Churchill Downs Selections: Day 13–Saturday, October 1, 2022

Hot Rod Charlie
Roadrunner Racing, et al’s Hot Rod Charlie is the 8-5 morning line favorite for the $500,000 Lukas Classic (G2) on Saturday, October 1 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Sarah Andrew

Steam–$4.09 ROI on Friday!–Churchill Downs Day 13, Saturday, October 1, 2022: BUY PICKS ($3)

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Louisville, Kentucky updated forecast

Pair Of Graded Stakes Anchor 11-Race Card

Speaker's Corner
Godolphin, LLC’s Speaker’s Corner will face nine rivals in the $300,000 Ack Ack Stakes (G3) on October 1 at Churchill Downs. Coglianese Photos

11 races including a pair of graded stakes are on the docket at Churchill Downs on Saturday, October 1–the penultimate day of the 2022 September Meet at the iconic Louisville, KY racetrack.

The stakes action begins in the ninth race with the $300,000 Ack Ack Stakes (G3), a one-mile dirt event around one-turn for three-year-olds and upward, and concludes in the tenth race with the $500,000 Lukas Classic (G2), a nine-furlong contest on the main track for three-year-olds and upward.

In the Ack Ack Stakes (G3), Godolphin, LLC’s Speaker’s Corner, fourth at odds-on in the Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) in his most recent start at Del Mar on August 27, is the even-money morning line choice in a field that attracted 10 entrants. Jockey Junior Alvarado will be in town from New York to ride the four-year-old bay son of Street Sense for Hall-of-Fame trainer Bill Mott.

In the Lukas Classic (G2), Roadrunner Racing, et al’s Hot Rod Charlie, third in the Whitney Stakes (G1) in his most recent start at Saratoga on August 6, is the 8-5 morning line favorite in a compact field of six. Tyler Gaffalione has the call on the four-year-old son of Oxbow for trainer Doug O’Neill.

First post is 12:45 P.M. (Eastern).

Steam Has Hat Trick On Wednesday’s Program

Steam gave out three winners and had a return on investment (ROI*) of $4.09 for each $2 wagered on its top picks on Friday’s nine-race program at Churchill Downs and, as a result, with two days remaining at the 2022 September Meet in Derby City, its top selections are winning at a 17¬†percent clip and have finished in the money 61¬†percent¬†of the time.

Additionally on Saturday’s program, there is a $25,517 carryover in the 20-cent Derby City 6 Jackpot (races 6-11, 3:18 P.M. (Eastern) post time).

The 2022 September Meet concludes at Churchill Downs on Sunday, October 2; post time is 12:45 P.M. (Eastern).

Steam–$4.09 ROI on Friday!–Churchill Downs Day 13, Saturday, October 1, 2022: BUY PICKS ($3)

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Louisville, Kentucky updated forecast

*Return on investment (ROI) is calculated by dividing the net profit by the total amount invested.

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