Picks made for fast track and on turf.
4: Daphne’s Fire: Was claimed out of debut race; moves into new barn and attracts Graham.
5: Mally’s Monsoon: Comes in from Turfway; probably didn’t like the track; fits here.
6: Harold’s Cloud: Has a win over this track; took on tougher foes in Arkansas: one the beat.
1: Rickey Bobby: Was disqualified out of a win earlier in meet; today could get that win back.
1: Naturalbornsender: First-time starter for Faucheux; working well; draws rail; positives.
9: Daisy de Oro: Another first-time starter in here who is bred to win early: working well.
1: Hei Hei Custivity: Gets back to the inside today; has the right running style to pounce late.
2: Wupkar: taking this one’s last at face value; is in good form; will take some beating today.
7: Arden’s Assault: First-time starter here for Cox; well bred; Cox is tough with these types.
5: Urban Force: Has an upset shot here; should like the turf; ran better than looked in debut.
IF OFF TURF: 7: 3
10: Dorgenois: Claimed out of last and comes back in higher class; a sign of positive intent here.
6: For Harper: Was on the improve before last in a tougher group; fits amongst these for a shot.
9: First Mission: Ran very well first out; this one will be tough to beat at short odds.
11: Neighbor: Made nice run first out going two turns: should show major improvement today.
8: Dowagiac Chief: Two for two over this turf course: has been freshened; ready to run.
7: Just Might: Old warrior has won nearly a million: loves this Fair Grounds turf course.
IF OFF TURF: 9 -3
5: Lilrascalman: Looking for a price in the last and this one has won and placed at the level.
2: Big Bella Brown: Always shows up and runs his race: moves into a new barn for this effort.
Around the Track
Just a few more racing days before the meet is over but not before a terrific day of racing next Saturday featuring the Louisiana Derby and the Fair Grounds Oaks. Trainer Brad Cox holds a strong hand by winning all three Louisiana Derby prep races with three different horses. Jaces Road, Instant Coffee and Angel of Empire won the Gun Runner, Lecomte and Risen Star, so it will be interesting to see who makes it to the starting gate. Trainer Tom Amoss reports all things go for his filly Hoosier Philly who will likely go off as the strong favorite to win the Oaks.
Our Best Bet today will be in Race 9 — Lilrascalman who should get a nice price on a horse who has run well at this level this meet.
Good luck and may they all come home safely.