Fair Grounds Recap – Feb 6th
Fast main track and off the turf. Four wire jobs on the 12-race program. Stalkers and closers nabbed the other eight races, so the track was fair.
Miguel Mena booted home a pair.
The Black Gold Stakes was moved to the main track at five and one-half furlongs. Comedero scratched, and that left Royal Express as the lone speed, and he went all the way over Vito Filletto. Overbet stretch running fav Grand Slam Andre had no chance with the lack of pace and was headed out of 3rd.
Sharp debut tally by Jedidiah in the 4th as he stormed home from off the pace to win by more than four.
Visavis is probably headed back to the 3yo filly stakes ranks after a handy stalk and pounce tally over Starlite Starbrite in the 5th.
Fast Alex graduated 2nd time out while trying two turns for the first time in the 10th race. The 3yo son of Smart Alex is worth following.
On the analysis front, I got home best bet top Jennifer’s Venture ($4.80). I also tabbed the Pick 3 (race 4-6, $82), Pick 3 (5-7, $47), the 10th race trifecta ($181), and Pick 3 (9-11, $220.60).
Fair Grounds Preview – Feb 7th
A 9-race program will be run on Sunday at the Fair Grounds. Pick six carryover of $4,031. Sunny skies are expected with a high temperature of 54.
Note the special first post of 11:30AM (central time) on Super Bowl Sunday. Three turf races are on the docket, and with a few dry days in a row, let’s hope they are back on the weeds.
My MySpace free selection of the day is the 8th race from Fair Grounds.
My Horse Racing Nation free selection of the day is the Grade 2 San Antonio from Santa Anita Park.
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