Michael Beychok, the 2012 National Handicapping Championship and 2012 Eclipse Award winner for greatest handicapper, brings 35 years of expertise to The (*26*). Beychok can also be the senior associate of Ourso Beychok Inc., an award profitable nationwide political consulting agency primarily based in Louisiana. Follow him on Twitter @beychokracing.

Race 1

6 Guitar Slim: Last was after a remainder of 90 days – a lot fitter in the present day and able to win.

2 Guilty Lover: Nice win on grass in final however has filth competitiveness in previous races.

Race 2

4 Frankincense: Has two wins over this course — matches properly and is a pleasant worth in the present day.

6 Big Falcon Rocket: Comes in from Minnesota — will get ignored at lengthy odds.

Race 3

4 Makati Phil: Trainer is nice with layoffs — this one will sit early and pounce.

8 Russel L Honore: Off a layoff — would possibly make lead with jockey Aubrie Green.

Race 4

7 Money Well Spent: A brand new addition to Amoss barn – will likely be robust to beat in the present day.

1 The Missing Piece: Should have a lead right here & might show robust to run down.

Race 5

3 Fannie and Freddie: Well wager first two begins – will get Lasix — goes longer in the present day.

6 Prima Ballerina: Gets blinkers and Lasix in the present day — working properly for this.

Race 6

7 Russian Mafia: Has affinity for this course – can run huge races at huge costs.

3 Vividly: Drops down in school to seek out simpler after a couple of non efforts versus more durable.

Race 7

6 Tiz of Thee: Showed huge velocity first out – sharper in the present day — Grahams sticks to journey.

4 Midnight Hurricane Ú: Has been quick in mornings — coach sharp with first timers.

Race 8

6 Excess Magic: Think this one has actual expertise — will likely be closing stoutly in stretch.

1 War Machine: Big win over robust rivals in final — coach spots this one properly.

Race 9

11 Touchuponastar: Works are on gradual facet however momma was a winner first out.

4 Bouldering: Working very quick – introduced huge $$ for a Louisiana bred at the sale.Around the observe

Jockey Miguel Mena was tragically killed in a freak accident final month in Kentucky. A local of Peru Mena got here to the United States to journey his first winner in 2003. Miguel received over 2000 races and his mounts received over $ 72 million on the observe. He was a perennial chief in the jockey standings at the Fair Grounds. Mena rode a couple of horse I partially owned together with Man on the Moon who received right here with Miggy on board final 12 months. He was gracious to house owners and beloved by the trainers he rode horses for in the mornings and afternoons. “Hey, Cholo” … we’re going to miss you right here at the Fair Grounds.

Best wager

Our greatest wager Friday will likely be in Race 6 — No. 7 Russian Mafia. Likes this course and will get ignored by bettors to supply some worth at the home windows.

Good Luck and May all of them come residence safely.


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