Picks made for fast track and on turf

Race 1

2 – Talking Zip – Beaten by a next out winner – likes the turf – nice price is bonus.

3 – Highway Song – Lay off but has been working well and steadily for Pish.

5 – Time Flies By – No knocks on this one just need to get a better than Morning Line.

Race 2

4 – Decant – Second start for a sharp trainer last two turfs were good retains Mena.

12 – Miss Joan – The horse to beat for trainer Cox but price is just too short.

8 – Nutcracker Suite – Morley has been good early and this is a mystery horse – long shot.

Race 3

1 – New Colossus – Bravo hops on for Larry Jones – horse been working well for awhile.

3 – Fascillitator – Asmussen and Winchell of Gun Runner connects has a runner here.

9 – Tapability- Foal out of Champion sprinter Groupie Doll so has the genes to fly.

Race 4

6 – Messiah – very game run in last at a big price – won’t be so big today but a bet

2 – Soul Search – Howard having a good meet and this one should do fine on turf

4 – No Brag Just Fact – Was bet first out – momma was a stone cold runner – price chance.

Race 5

2 – Zulu – This one should be sprinting all the time – has class but has to beat 2nd choice.

4 – Yockeys Warrior – Definitely the horse to beat here but a very deserved short price.

Race 6

7 – Joyous Thunder – no pace to run at in last should get plenty in here to help late run

8 – Moms on Strike – Didn’t beat much in last but beat ‘em handily and repeat fits.

Race 7 – Silverbulletday Stakes

7 – Heavenly Love – First three were awesome then egged in the BC – rebounds today.

1 – Blonde Bomber – Huge run in Breeders Cup – working well – retains Lezcano for ship.

Race 8

6 – Grannys Kitten – Long layoff – won this race last year – lack of recency a concern.

4 – Monster Bea – last two very very good and best over these if he can repeat.

2 – Avanzare – dropped into a claimer in last – taken – ran huge off the layoff – longshot.

Race 9 – Lecomte Stakes

1 – Lone Sailor – Gets best draw – will need to work out a trip but gets plenty pace to run at.

12 – Princippe Guillerme – Visually awesome run in last – will get tested early today.

10 – Instilled Regard – Ran against a nice horse in last – trainer very sharp – draws top jock.

Race 10 – Louisiana

4 – Cedartown – Talented horse – has to shoulder 124 here though but price could be right.

5- The Player – has been winning races all over the country and retains Calvin Borel.

Race 11

10 – MG Warrior – tough trip in last and may want the extra distance offered in this race.

3 – Achiever – well bred from Asmussen – working well steadily since late summer.

4 – Conquistador – favorite here and should be hard to run down on the lead.

Race 12

4 – Tensas Thought – Blitzed ‘em last out in Maryland and working well for Catalano.

6 – Cassidys Reward - New to the Cox barn that is a positive and draws Geroux a plus.

Race 13

7 – Sacred Sounds – Bet down to odds on in first start – showed speed then faltered

2 – Princess Delores – Throw last out and this one fits well here at a nice price

Around the Track

The 3-year-olds take center stage today and fans are treated to some top horses and possible future stars in the Silverbulletday and the Lecomte Stakes today. Top riders John Velasquez, Javier Castellano and Jose Lezcano ship in to ride what they hope to be possible Kentucky Derby and Oaks mounts later this spring. The Marie Krantz Memorial Stakes goes as the 6th honoring the memory of the former owner of the Fair Grounds and Jefferson Downs – one of my favorite tracks. Starting out working admissions in 1958 she ended up owning Jefferson Downs and later the Fair Grounds where she oversaw the rebuilding of the track after the fire in 1993.

Best Bet

Our Best Bet today will be in Race 11 — No. 10 MG Warrior. Didn’t have the best of trips and I think he wants more distance which he gets today at a price.

Good Luck and nay they all come home safely.