Churchill Downs: Horse racing pick of the day for Nov. 19
Weekday picks and plays for Thoroughbred racing.
Thursday, Nov. 19
#1 Dreams of Valor (9-2 on the morning line) hasn’t missed the board in his last five starts on dirt, including a pair of runner-up efforts sprinting on the California circuit. The son of Majestic Warrior has also been effective racing a mile and looks dangerous in his first start with high-percentage trainer Robertino Diodoro.
Dreams of Valor brings competitive Brisnet Speed ratings, and his frontrunning style should produce a significant tactical advantage. In a race without much speed on paper, Dreams of Valor figures to shake loose on an easy lead after a break from the rail. From there, he’ll be tough to run down at a fair price.