Stable, LLC ( Andrea S. Pollack ) ; 4 – Hooties Racing, LLC (Mark B.Moore) and WSS Racing, LLC (William Simon) and Brent Gasaway ; 5 – Michael Schmidt ; 6 – Louie Roussel, III ; 7 – Matt Nestor ; 8 – Ismael Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ismael Segoviano) ; 9 – Wayne R. Sanders and Larry Hirsch ; 10 – Barry and Joni Butzow ; 11 – Race Point Stables (Bill Nichols)
Breeders: 1 – Roy Zuppardo; 2 – Warran Harang; 3 – Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC; 4 – Asbury Park & Trackside Farm; 5 – Michael Schmidt; 6 – Team Block; 7 – Wertheimer et Frere; 8 – Get Away Farm; 9 – Jim Fitzgerald & Katie Fitzgerald; 10 – Mr. & Mrs. Barry Butzow; 11 – Dunlane Farm
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Fusaichi Pegasus – Fancy Fiona , by Cactus Ridge ; 2 – Star Guitar – Silent Queen , by King of Kings (IRE) ; 3 – Arch – Thissongsforyou , by Unbridled’s Song ; 4 – Sky Mesa – Victoria’s Hope , by Run Away and Hide ; 5 – Fusaichi Pegasus – Addabuck , byBelong to Me ; 6 – Fort Prado – Roaming Free , by Out of Place ; 7 – Giant’s Causeway – Happy Week , by Distorted Humor ; 8 – Midshipman – Caitrionell, by Giant’s Causeway ; 9 – Pioneerof the Nile – Aronia , by Mutakddim ; 10 – Old Fashioned – Go for the Moon , by Malibu Moon ; 11 – To Honor and Serve – Estrange , by Tiznow ;
Sire of My Man Jax standing at Darley

My Selections

1-No Boundaries-thinking this one gets there today

2-Vinyl-tough to throw out on best effort with these

3-Operator-hunch that this one could surprise in this one

RACE 5 – POST TIME – 1:04 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 5)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 5-6-7) / Daily Double
Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $20,000
Purse $45,000. (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 Two Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Or Starter Or Which Have Never Won Three Races Or Claiming Price $20,000. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since September 22 Allowed 2 Lbs. A Race Since Then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $20,000 (Races Where Entered For $15,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 State Treasurer (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $20,000 M Pedroza
120 C Dandridge Jr.
5/1
2 2 John’s Luck (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $20,000 M Murrill
120 E L Heitzmann
5/1
3 3 Farewell Time (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $0 J Graham
120 H Alonzo
6/1
4 4 Where Y’at Joe Joe (LA)
[ ] 6/G L $0 C J Hernandez
120 K G Bourgeois
5/2
5 5 Queeten (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $20,000 A Green
120 S Delany
6/1
6 6 Masterly (LA)
[ ] 5/G L $0 A Beschizza
120 R Faucheux
5/1
7 7 Zenucci (LA)
[ ] 4/G L $20,000 C Sutherland
120 K M Mordenti
7/2
Owners: 1 – Pendleton W. Larsen, Jr. ; 2 – Valene Farms (John and Murray Valene) ; 3 – J. Patrick Lee Racing, LLC (J. Patrick Lee) ; 4 – Troy Williams ; 5 – Anthony A. Faulk ; 6 – Run Bayou Racing, LLC (Joseph A. Rumfolo) ; 7 – Kathleen M. Mordenti
Breeders: 1 – Dennis Milligan; 2 – Trey LaVoice; 3 – Margie K. Averett; 4 – Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson; 5 – Danny M. Brown & Donna B. Brown; 6 – Allen C. Peltier; 7 – Rowell Farms, LLC
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Munnings – Dakota Dazzler , by Brahms ; 2 – Old Fashioned – Lucky Haley , by Forty Won ; 3 – Time Bandit -Adieu and Farewell , by Fraser River ; 4 – Good and Tough – Dixieland Dancer , by Dixieland Band ; 5 – Tenpins – Queezee Deezee , by Zede ; 6 – Super Saver – Southern Fireball , by Southern Image ; 7 – Forefathers – Sweet Buddha , by Buddha ;
Sire of State Treasurer standing at Ashford Stud
Equipment Changes: 6 – Masterly – Blinkers On

My Selections

1-Masterly-edge in what figures to be a nailbiter

2-Where Y’at Joe Joe-chalk should be tough with these

3-Zenucci-contends for it all if fires best shot here

RACE 6 – POST TIME – 1:35 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 6)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 6-8) / $0.50 Black Gold 5 (Races 6-10)
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 Fillies And Mares Three Years Old 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 22 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 Amity (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $0 M Mena
117 A M Stall, Jr.
8/1
2 2 Dubara (GB)
[ ] 4/F L $0 J Graham
120 B P Walsh
5/2
3 3 Hey Negrita (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $0 J Gilligan
117 W B Calhoun
7/2
4 4 N. D. Free (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $40,000 M Pedroza
117 J Hirdes
30/1
5 5 Little Code (KY)
[ ] 4/F L $40,000 A Beschizza
122 S M Asmussen
9/2
6 6 Roussalka (KY)
[ ] 3/F L $0 A Green
117 T Glover
12/1
7 7 Ruby Sioux (KY)
[ ] 5/M L $40,000 M Murrill
120 T M Amoss
6/1
8 8 Superioritycomplex (IRE)
[ ] 4/F L $0 J Bravo
120 M Stidham
9/2
Also Eligibles:
9 9 C Islandsurprise (KY) (MTO)
[ ] 6/M L $40,000 M Pedroza
120 M R Scherer
5/1
Owners: 1 – Columbine Stable, LLC ( Andrea S. Pollack ) ; 2 – Qatar Racing Limited (Robert Michael Levitt) ; 3 – Allied Racing Stable, LLC (Chester Thomas) ; 4 – Rodney L. Ford ; 5 – Clark O. Brewster ; 6 – TOLO Thoroughbreds, Inc ( Geoffrey Nixon ) ; 7 – Maggi Moss ; 8 – Mt. Brilliant Farm (H. Greg Goodman) and Orrin Ingram ; 9 – Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel and Merrill R. Scherer
Breeders: 1 – Columbine Stable, LLC.; 2 – Fittocks Stud; 3 – T Enterprises, LLC; 4 – Jeanne Bruce; 5 – Anlyn Farms & Marvin Little Jr.; 6 – Olympia Star; 7 – Jeanne Bruce; 8 – Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd; 9 – Jack Mandato
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Street Sense – Intimacy , by Awesome Again ; 2 – Dubawi (IRE) – Kibara (GB) , by Sadler’s Wells ; 3 -Langfuhr – Flashy Dream , by Bold n’ Flashy ; 4 – Drosselmeyer – Leading Role , by Demaloot Demashoot ; 5 – Hat Trick (JPN) – Fairway Meadow , byMeadowlake ; 6 – Skipshot – Hemera , by Maria’s Mon ; 7 – Wilburn – Honey Gold , by Touch Gold ; 8 – Hard Spun – Justlookdontouch (IRE) , by Galileo (IRE) ; 9 – Badge of Silver – Larue , by Menifee ;
Sire of Amity standing at Darley
Sire of Superioritycomplex (IRE) standing at Darley
Equipment Changes: 8 – Superioritycomplex (IRE) – Blinkers On

My Selections
1-Superioritycomplex-overlay chance is my choice here

2-Dubara-merits a long look with this crew

3-Little Code-another who figures to have an impact

RACE 7 – POST TIME – 2:05 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
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, Fillies 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 Sacred Lady (KY)
[ ] 2/F L M Mena
120 J Sharp
8/1
2 2 Oxbowindy (KY)
[ ] 2/F L E Lara
1155 J G Castanon
12/1
3 3 Royal Angel (KY)
[ ] 2/F L A Beschizza
120 J Sharp
6/1
4 4 My Girl Rocket (FL)
[ ] 2/F L C J Hernandez
120 A M Stall, Jr.
3/1
5 5 Little Gemma (KY)
[ ] 2/F L M Murrill
120 W B Calhoun
6/1
6 6 In Charge Annie (KY)
[ ] 2/F L S Bridgmohan
120 B H Cox
7/2
7 7 Neva’s Gal (KY)
[ ] 2/F L J Bravo
120 M Stidham
6/1
8 8 Eres Tu (KY)
[ ] 2/F L J Graham
120 S M Asmussen
6/1
Owners: 1 – Bella Cavello Stables LLC (Frank Corigliano) and Turf Stable Racing (Rusty Jones) ; 2 – Jose G. Castanon, Jose L. Castanon and Rolanda Castanon ; 3 – Erich G. Bregm, Chuck Hovitz and Wayne Detmar ; 4 – Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. (Frank Fletcher, Jr.) ; 5 – Martin Racing Stable, LLC (William Martin) and Westwind Property, LLC (Daniel and Lynne O’Neal) ; 6 – Ike and Dawn Thrash ; 7 – Cobra Farm (Gary E. Biszantz) and Rick Kanter ; 8 – Edward A. Seltzer and Beverly S. Anderson
Breeders: 1 – Marvin Little, Jr.; 2 – Calumet Farm; 3 – Brereton C. Jones & Bret Jones; 4 – Al Shaqab Racing LLC; 5 – SF Racing Group Inc; 6 – Glen View Oaks, LLC; 7 – Cobra Farm; 8 – Edward A. Seltzer & Beverly Anderson
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Will Take Charge – Sacred Forest , by Forestry ; 2 – Oxbow – Wild Intention , by A.P. Indy ; 3 – Cairo Prince -Soundwave , by Friends Lake ; 4 – Congrats – Pretty Petal , by Northern Afleet ; 5 – Gemologist – Impending Storm , by Mineshaft ; 6 – Will Take Charge- Ghost Flower , by Ghostzapper ; 7 – Gio Ponti – Lost Quarry , by Rock Hard Ten ; 8 – Malibu Moon – It’s True Love , by Yes It’s True ;
Sire of Eres Tu standing at Spendthrift Farm

My Selections
1-My Girl Rocket-edge in a promising affair

2-In Charge Annie-has a big chance with these

3-Eres Tu-solid connections bring a live play here

RACE 8 – POST TIME – 2:35 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 8)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 8-9-10) / Daily Double
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, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of two races at a mile or over on the turf since September 22 Allowed 2 Lbs. One such 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 One Mile and One Sixteenth.) . About One And One Sixteenth Miles. (Turf) (Rail at 18 Feet)
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Nate’s Attack (KY)
[ ] 3/G L C J Hernandez
117 L Briley
20/1
2 2 Reverend Aj (FL)
[ ] 3/G L M Pedroza
117 R Moquett
8/1
3 3 Broth (KY)
[ ] 3/C L L Reznikova-Vrublevska
117 P Vashchenko
12/1
4 4 Ecru (KY)
[ ] 3/G L J Graham
117 A McKeever
9/2
5 5 Twoko Bay (MN)
[ ] 3/G L M Mena
117 G M Scherer
6/1
6 6 Prolific (KY)
[ ] 3/C L M Murrill
117 M Stidham
15/1
7 7 Kitten Street (KY)
[ ] 3/C L A Green
117 J L Sanchez
20/1
8 8 Harlan Selection (ARG)
[ ] 4/G L J Gilligan
120 M Lovell
6/1
9 9 Zumurudee (KY)
[ ] 4/G L J Bravo
120 M Stidham
5/2
10 10 Alittlevodka (IN)
[ ] 5/G L A Beschizza
122 N L Pessin
10/1
11 11 Kingsville (TX)
[ ] 3/G L J Valdivia, Jr.
117 D Pish
12/1
Owners: 1 – Norman Stables, LLC ( Robbie Norman ) ; 2 – Southern Springs Stables (Ron Moquett) and Glenn E. Thompson ; 3 – Vladamir Kazakov ; 4 – Lawrence McGrath, II ; 5 – Winchester Place Thoroughbreds, LLC (Lorie L. Michaels) ; 6 – Godolphin, LLC (Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum) ; 7 – Jose L. Sanchez, Jose S. Rodarte and Arnaldo Monge ; 8 – Steve L. Robbins and Jack Randall ; 9 – DARRS, Inc. (David A. Ross) ; 10 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach) ; 11 – Stewart L. Armstrong, Albert Saenz and Danny Pish
Breeders: 1 – JSM Equine, LLC.; 2 – Westbury Stables LLC & Alfonso Figliolia; 3 – Meg Buckley, Mike Buckley & Tim Thornton; 4 – Juddmonte Farms Inc.; 5 – Winchester Place Thoroughbreds, LLC; 6 – Godolphin; 7 – Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey; 8 – Firmamento; 9 – Double K LLC, Brookdale & Jack Swain III; 10 – Hunt and Smith Ventures; 11 – Stewart L. Armstrong
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Quality Road – Striking Tomisue , by Smart Strike ; 2 – Stormy Atlantic – She’s a Ketch , by Rahy ; 3 – Gio Ponti – Cookie Girl , by Purge ; 4 – Congrats – July Jasmine , by Empire Maker ; 5 – Neko Bay – Two Bayme , by Include ; 6 – Bernardini – Gozlan , byTiznow ; 7 – Kitten’s Joy – Jolie Rue , by Street Sense ; 8 – Harlan’s Holiday – Miss Selection (ARG) , by Numerous ; 9 – Stormy Atlantic – Voting Right (FR) , by High Chaparral (IRE) ; 10 – Midshipman – Stand by the Phone , by Phone Trick ; 11 – Street Move – Day Lily , by A.P. Indy ;
Sire of Nate’s Attack standing at Lane’s End
Sire of Prolific standing at Darley
Sire of Alittlevodka standing at Darley

My Selections
1-Harlan Selection-vibing this one in a solid contest

2-Ecru-feels like this one should be on the board

3-Zumurudee-morning line chalk also factors too

RACE 9 – POST TIME – 3:05 PM Thanksgiving H.
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 9)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double
Fair Grounds STAKES
Purse $75,000. For Three Year Olds And Upward. Free nomination by Saturday, November 10. $375 to enter; $375 additional to start. Supplemental nominations of $1,500 will be accepted by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, November 13 which shall include all fees. $75,000 Guaranteed ofwhich 60% to the winner, 20% to second, 10% to third, 4% to fourth, 2% to fifth and 1% to finishers sixth through ninth. Weights: Tuesday, November 13. Starters to be named through the entry box by the usual time of closing. The Thanksgiving Handicap will be limited to fourteen (14) starters. High weights on the scale will be preferred. Any horse excluded from running because of the aforementioned preference shall be refunded the entry fee or supplementary nomination fee if applicable. A trophy will be presented to the winning owner. Nominations Closed Saturday, November 10, 2018 with 20 nominations. Six Furlongs.
P# PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Colonelsdarktemper (KY)
[ ] 4/C L T L Pompell
116 S Gelner
20/1
2 2 Wynn Time (IL)
[ ] 4/G L M Pedroza
117 H H Robertson
7/2
3 3 Kid Perfect (KY)
[ ] 4/G L M Murrill
117 A O Montano, Sr.
12/1
4 4 Rivers Run Deep (OH)
[ ] 7/H L T Kennedy
115 C A Hartman
15/1
5 5 Balandeen (KY)
[ ] 4/C L M Mena
118 J E Baker
12/1
6 6 Majestic Affair (KY)
[ ] 6/G L J Gilligan
116 J A Ortiz
15/1
7 7 C Z Rocket (FL)
[ ] 4/C L S Bridgmohan
119 A M Stall, Jr.
5/2
8 8 Chublicious (NJ)
[ ] 7/G L A Beschizza
119 R Faucheux
8/1
9 9 Switzerland (KY)
[ ] 4/C L J Graham
122 S M Asmussen
3/1
10 10 Proforma (KY)
[ ] 4/G L J Bravo
118 M Stidham
10/1
Owners: 1 – Anthony J. Foyt, Jr. ; 2 – John Mentz ; 3 – Jaguar Racing, LLC (Fredrick K. Baisch) ; 4 – Ywachetta H. and James T. Driver ; 5 – Ron Odie and James E. Baker ; 6 – Hooties Racing, LLC (Mark B.Moore) and WSS Racing, LLC (William Simon) and Brent Gasaway ; 7 – Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. (Frank Fletcher, Jr.) ; 8 – Brittlyn Stable, Inc. ( Evelyn Benoit ) ; 9 – Sh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi ; 10 – DARRS, Inc. (David A. Ross)
Breeders: 1 – Hargus Sexton, Sandra Sexton & SilverFern Farm, LLC; 2 – John Mentz; 3 – Sovereign Farm LLC, Brereton C. Jones,Ingordo Bloodstock LLC & Padua Stables; 4 – Nancy J. Lavrich & Walmac Farm, LLC; 5 – Aaron & Marie Jones; 6 – Doug Oliver; 7 – Farm III Enterprises LLC; 8 – Joe-Dan Farm; 9 – Branch Family Trust; 10 – Reggie Beeson & Tim Beeson
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Colonel John – Sweet Temper , by Stormy Atlantic ; 2 – Three Hour Nap – Five Star Swank , by Five Star Day; 3 – Majesticperfection – Sheza Sweet Lemon , by Lemon Drop Kid ; 4 – Ready’s Image – Music Miss , by Prospector’s Music ; 5 – Bernardini – Mamma Kimbo , by Discreet Cat ; 6 – Majesticperfection – Blumin Beauty , by Blumin Affair ; 7 – City Zip – Successful Sarah , by Successful Appeal ; 8 – Hey Chub – Sassy Broad , by Arch ; 9 – Speightstown – Czechers , by Indian Charlie ; 10 – Munnings – Caseys Irish Pride , by Salt Lake ;
Sire of Balandeen standing at Darley
Sire of Proforma standing at Ashford Stud
Equipment Changes: 3 – Kid Perfect – Blinkers off

My Selections
1-Switzerland-leaning here in a strong rendition of this race

2-C Z Rocket-also one who should be strong here

3-Balandeen-long shot could spice up exotics in this one

RACE 10 – POST TIME – 3:35 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE)
PPS & SELECTIONS
PP (RACE 10)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta
Fair Grounds ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $50,000
Purse $40,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Two Year Olds Which Have Never Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter Or State Bred Or Which Have Never Won Two Races Or Claiming Price $50,000. Weight, 122 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since October 22 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $50,000 (Races Where Entered For $25,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at 5 and 1/2 Furlongs.) . About Five 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 Wakefield (TX)
[ ] 2/G L $50,000 M Mena
119 K Broberg
6/1
2 2 Drew’s Shot (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 S Bridgmohan
119 L Briley
20/1
3 3 Chroniqueur (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 C J Hernandez
122 M R Scherer
20/1
4 4 Gins and Tins (KY)
[ ] 2/G L $0 J A Garcia
119 W A Ward
9/2
5 5 Credit Swap (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 J Bravo
119 M Stidham
7/2
6 6 Assemblyman (KY)
[ ] 2/C $0 M Murrill
119 M Stidham
9/2
7 7 Ice Peak (KY)
[ ] 2/G L $50,000 C Quinones
119 C J Deville
12/1
8 8 Giant Mesa (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 E Lara
1145 J Jeansonne
20/1
9 9 E Rated (TX)
[ ] 2/G L $0 J Gilligan
119 W B Calhoun
8/1
10 10 All American Hero (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 J Valdivia, Jr.
119 M E Casse
6/1
11 11 Tom’s Last General (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 M Pedroza
119 J E Baker
15/1
12 12 Mine Inspector (KY)
[ ] 2/C L $0 J Graham
119 V L Foley
15/1
Also Eligibles:
13 13 Chuck Willis (IRE)
[ ] 2/C L $0 A Beschizza
119 M E Casse
8/1
14 14 Hawaiian Noises (KY) (MTO)
[ ] 2/C L $0 J Bravo
119 W A Ward
7/2
Owners: 1 – Jerry Namy ; 2 – Norman Stables, LLC ( Robbie Norman ) ; 3 – Carolyn K. Friedberg ; 4 – Andrew Farm (Richard Brody) and For the People Racing Stable LLC (T. Michael Morgan) ; 5 – Marc Winston, George T. Schifano and Rob Auerbach ; 6 – Godolphin, LLC (Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum) ; 7 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. ( Toby Covel ) ; 8 – Horseplayers Racing Club, LLC ( Scott Gruender ) ; 9 – Stoneview Farm, Inc. (Sue Dowling) ; 10 – John C. Oxley ; 11 – Run For The Hills Stable (Jerry Hills) and Thomas S. McCarthy ; 12 – Vickie L. Foley, et al ; 13 – Chelsea Thoroughbreds (James Ramsden) and Tracy Farmer ; 14 – Wesley A. Ward
Breeders: 1 – Nathan Wallis; 2 – Dr. David Richardson &North Hanover Bloodstock; 3 – Sierra Farm; 4 – Petaluma Bloodstock; 5 – Dell Ridge Farm, LLC; 6 – Godolphin; 7 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.; 8 – John Ropes; 9 – Stoneview Farm, Inc.; 10 – Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.; 11 – Jerry Hills, Timothy McCarthy & RonGrowe; 12 – Anna Ford; 13 – Horse Breeding Company; 14 – Wesley Ward
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Munnings – Proudtobeajones , by Seneca Jones ; 2 – Trappe Shot – Mattie Camp , by Forest Camp ; 3 – Artie Schiller – Nellie Bly , by Congrats ; 4 – Scat Daddy – High Walden , by El Gran Senor ; 5 – Exchange Rate – Fantastic Shirl , by Fantastic Light ; 6 -Speightstown – Sister State , by A.P. Indy ; 7 – Ice Box – Peeker’s Melody , by Fusaichi Pegasus ; 8 – Giant Oak – Corsica , by Sky Mesa ; 9 – Special Rate – E Classic , by E Dubai ; 10 – Hard Spun – Pension , by Seeking the Gold ; 11 – General Quarters – Sinister Deance , by Pikepass ; 12 – Discreetly Mine – Latin Tudor , by Yes It’s True ; 13 – Kodiac (GB) – Xinji (IRE) , by Xaar (GB) ; 14 – Super Saver – Lastofthsummerwine , by Sky Mesa ;
Sire of Wakefield standing at Ashford Stud
Sire of All American Hero standing at Darley
Equipment Changes: 4 – Gins and Tins – Blinkers off;12 – Mine Inspector – Blinkers On

My Selections
1-Gins and Tins-trainer is lethal with youngsters

2-Assemblyman-looks live in a good finale

3-All American Hero-one who is not without a chance

That will do it for the Thanksgiving Day card, and I sincerely hope you all have a wonderful day full of fun food and winners. I will be back to preview the Friday slate so until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

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George Pepis

George Pepis

Horse Racing Analyst

George Pepis provides racing analysis during each Fair Grounds racing season. He also shares commentary and selections for major stakes events and prep races around the country. In the past, George has hosted sports talk programming on WGSO 990am in New Orleans. He has served as both play-by-play and color analyst on Louisiana high school football radio and internet broadcasts.

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