Saturday spot plays for Churchill Downs

Bobby's Wicked One turns for home in command of the Commonwealth Stakes (G3) - Keeneland Photo Proving once again that there’s more to racing at Churchill Downs than the first Saturday in May, the Louisville racetrack has put together a solid evening of competitive events for Saturday. The 11-race card kicks off at 6 p.m. ET and includes two stakes races, the $125,000 Aristides Stakes and the $120,000 Mighty Beau Stakes. Let’s go through the action and look [...]

Keying the Favorites in the Mighty Beau Stakes

Hogy winning the Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. III) - Lauren King/Coglianese Photography While handicapping Saturday’s $75,000 Mighty Beau Stakes at Churchill Downs, it’s not hard to come to the conclusion that the race is essentially a showdown between three horses. Held over five furlongs on the turf course, the Mighty Beau drew a field of ten, but #1 Morticia, #3 Long On Value, and #10 Hogy do appear to stand out at first glance, and it wouldn’t be [...]