Wednesday, September 28, 2022 

Churchill Downs

I Play Exacta Boxes

In races with 3 Churchill Downs Selections the total cost will be $6 for a $1 bet In races with 4 Churchill Downs Selections the total cost will be $12 for a $1 bet

The Win Candidates are in order from our top pick to our fourth (or third).

However, we root for the two biggest prices to run 1st and 2nd as it helps our payoffs in our exacta boxes. It does not matter to me if it is our top pick or our fourth- I am trying to make money!

If you have any questions just let me know,

Tom – support@battagliaspicks.com

STAR RATING KEY:⭐⭐⭐ = GREAT BETTING RACE ⭐⭐ = GOOD BETTING RACE⭐ = BAD BETTING RACE

Race 1

Post: 12:45 PM ET Dirt

7 Furlongs | Fillies and Mares | 3 Year Olds And Up | MAIDEN CLAIMING: $75,000 | Purse: $60,000 Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Pick 3 (1-2-3) Pick 5 (Races 1-5)

Churchill Downs Selections 3-7-2-6 Star Rating ⭐⭐

#3 Somebody Loves Me-came off a two month layoff two back and missed by only 3 lengths then by just 4 last out with both races coming against tougher MSW runners. Trainer drops this filly down to 75k, is hitting at a big 26% with his MCL runners and we will try to beat the favorite.

#7 Please Be Kind-trainer is off to a good start here hitting with 2 of 6 for 33%. He drops this one down from MSW to MCL which is a 29% winning move for him and this filly is coming off back to back bullet works here.

#2 Rolleston-finished just 3 lengths behind our top pick two back then stretched out last out and did not fire. Trainer adds blinkers, this filly cuts back in distance and she should improve.

#6 Braganza-first timer from the Kenneally barn is working well over the track and we should get a good price.

Churchill Downs – Race 1

#

Win

Place

Show

6

$5.04

$2.96

$2.40

7

.

$2.74

$2.24

5

.

.

$3.72

Results: 1 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$2.00 Exacta

6/7

$11.20

$0.50 Trifecta

6/7/5

$24.37

$0.10 Superfecta

6/7/5/3

$11.20

Race 2

Post: 1:14 PM ET Dirt

1 1/16 Miles | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up | CLAIMING: $50,000 | Purse: $66,000 Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Pick 3 (2-3-4) Pick 4 (Races 2-3-4-5)

Churchill Downs Selections 2-4-6 Star Rating long shot play

#2 Sono Grato-is making his third start off a 5 month layoff, drops in for a tag and will be a big price.

#4 Icarus-came off a two month layoff last out, showed speed, got a head in front late but tired late and missed by just a length and ¾ while being claimed at this same 50k level. New trainer is hitting at 18% with his claims in their first start and has the one to beat.

#6 Deep State-Trainer Lynch has won with 2 of his 4 starters here with a second. He drops this one in class and this gelding should run into the payoffs.

Race 3

Post: 1:43 PM ET Dirt

1 Mile | Auction | Open | 2 Year Olds | MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT | Purse: $92,000 Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Pick 3 (3-4-5) Pick 4 (Races 3-4-5-6)

 Churchill Downs Selections 4-1-3 Star Rating ⭐⭐

#4 Motown Collection-finished second in his debut last out missing by just a length and a quarter. Trainer is hitting at 26% and we should get a decent price.

#1 Princely-broke slow but rallied to miss by only 4 lengths in his debut last out. Trainer is hitting at 18% with is maidens in their second start and this colt is the one to beat.

#3 Let Me Love You-from the same barn as our second pick this one has two good starts under his belt and should be in the payoffs.

Churchill Downs – Race 3

#

Win

Place

Show

1

$3.78

$2.38

$2.14

3

.

$3.34

$3.02

6

.

.

$6.18

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$2.00 Exacta

1/3

$10.30

$0.50 Trifecta

1/3/6

$13.05

$0.10 Superfecta

1/3/6/2

$4.25

$1.00 Double

4/1

$6.49

$0.50 Pick-3

6/4/1

$8.07

Race 4

Post: 2:13 PM ET Dirt

6 Furlongs | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up | CLAIMING: $20,000 | Purse: $50,000 Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Pick 3 (4-5-6) $.20 Derby City-6

Churchill Downs Selections 1-9-3-7 Star Rating ⭐⭐⭐

#1 Atras– drops in class for 25% winning trainer Cox and should out class these.

#9 Trainer Please-came off a two month layoff last out after shipping over from California and missed by only 2 lengths at IND. He drops in class, needed his last race and is the one to beat.

#3 Oncoming Train-Missed by only 2 lengths over this track at this same level last out. He should be close from the start and should be a good price.

#7 Malibu Time-long shot play from the Romans could run into the payoffs at a big price.

Churchill Downs – Race 4

#

Win

Place

Show

1

$9.60

$4.96

$3.42

3

.

$7.60

$4.62

5

.

.

$5.56

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$2.00 Exacta

1/3

$54.68

$0.50 Trifecta

1/3/5

$71.99

$0.10 Superfecta

1/3/5/9

$39.92

$1.00 Double

1/1

$7.04

$0.50 Pick-3

4/1/1

$12.12

Race 5

Post: 2:45 PM ET Dirt

7 1/2 Furlongs | Fillies and Mares | 3 Year Olds And Up | STARTER ALLOWANCE | Purse: $66,000 Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Pick 3 (5-6-7) / Pick 5 (5-9)

Churchill Downs Selections 2-1-4-6 Star Rating long shot play

#2 Mohaylady-finished third last out over this track beaten only 7 lengths. Lukas moves her up in class and the good start here will help her chances at a big price.

#1 Awesome Indra-has the speed to make the lead from the inside and will be the one to catch.

#4 Absolute Love-has won back to back over the track here including last out by 15 lengths. He moves up in class and will be pushing our second pick for the lead.

#6 Magical Peapod-has finished second in three straight and looks for another in the money finish.

Race 6

Post: 3:18 PM ET Dirt

7 Furlongs | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up | CLAIMING: $50,000 | Purse: $75,000 Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Pick 3 (6-7-8) Pick 4 (6-7-8-9)

Churchill Downs Selections 3-2-5 Star Rating ⭐⭐⭐

#3 Supremacy-another drop down from the Cox barn who hopefully we have already cashed on.

#2 Wayakin-likes this track with 2 wins and 2 seconds from his 5 starts here. He will show speed and is the one to beat.

#5 Ournationonparade-has been at the top of his game while winning his last two in a row including a 10 length romp last out. He shows a bullet work here and will be in it from the start.

Churchill Downs – Race 6

#

Win

Place

Show

5

$5.70

$3.02

$2.70

3

.

$2.98

$2.78

4

.

.

$4.32

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$2.00 Exacta

5/3

$13.90

$0.50 Trifecta

5/3/4

$15.14

$0.10 Superfecta

5/3/4/6

$13.15

$1.00 Double

3/5

$111.37

$0.50 Pick-3

1/3/5

$161.59

$0.50 Pick-4

1,4/1/3/5

$239.69

Race 7

Post: 3:50 PM ET Dirt

6 Furlongs | Fillies | 2 Year Olds | MAIDEN CLAIMING : $150,000 | Purse: $63,000 Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Pick 3 (7-8-9)

Churchill Downs Selections 7-5-1-10 Star Rating ⭐

#7 Job’s Not Finished– another runner from the Cox barn this one a first time starter. Brad is hitting at 22% with his maiden making they debut for a tag and this one is working well for her debut.

#5 Camp Akeela-showed little in her debut then missed by just a neck on the turf at Saratoga. Trainer adds blinkers, drops her from MSW and has the one to beat.

#1 Bonanza Grade-made the lead in her debut last out before finishing 4th. Trainer is hitting at 24% with his maidens in their second start and she will show speed from the inside.

#10 Star Pose-has finished third in back to back last out behind a repeat winner. She will be a solid price and could be in the payoffs.

Race 8

Post: 4:22 PM ET Dirt

1 1/8 Miles | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up | ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING: $100,000 | Purse: $141,000 Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta

Churchill Downs Selections 2-3-5 Star Rating ⭐⭐⭐

#2 West Will Power– trainer Brad Cox again and hopefully he is having a big day. This 5 year old missed by just a head last out while coming off an 11 month layoff. He needed that one and will be tough to beat.

#3 Intrepid Heart-has five seconds and a win from his last six starts. He will come from off the pace and is the one to beat.

#5 Helium-finished second in three straight before being overmatched in a grade 3 last out. He drops in class and looks for another in the money finish.

Churchill Downs – Race 8

#

Win

Place

Show

2

$4.28

$2.76

$2.12

3

.

$2.84

$2.44

4

.

.

$4.74

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$2.00 Exacta

2/3

$9.78

$0.50 Trifecta

2/3/4

$17.16

$0.10 Superfecta

2/3/4/1

$9.87

$1.00 Double

6/2

$21.55

$0.50 Pick-3

5/6/2

$40.53

Race 9

Post: 4:55 PM ET Dirt

1 1/16 Miles | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up | CLAIMING: $30,000 | Purse: $56,000 Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Super Hi-5

Churchill Downs Selections 7-3-1-5 Star Rating ⭐⭐

#7 Slicked Back-might as well end the day with another Brad Cox trained runner. This gelding missed by only 4 last out while coming off a three month layoff. He needed that one, drops in class and should get the money.

#3 Ice Blast-was over matched last out in a 400k stake on the turf at Kentucky Downs but fits better with these and is the one to beat.

#1 Aktulgali-long shot play runs for Pletcher, drops in class and could run into the payoffs.

#5 Good Culture-was claimed last out for 50k at Saratoga while missing by only 6. New trainer drops him down to 30k and he will come running late.