Post time 12:45 p.m. EDT
Churchill Downs – Home Of The Twin Spires
Lovely Spring Day - 84̊
$100K MSW 2yo F&M 5f
8 – Biddy Dude (3/1) pressed the winner in her only race two weeks ago, Biddy has the best last E Speed figures in the group. Gets 2nd Lasix and had a :35.8 workout for 3f recently.
1 – Nite Brite (20/1) chased Biddy Dude before lugging out badly and being slowed to bring up the rear. 2nd Lasix as well and her recent, and only, race was a good teacher.
4 – Ms. Headley (8/5) Wesley Ward 36% with first time starters and Irad Ortiz in the irons means this filly will take a lot of money.
Churchill Downs Race 3 Bets
8 - $20/w $50p
$2 Exacta Box 8-1-4
$1 Tri 4-1/4-1-3/8, 4-1/8/4-1-3, 8/4-1/4-1-3
$5K Claimers 4yo+ F&M 1M
Selected this race for one reason, 9-Buget Cut is coming out of a positive key race.
Churchill Downs Race 6 Bets
9 - $25/w $50/p
$103K Allowance F&M 3yo+ 1.0625M Turf
With 3 – Smile Awhile (10/1), 1 – Napier (4/1), 7 – Sugar Bow (30/1), and 6 – Amazing Audrey (5/2) all pressing each other on the lead, I’m looking for a pace meltdown and three entries closing the deal.
2 – Pep (5/1) Jose Oritz/Todd Pletcher combination who checked in the stretch in her last race and managed to get 4th place cash. Pep scored a win in her first out in mid- February at the same distance and pulled away handily.
8 – Screenwriter (20/1) jockey Florent Geroux is a wily sort and this is just the spot for him to squirrel this away in the end.
9 – Snuck Out (4/1) switch to jockey Corey Lanerie and pick up for this Into Mischief filly. In her two previous races, on turf, she has been a rock-n-roller in the stretch. The outside post will play to her advantage today.
Churchill Downs Race 8 Bets
2 - $50/w $100/p
$3 Exacta Box 2-8-9
$2 Tri 2-9/2-9-6/8, 2-9/8/2-9-6, 8/2-9/2-9-6
The Kentucky Juvenile Stakes $125K for 2yo’s 5f
This will be the hottest contested race on the card today. Of the 9 horses entered, 7 have only run 1 race and all 7 of them won theirs, respectively. I am going with . . .
9 – Secretly Wicked (20/1), 4 – Alec And Arthur (10/1) and 2 – Marva (10/1)
The other 4 last out winners got a clear lead and poured it on. When you read the form and watch the video, you ask yourself if they’re that talented or the others gave way? For 2yo’s? I’m taking the latter as the three mentioned above all had to fight to win.
Churchill Downs Race 9 Bets
4 - $25/w $50p
$5 Exacta Box 9-4-2