Every racing day, Capital OTB will be providing you with a “Featured Race of the Day”. We will identify the pace of the race, tactical advantages, key percentages, recent trends, and other helpful hints. All for the purposes of seeing you win big!
See below today’s “Featured Race of the Day”
Churchill Downs Race 9
5 1/2 F Turf.
The pace of the race should be set by #2 Courtmewithcarats. The horses taking stalking roles should be #3 Girl’s Night, #6 Misseventhirteen and #7 Persephone’s Dawn. The horse that has shown closing speed is #9 Focused.
#6 Ghost Giant … Listed jockey is winning at a 16% clip.
#4 Diamond Trap … Horse makes first start since November 2017.
Race nine Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs is an allowance turf sprint with a deep field. Sitting in a stalking role is where you would like to be in this race. With the amount of speed in the race, sitting off the pace and getting a jump on the two closers seems like the ideal trip. Misseventhirteen is a horse that should be sitting off the pace. Ricardo Santana is up and he has won 15% of his races at the meet. Last time out at Keeneland, Misseventhirteen ran second by half a length at a huge price. She has been competitive in her last two starts and should be in a great spot in the race. Diamond Trap is a horse we have not seen since last November. She ran third by two lengths last November as a favorite. She has been working well for Willian Bradley and getting Julien Leparoux in the irons is a plus. No one on paper really stands out in this bunch, perhaps a horse running for the first time in a year can pull off a small upset.