Check out Chok’s Choices for Sunday, March 13 Fair Grounds races | Horse Racing

Picks made for FAST track and ON turf.

Race 1

4: Oak Hill Lg: firster; has a few good works at Delta; trainer can win with these types.

3: Couyon’s Cause: Another firster had a big workout a month ago; looks to have speed.

Race 2

1A: Havinfunyet: Second place three times in a row but can get the elusive win here.

7: Champagne Horizon: Blew the doors off field in last with speed: may retain edge today.

Race 3

4: Speak to Me: Seems to have this field over a barrel with trainer looking for win and title.

2: Thetruthisthetruth: OK come back race but should be fitter here and go to the front.

Race 4

2: Bernie Special: Ran well off layoff now gets back to turf which may be best surface.

1/1A: Heals the Soul/Federal Exchange: Both ship from Florida and look to have speed to burn.

Race 5

1: Two Dots: Trainer change and track change may be the switch that lights up the tote here.

9: The Gray Blur: New to the Faucheux barn who is going all in to win the training title.

Race 6

5: Ronithelimo Driver: May be rounding back into good form and if so can take these today.

7: Gunner Paul: Drops back to level where he was competitive; will be prominent early

Race 7

7: G Don’t Know: Horse in really good form; has a closing kick to run down leaders.

6: Cyprian: Two turn experiment didn’t work so back to sprinting and the one to beat.

Race 8

2: Inajiffy: Just could not catch leader in last but ran better than looked; big shot today.

5: Risky Rewards: Has two solid efforts over this turf; another good effort expected.

Race 9

2: Joyful Candy: Off layoff but lone dirt try was good enough to be competitive at big price.

5: Tee Burns: Drops down considerably here and keeps top jock Grahan aboard.

Around the Track

We are less than two weeks away from the best day of racing of the meet. The Saturday, March 26 racing card will offer up eight stakes races for wagering, including the Louisiana Derby and the Fair Grounds Oaks. Both of these races in recent editions have sent major players to compete in the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, including last year’s Derby winner Mandaloun. Racing will conclude for the season with the running of the Star Guitar and Page Cortez Stakes on Sunday, March 27.

Best Bet

Our Best Bet will be in Race 5 — No. 1 Two Dots. Going with a long shot, so play accordingly but this one might get the money for us today.

Good luck and may they all come home safely.

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