Saturday, September 26, 2015

Stakes Saturday at Churchill Downs

On this Stakes Saturday we take a peek at a great Turf mile under the twin spires.

Churchill Downs Race 9 {Jefferson Cup~G3~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A tremendous group of eleven will go to the gate in this hotly contested Turf mile. There is plenty of speed to produce some sizzling fractions. Speed figures are very close which will insure a super competitive event. All of these lads have excellent pedigree for the Turf surface. It should be a thrilling race.

#1 Nun the Less (Geroux / Block) looks to have a slight edge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and two strong workouts. This lad has the tactical speed to stay close to the pace and launch into the stretch. A son of Candy Ride [ARG], he has already notched a win at this distance.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $4 SHOW.

#4 High Noon Rider (Lanerie / Weaver) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two superb workouts. This son of Distorted Humor holds the highest speed number at the distance with a 75% in the money record. He is another with a versatile running style.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#5 Watchyourownbobber (Leparoux / Maker) will contend with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and two robust workouts. He is dropping in from a longer route and can either show speed or track the pace. This son of Hard Spun is coming in fresh with a 83% in the money record on the Turf.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#2 Sylven Park (Doyle / McCauley) should be in the hunt as he stretches out from Turf sprints to the mile route. He is coming off two wins in a row with solid speed figures, is working a three race progression, and has put in two terrific workouts. This son of Wildcat Heir is one that likes to stay close, but come from off the pace.

#9 Flashy Chelsey (Torres / O'Connor) will be in the mix with a couple of excellent last out speed numbers that earned in the money performances. He has put in two hearty workouts. This very consistent son of Flashy Bull is an impressive 100% in the money on the surface, at the distance, and at Churchill.

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 Nun the Less  /  #4 High Noon Rider  /  #5 Watchyourownbobber  /  #2 Sylven Park, #9 Flashy Chelsey.

Friday's Results
Arlington International R2.  Maiden Claiming.  Our first pick, Mean Intentions, finished 2nd.  Our second pick, Kennedy's Cadet, finished 6th.
Superfecta went 2-6-3-1.
Bankroll takes another hit and falls to $2.51. We will supplement with a Hamilton and a Lincoln for Stakes Saturday.

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