Free Picks For Churchill Downs 6/11/20

Race 1 at Churchill Downs on Thursday is a 7 furlong claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $26,000 and field of seven. 2 Swither’s Shortcut ran a very solid race nearly 3 weeks ago and must be taken seriously on Thursday. 3 Town Drunk was below form the last time out three weeks ago at Will Rogers but runs well at Churchill Downs. 7 Quest For Fire did not perform well 3 weeks ago but he is hard to overlook against this competition on Thursday. 7 Quest For Fire to win, Exacta 7-2

Race 2 at Churchill Downs on Thursday is a 5 ½ furlong Maiden special weight for 2-year-olds with a purse of $79,000 and field of eight. 2 American Indy makes a debut on Thursday at Churchill Downs and cannot be overlooked due to excellent heritage. 7 Thoughtfully is debuting at Churchill as well and cannot be dismissed with Ricardo Santana Jr in the irons. 8 Clear Steps will have Jose Riquelme in the irons and although also debuting on Thursday at Churchill will finish among the top three. 7 Thoughtfully to win, Exacta 7-2

Race 3 at Churchill Downs on Thursday is a 1-mile and 1/16 claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $34,000 and field of seven. 3 Sweet Caroline finished second the last time out one month ago at Will Rogers and has Ricardo Santana Jr aboard. 6 Addison finished second the last time out at Churchill Downs 3 weeks ago and was ahead of all the others in this race at that time and must be highly respected. 7 She’s Not Today did not race well the last time out but is expected to bounce back in a big way on Thursday. 6 Addison to won, Exacta 6-7

The fourth race on Thursday at Churchill Downs is a 6 ½ furlong Maiden claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $24,000 and field of 10. 2 Taino House has raced just once at Churchill Downs but puts on blinkers for the first time on Thursday of which should help. 5 Brother Martin had a very strong outing last time out 3 weeks ago at Churchill Downs and appears to be in excellent form heading into this race Thursday. 9 Archrival finished third the last time out 3 weeks ago and will be facing much weaker competition in this race. 9 Archrival to win, Exacta 9-5

The fifth race at Churchill Downs on Thursday is a six-furlong claiming for 4-year-olds and up with a purse of $37,000 field of eight. 2 P R Radio Star was victorious the last time out at Churchill Downs almost one month ago and will be debuting out of a new stable on Thursday. 5 Touching Rainbows performed poorly the last time out two months ago at Oaklawn Park but must be respected against weaker competition on Thursday. 7 Hard Belle is racing for a trainer with an excellent record at Churchill Downs and is expected to finish at or near the front. 7 Hard Belle to win, Exacta 7-5

Race 6 on Thursday meme at Churchill Downs is a 1-mile in 1/16 allowance for three-year-olds with a purse of $81,000 and field of 10. 7 Fancy Liquor was victorious the first time out, finished third after moving up in class the last time out and deserves much consideration on Thursday. 8 Prodigious Bay has one victory in 4 races, was 4th last time out but ran a career-best and recent form merits respect. 9 Extraordinary finished second last time out a month ago at Gulfstream, wears blinkers for the first time, and has an experienced jockey to help. 8 Prodigious Bay to win, Exacta 8-9

Race 7 at Churchill Downs on Thursday is a 7 furlong claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $41,000 and field of nine. 4 Youngest Of Five finished third the last time out in April at Gulfstream but is in a much easier spot for this race and must be on the shortlist. 5 Soaring Bird Performed well the last time out two months ago at Oaklawn Park and will finish in the money on Thursday. 7 Hersh finished third the last time out in May and recent form deserves much consideration. 4 Youngest of Five to win, Exacta 4-7

Race 8 on Thursday at Churchill Downs is a 1 mile and 1/16 allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds with a purse of $81,000 and field of seven. 1 Aurelia Garland debuted at Belmont Park with a victory, has shown solid form since, and is the stable’s top choice when booking jockeys. 2 Impeccable Style has one victory in four races, finished fifth in her best race to date against Grade 2 competition, and merits much respect on Thursday. 3 Morning Gold finished second in her most recent outing 7 months ago but is the top selection in the stable she runs from. 2 Impeccable Style to win, Exacta 2-1

The 9th and final race on Thursday at Churchill Downs is a 1-mile maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $79,000 and field of 18. 4 Tizahra finished third in April at Gulfstream Park, but recent form merits respect and serious consideration. 5 Rearrange has not yet been victorious when debuting at a new track but will have one of the best riders aboard in Rafael Bejarano. 8 JustLeaveItAlone did not race well the last time out over two months ago at Gulfstream Park but on these terms, Thursday looks solid. 8 JustLeaveItAlone to win, Exacta 8-4

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