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Churchill Downs Hotlist - May 28

May 27, 2020

Today’s Churchill Downs Hot List races to watch
Thursday, May 28, 2020

By Bob Ehalt and Matt Shifman

Hot List Key:     

A : A preferred horse to watch                   B: Secondary horse to watch
*C: Went down 2 or more betting notches in the final 3 minutes and finished 1st through 3rd
*D: Went down 2 or more betting notches and finished 4th or worse
* - 4 or more betting notches if 11-1 or more.

2nd race – (11) Bossy Moment is a firster from Asmussen who should prove best in this spot. (6) Blue Grass Anna is also worth a look in her career debut. (3) Beautiful Memories has put in some quick works  for this and should be a major threat. (5) Great Jazz can make some noise in this field. Betting strategy: 11 to win, place. Exacta box: 3-5-6-11.

6th race - (5) Zero Gravity was claimed by Maker and switches to turf. Should be posed for an improved effort. (2) Ezmosh should welcome a return to turf. (10) Firewater Jake never recovered from a bumpy start but deserves a second chance here. (1) Vettori Kin will be a threat from the rail. Betting strategy: 5 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-2-5-10.

8th race - (10) Unshaken (C) was bet down from 4-5 to 2-5 then posted a speedy maiden win. Can make it two in a row here. (9) Spawl was bumped at the start and then rallied for third. Could bounce back with a better effort here. (11) Silver Ratio had a rough trip last time and could take a step forward here. (1) Portos will appreciate some class relief here. Betting strategy: 10 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-9-10-11. Doubles: 1-9-10-11 with 1-2-8-9. Pick 3: 1-9-10-11 with 1-2-8-9 with 3-4-10-12.

9th race – (1) Play On comes off a string of four strong efforts in which she was never worse than second. Seems primed for another good performance here. (8) Girls Know Best could lead gate to wire here. (2) Morticia has plenty of back class and should be a main contender despite the layoff. (9) Unbridled Class has been competitive in stakes and is worth a look here. Betting strategy: 1 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-2-8-9. Doubles: 1-2-8-9 with 3-4-10-12.

10th race – (4) Quarterback Dak comes off two good efforts on synthetics and has worked nicely on dirt for this try. (10) Port Hunter tries dirt at a lower level and could be a big threat. (3) Draw the Line can perk up back on dirt. (12) Second Line David fits in nicely in this field. Betting strategy: 4 to win, place.  Exacta box: 3-4-10-12.



Letter/Last race

Today’s race









C, 2/27

        8 CD

Comes off a nice maiden win