Churchill Downs: Day 35, Sunday, June 25, 2017

Watch Me Whip, a highly regarded Smart Strike colt in the Dale Romans barn, returns to allowance company in Sunday’s featured ninth race at Churchill Downs. Photo by Coady Photography

Churchill Downs Full-Card Analysis: Sunday, June 25, 2017

“Riders Up!”: Episode 4 (6/25/17) with Bruce Headley & Scott Hazelton

The featured ninth race on Churchill’s Sunday, June 25 program is a $55,300 entry-level allowance/$75,000 optional claiming affair for three-years-olds going a mile and a sixteenth on the main track.

Chuck Hovitz’s Awesome Saturday is the even-money favorite in the field of eight off his his consistent form, but the son of Any Given Saturday figures to get a stiff challenge from Watch Me Whip, a highly regarded $330,000 son of Smart Strike trained by Dale Romans, who is a mere three victories away from tying Bill Mott (701) as the all-time leading trainer by wins at Churchill Downs.

The Green Sheet had four winners on Saturday’s 11-race card in Louisville and touted a $291 trifecta in the Chicago Handicap (G3), however The Sheet had a negative three percent return on investment (ROI)* or a flat-bet loss of six cents for each two dollars wagered on the program.

34 days into the meet, The Sheet is hitting at a win clip of 27 percent; its top selection in each race has finished in the money 63 percent of time.

Post time for the first of 10 races on the Sunday, June 25  program at Churchill Downs is 12:45 P.M. Eastern. The card has a 19-day carryover of $126,075 in the 20-cent Single 6 Jackpot.

For FREE full-card analysis and selections for the Sunday, June 25 program at Churchill Downs click HERE.

*Return on investment is calculated by placing a hypothetical $2 win wager on all top selections and dividing the net profit by the total amount wagered.


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

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