Churchill Downs: Day 21, June 2, 2017

Live Oak Plantation’s Let It Ride Mom (red cap) will try to win her first race on dirt in Friday’s second at Churchill Downs. Photo by Michael Burns/WEG


Churchill Downs Full-Card Analysis: Friday, June 2, 2017

“Riders Up!”, with Frank Lyons & John Gaver

The featured eighth race on Churchill Downs’s Friday, June 2 nine-race program is a $51,000 entry-level allowance race for fillies and mares three-years-old and upward going a five-furlong trip on the Matt Winn Turf Course. The tepid 7-2 morning line favorite in the well-matched field is the Speightstown filly Fiesta, who is coming off a narrow loss in her turf debut in Louisville on May 12 for trainer Chris Hartman.

Additionally, a compact, albeit competitive, field of five has been assembled for Friday’s second race, a high-end optional claiming/second-tier allowance heat going a six and a half-furlong trip on the main track featuring the synthetic stakes winner Let It Ride Mom, the 5-2 morning line favorite for trainer Mark Casse.

The Green Sheet touted a pair of winners on Thursday’s eight-race program in Louisville highlighted by Hold Me Black’s ($12.20) open-length score in the sixth and gave out a $136 superfecta in the third race on the card. 20 days into the meet, The Sheet is giving out FREE winners at a 27 percent clip with its’ top selection in each race finishing in the money 61 percent of time.

Post time for the first of nine races on the Friday, June 2 program at Churchill Downs is 12:45 P.M. Eastern. The card has a carryover of $10,337 in the 20-cent Pick 6 Jackpot and a $10,909 carryover in the $1 Super High Five.

For FREE full-card analysis and selections for the Friday, June 2 program at Churchill Downs, click HERE.


Header image: “Walking Ring, Greentree Stable, Saratoga,” oil on panel by Vaughn Flannery (American, 1898 – 1955)

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