Spot Plays: Fair Grounds, February 25, 2017


Lora Jean Kilroy and W.S. Farish’s Guest Suite, shown winning the LeComte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds on January 21, has won three-of-five lifetime starts. Photo by Lou Hodges, Jr.


The top black type events in the country this weekend are at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, Louisiana, and I have confidence in the $112 graded stakes Pick Four ticket that I’ve worked out FREE of charge.

I’ll single Honorable Duty, a horse that fires fresh and has won four-of-six dirt starts lifetime, in the Mineshaft Handicap (G3) and use four horses–Untapped, Farrell, Shane’s Girlfriend, and Valadorna in the Rachel Alexandra (G2). To complete the sequence, I’ll single lone speed Western Reserve in the Fair Grounds Handicap (G3) and buy the 14-horse Risen Star (G3), hoping for a longshot in a wide-open, big field.

The ticket breakdown is as follows, starting with the eighth (8th) race on the card: 7/1,2,3,5/8/ALL. For a $2 Pick Four wager, the cost is $112 ($2x1x4x1x14=$112).

Next weekend, I’ll analyze a pair of high profile prep races on the road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby, Presented By Yum! Brands (G1)–the $300,000 Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct and the Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park. Additionally, I’ll delve into the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2) and the $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2) from South Florida as well as the $100,000 listed John Battaglia Memorial Stakes from Turfway Park.

For Spot Plays for Saturday’s program at Fair Grounds click HERE.

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