Mardi Gras Horse Racing: RT's Maiden America heads to NOLA and the Fair Grounds for the 6th race
Maidens on Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, NOLA 2.16.21
The sun should shine, and the track will have dried out by today, so let’s look at a couple of races from The Fair Grounds.
I am getting stale of late, so a much needed break will be taken through the weekend.
One race today -
Fair Grounds Race 6 - $50K MSW
Fillies going one mile on turf (off)
#14 Adventuring (5/1) has been entered in two races thus far, both scheduled for turf and both taken off due to conditions. Regular rider Shaun Bridgmohan is off this Pioneer Of The Nile filly and replaced with Marcelino Pedroza, a move that likely was conducted by Cox, given his success this past year, not Bridgmohan. Frankly, this seems like a positive move. Solid work on 2/9 of 1:01 flat. Cox 25% with horses off 2-6 months. #7 Peace Broker (5/1) is a front running type who has gassed at longer gets a turn back in distance today. She put up a big number last time on first Lasix, so expect improvement with helping number two. The one to beat. #9 Naughty Rendezvous (8/1) got a nasty trip last time swinging in toward the rail, steadied, then took off to just miss by ¾ length to a momentum filled Inajiffy. 33% Albert Stall trained, $400K OBSAPR20 filly out of Into Mischief will be able to sit trip today and use the speed of the two aforementioned to close hard. Stall a 32% prop from turf to dirt, yet only 6% with horses in their second race after being off 2-6 months. She has shown a greater proclivity to turf, so the pace and distance may be useful in this spot. An overlooked entry in this race is #16 D’Oro Forever (15/1). $150K Medaglia d’Oro filly and granddaughter of Lemon Drop Kid, she has been on the bench since mid-November. Dallas Stewart is not the best at horses off a layoff (10%), yet her works have shown flashes of talent and the distance plays into her breeding. 1st Lasix an added bonus and James Graham in the irons. Include underneath.
#7 Peace Broker is the one who appears to be in best form today, so I’ll go with her and the others in exotic wagers.
Breeze Fig’s courtesy of Data Track International.
BreezeFigs are calculated separately for colts and fillies, and for each breeze distance (one eighth, a quarter mile, three-eighths, sometimes half a mile) and surface (dirt, synthetic, turf) for each sex.
There are four Groups:
G1: Horses qualifying on all Speed, Stride Length and other proprietary numbers;
G2: Horses qualifying on all but one of the above factors;
G3: Horses that qualify on one of the above factors;
G4: Horses that are non-qualifiers on any of the above factors