Churchill Downs Selections, Day 6–Saturday, May 1, 2021: Kentucky Derby Day!

Essential Quality
Godolphin, LLC’s Essential Quality will go postward favored in the 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on Saturday, May 1 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Coady Photography/Keeneland

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Louisville, Kentucky updated forecast

Essential Quality Formidable Favorite In Derby

Colonel Liam
Robert and Lawana Low’s Colonel Liam will put his three-race win streak on the line in the the $1 million Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic (G1T) on May 1 at Churchill Downs. Derbe Glass

An excellent 14-race program with seven stakes races is on tap at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 1–Kentucky Derby Day 2021 in Louisville, Ky.

The card is highlighted by the 147th running of the $3,000,000 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) for three-year-olds slated for a 10-furlong trip on the main track.

Godolphin, LLC’s Essential Quality–the champion two-year-old colt of 2020–is the 2-1 morning line choice in the mile and a quarter classic. Jockey Luis Saez wil be astride the gray son of Tapit for trainer Brad Cox.

The six other supporting stakes races on the Derby Day program include the 35th running of the $500,000 Derby City Distaff Stakes Presented by Kendall-Jackson Winery (G1), the 36th renewal of the $500,000 Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2T), the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes Presented by Ford (G1), the 29th running of the $500,000 American Turf Stakes Presented by Derby City Gaming (G2T), the 97th edition of the $500,000 Pat Day Mile Presented by LG&E and Kentucky Utilities (G2), and the 34th renewal of the $1,000,000 Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic (G1T).

Steam Has Hat Trick On Oaks Day Program

Steam gave out three winners on Friday’s 13-race Kentucky Oaks program at Churchill Downs and, as a result, five days into the 2021 Spring Meet in Louisville, Ky., its top picks are winning at a 32 percent clip and have finished in the money 58 percent of the time.

Post time for the first of 14 races on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 1 is 10:30 A.M. (Eastern). Additionally, there is a $99,382 carryover and a mandatory payout in the 20-cent Derby City 6 (races 7-12, 1:56 P.M. (Eastern) post time).

Steam–32% win clip at the meet!–Churchill Downs Day 6, Saturday, May 1, 2021: BUY PICKS ($3)

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Louisville, Kentucky updated forecast

Racing will be conducted at Churchill Downs this spring with limited spectators, in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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