Picks made for fast track and on turf
4. High Value Target: Has the early speed to get to the front and never look back.
3. Kaitlyn’s Court: Tough run in last just missing winning at this level; logical contender.
4. Computerized: Should offer value here and may be one running late in the stretch.
3. Sono: Homebred and Stall trained by a very fast sire; working with some speed in AM.
1. Seriously Sam: Ran well off extended layoff; some improvement here; draws rail.
3. She’s Wayne’s: Went around two turns in last; shortens up; ran second at the level.
7. Whats Up Sweets: New barn today; top jock takes call; moves up in class; all pluses.
4. Carson’s Princeess: Another in new barn; ran second against this level in last.
8. Payday Too: Scratched out of a race earlier this week; this spot may be tougher though.
3. Tiz Light the Way: May find himself on the lead here in a race a bit void of early speed.
4. Oncoming Train: Ran extremely well in last and doesn’t need to improve to take this race.
3. Flint Ridge: Big win in last so horse is in great form; a repeat can win right back.
9. My Bariley: Will need a scratch to get in but then is highly likely to win with his style.
2. Straight Answer: Will need to get off rail to give horse best chance; may be too good for these.
1. Reckless Ransom: Won’t get the 12-1 morning line but this one is a strong play.
8. Secret Vista: Likes this track; ran well in last despite a bit of a troubled trip.
Around the track
Jockey Aubrie Green, a usual fixture for the past few years at the Fair Grounds, returned with a big bang on Friday riding a 17-1 shot to victory in the finale. Green had been trying her luck in Florida this year before moving her tack back home. She can be counted on to win at a 15% clip and boot home some longshots. There is holiday racing on tap Monday with a maiden race on the turf. First post is the standard 1:15.
Our best bet is in Race 7: No. 9 My Bariley. Has the right closing style to fit the course but needs one horse to scratch to get in the field. The No. 1 in the 8th, Reckless Ransom, also is a strong play. Good luck and may they all come home safely.