Wednesday, February 22 2012

Tres Barrachos Likely Favorite in Mineshaft, Smart Bid Choice in FG ‘Cap

NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, February 21, 2012) – Button Stable and George Hicker’s California invader Tres Borrachos, who was installed as the tepid 7-2 early choice in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds, is now likely to go the post at shorter odds following three late defections from the upcoming event for older horses at 1 1/16-miles that serves as Fair Grounds’ final prep for the Crescent City course’s Grade II New Orleans Handicap April 1.

Fair Grounds stakes coordinator Scott Jones advised on Tuesday morning that the connections of George and Lori Hall’s Pants On Fire as well as Jim Bakke and Gerry Isbister’s Cool Blue Red Hot informed the racing office that their charges would not be coming from South Florida for the Mineshaft, and in a related late Mineshaft development, C R K Stable’s West Coast invader Gladding was reportedly not on the equine charter flight from California that was to arrive in New Orleans Tuesday.

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