Mobile Bay wins the LA Bred Premier Night Championship Stakes in February

Mobile Bay wins the LA Bred Premier Night Championship Stakes in February

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Mobile Bay Back to Defend LA Champions Day Classic

Louisiana Champions Day features seven stakes races worth total of $750,000.

If Mobile Bay can race well off an extended layoff, the grade 2 winner looks well-positioned to register a second straight Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes win Dec. 9 at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots.

The $150,000 Classic is the most lucrative race on a card that features six other black-type stakes for Louisiana-bred Thoroughbreds. Those seven stakes will offer total purses of $750,000.

Tigertail Ranch homebred Mobile Bay closed out his 2016 season with a 4 3/4-length romp in last year's Louisiana Champions Day Classic then opened 2017 with a clear victory in the LA Bred Premier Night Championship Stakes Feb. 11. at Delta Downs. But the son of Lone Star Special has not raced since picking up the eighth stakes win of his career in that February test.

Winner of the 2015 Super Derby (G2), Mobile Bay will carry high weight of 124 pounds in Saturday's 1 1/8-mile race. He enters the race off a strong work pattern for trainer Victor Arceneaux, including a five-furlong breeze in a bullet 1:00 1/5 Dec. 2 at Evangeline Downs.

In the six other stakes:

  • Juvenile fillies will get the day started in the $100,000 Lassie Stakes, where Brittlyn Stable homebred Minit to Stardom (Star Guitar ) will try to make the class jump from impressive debut maiden winner to stakes winner when she makes her second career start in the six-furlong test.
  • In the Ladies Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, Allied Racing Stable's Invenian Viam (Half Ours ) will try for a second straight win on the course after taking the Si Cima overnight stakes Nov. 18.
  • In the 1 1/16-mile Turf, Scrivener Stables' Trust Factor (Paddy O'Prado) will try for his second stakes win of the season. He enters with a win or runner-up finish in each of his past four starts.
  • In the six-furlong Juvenile, Brittlyn Stable again figures prominently with a Star Guitar 2-year-old entered off an impressive maiden debut win in Divine Bean.
  • In the Sprint, at six furlongs, Dare to Dream Stable's Jockamo's Song (Half Ours) will try to secure a third straight stakes victory.
  • Closing out the day will be the six-furlong Ladies Sprint where Town and Country Racing's My Miss Chiff (Into Mischief ) enters off a clear victory in the Happy Ticket Stakes.

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Lassie S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 09, 2017, Race 5

  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 2 yo Fillies
  • 3:05 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Cool Spring (LA)Florent Geroux117Danny Pish8/1
22Girls Life (LA)Ashley Broussard122Karl Broberg8/1
33Sarah's Holy Belle (LA)Chantal Sutherland117Ricky Courville8/1
44Andthebandplayedon (LA)Corey J. Lanerie122Albert M. Stall, Jr.7/2
55Yes Gorgeous (LA)Jose Valdivia, Jr.122Scott Gelner4/1
66Minit to Stardom (LA)Colby J. Hernandez122Albert M. Stall, Jr.5/2
77Just a Bandit (LA)Kerwin D. Clark122Allen Landry10/1
88She'screative (LA)Jansen Melancon122J. R. Caldwell10/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Ladies S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 09, 2017, Race 6

  • STK
  • About 1 1/16m
  • Turf
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 3:35 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Mr. Al's Gal (LA)Diego Saenz115Justin Jeansonne4/1
22Seaside Candy (LA)Colby J. Hernandez118Albert M. Stall, Jr.8/1
33Pera (LA)Chantal Sutherland118Ricky Courville15/1
44Safari Calamari (LA)Jose Valdivia, Jr.118Ron Faucheux8/1
55Inveniam Viam (LA)Shaun Bridgmohan122Brad H. Cox5/2
66Dontmesswithjoanne (LA)Florent Geroux115Brad H. Cox3/1
77Tenpins Tempo (LA)Ashley Broussard115Lee Thomas20/1
88Calamity Jane (LA)Miguel Mena118Edward J. Johnston10/1
99Pacific Pink (LA)Corey J. Lanerie118Edward J. Johnston10/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Turf S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 09, 2017, Race 8

  • STK
  • About 1 1/16m
  • Turf
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 4:35 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Hail to the Nile (LA)Corey J. Lanerie118Sturges J. Ducoing10/1
22Who Datawaki (LA)Chantal Sutherland118Lee Thomas20/1
33Jack Snipe's (LA)Florent Geroux119Gary M. Scherer12/1
44Trust Factor (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduateRobby Albarado122Michael J. Maker8/5
55Gentlmens Agrement (LA)Colby J. Hernandez118Leo G. Gabriel, Jr.8/1
66Fort Pulaski (LA)Jose Valdivia, Jr.122Danny Pish3/1
77Impressive Student (LA)Jamie Theriot115Joe O. Duhon15/1
88Extra Credit (LA)Shaun Bridgmohan118Brad H. Cox5/1
99Harbor Pilot (LA)Gerard Melancon118Scott Gelner15/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 09, 2017, Race 9

  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 2 yo
  • 5:05 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Pound for Pound (LA)Eddie Martin, Jr.122Jose Grimaldo8/1
22Prayer Boy (LA)Kerwin D. Clark122Allen Landry20/1
33Ready Prospector (LA)Gerard Melancon122Oscar Modica4/1
44Uncle Herbie (LA)Jamie Theriot122Tracy A. Norris30/1
55Divine Bean (LA)Colby J. Hernandez122Albert M. Stall, Jr.7/2
66Cajun Creed (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduateFlorent Geroux122Danny Pish9/2
77Greeley Went West (LA)James Graham122James E. Hodges8/1
88Singing Deacon (LA)Aubrie Green122James E. Hodges8/1
99Exigent (LA)Miguel Mena122W. Bret Calhoun6/1
1010Aceguitar (LA)Ted D. Gondron122Danny Pish6/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Classic S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 09, 2017, Race 10

  • STK
  • 1 1/8m
  • Dirt
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 5:35 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11One King's Man (LA)Gerard Melancon118F. Dewaine Loy20/1
22Mageez (LA)Mitchell Murrill118Delmar R. Caldwell5/1
33Mobile Bay (LA)Diego Saenz124Victor Arceneaux5/2
44Classy Bird (LA)Eddie Martin, Jr.118Lonnie Briley12/1
55Seaside Candy (LA)Colby J. Hernandez115Albert M. Stall, Jr.6/1
66Grande Basin (LA)Miguel Mena118Edward J. Johnston5/1
77Underpressure (LA)Corey J. Lanerie121Chris Richard4/1
88Extra Credit (LA)Shaun Bridgmohan118Brad H. Cox5/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Sprint S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 09, 2017, Race 11

  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 6:05 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Hunker Down (LA)Corey J. Lanerie118Delmar R. Caldwell12/1
22Philly (LA)Colby J. Hernandez118Albert M. Stall, Jr.12/1
33Stand Him Up (LA)Gabriel Saez120Howard Alonzo7/2
44Jockamo's Song (LA)Gerard Melancon120Michael Stidham5/2
55Just Kissing Buck (LA)Diego Saenz118Dale White, Sr.8/1
66Nubin Ridge (LA)Ashley Broussard118Alan Klanfer4/1
77Biblical Strength (LA)Mitchell Murrill118Jason H. Meaux20/1
88My Friend Flavin (LA)Robby Albarado118Leo G. Gabriel, Jr.8/1
99Outofthisgalaxy (LA)Kerwin D. Clark120John Rannie Ladner15/1
1010Double Barrel Man (LA)Shaun Bridgmohan118Lee Thomas12/1

Entries: Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 09, 2017, Race 12

  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 6:35 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Sunny Oak (LA)Corey J. Lanerie118Edward J. Johnston9/2
22Dr Liz (LA)Chantal Sutherland116Ricky Courville50/1
33Discreetly Grand (LA)James Graham118Morris G. Nicks20/1
44My Miss Chiff (LA)Mitchell Murrill116Albert M. Stall, Jr.9/5
55Play Unified (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduateMiguel Mena118W. Bret Calhoun20/1
66Bitsy's C C (LA)Ashley Broussard116Sam B. David, Jr.15/1
77Elektracutioner (LA)Jose Valdivia, Jr.116Ray Sibille12/1
88Wheatfield (LA)Florent Geroux118Danny Pish2/1
99Fairwell Tax Break (LA)Gabriel Saez118Howard Alonzo20/1
1010Look Into My Eyes (LA)Keeneland Sales GraduateRobby Albarado118Efren Loza, Jr.6/1