Free picks For Churchill Downs - 5/1/21

Race 1 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is a 1-mile allowance for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $118,000 and field of 9. 2 Santos Dumont has a victory at 1 mile, was third when last out in April and must be shortlisted today. 4 Cool Bobby has victories at both 6 furlongs and 1 mile, was 4th when last seen in March and on these terms and amongst this group is the one to beat. 6 Sounion has a victory at 1 mile, was fifth last time out in April but cannot be overlooked by the rest. 4 Cool Bobby to win, Exacta 4-2

Race 2 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is a 1-mile maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $115,000 and field of 16. 1 Cadencia has placed four times in six starts, was second when last out in March, has one of the best in the business on board, and is the one the rest must catch. 10 Elle Est Forte has placed in two of three outings, was second when last seen in April and finishes amongst the leaders. 12 The Ginger Queen is a half-sister to Sollertia, was sixth while debuting last month and on connections merits consideration. 1 Cadencia to win, Exacta 1-10

Race 3 on Saturday at Churchill Downs is a 1-mile maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $115,000 and field of 11. 4 Cash Rocket has placed in two of four starts, was 3rd when last out in March, and on these terms is hard to deny today. 5 KoolHaus has placed in each of two outings, was third when last seen in March, and finishes amongst the leaders today. 7 Alejandro has placed in two of 4 starts, was 2nd last time out in March, and has a highly talented jockey in the saddle. 7 Alejandro to win, Exacta 7-4

Race 4 on Saturday at Churchill Downs is a 1-mile allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $121,000 and field of 16. 7 Oak Hill has two victories at 1 mile, was second when last out in April, and finishes amongst the leaders. 8 First Premio has six victories at 1 mile, was 3rd when last seen in March, and must be at or near the top of all shortlists today. 12 Gear Jockey has two victories at 1 mile, was a winner last time out in March, and on consistency merits consideration. 8 FIrst Premio to win, Exacta 8-12

Race 5 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is a 1 mile in 1/8 allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds with a purse of $118,000 and field of 11. 2 Who Took The Money has three victories in races of up to 1 mile, was a winner when last out in March and looks for a fifth straight today. 5 Ghazaaly was a winner when last seen in April, has a talented jockey in the saddle and must be taken into consideration. 11 MasqueParade was a winner last time out in March, jockey selection is a big plus and finishes amongst the leaders. 2 Who Took The Money to win, Exacta 2-5

Race 6 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is the 1 mile Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes for 4-year-olds and up with a purse of $500,000 and field of 7. 4 Zofelle has five victories in races of up to one mile, was second when last out in February and holds solid claims today. 5 Got Stormy has 11 victories in races of up to one mile was a winner when last seen in February and has one of the best in the business on board. 6 Blowout has three victories at 1 mile, was second last time out in November and must be given serious consideration. 5 Got Stormy to win, Exacta 5-6

Race 7 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is the seven-furlong Derby City Distaff Stakes for 4-year-olds and up with a purse of $500,000 and field of 6. 1 Estilo Talentoso has two victories at 1 mile, was second when last out in April, and on consistency must be given consideration. 3 Bell’s The One has seven victories in races of up to 1 mile, was second when last seen in April and must be respected by the rest. 4 Gamine has 6 victories in races of up to one mile, was a winner last time out in April and on these terms is hard to deny today. 4 Gamine to win, Exacta 4-1

Race 8 on Saturday at Churchill Downs is the 1 mile Pay Day Miles Stakes for three year olds with a purse of $500,000 and a field of 12. 3 Jackie’s Warrior has four victories in races of up to 1 mile, was third when last out in February and on these terms merits serious consideration. 4 Defunded has a victory at six furlongs, was 4th when last seen in April and has a highly talented jockey in the saddle. 7 Whiskey Double has two victories at six furlongs, was second last month in a Grade 3 outing and merits the respect of the rest. 3 Jackie’s Warrior to win, Exacta 3-7

Race 9 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is the 1 mile and 1/16th American Turf Stakes for three-year-olds with a purse of $500,000 and field of 14. 1 Excellent Timing has victories at both 6 and 7 furlongs, was a winner when last out in March and is the leading contender today. 4 Annex has three victories at 1 mile, was a winner when last seen in March, and jockey selection is a big plus. 13 Scarlett Sky has three victories in races of up to one mile, was a winner last time out in April and looks for a double today. 4 Annex to win, Exacta 4-1

Race 10 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is the 7 furlong Churchill Downs Stakes for 4 year-olds and up with a purse of $500,000 and field of 13. 4 FlagStaff has 6 victories in races of up to 7 furlongs, was a winner when last out in a Grade 3 event and has a talented rider onboard. 5 Tap It To Win has four victories in races of up to one mile was a winner when last seen in March and looks for a second consecutive today. 9 Whitmore has 15 victories in races of up to 7 furlongs, was second last time out in April, has a highly talented jockey in the saddle and on these terms is hard to deny today. 9 Whitmore to win, Exacta 9-4

Race 11 on Saturday at Churchill Downs is the 1 mile and ⅛ Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes for 4-year-olds and up with a purse of $1 million and field of 9. 3 Colonel Liam has five victories in races of up to 1 mile, was a winner when last out at a Grade 2 event in March and must be on all shortlists today. 4 Ivar has five victories in races of up to 1 mile, was 4th when last seen in a Grade 1 event in November and must be respected. 5 Domestic Spending has four victories in races of up to one mile, was a winner last time out in November and has a highly talented jockey in the saddle. 4 Ivar to win, Exacta 4-3

Race 12 on Saturday at Churchill Downs is the 1 mile and 1/4 Kentucky Derby for three-year-olds with a purse of $3 million and field of 20. 9 Hot Rod Charlie has victories at both 1 mile and 1 mile and one furlong, was a winner in the Louisiana Derby when last out in March, debuts from a new stable today and finishes amongst leaders. 14 Essential Quality has five victories in races of up to 1 mile and one furlong was a winner when last seen at the Bluegrass Stakes in April and on these terms is the one the rest must catch. 15 Rock Your World has three victories in races of up to 1 mile and one furlong was a winner of the Santa Anita Derby when last out in April and plays a prominent part today at the wire. 14 Essential Quality to win, Exacta 14-15

Race 13 on Saturday at Churchill Downs is the 6 1/2 furlong allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds with a purse of $118,000 and field of 11. 4 Prime Factor has a victory at six furlongs, was well back when last out in February but drops a grade today, which is a big plus. 5 Calibrate has a victory at six furlongs, was 11th when last seen in November but faces a much easier task today. 6 Triple Tap is brother to Chasing Yesterday, was a winner while debuting in March, jockey selection is a big help and on these terms is hard to overlook today. 6 Triple Tap to win, Exacta 6-4

The 14th and final race Churchill Downs on Saturday is a six-furlong maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $115,000 and a field of 10. 1 BagBoss is a half brother to Precious Luck was second when last out while debuting in March and looks to go one better today. 7 Mr. Sippi has placed in two of three outings, was second when last seen in March and has one of the best in the business in the saddle. 8 K C Rocket has placed in one of two starts and was third last time out in April, and must be on all shortlists today. 7 Mr. Sippi to win, Exacta 7-8

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