Friday Selections From the Fair Grounds

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It was a solid start to this week of racing as I procured three wins and five board finishes on the Thursday card. As we trek on to the Friday slate here is how I see it playing out from my perspective.

 

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 1:25 PM

 

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Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) / Daily Double
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, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500. One Mile.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
1 Champagne Teardrop (LA)   5/M L $12,500 R A Bracho 121 R J Culotta 30/1
2
2 Kitty’s Argument (LA)   3/F L $12,500 B Taylor 118 B Zeno 6/1
3
3 Walk in the Spirit (LA)   5/M L $12,500 O Martinez 121 S J Zenon, Sr. 10/1
4
4 Winged Lady (FL)   3/F L $12,500 M Mena 121 W E Hawley 2/1
5
5 Mariequette (LA)   4/F L $12,500 D L Parker 121 E J Ledet 8/1
6
6 Storm Salt (LA)   4/F L $12,500 W R Kay 1165 E J Ledet 10/1
7
7 Sumpen Bout Sophie (AR)   3/F L $12,500 A S Worrie 121 C J Deville 5/1
8
8 Striscetta (LA)   3/F L $12,500 C McMahon 118 J Sharp 9/5
Owners: 1 – Lori Culotta; 2 – Katina Milburn; 3 – Sandra Milburn; 4 – Stephan H. Smoot & Wesley E. Hawley; 5 – Ernest J. Ledet; 6 – Albert Alfred; 7 – Gerald Bruno, Jr., Thomas Sullivan, & Carl J. Deville; 8 – Joe & Anna Sharp
Breeders: 1 – Doug Plaisance & Linda Plaisance; 2 – Steve Dowden & Jackie Menard; 3 – Charles Milburn; 4 – Julian Serna Jr. & Marie Serna; 5 – Michael Mouton & Raymond Prejean; 6 – Andy Chase Simon; 7 – James H Glover; 8 – Joe Walkoviak & Gene Walkoviak
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Phoneforchampagne – Rockin Romanov , by Romanov (IRE) ; 2 – Closing Argument -Kitty On the Track , by Kitwood ; 3 – Spritely Walker – Adens Walk , by In a Walk ; 4 – Kantharos – Seacrystal , by Theatrical (IRE) ; 5 -Gold Tribute – Classy Beck , by Sky Classic ; 6 – Stormster – Saltlakesapphire , by Salt Lake ; 7 – Proud Citizen – Winter Breeze , bySilver Deputy ; 8 – Honest Man – Meadowlanding , by Meadowlake ;
My Selections
1-Winged Lady-edge in a tough opener to call
2-Striscetta-chalky exacta is possible in this one
3-Mariequette-adds some value to the exotics too

 

 

RACE 2 – POST TIME – 1:54 PM

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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 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.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
2 Mubtahill (KY)   3/C L $12,500 M Pedroza 121 D C Peitz 9/2
1A
5 Abdaar (KY)   4/C L $12,500 M Pedroza 124 D C Peitz 9/2
2
1 Majestic Stance (KY)   3/G L $12,500 S Doyle 121 S Margolis 15/1
3
3 Peerage (KY)   3/G L $12,500 J Graham 121 P Devereux, Jr. 9/2
4
4 Sensational Ride (GA)   3/G L $12,500 F C Torres 121 B C Barnett 7/2
5
6 He’s All Mine (LA)   3/G L $12,500 M Mena 118 W E Hawley 4/1
6
7 Blame the Caddie (KY)   3/G L $12,500 C McMahon 121 K Broberg 9/2
7
8 Wildwood Dejavu (KY)   3/G L $12,500 D R Flores 121 S Becker 9/2

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Mubtahill, 1A – Abdaar

Owners: 1 – Shadwell Stable (Rick Nichols); 1A – Shadwell Stable (Rick Nichols); 2 – Steve Margolis; 3 – Preston Stables & Prestonwood Racing (Art Preston) (William J. Preston); 4 – Debbie Barnett; 5 – Wesley E. Hawley & Pat E. Orth; 6 – End Zone Athletics, Inc. (Karl Broberg & Matt Johanson); 7 – William Stiritz
Breeders: 1 – Shadwell Farm; 1A – Shadwell Farm, LLC; 2 – Bret Jones; 3 – Gregory W. Roberts & Stelly Stables, LLC; 4 – Dennis Ralph Morgan; 5 – Coteau Grove Farms, LLC; 6 – Stone Farm; 7 – Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. &Marc McLean
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Tapit – Dessert , by Storm Cat ; 1A – Hard Spun – Marraasi , by Rahy ; 2 -Majesticperfection – Chance Romance , by Wild Event ; 3 – Parading – Territory , by Forty Niner ; 4 – Dunkirk – Commendable Girl , by Commendable ; 5 – Mineshaft – Dattts Awesome , by Awesome Again ; 6 – Blame – La Pascua (SWI) , by Caerleon ; 7 – Tizdejavu- Lucky Slevin , by Two Punch ;
 Sire of He’s All Mine standing at Lane’s End
My Selection
1-Wildwood Dejavu-edge in a wide open contest
2-Sensational Ride-has a very good chance here
3-Peerage-another who is capable in this one

 

 

RACE 3 – POST TIME – 2:23 PM

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Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 3-4-5) / Daily Double
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $15,000. (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 Three Races. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners of a race since November 2 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 Transeunte (KY)   4/F L $5,000 W R Kay 1165 J Gomez 9/2
2
2 Easter Girl (LA)   5/M L $5,000 R A Bracho 118 L J Romero, Sr. 20/1
3
3 Pineapple Julep (KY)   4/F L $5,000 M Mena 121 D J Habeeb 7/2
4
4 Social Vow (LA)   4/F L $5,000 J Jacinto 118 S Ingram 6/1
5
5 Vadoma (LA)   4/F L $5,000 C J Hernandez 118 M G Nicks 6/1
6
6 Ginger Tee (LA)   3/F L $5,000 J Riquelme 116 M Marechal 9/2
7
7 Fayes Top Cat (LA)   3/F L $5,000 F Geroux 116 S B Flint 6/1
8
8 Little Farms Lady (KY)   4/F L $5,000 S Bridgmohan 121 L Thomas 4/1
Owners: 1 – Jorge Gomez; 2 – Lynn J. Romero, Jr.; 3 – J.W.Allen, M.J.Thomas, D.J.Habeeb; 4 – Bryant H. Prentice, III; 5 – Mike & Connie R. Norris; 6 – 3EJ Racing Stable, LLC (J. W. Jones & J. W. Jones, Jr.); 7 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille); 8 – Little Farms Thoroughbreds, LLC (Rodd Babin)
Breeders: 1 – Brereton C. Jones; 2 – Wayne T. Davis; 3 – John O’Meara; 4 – Bryant Prentice III; 5 – Main Street Thoroughbred Group, LLC. &Heartlines Horse Ranch, LP; 6 – Lynn J. Thibodeaux Sr.,Pat G. Thibodeaux & Brett A. Brinkman; 7 – Carrol J. Castille; 8 – R. L. Reineman Stable, Inc.
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Brother Derek – Tracy V. , by Valid Appeal ; 2 – Chestertown Slew – Lemon Ice , bySovereign Dancer ; 3 – Thunderello – Eretwice , by Erewhon ; 4 – Private Vow – Social Matty , by Matty G ; 5 – Maverick – Dust Devil David , by Devil His Due ; 6 – Yankee Gentleman – Tee for Three , by Lil E. Tee ; 7 – Big Top Cat – Faye’s Wish , by Chromite ; 8 -Fusaichi Pegasus – Credit Limit , by Bernstein ;
My Selections
1-Social Vow-taking a stab with this one here
2-Ginger Tee-figures to be prominent in this one
3-Pineapple Julep-also one who can factor for all

 

o Race: 1 | 2 | 3 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

 

RACE 4 – POST TIME – 2:53 PM

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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 $17,000. (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 Or Three Year Olds. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since November 2 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 Calling Panther (LA)   4/G L $12,500 M Murrill 121 L J Cuccia 6/1
2
2 Snapper Bite (LA)   3/G L $12,500 F Geroux 119 H Lourd, III 4/1
3
3 War Force (LA)   4/G L $12,500 J Jacinto 121 B S House 9/2
4
4 Drewsizzle (LA)   4/G L $12,500 G Saez 121 L Briley 15/1
5
5 Cad (LA)   3/C L $12,500 M Mena 119 W B Calhoun 8/1
6
6 Fire Lake (LA)   3/G L $12,500 F C Torres 119 S Breaux 5/1
7
7 Dancehall Jack (LA)   3/G L $12,500 C J Hernandez 119 C A Richards 5/1
8
8 Tiz America (LA)   3/G L $12,500 S Bridgmohan 119 R Faucheux 3/1
Owners: 1 – Wildcat Racing Stables, Inc. (Edna Carden & Est. of C. Carden); 2 – Darrah Wentworth; 3 – Joel Hunsburger; 4 -Norman Stables, LLC (Robbie Norman); 5 – Dede McGehee; 6 – Above The Crowd Stable LLC and Horseplayers Racing Club LLC; 7 – Steve Stumpf & Corale A. Richards; 8 – Two Guys Stable (Gregory Lewis & Olim Leonard)
Breeders: 1 – Paul Sita; 2 – Betty King & Brett Brinkman; 3 – Jay Reveglia & Brenda Reveglia; 4 – DocAtty Stables, LLC; 5 – Dede McGehee; 6 – Larry Romero; 7 – 4M Ranch; 8 – Two Guys Stable
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – My Pal Charlie – Notrestraintable , by Belek ; 2 – Yankee Gentleman – Constant Sparkle , by Mr. Sparkles ; 3 – War Eagle – Princessonthebayou , by Bayou Hebert ; 4 – Latent Heat – Lavender Sea , by Woodman ; 5 – Proud Citizen – Boudoir , by Mutakddim ; 6 – Haynesfield – Labadeel , by Forest Wildcat ; 7 – Graeme Hall – Sweet Jackie Jo , by Stormy Atlantic ; 8 – Tiz the One – All American Miz , by Grand Slam ;
My Selections
1-Tiz America-figures narrowly best in here
2-Fire Lake-think he is one to also consider
3-War Force-could also fire in a big way too

 

 

RACE 5 – POST TIME – 3:23 PM

 

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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 SPECIAL WEIGHT

Purse $41,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $20,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). One Mile.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
1 Rollwithit (LA)   2/C   P A Valenzuela 120 D R Caldwell 15/1
2
2 At My Signal (LA)   2/G L D L Parker 120 C Dodson 8/1
3
3 Set Hut (LA)   2/C L H M Santiago 120 J Delhomme 8/5
4
4 Country Lawyer (LA)   2/G L W R Kay 1155 J E Hodges 9/2
5
5 Thunder Alley (LA)   2/C L C McMahon 120 W B Calhoun 12/1
6
6 Ida’s Warrior (LA)   2/C L S Doyle 120 M E Casse 4/1
7
7 King Cake (LA)   2/G L J Jacinto 120 L J Cuccia 15/1
8
8 Cash First (LA)   2/G L D R Flores 120 R Sibille 8/1
9
9 They Call Me Seb (LA)   2/C L J Graham 120 S Duke 12/1
Owners: 1 – Double Dam Farm, LLC (Delmar R. Caldwell); 2 – Cody Moore; 3 – Set-Hut, LLC (Jake C. Delhomme); 4 – Phyllis J. Hodges; 5 – Stephen Brown, Delvin Heldermon & Jack Clayton; 6 – Kennesaw Mountain Racing (Bill Poston); 7 – Wildcat Racing Stables, Inc. (Edna Carden & Est. of C. Carden); 8 – LA Bred Equine Enterprises, LLC (Jeff Alston); 9 – Northpointe Thoroughbreds (Vic & Nicole Topper)
Breeders: 1 – Dr. Delmar R. Caldwell; 2 – Paul E. Mullen; 3 – Nathan Granger & Set-Hut LLC; 4 – Coteau Grove Farms, LLC; 5 – Stephen Brown; 6 – Hill Stable, LLC; 7 – Stacey Moak; 8 – LA Bred Equine Enterprises; 9 – Northpointe Thoroughbreds
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Royal Strand (IRE) – Friendly Woman , by My Friend Max ; 2 – Porto Foricos – Haliburton Honey , by Regal Classic ; 3 – Daaher – Mist of Honour , by Honour and Glory ; 4 – Closing Argument – Huge , by Meadowlake ; 5 -Flower Alley – Maggies Ransom , by Thunder Gulch ; 6 – Warrior’s Reward – Ida Maria , by Gold Case ; 7 – Thunder Gulch -Sprightly , by Wild Rush ; 8 – Quality Road – Financingavailable , by Kiridashi ; 9 – Discreet Cat – Unbridled Lassie , by Unbridled ;
 Sire of Cash First standing at Lane’s End
Equipment Changes: 5 – Thunder Alley – Blinkers On
My Selections
1-Set Hut-proves solidly best in a promising heat
2-Ida’s Warrior-figures to be in the mix on his best
3-Country Lawyer-another who could make an impact

 

 

RACE 6 – POST TIME – 3:53 PM

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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 $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 November 2 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)

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
1 Smorgasbord (FL)   3/C L $15,000 S Bridgmohan 118 M Lovell 5/2
2
2 Little B (WV)   3/C L $15,000 J Jacinto 118 J O Duhon 5/1
3
3 Driven by Desire (KY)   5/G L $15,000 D R Flores 121 J G Castanon 12/1
4
4 Patriotic (KY)   3/C L $15,000 G Saez 118 J L Jones 3/1
5
5 Ethan’s Landing (LA)   3/G L $15,000 C J Hernandez 115 V Arceneaux 8/1
6
6 Roux D Rocket (LA)   3/G L $15,000 M Pedroza 115 R J Granger 12/1
7
7 Pro Daddy (FL)   4/G L $15,000 F C Torres 121 G E Brooks 7/2
8
8 Zamidue (LA)   3/G L $15,000 J Graham 115 R C Richard 20/1
Also Eligibles:
9
9 Turn to Include (KY) (MTO)   4/G L $15,000 J Graham 121 P Mouton 4/1
10
10 R H Is a Runner (KY) (MTO)   3/G L $10,000 J Jacinto 114 S Margolis 8/1
Owners: 1 – Keith Plaisance; 2 – Storm Stables (Leonard McConnell); 3 – Jose G. Castanon; 4 – Colonel Thoroughbreds, LLC (Kevin Atwood); 5 – Tigertail Ranch (Irwin Olian); 6 – Conrad Clark, Sr; 7 – Ronald Clark; 8 – Beryl Lopez; 9 – James A. Lewis & Charles W. Brown; 10 – Barnett Eques, LLC (Mike Barnett)
Breeders: 1 – Robert Dabdoub; 2 – Schiano Racing Inc.; 3 – Ripplewood Farm LLC.; 4 – Liberty Road Stables; 5 – Tigertail Ranch; 6 – David Nassif; 7 – William F. Murphy & Annabel Murphy; 8 – Beryl B. Lopez; 9 – Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds LLC; 10 – Barnett Stables, L.L.C.
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) – Funky Fraulein , by Sligo Bay (IRE) ; 2 – Dunkirk – Cerise , byRahy ; 3 – Unbridled Energy – Imallzealedup , by Unreal Zeal ; 4 – Awesome Again – Free Flying Soul , by Quiet American ; 5 – Lone Star Special – Always Twining , by Twining ; 6 – Interactif – Royal Street , by Royal Anthem ; 7 – Scat Daddy – Polish Ruby , by Polish Pro ; 8 – Due Date – Zamiracle , by Catienus ; 9 – Include – Withaclick , by With Approval ; 10 – Sidney’s Candy – Turtle Creek Babe , by Grand Slam ;
Equipment Changes: 8 – Zamidue – Blinkers On
My Selections
1-Patriotic-leaning here for the win
2-Turn to Include-also can win this
3-Little B-another who has a chance

 

 

RACE 7 – POST TIME – 4:23 PM

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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 $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Fillies Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $20,000 In Their Last 3 Starts). One Mile.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
1 Runningdowndreams (LA)   2/F L1 R Albarado 120 D Schmidt 12/1
2
2 Quarter Carat (LA)   2/F L C J Hernandez 120 A M Stall, Jr. 4/1
3
3 Toodaloo to You (LA)   2/F L J Graham 120 J E Hodges 15/1
4
4 Rose Guitar (LA)   2/F L J Jacinto 120 J R Mendez 5/1
5
5 Take Charge Rebel (LA)   2/F L S Bridgmohan 120 S Breaux 5/1
6
6 Bing (LA)   2/F L C McMahon 120 N Leggio 20/1
7
7 Singing a Song (LA)   2/F L H M Santiago 120 J Delhomme 5/1
8
8 She’s Got the Mojo (LA)   2/F L1 M Murrill 120 M Stidham 6/1
9
9 Foxy Miss (LA)   2/F L F C Torres 120 W B Calhoun 5/2
Owners: 1 – Whitney J. Zeringue; 2 – Stacey Moak; 3 – Phyllis J. Hodges; 4 – Royce G. Roberts; 5 – Samuel Breaux & Ricky Lagrange; 6 – Glen C. Warren; 7 – Set-Hut, LLC (Jake C. Delhomme); 8 – Dare to Dream Stable, LLC (Michael Faber); 9 – Carl R. Moore Management, LLC (Carl R. Moore)
Breeders: 1 – Summer Hill Farm LLC; 2 – Stacey Moak; 3 – Phyllis Hodges; 4 – Oak Leaf Farm TCLP; 5 – Roy Taylor & Gillian Taylor; 6 – Dr. Glen Warren; 7 – Set-Hut, LLC; 8 – Danny M. Brown & Donna B. Brown; 9 – 4M Ranch
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Colonel John – Carson Copy , by Carson City ; 2 – Tiz Wonderful – Diamondinthestream , by Smart Strike ; 3 – Court Vision – Wicker Park , by Vindication ; 4 – Star Guitar – Rose Hunter , by Jade Hunter ; 5 – Northern Afleet -Rebel Gal , by Honour and Glory ; 6 – Fairbanks – Gayle’s Channel , by English Channel ; 7 – Songandaprayer – Serene Lake , byMeadowlake ; 8 – Hold Me Back – Princess Jo , by Upping the Ante ; 9 – Into Mischief – Cofresi Tesoro , by Successful Appeal ;
My Selections
1-Foxy Miss-edge in a tight one to figure
2-Take Charge Rebel-one to watch here
3-Quarter Carat-another who could take this

 

o Race: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 9

 

RACE 8 – POST TIME – 4:53 PM

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Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double
Fair Grounds CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $17,000. (Includes $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,000 – ALBSS-Accredited LA Bred Slot Supplement). For Three Year Olds And Upward. Three Year Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Since October 2 Allowed 2 Lbs. A Race Since Then Allowed 4 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000 (Races Where Entered For $4,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances). Five And One Half Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1
1 Sparky Sparkles (LA)   5/G L $5,000 S Bridgmohan 117 H Lourd, III 6/1
2
2 It’s Time to B (LA)   4/G L $5,000 W R Kay 1145 W Cormier 10/1
3
3 Cajun Silver (LA)   5/G L $5,000 F Geroux 117 T M Amoss 4/1
4
4 Hughes the Daddy (KY)   6/G L $5,000 J Graham 120 R Courville 15/1
5
5 Dance Caller (FL)   10/G L $5,000 J Jacinto 120 J M Foster 7/2
6
6 Totally Ours (LA)   3/G L $5,000 M Murrill 115 C A Richards 6/1
7
7 War Ready (KY)   5/G L $5,000 R A Bracho 120 G E Brooks 6/1
8
8 Rookie Doo (LA)   5/G L $5,000 P A Valenzuela 117 J O Duhon 10/1
9
9 Dreaming of Joey (KY)   6/G L $5,000 C J Hernandez 122 K G Bourgeois 4/1
Owners: 1 – John Provost; 2 – Winston Cormier & Russell Mire; 3 – Maggi Moss; 4 – Yelverton Stables, LLC (Wesley Chance Yelverton); 5 – 3A Bucking Bulls (Nicole Allen); 6 – Fleur de Lis Investments, LLC (Kevin Delahoussaye); 7 – Gerald E. Brooks; 8 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. (Toby Covel); 9 – Keith Bourgeois
Breeders: 1 – Linda P. Sebastien; 2 – Winston Cormier, Russell Mire &Richard R. Barber; 3 – Darryl Breland; 4 – Hargus Sexton, Sandra Sexton & SilverFern Farm, LLC; 5 – David L. Poll; 6 – Clear Creek Stud LLC; 7 – Don L Ming; 8 – Cloyce C. Clark Jr.; 9 – Herman Heinlein
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Choosing Choice – Velourious , by Mr. Sparkles ; 2 – Time Bandit – If It’s Meant to B , byDavid ; 3 – Porto Foricos – Luanne’s Gift , by Monetary Gift ; 4 – Henny Hughes – With Lemon , by Lemon Drop Kid ; 5 – Concorde’s Tune – Call Me Dancer , by Gate Dancer ; 6 – Half Ours – Swifty Victress , by Macho Uno ; 7 – More Than Ready – Satulah , by Gone West ; 8 – Sightseeing – Bojangle’s Cat , by Tabasco Cat ; 9 – Rockport Harbor – Miss Stormy Pick , by Storm Creek ;
Equipment Changes: 3 – Cajun Silver – Blinkers off
My Selections
1-Cajun Silver-narrow choice in this subpar contest
2-Dreaming of Joey-figures to be in the mix here
3-War Ready-another who should make a impact 

 

 

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 MAIDEN CLAIMING $25,000 – $20,000

Purse $18,000. (Includes $8,000 – Other Sources). For Accredited La Bred Maidens, Fillies Two Years Old. Weight, 120 Lbs. Claiming Price $25,000, For Each $2,500 To $20,000 1 lb. Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse  Virtual
Stable
A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Tenaciously (LA)   2/F L1 $20,000 W R Kay 1135 A Balderas 20/1
2 2 Force Awakens (LA)   2/F L $25,000 C McMahon 120 W B Calhoun 6/1
3 3 Vanishing Image (LA)   2/F L $25,000 C J Hernandez 120 R Sibille 8/1
4 4 Fight the Light (LA)   2/F L $25,000 J Riquelme 120 R Faucheux 12/1
5 5 Sabe Marcelete (LA)   2/F L $25,000 M Murrill 120 J H Meaux 8/1
6 6 Abboccato (LA)   2/F L1 $25,000 G Saez 120 R Moquett 8/1
7 7 We Girls Rule (LA)   2/F L $25,000 F Geroux 120 S B Flint 6/1
8 8 Untethered Soul (LA)   2/F   $25,000 V L Smith 120 K L Hargrave 12/1
9 9 Carellie’s Candy (LA)   2/F L $25,000 M Pedroza 120 P Mouton 12/1
10 10 Bellas Run (LA)   2/F L $25,000 J Jacinto 120 J R Mendez 7/2
11 11 What’s the Point (LA)   2/F L1 $25,000 D R Flores 120 M R Scherer 9/2

Owners: 1 – Ray Whitley; 2 – Royal Colors Racing, LLC (Michael J. Rose); 3 – LA Bred Equine Enterprises, LLC (Jeff Alston); 4 – Thomas L. Arnaud; 5 – Niketa Bellard; 6 – Rialto Racing Stables and Southern Springs Stables; 7 – Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC (Carrol Castille); 8 – Lisa Ann Meaux; 9 – Michael Levistone, Andrew L. Drapkin & Michael E. Katz; 10 – Royce G. Roberts; 11 – Robert Bernacki & Merrill R. Scherer

Breeders: 1 – Ray A. Whitley; 2 – Bayou Thoroughbreds, LLC & SugarlandThoroughbreds, LLC; 3 – LA Bred Equine Enterprises; 4 – Thomas L. Arnaud; 5 – Joan Adcock; 6 – Gulf Haven Farms, LLC; 7 – J. Adcock & Hume Wornall; 8 – Terry Gabriel & Lisa Meaux; 9 – Summer Hill Farm LLC; 10 – Oak Leaf Farm TCLP; 11 – Merrill Scherer & Lora Pitre

Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – Proudinsky (GER) – St. Tribute , by Gold Tribute ; 2 – Into Mischief – Tactical Info , byTactical Advantage ; 3 – Ready’s Image – Half a Notion , by Half Ours ; 4 – Pleasantly Perfect – Fight the Storm , by Stormy Atlantic ; 5 – Interactif – Reckon , by Devil His Due ; 6 – Maclean’s Music – La Vida Vino , by Tale of the Cat ; 7 – Forefathers – Up We Go , byWaquoit ; 8 – Songandaprayer – Idol Gift , by Miner’s Mark ; 9 – Sidney’s Candy – Dynamic Broad , by Broad Brush ; 10 – Run Production – Bella’s Beauty , by Announce ; 11 – Concord Point – Threehits N a Miss , by Concerto ;

Equipment Changes: 2 – Force Awakens – Blinkers off

My Selections

1-We Girls Rule-edge in a wide open finale

2-Bellas Run-thinking she can be there too

3-What’s the Point-another who can take this 

That will do it for the Friday slate of races. I will be back to preview the Saturday slate and it will be a cold rainy weekend so we shall see how that affects the racing. Until then as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Thursday’s Results

Wins-3/9                 Season-16/66

ITM’s-5/9                Season-40/66

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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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