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Free Picks For Churchill Downs 6/26/20

Published: 8:45am, June 26, 2020 EDT | Updated: 8:50am, June 26, 2020 EDT

Written by Kevin v

Race 1 at Churchill Downs on Friday is a 6 ½ furlong claiming for 4-year-olds and up with a purse of $31,000 and field of nine. 3 Spikes Shirl finished second the last time out three weeks ago, is running very well at this time, and will be in the mix today. 7 Hold Me Black has multiple victories, slightly below form the last time out but one to be taken seriously today. 2 Top Brass finished third the last time out at Churchill Downs 5 weeks ago and returns to an ideal distance. 3 Spikes Shirl to win, Exacta 3-2

Race 2 at Churchill Downs on Friday is a six-furlong that Maiden special weight for two-year-olds and up with a purse of $79,000 and field of eight. 4 Fortuna Adiuvat is expected to make a big play in her debut at Churchill Downs today. 5 Bahama Mischief also debuts at this venue on Friday and cannot be overlooked by the other six. 6 Fabricate has displayed excellent workouts over the past seven days leading up to this race and must be highly respected. 6 Fabricate to win, Exacta 6-5

Race 3 on Friday at Churchill Downs is a 1 mile and 1/8 of allowance for 3-year-olds and up with a purse of $81,000 and field of eight. 3 All West has one victory in four starts, finished third the second time out at Oaklawn and has Ricardo Santana Jr aboard. 6 Beau Luminarie finished second the last time out two months ago at the Gulfstream and must be given consideration today. 7 Gigging finished third the last time out at Churchill Downs in May but drops in class for this race and cannot be dismissed. 7 Gigging to win, Exacta 7-3

Race 4 on Friday at Churchill Downs is a 1 mile and 1/8 Maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $79,000 and field of nine. 3 Never Forget finished second last time out, has Rafael Bejarano aboard, and will be amongst the leaders at the wire. 6 Glamour Girl finished second the last time out at Churchill Downs 4 weeks ago and is highly respected thanks to excellent form. 7 Majorette finished second in the only race to date but leaves from a very respected stable and cannot be dismissed. 6 Glamour Girl to Win, Exacta 6-3

The fifth race at Churchill Downs on Friday is a 1 mile and 1/8 Maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $79,000 and field of 15. 5 Aztec Empire ran slightly below form the last time out 4 weeks ago but is expected to bounce back and play a role here Friday. 9 Freedom’s Flight finished third the last time out at Churchill Downs 4 weeks ago and amongst this group cannot be overlooked. 15 All About Will was not up to form last time out 2 months ago but faces much lesser competition in this race today. 15 All About Will to win, Exacta 15-5

Race 6 on Friday at Churchill Downs is a 7 furlong claiming 4 3-year-olds and up with a purse of $34,000 and field of 11. 1 Queen’s Mason finished first the last time out at Churchill 3 weeks ago and was victorious at that time by a very wide margin. 5 Saratogian finished with a career-best last month at Churchill Downs and must be given serious consideration. 11 Hidden Promise finished second the last time out at Churchill Downs 4 weeks ago and must be placed high up the shortlist. 11 Hidden Promise to win, Exacta 11-1

Race 7 on Friday at Churchill Downs is a 1 mile and 1/16 allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $83,000 and field of 15. 4 Plus Que Parfait ran slightly below form the last time out 4 weeks ago but runs out of a stable with an excellent record in races of similar length. 5 Chess Chief ran a respectable time 8 weeks ago at Oaklawn and faces a lower class of opponent today therefore must be respected. 14 Gun It finished third the last time out at Churchill Downs 4 weeks ago, has Ricardo Santana Jr aboard, and cannot be overlooked. 14 Gun It to win, Exacta 14-5

Race 8 on Friday at Churchill Downs is a 1-mile allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $88,000 and field of 13. 4 Doctor Mounty did not race well the last time out here but is expected to bounce back and play a role. 12 First Premio ran below form the last time out at Churchill Downs 5 weeks ago but against this class has every opportunity to win. 9 Mr. Dumas was victorious the last time out at Churchill Downs 5 weeks ago and arrives in excellent form for this outing. 9 Dr. Dumas to win, Exacta 9-12

The 9th and final race on Friday at Churchill Downs is a six-furlong waiver Maiden claiming for 3-year-olds and up with a purse of $29,000 and field of 12. 4 Better Than Pearls has displayed excellent times in morning workouts leading up to this and must be taken into consideration. 10 Teenage Kicks finished third the last time out at Churchill Downs three weeks ago, has one of the better riders aboard in Tyler Gaffalione, and deserves much respect. 6 Katie Belle has not yet reached the winner's circle, finished second last time out at Churchill Downs, and leaves from a new barn for the first time. 10 Teenage Kicks to win, Exacta 10-4

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