Silver Max The One To Beat At Churchill

A pair of graded races will highlight the weekend of racing under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs. The $200,000 Firecracker S. (G2) is for some of the better milers on the turf on the grounds and will be led by Silver Max, the last horse to have defeated living-legend Wise Dan. The Dale Romans charge has a ton of speed and will likely dare his foes to come and catch him.

The $100,000 Bashford Manor S. (G3) for the juveniles is also to be contested on Saturday, and trainer Bret Calhoun might have a live one with sharp maiden winner Silverhill.