Fair Grounds Recap – Feb 5th
Fast main track and off the turf. Track played fair with Salty Wave (3rd race) the only wire job winner on the afternoon.
Hat trick for James Graham, and Robby Albarado booted home a pair. Tom Amoss, Steve Asmussen, and Bret Calhoun each saddled two winners on the card.
In the Friday optional claiming feature, Cush stalked, pounced, and held off overbet fav Mr. Porter.
On the analysis front, I got home tops Just Another Girl ($5.80) and Seeking Ms Shelley (best bet #2, $10.60). I also tabbed the early double ($14.60), the 3rd race exacta (best bet #1, $11.60), Pick 3 (race 1-3, $41.60), the 5th race exacta ($37.60), Pick 3 (race 5-7, $261.40), and the Super High 5 ($977.10).
Fair Grounds Preview – Feb 6th
A 12-race program will be run on Saturday at the Fair Grounds. Pick six carryover of $2,638.
The feature race is the Black Gold Stakes for 3yo’s traveling five and one-half furlongs on the turf. Grand Slam Andre is the solid 7-5 favorite exiting a nice off the pace tally in a minor stakes tally in New Mexico. He has never tried turf but is bred to handle the sod, and it remains to be seen if this race stays on the green.
My daily full cards from Fair Grounds are available through Today’s Racing Digest (free sign up). I also have a Digest free pick page, and my Saturday free selection is the 6th race from Fair Grounds.
Daily results and video can be found on the Horse Racing Nation Fair Grounds Race Course page.