Monday’s 7th race from Fair Grounds is a starter optional claiming event for four-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course (Post Time 5:05 p.m. EST).
No. 8 MISHKO (9-2) has a nose for the wire and he enjoys this turf course. The sharp, fresh late runner reconnects with his winning rider Adam Beschizza.
No. 6 Shake Some Action (3-1) was overmatched in the Delta Mile on dirt last time. This is a much better spot and he does some of his best work on turf.
No. 1 Majestic Sign (5-1) is back in the Shane Wilson barn and he won a local turf route for this outfit Nov. 27. He might be the controlling speed from the inside post.
No. 5 Takafumi (7-2) finished in the top three in his last six turf routes. He does not win often but likes hitting the board.
No. 8 to win
Recent Best Bet Winners
Dec. 27 - Chattalot/Underhill's Tab/Blue Kentucky Trifecta ($408.20)
Dec. 28 - OUR SWEET GIRL ($4.80), Exacta ($14.00)
Dec. 30 - BEATBOX ($6.80)
Dec. 31 - Arham/Took Charge/Canadian Pride Trifecta ($59.40)
Jan. 1 - Sir Alfred James/Souper Highvoltage Exacta ($26.20)