Churchill Downs Selections: Day 16–Friday, May 27, 2022

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Giddyup Stables, LLC’s Background (at right) and jockey Geovanni Franco won the first race at Churchill Downs on Thursday, May 26. Coady Photography

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Louisville, Kentucky updated forecast

Red Ghost Formidable In Off Turf Feature

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Douglas Scharbauer’s Red Ghost returns to the races off a brief layoff in the featured eighth race at Churchill Downs on May 27. Sarah Andrew

Churchill Downs kicks-off Memorial Day weekend in Derby City with a nine-race program on the agenda on Friday, May 27 at the historic Louisville, KY racetrack.

The featured eighth race on the card is an $80,000 optional claiming/classifeid allowance event for fillies and mares three-year-olds and upward. Originally scheduled to be run on the turf, the race has been taken off the grass and will be contested at an 8.5-furlong trip on the main track.

Toshiaki Shirai’s Tiz Spendid News, a winner of her past two races, is the 2-1 morning line chice in a compact field of five. Jockey Tyler Gaffalione has the call on the four-year-old chestnut daughter of Maclean’s Music for trainer Wesley Ward.

Steam Touts Three Winners On Thursday’s Card

Steam touted three winners on Thursday’s eight-race “Twilight Thursday” program at Churchill Downs and, as a result, 15 days into the 2022 Spring Meet in South Louisville, its top picks are winning at a 32¬†percent clip and have finished in the money 62 percent¬†of the time.

Post time for the first of nine races at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 27 is 12:45 P.M. (Eastern). Additionally, there is a $40,183 carryover in the 20-cent Derby City 6 (races 4-9, 2:13 P.M. (Eastern) post time).

Steam–Hat trick on Twilight Thursday!–Churchill Downs Day 16, Friday, May 27, 2022: BUY PICKS ($3)

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Louisville, Kentucky updated forecast

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