Churchill Downs Selections, Day 1–Friday, September 14, 2018

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Three Chimneys Farm’s Principe Guilherme, who will make his first start since February 17, is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the featured ninth race at Churchill Downs on Friday, September 14. Photo By: Hodges Photography

Steam–Expert Selections: Churchill Downs Day 1, Friday, September 14, 2018 

Steam’s FREE Play of the Day for: Churchill Downs, Friday, September 14, 2018

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10 Race Program On Tap As Churchill Kicks Off September Meet

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Churchill Downs opens its 11-day September meet on Friday, September 14 with an excellent 10-race program on tap at the venerable Louisville, Ky. racetrack.

The featured ninth race on the program is a salty $100,000 optional claiming, “two other than” allowance affair for three-year-olds and upward going seven-furlongs on the main track.

Three Chimneys Farm’s Principe Guilherme is the 3-1 morning line favorite in a field that was scratched down to seven entrants with the late defections of Dak Attack and Madison’s Luna. Jockey Julien Leparoux will handle the riding assignment on the bay son of Tapit for Hall of Fame conditioner Steve Asmussen.

Jockey Corey Lanerie is back to defend his September 2017 riding title at Churchill, where he notched 15 more wins than Florent Geroux and Brian Hernandez, Jr. with a record setting 25 trips to the winner’s circle; trainers Brad Cox and Kenny McPeek shared the training title with seven wins apiece.

31 Percent Win Clip For Top Picks At 2017 September Stand

Steam is coming off a three-win day at at Kentucky Downs on Thursday, September 13 and, furthermore, notched a record of 109-34-16-11 last September at Churchill Downs for a top-pick strike rate of 31 percent and in the money ratio of 56 percent.

Post time for the first of 10 races at Churchill Downs on Friday, September 14 is 12:45 P.M. (Eastern).

Steam–Expert Selections: Churchill Downs Day 1, Friday, September 14, 2018 

Steam’s FREE Play of the Day for: Churchill Downs, Friday, September 14, 2018

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