Churchill Downs: Day 4, Thursday, September 21, 2017

“Twilight Thursday” returns to Churchill Downs on Thursday, September 21. Post time for the first of eight live Thoroughbred races is 5:00 P.M. (Eastern). Churchill Downs photo

Churchill Downs Selections by John Gaver III: Thursday, September 21, 2017

The first “Twilight Thursday” program of the September Meet at Churchill Downs kicks off on Thursday, September 21 with an eight-race program on tap highlighted by the featured seventh on the card, a $53,000 entry-level allowance/$75,000 optional claiming affair for two-year-old fillies going six-furlongs on the main track.

The program also has a contentious maiden allowance heat for juvenile fillies going as the fourth race on the card in addition to a $20,545 carryover in the 20-cent Pick Six Jackpot and a $6,578 carryover in the $1 Super High Five.

John Gaver III

Churchill will host live Thoroughbred racing over three weekends in September and October through Sunday, October 1 with racing on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Post time is 12:45 P.M. (Eastern) with the exception of a pair of 5:00 P.M. “Twilight Thursday” programs and a 6:00 P.M. first post on Saturday, September 23.

The Green Sheet had three winners on Sunday’s 10-race program in Louisville and gave out a $266 trifecta in the third race on the card and a $229 superfecta in the sixth. Three days into the 11-day meet, The Sheet is hitting at a 29 percent strike rate; its top selections have finished in the money 58 percent of the time.

For the meet to date, The Sheet has a positive seven percent return on investment (ROI*), or a flat-bet profit of 14 cents for each two dollars wagered on its top selections.

For FREE selections and comments for the “Twilight Thursday”, September 21 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: “Start Of A Steeplechase,” oil on canvas by Sir Alfred J. Munnings (British, 1878-1959)

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