Day Results 8-3-3-6
2019 Overall 72 72/23-24-42
Win % of Top Pick 31.94%
Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 41.20%
2019 Top Pick in the Money –46 of 72 63.89%
Top Selection ITM / FG Nov-Mar 173-251 68.92%
Top Selection Win / FG Nov-Mar 96-251 38.25%
“Key Horses” @ FG Nov-Mar 50-23-12-4 46.00%
“Key Horses” in 2019 19-7-5-1 36.84%

On Sunday, we hit for three winners out of the eight races carded down in the “Big Easy,” at the Fair Grounds. And, for the meet, that pushed our win percentage to over 38.25%. In 251 races that we have handicapped for this meet, as well, our top pick has been “In The Money” 68.92% of the time. Not bad numbers.

But we are looking for bigger. And, of course, better.

Check us out later this week when we kick up a little more dust (and, of course, sod) at the Fair Grounds down in the Bayou.

(James Graham holds a 1-win edge in the current Jockey Standings at the Fair Grounds / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

(12-29-2018 Midnight Fantasy, with Adam Beschizza aboard, wins the 52nd running of the Louisiana Futurity – Filly Division at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir)

Graham, Beschizza Locked in a “Head Bob” for Tops in Jockey Standings at the Fair Grounds:

It has been a battle all meet, and it continues to be a “head bob” for the top spot in the Jockey Standings at the Fair Grounds this meet. After Sunday’s races were all and done, James Graham had his nose down at the wire and was one win in front of his buddy from the United Kingdom.

And, the numbers are truly scary close.

When Sunday’s races were all in the books and it was time to bourbon up on Bourbon Street, Graham had 34 wins in 205 mounts so far this meet. Beschizza, on the other hand, had 33 wins in 204 rides.

Now, that is what we would like to say is a horse race.

Seven wins off the pace is Mitchell Murrill with 27 trips to the winner’s circle, while Colby Hernandez has 26, Shaun Bridgmohan has 25 and Corey Lanerie has 24. All have a shot to rally between now and the end of the meet in March to make a serious run at the two pacesetters.

Here’s a closer look at the Top 25 riders so far this meet:

1 James Graham 205 34 43 24 $1,078,180 17% 101 49%
2 Adam Beschizza 204 33 18 32 $856,630 16% 83 41%
3 Corey J. Lanerie 125 24 18 14 $842,861 19% 56 45%
4 Colby J. Hernandez 201 26 31 34 $802,450 13% 91 45%
5 Mitchell Murrill 215 27 30 33 $787,868 13% 90 42%
6 Shaun Bridgmohan 112 25 16 11 $785,515 22% 52 46%
7 Florent Geroux 76 16 17 8 $549,637 21% 41 54%
8 Marcelino Pedroza 167 18 22 16 $518,750 11% 56 34%
9 Gabriel Saez 123 13 12 19 $488,428 11% 44 36%
10 Joe Bravo 68 13 14 9 $466,540 19% 36 53%
11 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 68 13 10 9 $410,980 19% 32 47%
12 Ty Kennedy 119 13 15 11 $373,830 11% 39 33%
13 Jack Gilligan 153 10 19 19 $367,355 7% 48 31%
14 Miguel Mena 129 12 14 12 $355,860 9% 38 29%
15 Edgar Morales 63 9 7 4 $207,870 14% 20 32%
16 Chantal Sutherland 107 11 6 12 $205,201 10% 29 27%
17 Sophie Doyle 67 10 6 10 $204,520 15% 26 39%
18 Jose Valdivia, Jr. 79 5 5 14 $194,370 6% 24 30%
19 Aubrie Green 114 6 6 12 $178,450 5% 24 21%
20 Declan Carroll 83 5 9 8 $166,530 6% 22 27%
21 Ezequiel Lara 109 3 9 10 $129,930 3% 22 20%
22 Joseph Rocco, Jr. 34 4 2 4 $101,870 12% 10 29%
23 Channing Hill 7 2 1 0 $67,170 29% 3 43%
24 Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 1 1 0 0 $60,000 100% 1 100%
25 Jerome Lermyte 3 1 0 0 $46,140 33% 1 33%