Race 1

6 – Cajun Maid – off a brief layoff with speed to control the race up front

2 – Heatseeker Sharon – likes the dirt and can stalk the early speed

SELECTIONS FOR DIRT – If ON TURF – 2-6

Race 2

1 – Forty Won One – like the cutback and has two good races at sprint distance

2 – Shezoutonbail – cut back but will have to work out a trip behind the speed

Race 3

7 – U Hush – an 0-18 horse at the FG so demand double digit odds and bet to place

8 – Richmond County – recent claim – ran behind next out winner

Race 4

3 – Shezflippensexy – bet down in first start at Del Mar – ran well

4 – Betterwithbourbon – third race and back with easier

Race 5

7 – Zarbys Derby Day – might not have liked sloppy track in last

4 – Leroidessoux – drops again and was our best bet in last – ran well

Race 6

7 – Prince of the Bar – has run well in all three starts – had a spot of trouble in last

8 – Fast Cast – will likely get to the front with sharp jock Graham in the irons

Race 7

5 – Swamped – drops down from special weights and looks fastest

7 – Cajun Martini – speed and outside and comes out of good races

Race 8

8 – My Kay Sara – will have the early speed necessary to control the race early

3 – Davids Honor – beat top choice in last and can do so again

Race 9

3 – Udoknowjack – big win in last and still improving – can upset

4 – Country Flavor – ships down from cold weather Chicago to cold Nola

Around the Track

The stars come out on Saturday for the Road to the Kentucky Derby Kickoff weekend at the Fair Grounds. The Lecomte Stakes for three-year-old colts and the Silverbulletday Stakes for three-year-old fillies showcase the best horses, trainers and jockeys. Kentucky Derby winners Calvin Borel and Todd Pletcher will be represented with entries. The Lecomte is led by Eagle – a troubled third behind subsequent Jerome Stakes winner El Khabeir but there are many worthy challengers hoping to keep their Kentucky Derby dreams alive with a good placing in the Lecomte.

Best Bet

Our Best Bet today will be in Race 2- # 1 Forty Won One. Has good races at this level and might get an inflated price today creating the value we look for. Good Luck and may they all come home safely.