The $100,000 Louisiana Futurity for juvenile colts and geldings and the $100,000 Louisiana Futurity for juvenile fillies will run today at Fair Grounds in New Orleans.
The $100,000 Louisiana Futurity for two-year-old colts and geldings is race two on the card with a post time of 1:29 pm CST. The race had seven entries, but ADIEU LE CHAT in the first post has been scratched. The top two contenders of the day are SWOT ANALYSIS (M/L: 5/2) trained by Mark Casse and CREOLE CHARLIE (M/L: 9/2) trained by Justin Jeansonne.
SWOT ANALYSIS broke his maiden in his second start going five and a half furlongs on the Fair Grounds track and finished 9 ¾ lengths ahead of his competition. A big improvement over his first start at Churchill where he finished sixth.
CREOLE CHARLIE will be making his fourth start coming off a third place finish in an allowance race Fair Grounds going six furlongs, missing second by a nose behind FOOLISH DREAMS. He also finished third in the six furlong Louisiana Cup Juvenile Stakes (BT) back in September at Louisiana Downs. He will have to find some extra speed to hit the wire first today.
JIMMY TWO TIMES (M/L: 3-1) and CREOLE CHARLIE met in the same six furlong allowance race at the end of November. JIMMY TWO TIMES cleared the wire four and a half lengths ahead. He has two previous stakes starts, but failed to finish in the money on both.
Later in the evening at 5:21pm CST, the two-year-old fillies will take to the track.The field is down to seven after SMITTYS BARRACUDA, MRS. JUDY and INAWIC were scratched. Trainer Dallas Stewart's BIG TIME is the favorite at 5/2. The filly won her debut in June at Churchill Downs and picked up a win earlier this month in the Louisiana Champions Day Lassie Stakes where she crossed the wire three and a half lengths ahead of the field.
The second favorite of the day is WINNING ROMANCE (M/L: 3/1) for Bret Calhoun. She is also fresh off an allowance win at the Fair Grounds in November crossing the wire four and a half lengths ahead of the field in the six furlong race. Both horses seem to like the six furlong distance.
Photo: CREOLE CHARLIE trains on the inside for Justin Jeansonne at Fair Grounds.