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The 12-race Black Friday program at Churchill Downs features a trio of stakes – the $80,000 Dream Supreme, the $200,000 Mrs. Revere (G2) and the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) – in addition to a $154,719 carryover in the Single Six Jackpot, which is offered on races seven through 12 on the card.
The 142nd running of the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1), the nine-furlong centerpiece of Churchill’s Fall Meet, drew a competitive field of 10 colts and gelding three-years-old and upward including the first two finishers from last year’s edition—Effinex and Hoppertunity—in addition to Gun Runner, second in the Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile (G1) in his last start and the razor sharp Noble Bird, a easy winner of his past two stakes appearances.
The 26th renewal of the Mrs. Revere (G2), which will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth trip over the Matt Winn turf course, drew a full field of 14 three-year-old fillies (and a single also-eligible) highlighted by 2-1 morning line favorite Harmonize and 5-2 second-choice Hawksmoor (Ire), the second and third place finishers, respectively, in Keeneland’s Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup (G1).
The Dream Supreme, which is the eighth race on Friday’s program, drew a field of eight fillies and mares three-years-old and upward led by even-money morning line favorite Finley’sluckycharm, a fleet-footed filly that has won four-of-five starts lifetime.
The Green Sheet gave out a pair of winners on the Thanksgiving Day program at Churchill—Rhythm Park ($5.40) in the sixth race and Bird Song ($4.20) in the ninth. The Sheet also doped out a cold $33.20 exacta in the sixth race and a healthy $572.50 superfecta in the River City Handicap (G3). Heading into day 19 of the 21 day Fall Meet, The Green Sheet is 44-for-185, hitting at a 24 percent win clip.
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