Horses run around the track during training at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The race season at the Fair Grounds starts Friday, Nov. 18. (Photo by Sophia Germer,, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)

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Picks made today for fast track and FAST turf

Race 1

5 – Good Old Charlie – has run some good dirt races and attract top jockey Graham to ride here

6 – Martinized – may have a pace advantage here so should be able to control race on front end

Race 2

2 – Take the Charge – will have the lead and the rail position and those are plusses at this mile distance

4 – Big Beemster – woke up going long in his last – retains Murrill as jockey for the engagement today

Race 3

6 – Lions Not Sheep – comes out of same type races from Oklahoma as second choice – offers value

2 – Magazine Street – claimed in last so in new barn today – in good enough form to take this race

b3 – Tales of Home – very sharp first out and should improve a bit here to get first win of career

5 – Lotsandlotsofgold – ran over the summer – layoff – now comes back after a couple sharp works

Race 5

7 – High Fashion Lady – may be the beneficiary of a hot pace in here with her closing kick

6 – She’ll Never Know – trainer Amoss off to a hot start and this one comes in with solid credentials

Race 6

5 – Icicles – strong first out run in Kentucky – no reason why a repeat effort won’t win this race today

6 – Tilted Lady – a rough first out – a cleaner trip and a bit of improvement to geet to winner’s circle

Race 7

3 – Trystintheniteaway – a first time starter showing super fast workouts in the morning – big odds

2 – Boss Dialin In – ran a strong second here early in meet and was against the track bias that day

Race 8

9 – Knockalittlelouder – good third at this level in last – loves this track with 3 wins from 7 starts

6 – Mr. Priority – has a race over the track where he ran well but needs to improve a bit today

Around the Track

Big holiday week upcoming and the racing will culminate with a stacked stakes day on the day after Christmas here at the Fair Grounds. 9 stakes races will be presented on a 13-race card starting at noon and finishing with Tenacious Handicap and individual stakes races for two year old colts and filles. Post time for the first race will be at high noon and there may even be a couple of turf races on the day.

Best Bet

Our Best Bet today will be in Race 2 - # 2 Take the Charge – winner of two in a row looking to turn the hat trick for a new barn today.

Good Luck and may they all come home safely.

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