A pair of ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING races take the stage on Thursday at Churchill Downs in Louisville,Kentucky.
Race # 7 will feature FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 TWICE OTHER THAN MAIDEN this will be contested over the turf course at a distance of 5 1/2F with the morning line favorite 3 DALIKA making her initial start of 2020 after finishing her 2019 campaign winning 2 of 10 starts with 3 runner up finishes and $139,000 in her bankroll.
The co-feature will be the 9th race for FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 THREE TIMES OTHER THAN MAIDEN going for a purse of $83,000 and travelling a distance of 1 mile over the turf course.
The 8/5 choice in the 9th will be the Chad Brown 4 year old bay colt (#5 FRONT RUN THE FED)who is also making start number one of the 2020 season.
In 2019, FRONT RUN THE FED was a winner of 3 starts with two second place results and one third in 7 starts banking $180,700
Today’s Churchill Downs picks have been provided once again by Terry Wilson.
CHURCHILL THURSDAY (Terry’s Picks)
R1- #4 TEQUILA QUEEN-THIRD $2.10
R2- #5 T Loves a Fight-OFF THE BOARD
R3- #3 STRONG WORK-OFF THE BOARD
R4- #9 SUMMER REVOLUTION-WINNER $5.10 $3.00 $2.90
R5- #6 HIS GIANT-SECOND-$2.80 $2.40
R6- #9 CURLIN GREY-SECOND $5.80 $4.80
R7- #3 DALIKA-WINNER $5.80 $3.50 $2.90
R8- #10 LADY MCKENZIE-OFF THE BOARD
R9- #8 CLINT MAROON-OFF THE BOARD
R10- #1 SENSE YOU LEFT
BEST BET IS R7- #3 DALIKA
LONGSHOT IS R3- #3 STRONG WORK