Churchill Downs: Day 31, Sunday, June 18, 2017


High Noon Rider, shown winning the Better Talk Now Stakes at Saratoga in 2015, is 4-1 on the morning line in Sunday’s third race at Churchill Downs. Photo by Coglianese Photos/NYRA

Churchill Downs Full-Card Analysis: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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The featured ninth race on Father’s Day at Churchill Downs is a wide-open, entry-level allowance event to be contested at a mile and a sixteenth trip on the Matt Winn Turf Course.

At a lukewarm 4-1, Dixiana Farm’s Giada Vegas has been installed as the morning line favorite for trainer Mark Casse, lending credence to the depth of this field. The 9-2 second choice is Deborah V. Wilson’s Res Ispa, who is coming off a solid third-place effort at Churchill on May 26 for Ian Wilkes, who saddled three winners on last night’s card.

The Green Sheet gave out a pair of winners on Saturday’s program in Louisville and 30 days into the meet, The Sheet is hitting at a 26 percent strike rate; its’ top selection in each race has finished in the money 63 percent of time.

Post time for the first of 10 races on the Sunday, June 18 Father’s Day program at Churchill Downs is 12:45 P.M. Eastern. The card has a 15-day carryover of $108,427 in the 20-cent Single 6 Jackpot.

For FREE full-card analysis and selections for the Sunday, June 18 program at Churchill Downs click HERE.


Header image: “Walking Ring, Greentree Stable, Saratoga,” oil on panel by Vaughn Flannery (American, 1898 – 1955)

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