Fair Grounds Recap – Dec 12th
Sloppy main track, and card was halted after the 8th race due to poor weather conditions. The remaining four Louisiana Champions Day races will be run on Dec 19th. Early-pressing types nabbed four of the five thoroughbred races.
As mentioned above, the remaining four Louisiana Champions Day races (Turf, Ladies Sprint, Classic, Sprint) will be run as part of the Dec 19th Santa Super Saturday card, which already has five stakes races on the docket. Should be a great day of racing…weather permitting!
Robby Albarado booted home a pair.
QH Classic: I was all over this quarter horse affair as my four analyzed contenders made up the superfecta. Blue Louisiana Jolla ($19.40) was the winner for Mayo/Potts.
QH Derby: 2-1 fav Toast to Streakin settled for the show behind 7-1 winner Jes a Game. Ransom rode the winner for Kenneth Roberts.
QH Juvenile: 3rd and final quarter horse event was captured by win machine Game Show Special. $7.80 was not a bad win mutual considering he was scoring for the 8th time in ten starts. Vazquez booted home the son of Game Patriot for trainer Robert Dimitt.
Champions Day Starter Handicap: Twilight Ross ($3.20) lived up to his low odds with a sharp tally under Robby Albarado. Keith Bourgeois was the winning conditioner.
Champions Day Ladies: Superior Storm reportedly did not love the wet footing, but she was classy enough to pull off a prominent throughout tally over 56-1 Vickies in Town. That’s two straight for Albarado, and Richard Jackson saddled the winner.
Champions Day Juvenile: Thoroughbred chalk fest continues with even money entry running 1-2. Red Rally bested stablemate Devilish Due by a little more than three lengths, and ‘Cisco Torres was the winning pilot for Merrill Scherer.
Champions Day Lassie: This one turned into a laugher as Speedacious ($11.20) lived up to her name with a romping wire job tally over Sheza Sexy A. P. and a wide Oh Whata Holiday. That was vintage Carlos Gonzalez, and Bret Calhoun saddled the fleet daughter of Yankee Gentleman.
On the analysis front, I tabbed the QH Classic trifecta, which came back $366.80 for a deuce. My 2nd choices nabbed five of the eight races run on Saturday.
Fair Grounds Preview – Dec 13th
A 10-race program will be run at the Fair Grounds on Sunday, and let’s hope for some help from the weather gods. There is a 30% chance of isolated storms with a high temperature around 70.
Once again, let’s make Steve Margolis the trainer to watch. He continues to send out lives wires, and he has a trio entered on Sunday. Devilish Berti is entered for main track only purposes in the 4th. Second time starter Brickyard Helen is 8-1 in the 7th, and Bashful Bertie (blinkers on) is given a 12-1 chance in the 9th race.
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