Fair Grounds - New Orleans Handicap, March 29, 2014

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Matt Carter

March 28th, 2014

Fair Grounds 10 | 6:25 pm ET G2 New Orleans Hcp for 4&Up going 1-1/8 mi

NORMANY INVASION will not be his morning line of 7-2 when the gates open so there is no value there. PALACE MALICE is the morning line favorite at 8-5 and it's possible that NORMANDY INVASION will go off favored. These were two of the best three-year-olds last year; NORMANDY INVASION was second in the Wood and was fourth in the Kentucky Derby, PALACE MALICE was second in the Blue Grass, 12th in the Derby, but won the Belmont and Jim Dandy. The pair had good comeback races within the last month and the most likely result is a one-two finish. So who is the top pick? BRADESTER. BRADESTER had won back to back races including the Grade 3 Mineshaft over the Fair Grounds track. The Lion Heart colt can either set the pace or sit just off. He is versatile and will be a price. Over a fair race track MISTER MARTI GRAS deserves a look to hit the board at double digit odds. He had a good tightener in the Mineshaft and last year ran second in a pair of graded stakes.