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Churchill Downs Hotlist - May 30

May 28, 2020

Today’s Churchill Downs Hot List races to watch
Saturday, May 30, 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.

1st race – (5) Brittle and Yoo was a decent third against MSW company in her debut. Should triumph against claimers in this spot. (1) Extra Effort adds blinkers for her first try against claimers and could be a main rival. (3) Trapped N My Mind should fit in well against claimers. (7) Our Secret Agent was second off a lengthy layoff and could be even tougher here. Betting strategy: 5 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-5. Exactas: 1-5 over 3-7 and 3-7 over 1-5.

6th race - (10) Tiesto (B) overcame a wide trip to finish second in a Grade 3 Gulfstream Park stakes. Gets Rosario here and should work out a winning trip. (9) Kid Mercury could perk up in this spot. (6) Noble Order should be a threat in the final furlong. (3) Jurgen ships in from California and is worth a long look. Betting strategy: 10 to win, place. Exacta box: 3-6-9-10. Doubles: 3-6-9-10 with 2-5-8-9.

7th race - (8) Mia Mischief was an impressive winner of a tough Oaklawn stakes and deserves top billing at a track where she has five wins and two seconds in eight starts. (2) Break Even has plenty of early speed and will be the one to catch. (5) Unique Factor makes her debut for Miller after a narrow loss at Oaklawn. (9) Lady Suebee was third behind the top pick and cannot be ignored here. Betting strategy: 8 to win, place. Exacta box: 2-5-8-9.

9th race – (3) Queen of Shades returns to turf and is working quickly for her first start for Cox. (9) Cardamon posted a solid win at Oaklawn last time out and looks like the main rival. (7) Bingwa has a nice turn of speed and could hang around to the finish. (8) Unaquoi will be a major threat in the final furlong. Betting strategy: 3 to win, place. Exacta box: 3-7-8-9.

11th race – (1) Julia Foxtrot rates as one of the top grass mares in the country and merits top billing in a highly competitive stakes. (7) Secret Message is working promisingly for her 2020 debut. (6) Nay Lady Nay seems ready for a big effort in her 4-year-old debut. (2) Beau Recall will be a major force on her best try. Betting strategy: 1 to win, place.  Exacta box: 1-2-6-7.



Letter/Last race

Today’s race









B, 2/29

        6 CD

Was a good 2nd in a graded stakes