2022 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Odds and Picks

2022 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Odds and Picks

Fair Grounds Race Course has a Saturday card in mid-December that features all the local horses of Louisiana. The highlight of this card is the LA Champions Day Classic. This event is open to Louisiana Thoroughbreds three and older covering 1 1/8 miles on dirt.

The LA Champions Day Ladies Sprint is six furlongs on dirt. The race is open to fillies and mares three and older. There are five entries in this race led by Free Like A Girl. Trained by Corey Pomier and ridden by jockey Pedro Cotto Jr., she was first in the Magnolia Stakes on Oct. 7 at Delta Downs.

The LA Champions Day Juvenile is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds and the sprint is six furlongs on dirt. Late September is leading the seven-colt field and he is trained by Jose Camejo. Positioned at No. 5, jockey Jose Luis Rodriguez will be on board for this race.

2022 LA Champions Day Classic Predictions

When: Saturday, December 10th 2022

Where: Fair Grounds Race Course

The eight-horse field in Saturday’s LA Champions Day Classic is led by Who Took The Money, Maga Man and Cosmic Train as frontrunning for the Horse Racing Nation ratings. The trio of favorites are my choice to win, place and show.

Win: Who Took The Money

The four-year gelding is the top of the list in HRN ratings (4.79) and he is positioned first in eight-horse field for the LA Champions Day Classic. He won the Scott’s Scoundrel Stakes on Nov. 19 at Fair Grounds with a time of 1:42.09 over Behemah Star and Highland Creek.

As a son of Street Boss, he has finished first in four out of five races this year and he took third in the Star Guitar Stakes in late March. Who Took The Money has won the majority of races at this track.

Place: Maga Man

Bred in Louisiana, the seven-year old gelding has races from 2018 to 2022. He won the Louisiana Legends Turf at Evangeline Downs this summer before taking sixth in the Scott’s Scoundrel in November.

Sired by Musket Man, he has raced on both dirt and turf in his career. Maga Man has a long history of racing at Fair Grounds since his juvenile campaign.

Show: Cosmic Train

Cosmic Train has the same HRN rating (4.45) as Maga Man in the list of entries for this race. The Louisiana-bred three-year gelding finished seventh in the Scott’s Scoundrel this last time out. He has three victories this year in seven races, including the Crescent City Derby at Fair Grounds on March 26.

He was sired by Klimt and trained by Jerry Delhomme. Going off at No. 5 with James Graham as his jockey, Cosmic Train is in perfect position to finish in the money.