Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – 2/13/2021
by: Ed Meyer
Fair Grounds Race #10 – The G-3 Mineshaft – 1 1/16 – 5:44 pm
BetPTC.com Selections / #2 – Wells Bayou / #4 – Maxfield / #3 – Chess Chief
#2 Wells Bayou is a son of Lookin At Lucky for Brad Cox with John Velasquez in the irons. Speedy colt who is 2 for 2 ITM at FG and exits a beaten favorite effort in the G3 Louisiana. Switches over to John Velasquez from Florent Geroux who has the mount on Maxfield. 2nd start off the layoff and a bullet work to sharpen up for this race. #4 Maxfield is an undefeated son of Street Sense for Brendan Walsh with Florent Geroux in the saddle. A late pack stalker who should benefit from a red hot pace. He is 1 for 1 at FG with a win and been off for 56 days seeking his 5th in a row. #3 Chess Chief hails from the Dallas Stewart barn with James Graham aboard. He is 5 for 7 ITM at FG and makes his 3rd off a layoff move today.
Race #11 – The G-3 Fair Grounds Stakes – 1 1/16 on the turf – 6:16 pm
BetPTC.com Selections / #8 – Factor This / #3 – Artie’s Rumor / #4 – Danceteria
#8 Factor This is a speedy son of The Factor for Brad Cox with Shaun Bridgmohan in the saddle. He exits a beaten favorite effort at GP and is 3 for 3 ITM at FG. He’s been away for two months and shows a quick turn of foot. Cox wins 30% coming off a beaten chalk angle and sports a sharp work in preparation. #3 Artie’s Rumor hails from the Mike Maker barn with B.J. Hernandez in the irons. A solid stalker who has been knocking on the door and 5 for 7 ITM at FG. His last race looked like a perfect prep moving up the class ladder. #4 Danceteria enters for Graham Motion and John Velasquez in the irons. He’s a late runner and should benefit from 2nd time Lasix and is eligible to improve off his last race.
Race #12 – The G-2 Rachel Alexandra – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 6:47 pm
BetPTC.com Selections / #1 – Clairiere / #8 – Travel Column / #2 – Souper Sensational
#1 Clairiere is a daughter of Curlin for Steve Asmussen with Joe Talamo in the saddle. She draws the rail off a two month layoff and sports a sharp work. Talamo picks up the call and should lay right off the pace poised to pounce. #8 Travel Column hails from the Brad Cox barn with Florent Geroux in the saddle. A daughter of Frosted who is a strong late runner. She’s been off for 2 months and the barn has been red hot going 7 for 12 ITM over the course. She is ready for a 2021 campaign and should come gunning when they round the far turn. #2 Souper Sensational is a daughter of Curlin for Mark Casse and Declan Carroll. She is 3 for 3 ITM lifetime and makes her 2nd start of the 2021 season. Her last race showed promise coming off the Woodbine synthetic.
Race #13 – The G-2 Risen Star – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 7:18 pm
BetPTC.com Selections / #11 – Mandaloun / #12 – Keepmeinmind / #4 – Carillo
#11 Mandaloun gets first time blinkers where the Brad Cox barn wins 24% on this equipment change. Florent Geroux has the call and he wins 30% with Cox. A late runner by Into Mischief should come motoring late off his bullet work over the track. The distance should be no problem with his style of running. #12 Keepmeinmind hails from Robertino Diodoro barn with David Cohen getting the call. A late running colt who scored in the G2 at CD. He has a bullet work at OP and should give a good account of himself today. #4 Carillo enters for Thom Amoss and James Graham. A late running colt who is 1 for 1 shipping in from AQU. Amoss wins 22% with his shippers and the rider trainer combo has been 7 for 14 ITM the past few weeks. Look for a string late move from Graham who wins 18% with late runners.