Free Picks For Churchill Downs 6/20/20

Race 1 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is a 6 ½ furlong maiden claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $28,000 and field of 12. 3 Suspect finished third in her most recent outing 3 weeks ago and cannot be taken lightly here. 10 Spelling Bee will leave from a new stable for the first time and must be shortlisted here. 11 Embellisher did not run well last time out but against this competition is expected to play a leading role. 11 Embellisher to win, Exacta 11-3

Race 2 on Saturday at Churchill Downs is a 1-mile and 1/16 claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $26,000 and a field of seven. 1 Roaring Fork finished second the last time out 3 weeks ago will have Rafael Bejerano aboard and must be shortlisted. 3 Napoleon’s Empire was victorious in his most recent outing two months ago at Oaklawn and must be respected amongst this group. 7 Lagoon Macaroon did not race well last time out in May at Gulfstream but is far and away better than the rest today. 7 Lagoon Macaroon to win, Exacta 7-1

Race 3 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is a 1 mile and 1/8 allowance for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $81,000 and field of 15.10 Moon Over Miami finished strong the last time out 2 weeks ago and wears blinkers for the first time today. 11 Hackberry did not race well last time out 8 months ago but is making a stable debut and must be shortlisted. 15 Beau Luminarie finished second the last time out in early May and deserves much respect today. 15 Beau Luminarie to win, Exacta 15-11

Race 4 on Saturday at Churchill Downs is a six-furlong maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $79,000 and a field of nine. 4 Movie Moxy debuts on Saturday and is expected to run well with Tyler Gaffalione aboard. 5 Tuff Bird has not run well the last two times but following a layoff is expected to run well thanks to using blinkers for the first time. 6 Madame Overserved will run out of a new stable for the first time and although she has not yet got off the mark, she must be shortlisted. 5 Tuff Bird to win, Exacta 5-6

The fifth race at Churchill Downs on Saturday is a six-furlong starter allowance for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $43,000 and a field of eight. 1 Dublicitous was victorious the last time out in May at Churchill Downs and has displayed solid form therefore must be respected. 3 Unfading Beauty was victorious two weeks ago at Churchill Downs and must be shortlisted today. 5 Diamond Crazy finished third 3 weeks ago at Churchill Downs but the recent form in workouts deserves consideration. 1 Dublicitous to win, Exacta 1-3

Race 6 on Saturday at Churchill Downs is the one mile and 1/8 Audubon Stakes for three-year-olds with a purse of $100,000 and a field of eight. 5 Fenwick Station raced well the last time out at Churchill Downs 4 weeks ago and is up against weaker competition today. 6 Field Pass finished third at Churchill Downs 4 weeks ago and must be placed on the shortlist today. 7 Kinenos has two victories to date, enters on good form, and must be considered. 5 Fenwick Station to win, Exacta 5-6

Race 7 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is a six-furlong claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $31,000 and field of 16. 7 Cigar Box raced a career-best time 3 weeks ago and that recent form is appealing today. 12 K W Captain Flint did not race well last time out at Churchill Downs 3 weeks ago but is considered one of the top players in the field today. 16 Soaring Bird ran a respectable race 9 weeks ago at Oaklawn and this race looks ideal for him. 16 Soaring Bird to win, Exacta 16-7

Race 8 at the Churchill Downs on Saturday is a 1-mile maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $79,000 and field of 12. 11 Valletta has not yet won, but finished third at Gulfstream the last time out and wears blinkers for the first time on Saturday. 7 Irrepressible has not yet won in two starts but against this competition and with Brian Joseph Hernandez Jr aboard must be considered. 3 Market Rumor has not yet won but is displayed solid workouts and must be respected. 11 Valletta to win, Exacta 11-3

Race 9 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is the one mile and 1/16 Wise Dan Stakes for 4-year-olds and up with a purse of $200,000 and field of 11. 3 Factor This was victorious the last time out 3 months ago, has shown good form in workouts and must be shortlisted. 7 March To The Arch did not race well the last time out in May at Santa Anita but can be added to the shortlist amongst this group. 8 Emmaus was victorious the last time out four months ago at Fair Grounds and should be at the front crossing the line. 3 Factor This to win, Exacta 3-7

Race 10 at Churchill Downs on Saturday is a six-furlong maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $79,000 and field of 14. 6 Savvy was second by a length the last time out, displayed a fine workout earlier this week and although coming off of break must be highly considered today. 12 Tenderfoot finished fourth in his most recent outing at Churchill Downs and must be respected by the others. 14 New Frontier raced below form last time out 2 weeks ago at Belmont Park but amongst this group is high on the shortlist. 14 New Frontier to win, Exacta 14-6

The 11th and final race at Churchill Downs on Saturday is a 1-mile maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $79,000 and field of 14. 2 Carmichael has not yet won but has shown excellent progression and needs to be placed on the shortlist today. 9 Midnight JoStar finished second the last time out 3 months ago at Turfway Park, leaves from a very successful stable and deserves much consideration. 10 Beaver Hat finished third the last time out at Churchill 2 weeks ago, has finished in the mix of late and must be respected and this race. 2 Carmichael to win, Exacta 2-10

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