Mobile Bay

Mobile Bay

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Mobile Bay Eyes Louisiana Champions Classic

$150,000 stakes is one of seven stakes for Thoroughbreds on Dec. 12 card.

Tigertail Ranch's homebred 3-year-old Mobile Bay tops a competitive renewal of the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic on Dec. 12 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

The Classic goes as race 10 on a 13-race Saturday card and is contested at 1 1/8 miles on the main track for 3-year-old and up accredited Louisiana-breds.

Trained by Victor Arceneaux, Mobile Bay has won four stakes, including the $400,000 Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs, in his last six starts. He is coming in off a victory in the $210,000 Zia Park Derby at its namesake course on Nov. 25. Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, who has been aboard for his last three starts and two biggest wins, returns in the saddle.

A son of Lone Star Special who was unraced at 2, Mobile Bay has won six of 12 starts, with five placings, and earnings of $584,290.

Mobile Bay's stiffest challenge could from Melissa Cantacuzene's The Pickett Factor, who was in the Super Derby after defeating Mobile Bay in the $100,000 Super Derby Prelude Stakes at Louisiana Downs on Aug. 8. The Ralph Irwin trainee prepped for Champions Day and his third clash with Mobile Bay with a runaway 5 3/4-length gate-to-wire tally in the $100,000 Delta Gold Cup.

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's One King's Man, runner-up in last year's Classic in his second start for trainer Joe Sharp after being claimed for $40,000, will be making his second start off a six-month layoff. Off the board in two graded stakes attempts this year, he was an impressive winner of the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship on Feb. 7 at Delta Downs and has a 12-4-3-1 record over the Fair Grounds main track. One King's Man has also been cross-entered in the $100,000 Turf and will be ridden by Miguel Mena from post four. He has been entered with front-running stablemate Know You Now, who will likely be on the lead as a rabbit.

Jorge Gomez-owned and -trained stakes winner Udoknowjack, a four-time Fair Grounds winner during the 2014-15 meet, and Stormdriver are also contenders.

The remainder of the Louisiana Champions Day Classic field is comprised of Social Misfit, Hot Zapper, and Just Stormin.

The Classic is one of eight Thoroughbred stakes on the card that also includes three stakes for Quarter Horses.

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Ladies S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 4

  • STK
  • 1 1/16m
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 1:56 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Discreetly Grand (LA)Francisco C. Torres115Morris G. Nicks8/1
22Indian Wind (LA)Kerwin D. Clark118Chadwick J. Mouton8/1
33Pacific Pink (LA)Robby Albarado119Edward J. Johnston8/5
44Heatseeker Sharon (LA)Colby J. Hernandez118Frank Leggio5/2
55Aliana (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduatePatrick A. Valenzuela118Morris G. Nicks3/1
66Private Promise (LA)Donnie J. Meche115C. Blaine Williams12/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Starter H.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 5

  • SST
  • 1m 70y
  • Dirt
  • $50,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 2:25 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Hero Force (LA)Roberto Morales117Donald W. Moran, Sr.9/2
22Deep Bottom (LA)Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.122Keith G. Bourgeois2/1
33Chad Be Glad (LA)Richard E. Eramia118Ron Faucheux6/1
44Watch My Smoke (LA)Colby J. Hernandez121Keith G. Bourgeois3/1
55Social Prize (LA)Robby Albarado113Edward J. Johnston6/1
66Populist Politics (LA)Jose Valdivia, Jr.116Joseph C Fontenot, Jr12/1
77Intheblinkofaneye (LA)Leandro R. Goncalves114Trace Richards12/1
88Grand Honor (LA)Miguel Mena112Sherman Savoie30/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Turf S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 6

  • STK
  • About 1 1/16m
  • Turf
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 2:55 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11String King (LA)Richard E. Eramia124Charles Craig Smith8/5
22Well's Gold (LA)Colby J. Hernandez118F. Dewaine Loy6/1
33Know You Now (LA)Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.118Joe Sharp15/1
44Gallery (LA)Mitchell Murrill119Michael Dini6/1
55One King's Man (LA)Emmanuel Esquivel118Joe Sharp6/1
66McGehee's Mercy (LA)Robby Albarado122Trace Richards15/1
77Four Leaf Chief (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduateGerard Melancon115Steven B. Flint12/1
88Benwill (LA)Marcelino Pedroza118Jose R. Mendez12/1
99Hopeful Notion (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduateMiguel Mena118Edward J. Johnston6/1
1010Hot Zapper (LA)Jose Riquelme118Andrew Leggio, Jr.12/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Lassie S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 8

  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 2 yo Fillies
  • 3:54 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Aunt Nellie (LA)Roberto Morales122Floyd D. Pitzer12/1
22Flying Tinkerbell (LA)Jose Valdivia, Jr.117Ray E. Tracy, Jr.15/1
33Cajun Conoseir (LA)Gerard Melancon122Steven B. Flint7/2
44Conquest Tiz One (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduateMitchell Murrill117Michael Stidham5/1
55Ms Runcat (LA)Emanuel Nieves122Steven B. Flint8/1
66Mis Isla (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduateShaun Bridgmohan122Steven M. Asmussen8/1
77Hand Me the Cash (LA)Dusty Ryder Shepherd122Scott Gelner12/1
88Rita's Fifty Seven (LA)E. M. Murray117Joe O. Duhon20/1
99M. B.'s Vow (LA)Patrick A. Valenzuela122Henry B. Johnson, Jr.20/1
1010Lady Lutie (LA)Donnie J. Meche117Enis Mouton30/1
1111Oh Dear Lord (LA)Miguel Mena122Scotty McNair8/1
1212Smittys Cougar (LA)Colby J. Hernandez122Ron Faucheux9/2
1313Kohen's Top Cat (LA)Francisco C. Torres122Patricia G. West12/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Sprint S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 9

  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 4:23 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Heitai (LA)Leandro R. Goncalves122Thomas M. Amoss7/5
22Too Dim (LA)Miguel Mena118Edward J. Johnston6/1
33Sir Genghis (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduateJamie Theriot118W. Bret Calhoun8/1
44Unitas (LA)Colby J. Hernandez118Karl Broberg15/1
55Louisiana Flyboy (LA)Richard E. Eramia118Patrick Mouton8/1
66Top Cat Boogie (LA)E. M. Murray118Brent Toups8/1
77Jockamo's Song (LA)Mitchell Murrill116Michael Stidham10/1
88King Bandit (LA)Kirk Paul LeBlanc118Peter L. Orlando12/1
99Cajun Silver (LA)Roberto Morales118Karl Broberg12/1
1010Skip the Pinot (LA)Patrick A. Valenzuela118Andrew Leggio, Jr.8/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Classic S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 10

  • STK
  • 1 1/8m
  • Dirt
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 4:52 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Udoknowjack (LA)Jocelyne C. Gomez118Jorge Gomez12/1
22Social Misfit (LA)Jamie Theriot118Frank Leggio12/1
33Stormdriver (LA)Richard E. Eramia124Patrick Devereux, Jr.6/1
44One King's Man (LA)Miguel Mena124Joe Sharp9/2
55The Pickett Factor (LA)Luis S. Quinonez121Ralph R. Irwin2/1
66Hot Zapper (LA)Jose Riquelme118Andrew Leggio, Jr.15/1
77Know You Now (LA)Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.118Joe Sharp30/1
88Just Stormin (LA)Francisco C. Torres115Glenn Delahoussaye20/1
99Mobile Bay (LA)Edgar S. Prado121Victor Arceneaux9/5

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 11

  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 2 yo
  • 5:21 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Biblical Strength (LA)Mitchell Murrill117Jason H. Meaux20/1
22Mageez (LA)Patrick A. Valenzuela122Ronda Hutchinson8/1
33Chattanoogan (LA)Edgar S. Prado122Danny Pish15/1
44Sea Vow (LA)Alexander Castillo122Joseph M. Foster5/1
55Masterly (LA)Colby J. Hernandez122Ricky Courville20/1
66Zackarooney (LA)Shaun Bridgmohan122Ricky Courville15/1
77David's Approval (LA)Francisco C. Torres122Andrew Leggio, Jr.8/1
88Our Rapidash (LA)Robby Albarado122Glenn Delahoussaye8/1
99Este Es (LA)Jose Valdivia, Jr.122Armando De la cerda10/1
1010John's Luck (LA)Leandro R. Goncalves122Eric L. Heitzmann8/1
1111G's Josh (LA)Roberto Morales122W. Bret Calhoun9/2
1212Bayou Banker (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduateMiguel Mena122Dallas Stewart8/1
1313Icy Gentleman (LA)Richard E. Eramia122Henry B. Johnson, Jr.15/1
1414Krafty Boy (LA)Kerwin D. Clark122Jeffrey D. Thornbury15/1
1515Cajun Colonel (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduateMitchell Murrill117Michael Dini30/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 12

  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 5:50 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Snappy Girl (LA)Luis S. Quinonez118Karl Broberg5/1
22Wind Chill Factor (LA)Denny Velazquez116Gary M. Scherer6/1
33Lady Grantham (LA)Gerard Melancon118Brett A. Brinkman5/1
44Another Pinot (LA)Jamie Theriot120Andrew Leggio, Jr.8/1
55Debbie Ann (LA)Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.118Sturges J. Ducoing12/1
66Fancy Madelyn (LA)Roberto Morales120Harvey Lourd, III9/2
77Alivia's Lion (LA)Mitchell Murrill118Frank Leggio12/1
88Teelfa (LA)Patrick A. Valenzuela118Morris G. Nicks20/1
99Vivian Da Bling (LA)Colby J. Hernandez116W. Bret Calhoun6/1
1010Cajun Maid (LA)Miguel Mena118Thomas M. Amoss10/1
1111Jackson's G G (LA)Richard E. Eramia116Henry B. Johnson, Jr.20/1
1212Platinum Lady (LA)Robby Albarado118Eric L. Heitzmann15/1