A pair of maiden dashes for 2-year-olds bookend a challenging late Pick-4 sequence at Churchill Downs on Thursday.
With the rail out 40 feet for the third consecutive day, the turf was noticeably worn on Thursday. The surface played truer to profile, with the four shorter races favoring forward runners.
With the rail 40 feet out and a run-up of at least 240 feet, the distances of Wednesday’s races were considerably further than advertised. For some perspective, imagine running nearly the length…
The 9-race Thursday card at Saratoga concludes with a late Pick 4 that includes three races over the sod and headlined by the Smart N Fancy S.
The John Morrissey H. makes up the third leg of a late Pick 4 sequence that begins in Race 7 and includes three races for New York breds.
Churchill Downs, has a strong 11-race program on Saturday highlighted by older grass horses in the Wise Dan (G2). Here are thoughts on the Late Pick 4.
Handicappers that do their best work on the lawn will love the Late Pick 4 on Friday afternoon in South Florida with three races over grass and a competitive optional claimer.
Racing reconvenes in Hallandale Beach on Thursday with an 11-race card that as always includes a late Pick 4 over the final four races.
A packed day of racing comes to Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Before the stakes action heats up, a little mid-card Pick 4 action is in order.
The final Pick 4 of the weekend in Hallandale Beach includes an intriguing maiden special weight event and a pair of lower level two-turn turf races.
The Arkansas Derby looms, but first the racing office at Oaklawn Park has written another strong Saturday afternoon with a challenging Pick 4.
Oaklawn Park has put together another outstanding Saturday afternoon card headlined by the $600,000 Apple Blossom H. (G1) for fillies and mares.