Saturday, February 25, 2017

Stakes Saturday down in New Orleans

We take in another Derby prep race in festive New Orleans, Louisiana.

Fair Grounds Race Course Race 11 {Risen Star~G2~1 1/16 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A talented field of eleven will strive to put Derby points on the board in this annual graded stakes race. There is enough speed to maintain an honest pace.  Speed figs look very close giving anyone of these guys a chance at victory. It should be another great race on the road to the roses.

#6 Guest Suite (Albarado / Howard) may have a slight edge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers that earned him a victory in each. He is working a five race progression and has put in four sensational peaking workouts keying in on this race. A son of Quality Road, he should take up a tracking position.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#9 Mo Town (J. Velazquez / A Dutrow) comes in from New York to challenge these lads. He holds the second highest last out speed number at a longer route, a three race progression, and three robust workouts. This son of Uncle Mo could be in the thick of it from the get go.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#3 Local Hero (Geroux / Asmussen) could lead them out of the gate and wire this field. He holds the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three sharp peaking workouts. A son of Hard Spun, he has already posted a win over the Fair Grounds track.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#12 Horse Fly (Mena / Lukas) appears to be in tip-top form with a couple of excellent last out speed numbers, a four race progression, and three fine workouts. He has gone this distance twice hitting the board both times. A son of Mineshaft, he could take up a close tracking position and move swiftly into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Guest Suite  /  #9 Mo Town  /  #3 Local Hero  /  #12 Horse Fly.

Furlong Friday Results
Fair Grounds Race Course R7.  Allowance Optional Claiming.  Our pick, Speightsong, finished 2nd for show money of $2.10.
Superfecta went 1-4-5-7.
Bankroll gains a buck to settle at $95.07.

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