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Friday Selections for the Fair Grounds

Happy New Year everyone and with the new year brings a fresh beginning. Here is my look at the New Year's Day card as I look to kick off 2010 in a fast fashion...

FAIR GROUNDS
Friday, January 1, 2010

1st (Post time 1:00)
1 Mile 40 Yards | Fillies and Mares | 4 Year Olds And Up Claiming ($7,500) | Purse: $14,000
Prg. # PP Horse Jockey Trainer Wt. Claim $ Equip. Med. ML
1 1 Elegante' Martin E M Jr Lovell Michelle 120 $7,500
L 5-2
2 2 Corrine Bourque C C Glyshaw Tim 120 $7,500
L 6-1
3 3 Celestial Show Sellers S J Perez Jose 117 $7,500
L 9-2
4 4 Get a Victory Agilar T Gabriel Leo G Jr 120 $7,500
L 8-1
5 5 Aztec Tune Eramia R E Richards Corale A 120 $7,500
L 8-1
6 6 No No Bad Kitty Graham J Mouton Patrick 117 $7,500
L 8-1
7 7 Run for Z Torres F C Alonzo Howard 117 $7,500
L 12-1
8 8 Dear Jesse Mena M Calhoun W. B 120 $7,500
L 7-2
Exacta / Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double / Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3)
My Selections
1-Elegante-fave leads this day off as he looks tough
2-Dear Jesse-can factor with his best effort
3-Corrine-rallies into the mix


2nd (1:28)
About 1 Mile (Turf) | Fillies and Mares | 4 Year Olds And Up Claiming ($30,000 - $25,000) | Purse: $24,000
Prg. # PP Horse Jockey Trainer Wt. Claim $ Equip. Med. ML
1 1 Capotetta Jacinto J Haydel Cliff 118 $25,000
L 20-1
2 2 Walloon Mena M Foley Gregory D 120 $30,000
L 12-1
3 3 Tenacious Bridgmohan S X Asmussen Steven M 118 $25,000
L 8-1
4 4 After the Storm Perrodin E J Mouton Patrick 120 $30,000
L 6-1
5 5 Peggy Sus Path Martin E M Jr Smith Celia 120 $30,000
L 20-1
6 6 Pearl of Valor Sellers S J Stewart Dallas 120 $30,000
L 9-2
7 7 Sarahlane'sdestiny Gonzalez C V Leggio Andrew Jr 120 $30,000
L 20-1
8 8 Chantilly Lady Albarado R J Good John 120 $30,000
L 3-1
9 9 Peaceful Battle Graham J Pessin Neil L 120 $30,000
L 5-2
10 10 Miss Redoubled Torres F C Scherer Merrill R 120 $30,000
L 8-1
Exacta / Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Pick 3 (Races 2-3-4) / $0.50 Pick 4 (Races 2-3-4-5)
My Selections
1-Chantilly Lady proves narrowly best in ultra competitve tussle
2-Pearl Of Valor-another major player here
3-Peaceful Battle-merits a look in this test as well


3rd (1:57)
1 Mile 40 Yards | Fillies | 3 Year Olds Maiden Claiming ($15,000 - $10,000) | Purse: $17,000
Prg. # PP Horse Jockey Trainer Wt. Claim $ Equip. Med. ML
1 1 Pretty Legs Martin E M Jr Tamburello Joey 118 $13,000
L 8-1
2 2 Favorite Daughter Graham J Nicks Morris G 120 $15,000
FTL 5-1
3 3 Twicethspeedoflite Torres F C Wilson Shane 120 $15,000
L 12-1
4 4 Lady Aleya Lanerie C J Delahoussaye K W 115 $10,000
L 8-1
5 5 Aniversario Clark K D Tanner Robert 120 $15,000
L 30-1
6 6 Zee Jolie Dugas D Mouton Patrick 115 $10,000
L 10-1
7 7 Ide Be Spartacus Valenzuela P A Scherer Gary 120 $15,000 Blk-Off L 9-2
8 8 Rock 'til Dawn Melancon J Stidham Michael 1105 $10,000
L 6-1
9 9 Renata Theriot H J II Brinkman Brett 120 $15,000
L 5-2
10 10 Casual Gray Eramia R E Richards Corale A 115 $10,000
L 30-1
11 11 In Production Gonzalez C V Calhoun W. B 120 $15,000
L 12-1
Exacta / Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Pick 3 (Races 3-4-5)
My Selections
1-Favorite Daughter-edge in a wide open scramble
2-Ide Be Spartacus-equipment change helps his chances
3-Zee Jolie-price player can factor with best


4th (2:26)
About 5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf) | Fillies and Mares | 4 Year Olds And Up Allowance Optional Claiming ($62,500) | Purse: $49,000
Prg. # PP Horse Jockey Trainer Wt. Claim $ Equip. Med. ML
1 1 Adorably Dangerous Theriot H J II Springer Frank R 119

L 8-1
2 2 Nedjma Lanerie C J Amoss Thomas 119

L 6-1
3 3 Zee Zee Bridgmohan S X Asmussen Steven M 119

L 6-1
4 4 Seeking Ms Shelley Torres F C Duhon Joseph O 119

L 5-1
5 5 Dashel Graham J Pessin Neil L 119

L 3-1
6 6 Mommie Whiz Jacinto J Pierce Malcolm 119

L 7-2
7 7 Judy's Light Riquelme J Journet Theo 116

L 12-1
8 8 Oculuna Mena M Amoss Thomas 119 $62,500
L 9-2
Exacta / Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Pick 3 (Races 4-5-6)
My Selections
1-Dashel-edge in a compact affair
2-Occluna-another who deserves a long look
3-Mommie Whiz-she also has a chance to top this crew


5th (2:56)
6 Furlongs | Open | 4 Year Olds And Up Claiming ($15,000 - $12,500) | Purse: $18,000
Prg. # PP Horse Jockey Trainer Wt. Claim $ Equip. Med. ML
1 1 Texas Birdstone Graham J Amoss Thomas 119 $15,000 Blk-Off L 8-1
2 2 Cool Hero Mena M Flint Bernard S 119 $15,000
L 9-2
3 3 Leesville Jacinto J Mouton Patrick 116 $15,000
L 8-1
4 4 Smilin' Del Theriot H J II Hawley Wesley 119 $15,000
L 6-1
5 5 K C Shuffle Eramia R E Richards Corale A 119 $15,000
L 12-1
6 6 Devilish Berti Bridgmohan S X Margolis Steve 121 $15,000
L 9-5
7 7 War Bridle Lanerie C J Autrey Cody 119 $15,000
L 5-2
Exacta / Trifecta Pick 3 (Races 5-6-7) / $2.00 Pick 6 (Races 5-10)
My Selections
1-Devilish Bertie-tough to deny here
2-War Bridle-completes a chalky exacta
3-Leesville-adds some value to exotics


6th (3:25)
About 1 1/16 Miles (Turf) | Open | 3 Year Olds Maiden Special Weight | Purse: $43,000
Prg. # PP Horse Jockey Trainer Wt. Claim $ Equip. Med. ML
1 1 Southern Legend Bridgmohan S X Carroll Josie 120

L 2-1
2 2 Saintly Tale Torres F C Hanna Clark 120

L 15-1
3 3 Timely Pursuit Hernandez B J Jr Stidham Michael 120

L 6-1
4 4 Stand Albarado R J Stall Albert M Jr 120

FTL 6-1
5 5 Sicomoro Graham J Glenney John 120

L 20-1
6 6 Spiderman Ridge Agilar T Saffel John 120

L 30-1
7 7 Bird Empire Jacinto J Lukas D Wayne 120

FTL 9-2
8 8 Auditorium Lanerie C J Pierce Malcolm 120

L 10-1
9 9 Wild Again Soul Sellers S J Stewart Dallas 120

L 4-1
10 10 Nibbles and Bits Melancon J Schweda Brian 1155

L 30-1
11 AE Bascom Hall Mena M Foley Gregory D 120

L 2-1
12 AE Distorted Vision Hernandez B J Jr Werner Ronny 120

L 8-1
13 AE Coffee Break Theriot H J II Howard Neil J 120

L 4-1
14 AE Tenplus Valenzuela P A Mott William I 120

FTL 6-1
Exacta / Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Pick 3 (Races 6-7-8)
My Selections
1-Southern Legend-slight edge in a good looking contest
2-Stand-Lasix helps his cause here
3-Timely Pursuit-raliies into the picture


7th (3:55)
1 Mile 40 Yards | Open | 3 Year Olds Maiden Claiming ($25,000 - $20,000) | Purse: $20,000
Prg. # PP Horse Jockey Trainer Wt. Claim $ Equip. Med. ML
1 1 Brother Stuart Sellers S J Stewart Dallas 120 $25,000
L 5-1
2 2 Meetmeatthebank Agilar T Schweda Brian 120 $25,000
L 50-1
3 3 Speedy Solution Albarado R J Scherer Merrill R 120 $25,000
L 4-1
4 4 Flashing Green Jacinto J Glyshaw Tim 120 $25,000 Blk-On L 20-1
5 5 Southern Saint Theriot H J II Guillot Eric 120 $25,000 Blk-Off L 8-1
6 6 Ridethehighcountry Martin E M Jr Flint Bernard S 118 $20,000 Blk-On L 12-1
7 7 Bogue Sound Graham J Stidham Michael 118 $20,000
L 6-1
8 8 Rich Tumbleweed Mena M Nicks Morris G 120 $25,000
FTL 15-1
9 9 Vlad the Impailer Hernandez B J Jr McKeever Andrew 120 $25,000
L 3-1
10 10 Guilty Plea Dugas D Hawley Wesley 120 $25,000
L 8-1
11 11 Full Force Lanerie C J Howard Neil J 120 $25,000
L 8-1
Exacta / Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Pick 3 (Races 7-8-9) / $0.50 Pick 4 (Races 7-8-9-10)
My Selections
1-Speedy Solution-fancy this one slightly in a hard race to decipher
2-Brother Stuart-fave ought to factor throughout
3-Vlad the Impalier-contention for top billing also includes this guy


8th (4:25)
About 5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf) | Fillies and Mares | 4 Year Olds And Up Allowance | Purse: $45,000
Prg. # PP Horse Jockey Trainer Wt. Claim $ Equip. Med. ML
1 1 My Anna Rose Mena M Flint Bernard S 119

L 15-1
2 2 Better Than Swiss Sellers S J Calhoun W. B 119

L 9-2
3 3 A. P. Elegance Bridgmohan S X Asmussen Steven M 119

L 8-1
4 4 True Brew Graham J Springer Frank R 119

L 5-1
5 5 Freyja Theriot H J II Moran, Sr. Donald W 119

L 12-1
6 6 Passion Du Coeur Torres F C Pitts Helen 119

L 12-1
7 7 Cat At Play Lanerie C J Carroll David 119

L 5-2
8 8 Tsunami Bertie Hernandez B J Jr Margolis Steve 119

L 6-1
9 9 Show 'Em All Valenzuela P A Mott William I 121

L 6-1
10 10 Tears of Jupiter Bourque C C Heitzmann Eric L 119

L 12-1
11 MTO Our Sassy Ten Perrodin E J Mouton Patrick 119

L 5-1
12 AE Amusing Plan Theriot H J II Stidham Michael 119

L 9-2
Exacta / Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Pick 3 (Races 8-9-10)
My Selections
1-Cat At Play-trainer has gaudy stats with limited starters
2-Better Than Swiss-can tp this cast with best effort
3-A.P. Elegance-pricey sort merits a look in here


9th (4:55)
6 Furlongs | Open | 4 Year Olds And Up Claiming ($7,500) | Purse: $13,000
Prg. # PP Horse Jockey Trainer Wt. Claim $ Equip. Med. ML
1 1 Creole Sote Melancon J Joseph Harold 1125 $7,500
L 30-1
2 2 Ack Crafty Dugas D Burgess Mike 120 $7,500
L 12-1
3 3 Lemon Drop Magic Faul R J Gary Paul B 120 $7,500
L 5-1
4 4 Bonwell Torres F C Bowman Carl 123 $7,500
L 6-1
5 5 Dot's Imp Perrodin E J Mouton Patrick 120 $7,500
L 9-2
6 6 Adger Bridgmohan S X Asmussen Steven M 120 $7,500
L 7-2
7 7 Be by Me Graham J Flint Bernard S 120 $7,500
L 6-1
8 8 My Boy Coy Bankston III E Bankston Earl 120 $7,500
L 12-1
9 9 Matching Whites Jacinto J Glyshaw Tim 120 $7,500
L 3-1
Exacta / Trifecta / $0.10 Superfecta Daily Double
My Selections
1-Adger-edge in a tough contest
2-Dot's Imp-do not dismiss this one as he should be in the hunt
3-Matching Whites-factors late for all


10th (5:24)
6 Furlongs | Open | 4 and 5 Year Olds Maiden Special Weight | Purse: $45,000
Prg. # PP Horse Jockey Trainer Wt. Claim $ Equip. Med. ML
1 1 Seven Point Seven Bonnet C Colligan Chester 1185

L 12-1
2 2 Van Missiletoe Perrodin E J Mouton Patrick 123

L 4-1
3 3 Wash Island Eschete N L Delahoussaye M 123

L 15-1
4 4 Polar Storm Eramia R E Marechal Merlin 123

L 20-1
5 5 Shanghai Jim Gonzalez C V Behler Judy L 123

L 6-1
6 6 Romeo Volponi Melancon J Sibille Ray 1185

L 8-1
7 7 I'm a Salty Cat Clark K D Moran, Sr. Donald W 123

FTL 10-1
8 8 Burning the Rules Agilar T Counts James 123


8-1
9 9 Hell of a Screamer Brown M Delahoussaye Tommy 123


20-1
10 10 Morgan the Mighty Theriot H J II Duplichan William R 123

FTL 20-1
11 11 Blue Fuse Dugas D Richards Corale A 123

L 8-1
12 12 Stretch O'Brien Martin E M Jr Breaux Samuel 123

L 5-2
13 AE Frigid Kiss Bankston III E Counts James 123
Blk-On L 15-1
14 AE Run Destiny Run Lanerie C J Breaux Samuel 123

L 5-1
Exacta / Trifecta Super Hi-5
My Selections
1-Van Missiletoe-edge in a mad dash of a closer
2-Romeo Volponi-value player can capture this with top effort

3-Stretch O'Brien-fave must overcome post but still is a factor

That's it for the 1st racing card of 2010. Let's get this off to a good start, shall we? Happy New Year again everyone, and as always may your winners be plentiful and your wallets be fat.

Thursday's Results: Wins-2/9; ITM'S-4/9
Overall season record: Wins-82/308; ITM'S-190/308
 
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