Saturday May 4, 2013

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Churchill     Race 2    (11:01 ET) 7 Furlongs

Optional Claiming $75,000 1X  

Best Value Play: # 6 Our Double Play (8/1)

Most Likely Winner: #1 River Rocks (3/1)

Other Contenders: # 8 Slan Abhaile (5/2), # 2 Gombey Dancer (7/2)

Analysis: River Rocks is loaded with speed and has faced some good company especially in last. Slan Abhaile is coming off an impressive maiden score and will probably stay close to River Rocks ready to pounce. Gombey Dancer looks to be talented and has some sharp works the last couple of weeks in Louisville. Ken McPeek trains Our Double Play that is capable of a surprise. He gets Leparoux and that adds to his off the pace value.  


Churchill      Race 5   (12:38 ET)  1 1/16 miles

Optional Claiming $75,000 1X 

Best Value Play: # 11 Fiddler Blue (12/1)

Most Likely Winner: # 8 Code West (7/5)

Other Contenders: # 3 Perfect Title (6/1), # 10 Ghost Hunter (6/1)

Analysis: A deserving favorite is Code West, one that almost qualified for the Derby. The numbers and class say he will be tough. Perfect Title is bred to run a long way and comes from the heavens. Blinkers may place him in contention earlier and first across the finish line. Ghost Hunter has showed versatility and is always right there at the wire. The trainer of Fiddler Blue is a crafty sort and equips his charge with blinkers and tries two turns for the first time..a recipe for a longshot winner.

— Art Parker, for

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