Saturday January 4, 2013
Please double check all program numbers prior to wagering
Fair Grounds Race 6, 6 furlongs Claiming $7,500 3L (4:25 ET)
Best Value Play: #4 Lucky Fungo (12/1)
Most Likely Winner: #6 Splurgess (3/1)
Other Contenders: #2 Cheetah Pants (5/2), #7 Daddy’s Song (7/2)
Analysis: Splurgess has the speed to control the race and the class to win at this level. Cheetah Pants comes back after a rest for a trainer good with layoff runners, plus the class drop increases her appeal. Daddy’s Song is in good form and her back class could make the difference in the race. Lucky Fungo will be ignored on the board but her running style, with good positioning, may give her a chance to upset.
Fair Grounds Race 10, 5 1/2 furlongs Claiming $5,000 2L (6:25 ET)
Best Value Play: #9 Tough Jeans (8/1)
Most Likely Winner: #11 Bulls Blue Lady (7/2)
Other Contenders: #1 Always in Trouble (6/1) #5 Madmoiselle Allie (3/1)
Analysis: Bulls Blue Lady goes for a top level claiming trainer and is a consistent performer. Always in Trouble moves up but after a career best races, and keeps Eramia in the irons. Madmoiselle Allie ships in from Delta and plummets in class with hot jock. Tough Jeans runs for a good barn and is eligible to show a big improvement.