Churchill Downs Selections: Day 1–Thursday, September 15, 2022

Hidden Scroll
Marc Detampel’s Hidden Scroll returns to the races off a three-month layoff in the featured seventh race at Churchill Downs on Thursday, September 15. Coady Photography

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“Twilight Thursday” Jump Starts 14-Day Meet

Temper Time
Mark Stanley’s Temper Time will face six foes in the second race at Churchill Downs on September 15. Coady Photography

Churchill Downs jump starts its 2022 September Meet with the first “Twilight Thursday” program of the 14-day stand. Post time for the first of eight races at the historic Louisville, KY racetrack is 5:00 P.M. (Eastern).

The featured seventh race on the card is a $100,000 optional claiming/third-tier allowance contest for three-year-olds and upward slated for a seven-furlong trip on the main track.

Whisper Hill Farm, LLC and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun it, third in his most recent start at Saratoga on July 17, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in a field that attracted 10 entrants. Jockey Tyler Gaffalione has the call the six-year-old gray son of Tapit for Hall-of-Fame trainer Steve Asmussen.

Asmussen, Gaffalione Return To Defend Titles

Trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn sent out 11 winners at Churchill Downs’ 2021 September Meet. Coady Photography

Trainer Steve Asmussen, whose barn sent out 11 winners last September, and jockey Tyler Gaffalione, who booted home 16 winners at this meet in 2021 are back to defend their respective titles in 2022.

Gaffalione is named on seven horses on opening day, while Asmussen has a pair of entrants on the program.

Live racing will be conducted under the Twin Spires Wednesday through Sunday through Sunday, 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 15, Thursday, September 22, and Thursday, September 29, and a a 6:00 P.M. (Eastern) first post on Saturday, September 24.

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