Churchill Downs Day 18: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Calumet Farm, Sagamore Farm, and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ War Correspondent will break from post 12 in the $100,000 River City Handicap (G3T) on Thursday at Churchill Downs. Photo By Coglianese Photos/Lauren King

Churchill Downs Selections by John M. Gaver III: Thursday, November 23, 2017

The action at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day gets started early with a special 11:30 A.M. (Eastern) first post at the venerable Louisville, Ky. racetrack to accommodate a 12-race program highlighted by a pair of black type events–the 102nd renewal of the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (G2) for fillies and mares three-years-old and upward going nine-furlongs on the main track, and the 40th running of the $100,000 River City Handicap (G3T), for three-year-olds and up going a mile and a sixteenth trip on the Matt Winn Turf Course.

Additionally, the program has a beefy five-day, $75,991 carryover in the 20-cent Single 6 Jackpot, and a two-day, $5,293 carryover in the $1 Super High 5.

John Gaver III

The Green Sheet had a pair of winners on Wednesday’s 10-race program at Churchill and touted a $755 trifecta in the first race on the day.

17 days into the 2017 November stand in Louisville, The Sheet is hitting at a 24 percent strike rate; its top selections have finished in the money 54 percent of the time.

For FREE annotated selections for the Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day program at Churchill Downs, click HERE.


Header image: “Jockeys,” by Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Pastel on paper, 1886


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