Picks made today for fast track and on turf

Race 1

8 – Quick Graduate – Blew out a nice four furlongs for this doesn’t face toughies.

1 – Winning Argument – Rail draw helps this one and new to Broberg barn a plus.

Race 2

7 – Goblet of Fire – Gets right distance for style and ran third this level recently.

8 – Illusionofreality – Another whose late style fits the distance and surface.

Race 3

1 – Miss Rubys Legacy – Hard to take but harder to ignore at short odds for connections.

3 – Duenay – Long shot has run good ones over this course and has a shot at price.

Race 4

8 – Yowl – Trainer with good record taking off the blinkers and fits here.

9 – Cortege – Ran a nice race over this course in last and gets a jock change.

Race 5

2 – Gentlemen Len – Another longshot that is dropping down with some speed to steal.

7 – Lous Delta Blues – Another one with speed here that could sit a nice trip.

Race 6

9 – Pinch of Cayenne –Trainer with good record with runners second time out.

3 – Saved at Sea – This one ran very well first out and should improve today.

Race 7

11 – It is Dejavu – Our pick first out at 60-1 ran well to just miss second place.

10 – Mines Made Up – Ran very well on dirt first out and should improve today.

Race 8

3 - Scarf It Down – Like the stretch out for this one — should appreciate the extra distance.

4 – Grit – Louisiana bred takes on tougher but has run well in the past now in new barn.

Race 9

2 – Lady Loretta – Gets back to turf where record is exemplary in three starts.

1 – Gee Whiz Lil – Has beaten top choice and now run three good ones on turf.

Around the Track

The weekend before Mardi Gras at the Fair Grounds will give fans a chance to see a parade of stars and potential future stars on track. A full schedule of stakes races are slated for Louisiana Derby Preview Day including the Risen Star Stakes for three year old colts and the Rachel Alexandra Stakes for three year old fillies. Six stakes races are on tap for fans on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Best Bet

Our Best Bet today will be in Race 2 — No. 7 Goblet of Fire. The turf course favors closers over past few weeks and this one fits. Good Luck and may they all come home safely.