Horses to keep an eye out for Today at Churchill Downs
Race 1 - Kicks off the week with a nice maiden special weight for 2 years old fillies going 4 in a half on the Dirt. Which we see two Filles by American Pharoah making their debut.
4 - Tequila Queen- Was purchased for 325k out of American Pharoah going out for Welsey Ward who has had success already with horses bred by American Pharoah. She also has some really nice works in the morning.
1- Mad Maddy is the other filly out of American Pharah she was purchased for 150,000. Going out for the Dynamic Duo Trainer Steve Asmussen with Jockey Richard Santana Jr Aboard.
7-Ruler of the Nile- I Have been following this horse for a while. 4 for 4 over this course, as well as 5 out of 9 times in the money going this distance, Ran very well last time out with an 86 buyer
Race 3 -
4 -Revealing Quality is jumping up in class but ran very well last time out getting caught late at the wire finishing 2nd. Get Jose Ortiz Aboard and cuts back to a mile which i think better suits her. Been working lights out in the morning.
12- Drop Dead Gorgeous- Assmusen/ Santana Duo never count them out
9- Gypsy Wife very interesting in here for last time out got off to a slow start for maiden claimers of 30k going one mile and sixteenth drops down to 20k today with cutting back to a mile.
9- Summer Revolution going 1st time off the Claim for the red hot Diodoro barn who had some winners last week here. 1 out of 2 times in the money over this surface and 4 for 7 in the money going the distance
6- Junior Gilliam- Finished 2nd last time out to the 9 (summer revolution) was 5 wide and was coming strong at the end. Gets Lanerie aboard today. Could run big today!
3- Frost or Frippery 1st time off the claim for the Brad Cox Barn with Geroux getting the call. Won last time out on the claim for 20k always shows up on race day! 12 out of 16 times in the money going this distance. Should be the horse to beat in here and will be very tough to beat
6- Overzealous should also be tough in here since getting claimed for the Chris Hartman going out 6 times so far has 3 wins and 3 seconds.
9- Curlin Grey going out for Joe Sharp who owns and trains this one cutting back in distance and being places in big fields last to times out last time being in the 12th post. I think he takes a big step up today and runs big should be a decent price
12- Blue Steel- Was running real good at Fair Grounds before they had to close up has some early speed and is cutting back in distance should be right in the thick of things.
3 Dalika is coming off a layoff but has faced harder competition and is 2 for 3 at this track with getting Joel Rosario Aboard.
6- Devant- Graham Motion knows how to get his horses ready for the turf so not worried about a 3-month layoff as well as with Velaqauez aboard they have very good winning percentage together.
LONG SHOT PLAY - 9 More is going for 3rd straight win in a row with coming off a solid 72 buyer and being 3 out of 3 in the money lifetime. It should be a decent price here.
4- Mentality is 2 for 2 in the money going this distance not worried about layoff either Welsey Ward makes sure there ready to run, and excellent with turf sprinters. Been working very well in the morning as well
Race 8- I tike the 5-6-9-10 I also would take a look at the
4 IVAR who should be going off at a decent price who is making his debut in the united states being undefeated 3 for 3 with adding Lasix Today!