Fair Grounds Recap – Dec 20th
Fast main track and yielding turf course. Late runners enjoyed plenty of success on both surfaces.
Victor Lebron and Shane Sellers both booted home a pair. Helen Pitts saddled two winners on the card.
Horse for course Good And Lucky rallied for the win in the 45th running of the Tenacious Handicap. Shane Sellers rode the winner for Josie Carroll.
A couple of decent 3yo’s ran in the optional claiming 10th, and Indiana Derby also-ran Fundy got back on track with an off the pace neck tally. Flying Pegasus made a nice move to grad the lead in the stretch, but he weakened to finish a clear 3rd in his first start since June.
On the analysis front, I got home tops Fundy ($10) and Pass By The House ($11.20). I also tabbed the 1st race trifecta ($53.80), the 3rd race exacta ($25.40), the 11th race exacta ($62.80), the final pick three ($260), and the late double ($66.40).
Fair Grounds Preview – Dec 21st
A 9-race program will be run on Monday at the Fair Grounds. The skies are expected to sunny with a high temperature of 64. Pick 6 carryover of $2,037.
My daily full cards from Fair Grounds are available through Today’s Racing Digest (free sign up), and I will be posting a daily free pick on their site as well. Click here to view my Monday free selection (2nd race) from Fair Grounds.
Monday’s trainer to watch is Morris Nicks. He enjoyed a great meet at Louisiana Downs, and after a slow start he has started to heat up at Fair Grounds. He has Tensas Palmyra in the 8th and Dalainey’s Friend in the finale. Jamie Theriot rides both, and I’ll make him my rider to watch.
My MySpace free selection of the day is the 1st race from Fair Grounds.
My Horse Racing Nation free selection of the day is the 6th race from Fair Grounds.
Daily results and video from Fair Grounds can be found here.