Churchill Downs Selections by John M. Gaver III: Saturday, September 23, 2017
“Downs After Dark” returns to Churchill Downs on Saturday, September 23 with a later 6:00 P.M. (Eastern) first post and an 11-race program on tap highlighted by a pair of black-type events–the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes for three-year-old fillies going seven-furlongs on the main track, and the $100,000 President of the United Arab Emirates Cup (G1) for Arabians four-years-old and upward going a mile and a sixteenth trip on dirt.
The program also has a $22,998 carryover in the 20-cent Pick 6 Jackpot.
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 5:00 P.M. “Twilight Thursday” program on September 29, and a 6:00 P.M. first post on Saturday, September 23.
The Green Sheet doped out three winners on Friday’s 10-race program in Louisville and gave out a $1,274 superfecta and a $684 trifecta in the ninth race on the card, in addition to a $196 trifecta in the third race. Five days into Churchill’s 11-day September Meet, The Sheet is hitting at a 33 percent strike rate; its top selections have finished in the money 57 percent of the time.
For the meet to date, The Sheet has a positive 27 percent return on investment (ROI*), or a flat-bet profit of 55 cents for each two dollars wagered on its top selections.
For FREE selections and comments for the Saturday, September 23 “Downs After Dark” 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)