23:50 Evangeline Downs (USA) 19 Jul 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $9,450 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
72-1285
i
1
Red with black sleeves (Bw And Hts Stables, Llc And Double J Stables, Llc And Jason Grudzien)

Byanymeans 20 

dk f Take Charge Indy - Nicole's Wildcat (D'Wildcat)

D
3 8-6 (ow1)
Alfredo ContrerasJason Grudzien
2
41-223
i
2
Hunter green, pink chevron, pink chevrons on sleeves (Single Malt Stable)

Shop Around Sue 28 

dk f Musket Man - Tot Shop Donna (Value Plus)

D BF
3 8-3
Diego SaenzRon Faucheux
3
553984
i
3
Blue (Jeffery Reeves, Jr)

Shakeitifuluvme 48 

b f Yankee Gentleman - Tricked (Valid Expectations)

4 8-11
Christopher Jr ConwayJeffery Reeves
4
5-156
i
4
Black, turquoise sash (Elite Thoroughbred Racing LLC)

Empress B 29 

ch f Cape Blanco - Exciting Empress (Stormy Atlantic)

D
3 8-6
Colby HernandezLee Thomas
5
327201
i
5
Teal, black ball, black dots and cuffs on sleeves (Marti Chevis)

Sophie's Illusion 34 

ch f Behindatthebar - Classic Illusion (Sky Classic)

D
4 8-11
Jose GuerreroShelton Sr Zenon
6
76221
i
6
Kelly green and white quarters, kelly green and white halved sleeves (Virginia Lazenby Racing Stable Llc)

Super Super Sassy 12 

dk f Super Saver - Moon Watch (Saint Ballado)

D
3 8-6
Gerard MelanconOscar Modica
Verdict

SHOP AROUND SUE has picked up plenty of minor money since breaking through at Fair Grounds towards the end of 2017, and she has the beating of Empress B from a meeting here last month. Sophie's Illusion's rivals didn't see which way she went last time so she has to be considered too.

00:18 Evangeline Downs (USA) (Dirt) 20 Jul 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $5,985 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7-21536
i
1
White, Blue Sleeves (Wayne Davis)

One Drop 28 

ch c Lemon Drop Kid - Loveofalifetime (Medaglia d'Oro)

3 8-6
Roberto MoralesShane Wilson
2
453548
i
2
Hot pink, black sleeves with pink diamonds (Lauder, Jimmy And Lauder, Misty)

Ride A Saint 61 

b g Saint Afleet - Candy Delicious (Candy Ride)

D
4 8-8
Thomas PompellScott Gelner
3
453565
i
3
Navy, baby blue stars, navy star on baby blue sleeves (Patricia West)

Lucas Henry G 28 

gr/ g Tiz The One - Mr. G's Moonshine (Malibu Moon)

3 8-3
Timothy ThorntonPatricia West
4
604551
i
4
White, green diamond, green stripe on sleeves and cuffs (Faul, Karl O And Abshire, George)

Izzy B Winn 15 

ch g Izzie's Halo - Tune A Win For A B (Concorde's Tune)

5 8-8
Odilon MartinezJr Donald Cormier,
5
5316
i
5
Orange, silver ball, silver armlets on sleeves (Lange, I L And Yentzen, Tanya)

Case Won 28 

ch g Closing Argument - Attitude Indicator (Thunder Gulch)

D
3 8-3 (ow2)
Gerard MelanconBrett Brinkman
6
650644
i
6
Pink, Gold rising sun, gold Cuffs On Sleeves (Celia Smith)

Quiet Prince 27 

b g Sun King - Quietalady (Quiet American)

4 8-8 b
Diego SaenzLee Thomas
7
26600-8
i
7
Blue, white ball (Keene Thoroughbreds Llc)

Tanq On The Rocks 26 

b g Langfuhr - Semifinal (Gold Case)

6 8-11
Colby HernandezAllen Milligan
Verdict

ONE DROP has contested better claimers than this since breaking his duck in bloodless fashion, and dropping back from a mile is also in his favour. He is preferred to Case Won, who was poor on his first foray outside of maiden company but still has time on his side. Tanq On The Rocks is another who should leave his latest effort behind, especially now that he has a run under his belt.

00:46 Evangeline Downs (USA) (Dirt) 20 Jul 2018

Race 3 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $11,655 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
723383
i
1
Yellow, red inverted triangle, yellow hoops on red sleeves, red cap (Norman Stables, Llc)

Calimor 20 

dk c Calibrachoa - Dandy's Sunshine (Premiership)

BF
3 8-6
Roberto MoralesLonnie Briley
2
273841
i
2
Yellow, white diamond frame, white diamonds on sleeves (Benard Chatters)

Black Justice 29 

dk g Orthodox - Jenny'star (It's No Joke)

D
4 8-11
Gerard MelanconBenard Chatters
3
7-3271
i
3
Red, white sleeves (Dale White, Sr)

Let's Go Boss 75 

b g Closing Argument - Lovely Fine (Carson City)

D
3 8-3 (ow2)
Luis NegronDale White
4
41
i
4
Red, black star on white hoop (Jonathan LeBlanc)

Dewey's Bull 22 

b g Benny the Bull - Nilini (Demidoff)

D
6 8-11
Timothy ThorntonBrian Huval
5
4-24275
i
5
Maroon, tan hoop (Picard Thoroughbreds Racing Stable Llc)

Sir Advent 26 

gr/ g Yankee Gentleman - Adverse (Buddha)

D BF
4 8-11
Diego SaenzRon Faucheux
6
145544
i
6
Blue, 'd' on white diamond, black stripe and grey cuffs on white sleeves (Noel's Racing Stable)

Sholtz 40 

b g Kipling - Petite Love (Fred Astaire)

5 8-11
Alexis BatistaDane Noel
Verdict

Black Justice made every post a winning one over 5f here but he might be taken on for the lead by Dewey's Bull, setting it up for SIR ADVENT. Ron Faucheux's gelding has been competing in allowance events that had significantly more depth in them than this claimer, and he should be able to capitalise on the drop in grade. Calimor has to be considered closely as well.

01:14 Evangeline Downs (USA) (Dirt) 20 Jul 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $5,670 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
562256
i
1
Blue, white ball (Keene Thoroughbreds Llc)

My Expectations 15 

b g Valid Expectations - My Girl Bess (More Than Ready)

D
4 8-11
Colby HernandezAllen Milligan
2
797766
i
2
Green with white sash, green stars on white sleeves (Russell Louviere)

Pioneering Native 41 

dk g Pioneering - Let's Get Personal (Personal Flag)

D
11 8-8
Wyatt LouviereRonald Matthieu
3
7252-93
i
3
Red, White Diamond, White Diamonds On Red Sleeves (Doris Hebert)

Tiz America 12 

b g Tiz The One - All American Miz (Grand Slam)

D
5 8-8
Filemon RodriguezDoris Hebert
4
576235
i
4
Orange, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves (Gerard Perron)

Shedrow Cocktails 21 

ch g Orthodox - Edacious Reality (Eddington)

D
6 8-8
Roberto MoralesGerard Perron
5
36-3634
i
5
Red (Kim White)

Lucky Lydgate 14 

ch g Lydgate - Lucky Defrere (Defrere)

D
6 8-8
Timothy ThorntonDale White
6
253426
i
6
Red, blue fleur de lys,  white diamonds on sleeves (Allen Landry)

He's A Lady Tamer 21 

ch g Lion Tamer - Dana's Lucky Lady (Lucky Lionel)

5 8-8
Kerwin ClarkAllen Landry
7
77-6287
i
7
Blue, white stars, white cuffs (Robert Landry)

Fast Time Streaker 50 

dk g Rainmaker - Sunshine Classic (Allegedly Wild)

D
9 8-8
Wallynette RodriguezBrent Delahoussaye
Verdict

SHEDROW COCKTAILS led for a long way over a mile here last month so the decision to revert to sprinting isn't surprising, and he can regain the winning thread. He's A Lady Tamer has also been competing over a route but isn't certain to relish the speed test as much so Lucky Lydgate is put forward as the primary threat.

01:42 Evangeline Downs (USA) 20 Jul 2018

Race 5 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,930 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f 110y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5
i
1
Blue, 'jgs' on red diamond, red diamonds on sleeves (George Santis)

Violenceready 15 

dk f Violence - Ready Love (More Than Ready)

3 8-6
Wallynette RodriguezKenneth Westlye
2
24-7385
i
2
Green, yellow ball, green blocks on yellow sleeves (Fontenot, Patricia M , And Kevin B And Judice, Perry)

Velleity 132 

dk f Gone Astray - True Glitter (Robin des Pins)

4 8-11
Filemon RodriguezShane Wilson
3
522225
i
3
Purple, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves (Dina Angelo)

Starfish Point 22 

b f Power Broker - Mamselle Nanette (Southern Halo)

3 8-3
Diego SaenzJohn Ney
4
536757
i
4
Blue, white diamond frame, white cuffs (Benjamin Zeno)

Vidrine's Choice 22 

ch f Blazing Count - Winning Broad (Choosing Choice)

4 8-8
Jose GuerreroBenjamin Zeno
5
7-65649
i
5
White, purple quarters, purple stripes on sleeves (Kenneth Hargrave)

Hallowed Lassie 56 

dk f Uncle Abbie - Libbies Mission (Global Mission)

3 8-6
Jorge CalderonKenneth Hargrave
6
099386
i
6
Blue, yellow horseshoe, yellow blocks on sleeves (Bienvenu Racing)

K P Anna 15 

ch f Midshipman - Elucidate (Theatrical)

4 8-11
Alexis BatistaCortland Harrison
7
445733
i
7
White, light blue, ''eagle''  white sleeves, light blue cuffs (Deidra Domingue)

Deez Jitterbug 15 

b f Prospector's Gift - Summertide (Strodes Creek)

4 8-8
Luis NegronRickey Castille
8
2
i
8
Hunter green, white chevrons,  hunter green cuffs on white sleeves (David Racing Stable Llc)

Karslyn 36 

ch f Mass Media - Iz R A Zede (Zede)

Non Runner
9
5-462
i
9
Black, red ball, red and white stars on sleeves (Whispering Oaks Farm LLC)

Salute Elle 27 

ch f Salute the Sarge - Unbridled Elle (Unbridled's Song)

4 8-8
Timothy ThorntonSteven Flint
10
77
i
10
Green, Pink and Blue Stripes, Orange Chevrons, Hot Pink Cuffs (John Romero, Sr)

Racin Christina 21 

ch f Closing Argument - Lees O'neal (Leestown)

4 8-8
Kevin SmithJohn Romero
11
75462
i
11
Yellow,White Diamond Frame,White Diamonds On Sleeves (Metoyer, Rand And Chatters, Benard)

Majino 12 

b f Cape Blanco - Molly Moon (Malibu Moon)

BF
Non Runner
12
3-86976
i
12
Maroon, white quartered, maroon and white halved sleeves (Judy Beavin)

Lady Myla 12 

b f Pleasantly Perfect - Matchoftheday (Hawk Wing)

Non Runner
Verdict

KARSLYN did her best work at the finish when runner-up over 5f on her first taste of competitive action and the extra distance, combined with anticipated natural progression, should be enough to see her go one better. Starfish Point lacked a change of gear last time but will appreciate the extra furlong, whereas Salute Elle drops back slightly in trip after a pleasing second.

02:10 Evangeline Downs (USA) (Dirt) 20 Jul 2018

Race 6 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $16,065 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

4f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
White, turquoise ball (Set-hut Llc)

Halfourretirement 

gr/ g Half Ours - Sweet Muqtarib (Muqtarib)

2 8-6
Diego SaenzJeff Delhomme
2
2
i
2
Yellow (Reginald Thomas)

Hoops Cigar 50 

b g Bind - Historical Day (Five Star Day)

2 8-6
Colby HernandezPhillip Jr Calais
3
i
3
Pink, lime green balls and cuffs (Niketa Bellard)

Joemo 

b g Cameo Appearance - Up We Go (Waquoit)

2 8-6 (ow1)
Alfredo ContrerasJ Meaux
4
i
4
White, red star, blue striped sleeves (Thomas Holyfield)

Mister Intuition 

dk c Into Mischief - Brittany's Tuition (Osidy)

2 8-6
Thomas PompellBecky Leblanc
5
45
i
5
Purple, Gold Stripes (Charles Meiners, Sr)

Why Not Charlie 26 

b g My Pal Charlie - Finest Top (Finest Hour)

2 8-6
Carlos MarquezMerlin Marechal
6
i
6
Black, yellow hooped sleeves (Simmons Racing, Llc)

Six Grand 

ch g Grand Appointment - Six Bee's (Eddington)

2 8-6
Gerard MelanconHarlan Boutte
7
i
7
Turquoise, (Corale Richards)

He's No Bully 

b g Bind - I Told You So (Plain Dealing)

2 8-6
Roberto MoralesCorale Richards
8
i
8
Yellow, red inverted triangle, yellow armlets on red sleeves (Norman Stables, Llc And Gelner, Scott)

King Bayou 

ch c Lion Tamer - Saucey Officer (Officer)

2 8-6
Ashley BroussardScott Gelner
9
i
9
Aqua, black hooped sleeves (Jones, John, Allen, Larry And Garvey, Charles)

Dial Em In 

dk f Dialed In - Crypto Em (Cryptoclearance)

2 8-3
Timothy ThorntonRobertino Diodoro
Verdict

Hoops Cigar was a solid second on his introduction over track and trip in May, but he doesn't set the bar too high so it could pay to concentrate on the newcomers. King Bayou has offered encouragement with what he has done in the mornings, but DIAL EM IN is bred to be quick and can show the boys the way home.

02:38 Evangeline Downs (USA) (Dirt) 20 Jul 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,300 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 70y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
657-933
i
1
Red (William Bernard)

Daddy Bill 21 

dk g Birdstone - Smooth Senorita (Pancho Villa)

D
6 8-6 (ow1)
Alfredo ContrerasJohn Bernard
2
38-0266
i
2
White, orange hoops, orange sleeves (Wildcat Racing Stable, Llc)

Lip Service 49 

b g Lion Tamer - Royal Sweep (End Sweep)

D
5 8-6
Diego SaenzL Cuccia
3
633213
i
3
Blue, white ball (Keene Thoroughbreds Llc)

Flyin' Orphan 15 

b g Early Flyer - Oh So Notised (Stephanotis)

4 8-9
Ashley BroussardAllen Milligan
4
960757
i
4
Gold, blue disc, blue stripe on gold sleeves (Arthur Bertucci, Jr)

Whistling Ranger 21 

gr/ g U S Ranger - Whistlin'along (Mineshaft)

D
Non Runner
5
278525
i
5
White, red disc (Dick Nichols)

Cajun Star 34 

b g Gigawatt - Addario (Spectrum)

D
5 8-6
Luis NegronBenard Chatters
6
335233
i
6
Black (Norvin Maldonado)

Beau Gator 21 

dk g Cherokee Beau - Miss Ice Gator (John's Choice)

D
8 8-6
Alexis BatistaShelton Sr Zenon
7
911222
i
7
White, purple chevron (Clyde Moran, Jr)

Whoajoey 21 

gr/ g Joe's Son Joey - Lil E Rose (Lil E. Tee)

D BF
4 8-6
Colby HernandezClyde Moran
8
433632
i
8
Purple, light blue sleeves (Darin Hahn)

A He's An O'Prado 21 

ch g Paddy O'prado - A She's Adorable (Johar)

D
5 8-9
Gerard MelanconEmile Schwandt
9
780-908
i
9
Blue, silver diamond, black diamonds on white sleeves, blue cuffs (Brent Singleton)

First Bull Run 21 

ch h Lone Star Special - Note to Mimi (Notebook)

D
6 8-6
Odilon MartinezErnest Ledet
10
943535
i
10
Orange, Black Ball (Brent Toups)

Big Red Cat 14 

ch g Big Top Cat - Burren (Rahy)

5 8-6
Roberto MoralesBrent Toups
Verdict

A He's An O'prado beat Beau Gator to the runner-up spot over course and distance, but WHOAJOEY has apparently forgotten how to run a bad race and his sheer consistency earns him the nod. Cajun Star will find this easier than his most recent assignments, and Flyin' Orphan also enters the picture.

03:06 Evangeline Downs (USA) 20 Jul 2018

Race 8 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $15,435 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

5f

Good

Weighed In - Result Stands
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
321422
i
1
Purple, pink heart, pink cuffs (Love Partnership Interests Lp)

Legendary Larry 15 

ch g Star Guitar - J Lo's Halo (Sunny's Halo)

D BF
3 8-3
Timothy ThorntonKarl Broberg
2
4-22521
i
2
Red, White Diamond (Margie Averett)

Wild Bert 26 

ch g Time Bandit - Wild Bertie (Wild Rush)

D
4 8-8
Roberto MoralesRonnie Averett
3
222151
i
3
Yellow, red inverted triangle, yellow hoops on red sleeves, red cap (Norman Stables, Llc)

Drewcitable 43 

b c Artie Schiller - Native Trinket (Dove Hunt)

3 8-3
Diego SaenzLonnie Briley
4
984614
i
4
Green, yellow band and cuffs (Paul Marceaux)

Risky Steps 15 

dk g Teton Forest - Senorita Elena (Spanish Steps)

D
4 8-8
Carlos MarquezPaul Melancon
5
643595
i
5
Aqua, pink circled 'rrs',  white sleeves, pink cuffs (Riceland Racing Stables LLC)

Tammany Parkway 56 

b g My Pal Charlie - Sookski (Gilded Time)

4 8-8
Ashley BroussardEnis Mouton
6
532324
i
6
White (Badeaux, Sandy And White, Sr , Dale)

Mistake Present 12 

b g Kitten's Joy - Stop The Lights (Storm Cat)

D
4 8-11
Luis NegronDale White
Verdict

DREWCITABLE has registered a couple of impressive victories either side of a defeat in stakes company, and Lonnie Briley's colt can continue on his upward curve. Risky Steps beat subsequent winner Wild Bert but was then behind Legendary Larry when the rail-drawn runner hit the crossbar for the second race in succession.

03:34 Evangeline Downs (USA) (Dirt) 20 Jul 2018

Race 9 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,615 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
654762
i
1
White, purple chevron (Clyde Moran, Jr)

Fuhr A Slam 14 

ch f Langfuhr - Heaven's Slam (Grand Slam)

3 8-6
Carlos QuinonesClyde Moran
2
257464
i
2
Dark blue, gold horse, gold cuffs (Gilbert Perez, Jr)

Ranger Connection 21 

b f U S Ranger - A Gal Named Slew (Johannesburg)

Non Runner
3
443322
i
3
Green, black hoop (Carl Deville)

Toga Dance 19 

gr/ m Matzoh Toga - Dancinasfastasican (Royal Academy)

7 8-11
Steve BourqueCarl Deville
4
37
i
4
Pink, blue diamonds (Jeffery Reeves)

Lynn's Tsu Tsu 22 

b f Forefathers - Another Tsu Tsu (Roanoke)

3 8-6
Timothy ThorntonJeffery Reeves
5
96/7773
i
5
White, blue diamonds, white stripe on blue sleeves (Dennis Turner)

Bermuda Bridge 22 

ch m Attempted Humor - Mirror (Langfuhr)

5 8-11
Filemon RodriguezShelton Sr Zenon
6
i
6
Red,  red chevrons on white sash, red chevrons on white sleeves, red cuffs (Amie Miller)

D' Putty Cat 

ch f D'Wildcat - Pourjedajour (Sky Classic)

3 8-6
Roberto MoralesBrent Toups
7
643567
i
7
Black, yellow spots, black and yellow halved sleeves (Kendall Johnson)

Movie Date 12 

gr/ f Due Date - Great Movie (Silver Ghost)

4 8-11
Alexis BatistaCarol Constantine
Verdict

There would be no more deserving winner than Toga Dance but the fact remains that she is a 20-race maiden, whereas FUHR A SLAM has had just the nine starts and arrives on the back of a narrow defeat here. Movie Date could have more to offer now that she drops in class and gets off the grass.