Picks made today for fast track and on turf.
1. Bella Vaquera: Drops in class tries turf again off sharp workout.
9. Creeker’s Cat: Coming off graduation and a sharp workout moving up in class.
Off turf selections: 1-3.
1. Shezararejoule: Draws favorable rail post looking to improve here second off layoff.
3. Duel Fool: Drops down two classes off five-month layoff will sit right off pace.
9. King’s Player: Comes back at same level and has hit board in four of five.
2. Irish Filibuster: Grey Ramsey/Maker connection will sit back and pounce late.
Off turf selections: 10-11.
3. Big Dog Doug: Drops in class off nice last out win has hit board in 14 of 22.
5. Little Dollar: Won last race likes to sit right off leader when running best races.
3. Archangel Rose: This Ramsey runner graduates today improved well in first two.
11. Eclat: Bred for grass adds blinkers gets familiar jockey.
Off turf selections: 12-8.
7. Miso Smooth: Just missed in last four off hot paces early speed should be just enough.
4. Chorus: Going back to dirt and sprint seeking better fortunes .
2. Victory Arch: Graduated on grass running a hot pace looks for two in a row.
9. Oscar Nominated: Ramsey/Maker connection ran second in Keith Gee Memorial.
Off turf selections: 8-6.
6. Royal Dehere: Hit board in last three looks to put it together today.
5. Butcher: Hit board in 12 of 23 if avoids hot pace battle can run away.
13. One King’s Man: Another Ramsey on card this grey will be closing late.
12. Jockamo’s Song: This grey has strong connections at a nice price setting hot pace.
Off turf selections: 10-9.
3. Jax Be Quick: Forgiving last race should take lead with these and not look back.
10. First Bull Run: Drops two classes has tough post spot but will have shot here.
10. Chrys Niki: Finished third in last two if gets decent pace wires field.
9. Duenay: Grey just missed last out will benefit if pace is hot.
Around the Track
Last night was a great night of Starlight Racing and we move into a nice 11-race Saturday card. The featured race No. 9 Dixie Poker Ace will have some talented Louisiana-breds with 14 horses signed up. Dixie Poker Ace was a grass specialist who won over 800,000 in his career with a final tally of 86 starts and 27 wins including the first three runnings of the Louisiana Champions Day Turf Stakes. Sunbean makes his first start since running in the 2015 Champions Day Classice at Delta Downs over a year ago.
Our best bet today will be in Race 5 — No. 3 Archangel Rose. Ramsey bred and owned are tough to beat on turf and this horses’ figures have improved greatly in first two and will close late for the win. Good luck and may they all come home safely.