Churchill Downs Selections, Day 3–Saturday, September 18, 2021

Qatar Racing, Ltd., Flurry Racing Stable, LLC, and Big Aut Farm’s Shedaresthedevil will go postward favored in the $400,000 Locust Grove Stakes (G3) on Saturday, September 18 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Benoit Photo

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Five Stakes Anchor “Downs After Dark” Program

Bell's the One
Lothenbach Stables, Inc.’s Bell’s the One brings a two-race winning streak into Saturday’s $300,000 Open Mind Stakes at Churchill Downs. Coady Photography

An 11-race program is on tap on Saturday, September 18 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. — the first, and only, “Downs After Dark” program of the 12-day September Meet in Derby City.

The card, which features five stakes races worth over $1.5 million–the $300,000 Open Mind Stakes, the $275,000 Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes, the $300,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G3), the $300,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3), and the $400,000 Locust Grove Stakes (G3)–has a later-than-normal post time of 6:00 P.M. (Eatern).

The Grade 3 Locust Grove Stakes, the program’s centerpiece, is an eight and one half-furlong dirt test for fillies and mares three-years-old and upward. Qatar Racing, Ltd., Flurry Racing Stable’s, and Big Aut Farm’s Shedaresthedevil, winner of the Grade 1 Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar in her last start on August 1, is the prohibitive 4-5 morning line choice in a field that attracted seven entrants. Jockey Florent Geroux will be astride the four-year-old bay daughter of Daredevil for trainer Brad Cox.

$29,474 Carryover In Derby City Six On Saturday

Two days into the nascent 2021 September Meet at Churchill Downs, Steam‘s top picks are winning at a 17 percent clip and have finished in the money 44┬ápercent of the time.

Additionally, there is a $29,474 carryover in the 20-cent Derby City 6 (races 6-11, 8:30 P.M. (Eastern).

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 on Thursday, September 30.

Steam–5 stakes on Saturday!–Churchill Downs Day 3, Saturday, September 18, 2021: BUY PICKS ($3)

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