Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 11/21/16 – Fair Grounds













The Fair Grounds opened their doors for the 145th racing season. – There is nothing like the “Big Easy” as the city wraps it’s arms around you and gives you a big welcome hug. The food, the night life, and of course some of the best racing action of the winter. I can remember when the Fair Grounds opened on Thanksgiving and I used to tease my Louisiana friend it was a “Cajun-Homecoming.” – So make it a point to put FG on your list of tracks to follow. Here are some runners on the opening weekend that could use a playback next time they hit the track. – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !


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Race #1 – Supreme Bean – 6f

First time starter who was off slow and finished up with a strong 3rd place effort.


Race #3 – Cajun Flyer – 5 1/2f

A first timer LA-Bred who ducked in at the start and was forced three wide on the turn finishing 3rd this day.


Race #6 – Smittys Cougar – 6f on the main

Filly was tough to load in the gate but managed to break alertly and show the way. She got a bit leg weary down the stretch to finish 2nd.


Race #7 – A We Bit Flirty – 1 mile and 70 yards

Delta Downs shipper who was blocked and forced to steady sharply at the 3/16th’s pole.


Race #9 – Midnight Moonlight – 1 mile on the main

Odds-on favorite who bobbled at the start and still grabbed the lead and impressively to draw off at will. – Play this two-year-old right back as this was a very impressive effort.


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Race #2 – Moon Blossom – 1 mile

Filly was closing steadily and was forced to steady at the 7/16th’s pole. – Maybe a cleaner trip gets her to the winner’s circle.


Race #5 – Ur My Last Chance – 1 mile on the turf

Off a step slow at the break and dropped over to the rail to make an honest effort down the lane.


Race #7 – Gimmeadrink – 1 mile on the turf

Keeneland shipper closed with a rush going four wide. Coming into the stretch he was still forced wide and made a strong lunge to get up and score. – This runner is one to play right back.


Race #8 – Big World – 1 mile and 70 yards on the dirt

Beaten favorite was bumped at the start and had to be taken off heels. She still managed a game effort to finish an honest third.