Churchill Downs Selections, Day 2–Friday, September 17, 2021

Strong Silent
West Point Thoroughbreds, LLC’s Strong Silent, a three-year-old daughter of Wicked Strong, will face winners for the first time in the third race at Churchill Downs on Friday, September 17. Coady Photography

Steam–3 wins on Thursday!–Churchill Downs Day 2, Friday, September 17, 2021: BUY PICKS ($3)

Check out the Thursday, September 16th edition

Louisville, Kentucky updated forecast

Dirt Routers To Line Up In Friday’s Feature

Mr. Big News
Allied Racing Stable, LLC’s Mr. Big News, a stakes winner, will try to garner his first victory of 2021 in the featured ninth race at Churchill Downs on September 17. Oaklawn Park Photo

Churchill Downs jump starts a weekend of live Thoroughbred racing in Derby City with a 10-race program on the docket on Friday, September 17 at the historic Louisville, Ky. racetrack.

The featured ninth race on the card is a $62,500 optional claiming/second-level allowance contest for three-year-olds and upward slated a mile and a quarter journey on the main track.

Rigney Racing, LLC’s Claytnthelionheart, winner of a 10-furlong entry-level allowance race at Saratoga on July 30, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in a field that attracted 10 entrants. Tyler Gaffalione has the call on the five-year-old chestnut son of Declaration of War for trainer Philip Bauer.

Steam Has Hat Trick On Opening Day Of Meet

Steam gave out three winners on Thursday’s eight-race program at Churchill Downs and, as a result, one day into the nascent 2021 September Meet, its top picks are winning at a 38 percent clip and have finished in the money 38┬ápercent of the time.

Additionally, there is a $1,963 carryover in the 20-cent Derby City 6 (races 5-10, 2:45 P.M. (Eastern) post time), and a $1,407 carryover in the $1 Super Hi-5 (10th race, 5:26 P.M. (Eastern) post time).

Live racing will be conducted under the Twin Spires in September on Thursdays through Sundays through October 2 with a daily post time of 12:45 P.M. (Eastern). Exceptions include a 5:00 P.M. (Eastern) first post on Thursday, September 23 and Thursday, September 30, and a 6:00 P.M. (Eastern) first post on Saturday, September 18.

Steam–3 wins on Thursday!–Churchill Downs Day 2, Friday, September 17, 2021: BUY PICKS ($3)

Check out the Thursday, September 16th edition

Louisville, Kentucky updated forecast

 

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