Fair Grounds Louisiana Championship Saturday 12/11/21

Chris Adams

Saturday’s Fair Grounds card will be a unique one. The marathon 13 race card will feature several Louisiana bred stakes races including quarter horse races.

Saturday Analysis

Churchill Downs Inc. who runs Fair Grounds Race Course will be hoping to beat the forecast on Saturday. The day calls for scattered thunderstorms throughout the day which could cause off tracks and the potential for weather to disrupt post times.

Quarter Horses

The first 3 races on the card are known as quarter horse races. These horses are bred from extreme straight line speed. The races are called “quarters” because the horses only run the length of the stretch or a quarter of a mile.

Fair Grounds Race 1

Post: 12:00 PM CT; Purse: $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day QH Classic S., 440 Yards on Dirt; Entries: 9

#3 APOLLITICAL B SNOW (8-5) usually breaks well from the gate which is so important in these short races. #4 LIFEINTHEFASTLANES (5-2) is proven as a good bet to at least hit the board under today's distance and surface conditions. #6 LIGHTEMUPWITHCHARM (12-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed indexes to this point. #8 HEZJESSMAGIC (20-1) has a chance to hit the board at a big price.

Selections: 3-4-6-8

Fair Grounds Race 2

Post: 12:30 PM CT; Purse: $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day QH Juvenile S., 350 Yards on Dirt; Entries: 12

#3 TDZ ROYAL RUNAWAY (7-2) has been good at this level and distance. #7 GAMEFACEPRIZE (9-2) has kept the best company of late. #12 JESS SWEET ENOUGH (8-1) is a major player based on speed index numbers. #1 KK SANDRA PATRIOT (12-1) is another who has been running against quality horses leading into this contest.

Selections: 3-7-12-1

Fair Grounds Race 3

Post: 1:00 PM CT; Purse: $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day QH Derby S., 400 Yards on Dirt; Entries: 10

#10 DIRTWATER DASH (5-2) is quick from the gate and has the top speed index in the group. This one is the deserving favorite. #4 CASON (6-1) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts. #9 OUGHT TO GO TEE (9-2) should be in the mix with this group. #7 TEE BRITT (6-1) comes into the race signaling a big performance in the near future.

Selections: 10-4-9-7

Thoroughbred Racing

Fair Grounds Race 4

Post: 1:29 PM CT; Purse: $41,000 Allowance Optional Claiming, About 1 Mile on Turf; Entries: 8

#5 RUN ROCKET (7-2) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts. #1 CUSTOM BOBBY'S (3-1) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & pace numbers. #3 CITY PARK (4-1) is worth a look here given the connections. #8 POWER JET (3-1) has the top power rating in the group.

Selections: 5-1-3-8

Fair Grounds Race 5

Post: 1:58 PM CT; Purse: $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Distaff S., 1 1/16 Miles on Dirt; Entries: 5

#2 FORT POLK (7-2) looks like the real deal based speed figures & projects to get a dream setup today. #3 NET A BEAR (7-5) is worth a look here given edges in record at the distance & power rating. #4 WINNING ROMANCE (5-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & form. #1 QUIKFAST N AHURRY (5-2) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts.

Selections: 2-3-4-1

Fair Grounds Race 6

Post: 2:27 PM CT; Purse: $41,000 Allowance Optional Claiming, About 1 Mile on Turf; Entries: 10

#6 SAVVY SHIPMAN (3-1) looks to have been running against solid competition in previous starts. #4 SPIDER LEGS (4-1) comes into the race signaling a big performance in the near future. #9 SPELLBINDING (5-1) should be competitive based on the overall power rating which has it tops in the group. #2 CRIMSON FELINE (8-1) is a major player based on speed figures.

Selections: 6-4-9-2

Fair Grounds Race 7

Post: 2:56 PM CT; Purse: $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint S., 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 8

#5 OVA CHARGED (7-5) is a major player based on speed figures. #3 CILLA (6-5) is in with a great chance based on the horse's stamina and current form. #1 STRONG BEAUTY (6-1) has to be respected based on the connections. #2 SNOWBALL (8-1) should be competitive as the overall power rating is tops in the group.

Selections: 5-3-1-2

Fair Grounds Race 8

Post: 3:25 PM CT; Purse: $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic S., 1 1/8 Miles on Dirt; Entries: 8

#3 POUND FOR POUND (5-2) is in with a great chance based on the horse's advantages in stamina & power rating. #1 GRAND LUWEGEE (4-1) should be competitive today based on the speed figures & current form. #6 WHO TOOK THE MONEY (9-2) is in with a great chance based on current class. #5 UNRESTRICTED (8-1) may get the right setup here to surprise at a price.

Selections: 3-1-6-5

Fair Grounds Race 9

Post: 3:54 PM CT; Purse: $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile S., 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 10

#5 BRON AND BROW (5-1) is worth a look here given edges in connections & form. #8 UNIFIED REPORT (5-2) should be competitive today based on speed figures & power rating. #3 CHARCO (8-1) should be in the right spot early to give this horse a chance to get the job done. #10 TRUE DEAL (12-1) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts.

Selections: 5-8-3-10

Fair Grounds Race 10

Post: 4:23 PM CT; Purse: $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint S., 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 10

#10 NO PAROLE (3-1) has a great shot in the race given the advantages in speed & class. This combination can be deadly. #2 MONTE MAN (4-1) will likely be prominent on the odds board and is probably the 2nd likeliest winner. #5 BERTIE'S GALAXY (4-1) is worth a look here given the way the race projects to set up. #7 PICKENS (10-1) has to be respected based on the connections.

Selections: 10-2-5-7 (Best Bet: #10)

Fair Grounds Race 11

Post: 4:52 PM CT; Purse: $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Turf S., About 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 12

#1 MANGELSEN (4-1) top the field in both speed & power rating. #10 BUDRO TALKING (8-1) is a major player in today's race based on the recent form. #11 BRITTS A CLOSER (6-1) will look to take advantage of a dream trip. #9 IM A COWBOY TOO (15-1) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts and could shock at a price here.

Selections: 1-10-11-9

Fair Grounds Race 12

Post: 5:21 PM CT; Purse: $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie S., 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 11

#8 DREAM ON IT (6-1) is worth a look here given edges in connections & race flow. #9 MAESTRIA (8-1) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & form. #6 MEDLEY (8-1) should be prominent early and may be able to take this group wire to wire. #5 FREE LIKE A GIRL (9-5) seems vulnerable in this spot. Although this one could win, I’ll leave off the tickets and lean on better prices.

Selections: 8-9-6-5

Fair Grounds Race 13

Post: 5:50 PM CT; Purse: $45,000 Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 11

#4 BRON AND BROW (3-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's advantages in speed & form. #8 HELAIRE (4-1) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including stamina & power rating. #2 CALLEN FEELS GOOD (8-1) and #9 GUTZY (6-1) are price horses that should be given a look to round out the verticals.

Selections: 4-8-2-9

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