06/02/2011 1:35PM

Louisiana Downs: Strong card Thursday

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There is a strong nine-race card at Louisiana Downs on Thursday, with first post set for 1:25 p.m. Central. There are three optional claiming allowances on the card, starting with the first race. In the fifth, the second of the optional claimers, Five Star Fun returns to the overnight ranks after just missing last out in the $50,000 Tellike at Evangeline Downs. In the seventh, Yankee Gone South will attempt to win his third straight race in the allowance that carries an optional claiming price of $25,000. 

It is currently sunny and 89 degrees in Bossier City, La., according to conditions provided by Equibase. Below are known scratches:

First Race: Scratch No. 6, Lil Rick's Gal

Second: No Scratches

Third: No Scratches

Fourth: No Scratches

Fifth: Scratch No. 1, Wildcat Callie and No. 2, Shutupanddance

Sixth: No Scratches

Seventh: Scratch No. 5, Rowdy Profit; and No. 6, Mr. Skie's Spirit

Eighth: Scratch No. 4, Tallredandhandsome; and No. 5, Rainbow Gold

Ninth: Scratch No. 8, I'm Ready, and the also-eligibles, Nos. 12-14, Charlan Sue, Bonz Idea and Araucaria