Thursday Selections from the Fair Grounds

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We kick off another week of racing here at the Fair Grounds and, as the calendar turns to December, the weather should accommodate as well. It will be a cold and blustery week of racing here at the Fair Grounds, and I personally will never complain about cold weather. I just hope my selections do not emulate the chill, especially after a winless close to the last week of racing. Here now is my look at how I see the Thursday card playing out.
RACE 1 – POST TIME – 1:25 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE) PPS & SELECTIONSPP (RACE 1)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) / Daily Double
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $17,500 – $15,000

Purse $21,000. (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 Two Races Since June 1, 2016. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of two races since October 1 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $17,500, For Each $500 To $15,000 1 lb. (Races Where Entered For $12,500 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 8 Feet)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
1 Concho (FL) 6/G L $15,000 J Jacinto 115 J Gomez 5/1
2
2 Smoking Romance (KY) 5/G L $17,500 C J Hernandez 120 T Glyshaw 12/1
3
3 Billy Two Hats (KY) 8/G L $17,500 M Pedroza 120 J Frost 3/1
4
4 Danny T (LA) 6/G L $17,500 J Graham 117 A T Ney 15/1
5
5 Fly Friendly Sky (KY) 4/C L $17,500 F Geroux 120 S B Flint 5/2
6
6 Sky Drama (KY) 5/G L $17,500 D R Flores 120 S M Asmussen 9/2
7
7 Gunther (LA) 5/G L $15,000 J Riquelme 112 J Jeansonne 8/1
8
8 Malachite (LA) 6/G L $17,500 C H Marquez, Jr. 117 L J Roussel, III 6/1
Owners: 1 – Jorge Gomez; 2 – Kathy Thompson; 3 – Jack Frost; 4 – Andrew T. Ney; 5 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille); 6 – Erv Woolsey & Keith Asmussen; 7 – Rodney Virgadamo & Keith Bonura; 8 – Louie Roussel, III
Breeders: 1 – Paul R. and Mary Anne Denes; 2 – Marti Carey; 3 – W. S. Farish; 4 – DocAtty Stables, LLC; 5 – John C. Oxley; 6 – Scott Pierce, Debbie Pierce &Chancey Mill Farm; 7 – Pierre Landry III; 8 – Spendthrift Farm LLC
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Indian Ocean – Shimmering Jul , by Omega Code ; 2 – Smoke Glacken – A Touch of Romance , by El Prado (IRE) ; 3 – Aragorn (IRE) – Silent Oath , by Dixieland Band ; 4 – Yonaguska – Lavender Sea , by Woodman ; 5 – Sky Mesa – Callie’s Joy , by Distorted Humor ; 6 – Sky Mesa – Luv a Drama , by Behrens ; 7 – My Pal Charlie – Rosie Lee City , by Leestown ; 8 – Notional – Jena’s Gold , by Seeking the Gold ;
My Selections
1-Fly Friendly Sky-edge in a tight opener
2-Concho-figures to contend with best
3-Malachite-one to also consider with these
 
RACE 2 – POST TIME – 1:54 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE) PPS & SELECTIONSPP (RACE 2)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta / Daily Double $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 2-3-4) / $0.50 Pick 4 (Races 2-3-4-5)
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $16,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Not Won A Race Since September 1, 2016. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over Since November 1 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000 (Races Where Entered For $4,000 Or Less Not Considered In Eligibility And Allowances). One Mile And Seventy Yards.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
5 Rathlin (LA) 4/F L $5,000 C J Hernandez 121 C A Richards 3/1
1A
8 Blue Grass Mary (LA) 5/M L $5,000 M Murrill 121 C A Richards 3/1
2
1 Kevil Kid (LA) 7/M L $5,000 C McMahon 121 K Broberg 5/2
3
2 Artist Cry (LA) 5/M L $5,000 M Mena 121 W E Hawley 8/1
4
3 Laven’s Lil Dahl (LA) 4/F L $5,000 J Jacinto 121 M G Nicks 5/1
5
4 Duenay (LA) 3/F L $5,000 A S Worrie 118 R Sibille 3/1
6
6 Miss Betty Boo (LA) 4/F L $5,000 F C Torres 121 D J Viator 6/1
7
7 Sangria Wine (LA) 5/M L $5,000 W R Kay 1165 B S House 12/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Rathlin, 1A – Blue Grass Mary

Owners: 1 – Antrim Oaks (Cynthia Sharp); 1A – Antrim Oaks (Cynthia Sharp); 2 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 3 – Danny M. Brown & Wesley E. Hawley; 4 – David T. Rogers; 5 – Dorothy Sibille; 6 – Hooties Racing, LLC (Mark B. Moore); 7 – Joel Hunsburger
Breeders: 1 – Cynthia A. Sharp; 1A – Neal McFadden & Mary McFadden; 2 – McDowell Farm; 3 – Danny M. Brown & Donna B. Brown; 4 – David Thomas Rogers; 5 – Speyrer & Son; 6 – Billy J. Fuzette Jr.; 7 – John P. Balensiefen
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Tenpins – Powdered Wig , by Colonial Affair ; 1A – Bluegrass Cat – Fast and Early , byCarson City ; 2 – Petionville – Boot Um Bertie , by Storm Boot ; 3 – Clever Cry – Art Form , by Avenue of Flags ; 4 – Don’t Get Mad Peace Street , by Street Cry (IRE) ; 5 – Due Date – Allison Renee , by Leestown ; 6 – Reformer Rally – Joy of It All , by Joyeux Danseur ; 7 – Chatain – Star Tribute , by Gold Tribute ;
My Selections
1-Rathlin-leaning here in a close one to call
2-Duenay-figures to be in the  hunt with these
3-Kevil Kid-also one to consider for top spot 
 
RACE 3 – POST TIME – 2:23 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE) PPS & SELECTIONSPP (RACE 3)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 3-4-5) / Daily Double
Fair Grounds STARTER OPTIONAL CLAIMING $25,000 – $12,500

Purse $24,000. (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 $12,500 Or Less In 2015-2016 Or Claiming Price $25,000. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races At A Mile Or Over On The Turf Since October 1 Allowed 2 Lbs. One Such Race Since Then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $25,000 (Races Where Entered For $17,500 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.) . About One Mile. (Turf) (Rail at 8 Feet)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
1 Madaket Millie (KY) 5/M L F Geroux 120 B H Cox 6/1
2
2 Tipthetrolleygirl (FL) 6/M L C J Hernandez 120 K G Bourgeois 8/1
3
3 Artistic License (KY) 5/M L C McMahon 120 W B Calhoun 5/2
4
4 Go Go Goose (KY) 4/F L F C Torres 120 J O Duhon 12/1
5
5 Synapse (KY) 5/M L J Jacinto 120 N Leggio 10/1
6
6 Fine Assay (KY) 6/M L J Graham 120 G M Scherer 9/2
7
7 Entebbe (KY) 4/F L D L Parker 122 K Broberg 15/1
8
8 Lemon Song (KY) 6/M L B J Hernandez, Jr. 120 K G Bourgeois 8/1
9
9 Papa’s Forest (KY) 6/M L M Murrill 120 J Sharp 9/2
Owners: 1 – Miller Racing, LLC (Myron Miller); 2 – Larry Benoit; 3 – Carl R. Moore Management, LLC (Carl R. Moore); 4 –Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. (Toby Covel); 5 – Glen C. Warren; 6 – Al & Bill Ulwelling; 7 – Texas Bucket List Racing, LLC (Jerry T. Wheeler); 8 – Hardy Racing Stables, LLC (Christine G. Hardy); 9 – Barry & Joni Butzow
Breeders: 1 – Dixiana Farms, LLC; 2 – Stonecliff Farm; 3 – B. A. Man, Inc. & Richard Maynard; 4 – Good Reward Syndicate &Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.; 5 – Dr. Glen Warren; 6 – Mr. & Mrs. John Toffan; 7 – William B. Harrigan; 8 – Adena Springs; 9 – Sun Valley Farm
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Giant’s Causeway – Queen of Green , by Distorted Humor ; 2 – Put It Back Keepondealing , by Friendly Lover ; 3 – Heart of the Storm – Eye of the Artist , by Old Trieste ; 4 – Good Reward – Talking Audrey , byThunder Gulch ; 5 – Fairbanks – Sarah Lane’s Oates , by Sunshine Forever ; 6 – Consolidator – Unbridled Assay , by Unbridled’s Song ; 7 – Discreet Cat – Whalah , by Dixieland Band ; 8 – Lemon Drop Kid – I Sing , by Lasting Approval ; 9 – Forestry – Dixie Sue , by Dixieland Band ;
 Sire of Lemon Song standing at Lane’s End
My Selections
1-Fine Assay-edge in a competitive contest
2-Papa’s Forest-logical contender with these
3-Artistic License-another who can factor here
 
RACE 4 – POST TIME – 2:53 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE) PPS & SELECTIONSPP (RACE 4)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 4-5-6) / Daily Double
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $12,500 – $10,000

Purse $16,000. (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, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race at a mile or over since November 1 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500, if for $10,000, allowed 2 Lbs. One Mile And Seventy Yards.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
1 Frankie’s Touch (LA) 5/M L $10,000 P A Valenzuela 119 J Necaise 6/1
2
2 Billie’s Garden (LA) 3/F L $12,500 R Albarado 118 S Breaux 3/1
3
3 Princess Arwen (LA) 3/F L $12,500 G Pivaral 1135 S J Zenon, Sr. 6/1
4
4 Kool Aid Girl (LA) 3/F L $12,500 F C Torres 121 D J Viator 7/2
5
5 Meg and Clair (LA) 3/F L $12,500 J Jacinto 118 J Gomez 7/2
6
6 Flashy Lynn (LA) 3/F L $12,500 J Riquelme 118 A T Ney 9/2
7
7 Anytime Baby (LA) 4/F L $12,500 A S Worrie 121 R Hutchinson 8/1
Owners: 1 – Moran Racing Stable, Inc. (Gaynell Moran); 2 – Mark Deckert & Joseph Spano; 3 – Brandon Calais; 4 – Cool Breeze Racing (Warren & Yana McFatter); 5 – Jorge Gomez; 6 – Timothy L. D’angelo; 7 – Kim McGrath
Breeders: 1 – George Malley; 2 – Mark Deckert; 3 – John T Bellow; 4 – Leonard Warf & Patricia Clark; 5 – Merrill Scherer; 6 – Lee Young Farm; 7 – Kim McGrath
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Royal Strand (IRE) – Frankie’s Image , by Stuka ; 2 – Ole Rebel – Camera Ready , byDistorted Humor ; 3 – Tiz the One – Stormqueller , by Secret Claim ; 4 – Private Vow – Lady Radkey , by Cutlass Fax ; 5 – Indygo Shiner – Northern Ghost , by Northern Afleet ; 6 – Flashy Wise Cat – Lynn Cara Lassie , by Mutakddim ; 7 – Reformer Rally – Agave , by French Deputy ;
My Selections
1-Billie’s Garden-edge in a compact affair
2-Flashy Lynn-live player in this one too
3-Meg and Clair-also has a reasonable chance
 
RACE 5 – POST TIME – 3:23 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE) PPS & SELECTIONSPP (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 $25,000 – $20,000

Purse $24,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of two races since October 1 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $25,000, For Each $2,500 To $20,000 2 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $17,500 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 8 Feet)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
1 Tapnfire (IL) 6/M L $25,000 C H Marquez, Jr. 120 L J Roussel, III 6/1
2
2 Vow of Secrecy (LA) 6/M L $25,000 C J Hernandez 117 M G Nicks 6/1
3
3 Storm Temple Pilot (KY) 3/F L $25,000 J Jacinto 118 S Margolis 12/1
4
4 Titfortat (KY) 4/F L $25,000 M Pedroza 120 M Stidham 9/2
5
5 Sweet Miss Lou (KY) 4/F L $25,000 R Albarado 120 K G Bourgeois 8/1
6
6 Creme Brulee (KY) 5/M L $25,000 C McMahon 122 W B Calhoun 4/1
7
7 Custom for Chloe (LA) 3/F L $25,000 D R Flores 115 D E Keen 20/1
8
8 Three Tootsies (IL) 5/M L $25,000 J Graham 120 H H Robertson 15/1
9
9 Angie’s Prim Lady (FL) 5/M L $25,000 M Mena 120 J Sharp 10/1
10
10 Kingston Terrace (ON) 6/M L $25,000 M Murrill 120 M Stidham 3/1
Also Eligibles:
11
11 Angelic Score (KY) (MTO) 6/M L $25,000 S Bridgmohan 120 T M Amoss 9/2
Owners: 1 – Louie Roussel, III; 2 – Mike & Connie R. Norris; 3 – Pocket Aces Racing, LLC (Mark Wampler & Jared Shoemaker); 4 – Thad D. Ackel; 5 – Hardy Racing Stables, LLC (Christine G. Hardy); 6 – N2 Win Racing (Michael P. Childers); 7 – James Schuster; 8 – Hugh H. Robertson & Joann Hillebrand; 9 – Jeffrey A. Columbro; 10 – Dare to Dream Stable, LLC (Michael Faber); 11 – Maggi Moss
Breeders: 1 – Team Block; 2 – J. Adcock & Lon Baronne; 3 – Stephen Batchelder & Claybank Farms; 4 – Thad Ackel; 5 – Peachtree Farm; 6 – Milestone Farm; 7 – 5 B Farm, LLC; 8 – Hugh H. Robertson & John G. Hillebrand; 9 – Janet Erwin; 10 – Eugene Melnyk; 11 – Mary Skinner & A. T. Skinner
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Pleasant Tap – Radiant Rocket , by Peteski ; 2 – Private Vow – La Signora (URU) , byRobin des Pins ; 3 – Temple City – Launchastorm , by Cape Town ; 4 – Northern Afleet – Skyward Exchange , by Exchange Rate ; 5 –Super Saver – Elke , by Dixie Union ; 6 – Kitalpha – Slipping , by Diesis (GB) ; 7 – Custom for Carlos – Historical Day , by Five Star Day ; 8 – Three Hour Nap – Clandestine Affair , by Blumin Affair ; 9 – With Distinction – Optime’ , by Yes It’s True ; 10 – Johannesburg Queen’s College , by Carson City ; 11 – Even the Score – T. Lucy Flyer , by Carson City ;
Equipment Changes: 9 – Angie’s Prim Lady – Blinkers On
My Selections
1-Vow of Secrecy-slight lean in a wide open scramble
2-Kingston Terrace-in with a big chance with these
3-Titfortat-another who could also be in the mix as well
 
RACE 6 – POST TIME – 3:53 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE) PPS & SELECTIONSPP (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 ALLOWANCE

Purse $43,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter Or State Bred Allowance Or Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of two races since October 1 Allowed 2 Lbs. A race since then Allowed 4 Lbs. (Races Where Entered For $25,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
1 Wainscott (KY) 3/C L G Saez 118 J L Jones 5/2
2
2 Forge Ahead Franki (FL) 4/G L M Mena 120 W M Catalano 5/2
3
3 Double Dare (KY) 3/G L F Geroux 118 B H Cox 2/1
4
4 I’m a Lawman (FL) 3/G L J Graham 118 H H Robertson 7/2
5
5 Seven Heart (KY) 4/G L J P Vargas 120 K L Hargrave 30/1
6
6 Kutuzov (KY) 4/C L M Pedroza 120 J Frost 8/1
First Start Since Reported as Gelding: 4 – I’m a Lawman
Owners: 1 – Thomas F. VanMeter & Tommy G. Ligon; 2 – Kevin R. Kuta; 3 – Richard Klein & Bertram Klein; 4 – Wolfe Racing, LLC (Randy Wolfe) & Hugh H. Robertson; 5 – Rodolfo Del Cid Batres; 6 – Jack Frost
Breeders: 1 – T. F. VanMeter; 2 – Verbarctic Farm; 3 – ReKlein Stables; 4 – Big C Farm; 5 – Meritage LLC & Ashford Stud; 6 – Highclere, Inc
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Scat Daddy – Gwinnett , by Vindication ; 2 – Mass Media – Sanctioned , by Maudlin ; 3 –Harlan’s Holiday – Interest Only , by Crafty Prospector ; 4 – Causeway’s Kin – Atticus’s Woman , by Atticus ; 5 – Henrythenavigator Capitola , by Maria’s Mon ; 6 – Hold Me Back – Episode , by Kris S. ;
Equipment Changes: 2 – Forge Ahead Franki – Blinkers off
My Selections
1-Double Dare-looks tough to handle in this one
2-I’m a Lawman-figures to be in the hunt with best
3-Forge Ahead Franki-another who is capable in here
 
RACE 7 – POST TIME – 4:23 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE) PPS & SELECTIONSPP (RACE 7)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 7-8-9) / 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 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 October 1 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 8 Feet)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
7 Nobody’s Fault (KY) 3/F L $0 C J Hernandez 117 N L Pessin 4/1
1A
10 Scatter Gun (KY) 4/F L $0 B J Hernandez, Jr. 120 N L Pessin 4/1
2
1 Yum Yum (KY) 4/F L $0 M Murrill 120 M Stidham 8/1
3
2 Emmzy (KY) 3/F L $0 J Graham 117 B H Cox 8/1
4
3 Cambodia (KY) 4/F L $0 F Geroux 122 T F Proctor 7/2
5
4 La Peregrina (IN) 3/F L $0 R Albarado 119 T M Amoss 6/1
6
5 Princess Erindelle (KY) 3/F L $0 M Pedroza 117 H H Robertson 10/1
7
6 Shes a True Beauty (KY) 4/F L $0 S Bridgmohan 120 D Stewart 8/1
8
8 Back Page Star (IL) 4/F L $0 C H Marquez, Jr. 120 L J Roussel, III 12/1
9
9 She’ll Do It (KY) 3/F L $0 G Saez 119 T F Proctor 6/1
10
11 Shea’s Lil Shug (LA) 5/M L $0 J Jacinto 117 P Mouton 12/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Nobody’s Fault, 1A – Scatter Gun

Owners: 1 – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach); 1A – Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Robert J. Lothenbach); 2 – Philip S. Maas; 3 – Zayat Stables, LLC (Ahmed Zayat); 4 – Winter Quarter Farm (Don Robinson); 5 – Siena Farms, LLC (Anthony Manganaro, et al); 6 – Hugh H. Robertson; 7 – SumFun Stable (Mary Jo Amlie); 8 – Louie Roussel, III; 9 – Brereton C. Jones; 10 – Pegasus Stables, LLC (Joe & Patsy Rink)
Breeders: 1 – Lothenbach Stables Inc; 1A – WinStar Farm, LLC; 2 – Phillip S. Maas; 3 – Clarkland Farm; 4 – Don M. Robinson &Maverick Productions, Ltd.; 5 – Swifty Farms Inc.; 6 – Shelby Lane Farm Inc.; 7 – LMR Stables, LLC; 8 – Nancy Vanier & L. Williamson; 9 – Brereton C. Jones; 10 – Shea Stakes
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Blame – Appealing Storm , by Valid Appeal ; 1A – Scat Daddy – Above It , by Holy Bull ; 2 – Eddington – She’s Yummy , by Greatness ; 3 – Eskendereya – Comfort Zone , by Rubiano ; 4 – War Front – Sassifaction , by Smart Strike ; 5 – Hard Spun – Maggie Slew , by Seattle Slew ; 6 – Divine Park – Window Woman , by Skip Away ; 7 – Yes It’s True Mareana , by Northern Afleet ; 8 – Straight Line – Comic Page , by Distorted Humor ; 9 – Badge of Silver – Marquise Miss , byMarquetry ; 10 – Gigawatt – Pourjedajour , by Sky Classic ;
My Selections
1-She’ll Do It-taking a stab with this one
2-La Peregrina-another price play who could impact
3-Cambodia-contention for top spot also includes her
 
RACE 8 – POST TIME – 4:53 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE) PPS & SELECTIONSPP (RACE 8)
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double
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 October 1 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 King Bandit (LA) 7/G L $0 C J Hernandez 117 P L Orlando 10/1
2
2 Modern Medicine (KY) 4/G L $40,000 M Mena 120 R R Scherer 9/2
3
3 Jensen (KY) 3/C L $0 G Saez 118 J L Jones 3/1
4
4 Speightsong (ON) 5/H L $40,000 R Albarado 120 T M Amoss 3/1
5
5 Luna de Loco (KY) 3/C L $0 F Geroux 118 S M Asmussen 9/2
6
6 Superstar Leo (IL) 5/G L $40,000 J Graham 120 H H Robertson 5/2
Owners: 1 – Peter L. Orlando; 2 – Last Call Racing (Tim Fella); 3 – Cindy & J. Larry Jones; 4 – Maggi Moss; 5 – Calumet Farm (Brad Kelley); 6 – John Mentz
Breeders: 1 – Peter Lawrence Orlando; 2 – Last Call Racing; 3 – Larry Jones & Cindy Jones; 4 – Sam-Son Farm; 5 – Calumet Farm; 6 – John Mentz
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Time Bandit – Ante Nettie , by Upping the Ante ; 2 – Thunder Gulch – Apical , by Belong to Me ; 3 – Haynesfield – Spun Lake , by Hard Spun ; 4 – Speightstown – Song of the Lark , by Seeking the Gold ; 5 – Malibu Moon Fancy Prancer , by Bertrando ; 6 – Three Hour Nap – Five Star Swank , by Five Star Day ;
Equipment Changes: 2 – Modern Medicine – Blinkers off;4 – Speightsong – Blinkers On
My Selections
1-Jensen-edge in a solid feature contest
2-Superstar Leo-would be no surprise here
3-Speightsong-another who can factor in a big way
 
RACE 9 – POST TIME – 5:23 PM
ENTRIES PLUS (FREE) PPS & SELECTIONSPP (RACE 9) 
Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Super Hi-5
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $12,500 – $10,000

Purse $16,000. (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. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since November 1 Allowed 3 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 Lion’s Gold (LA) 5/G L $12,500 C McMahon 121 M LeBlanc 15/1
2
2 Easter Gentleman (LA) 5/G L $12,500 C J Hernandez 121 A L Pike, III 9/2
3
3 Kate’s Dancer (LA) 3/G L $12,500 G Saez 119 D J Viator 10/1
4
4 Robert E. Lee (LA) 5/G L $12,500 F C Torres 121 V Arceneaux 9/2
5
5 Biblical Strength (LA) 3/G L $12,500 M Murrill 119 J H Meaux 6/1
6
6 Hawaiian Chase (LA) 4/G L $12,500 T P Decuir 121 M A Holden 4/1
7
7 One Hit Wonder (LA) 3/G L $12,500 P A Valenzuela 119 K Broberg 6/1
8
8 So Nilsson (LA) 3/G L $10,000 A S Worrie 117 K M Williams 10/1
9
9 Bet On Black (LA) 3/G L $12,500 J Jacinto 119 D Schmidt 9/2
Owners: 1 – Henry Singleton; 2 – R. Carson Llewellyn, Jr.; 3 – Hooties Racing, LLC (Mark B. Moore) & Moss Racing, LLC (James N. Moss, Jr.); 4 – Tigertail Ranch (Irwin Olian); 5 – Racing To The Cross, LLC (Kenneth Burton); 6 – J. Ronald & Linda Sebastien; 7 – Scrivener Stables (Karen Scrivener); 8 – Glenn Michael Bailey; 9 – High River Stables, LLC, Schmidt, Denise and Mar Tes Ada, LLC
Breeders: 1 – Rebecca Farms LLC; 2 – R. Carson Llewellyn; 3 – Hooties Racing LLC & Moss Stables LLC; 4 – Tigertail Ranch; 5 – Coulee Croche Thor., LLC & C. F. Newman; 6 – Linda P. Sebastien; 7 – Scrivener Stables; 8 – J. Adcock; 9 – J. Adcock & 831 Racing Stables, Inc.
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Lion Tamer – Whole Heartedly , by Wild Again ; 2 – Yankee Gentleman – Ida Maria , byGold Case ; 3 – Custom for Carlos – Kristi’s Add On , by Erlton ; 4 – Lone Star Special – Dancing Isle , by Island Whirl ; 5 – Custom for Carlos – Ihavemyeyeonyou , by Crafty Prospector ; 6 – Choosing Choice – Hawaiian River , by Fraser River ; 7 – Sing Baby Sing Fresh , by Forest Wildcat ; 8 – Interactif – I Told You So , by Plain Dealing ; 9 – Forefathers – Cindy Embers , by Incinderator 
My Selections
1-Robert E. Lee-edge in a subpar finale
2-Bet on Black-could impact here with best
3-Hawaiian Chase-another who can take this
That is all for the Thursday card. I will be back to preview Friday’s racing slate so until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.
Sunday’s Results
Wins-0/9                                Season-13/57
ITM’s-4/9                                Season-35/57
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George Pepis

George Pepis

Horse Racing Analyst

George Pepis provides daily 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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