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Heart to Heart, runaway winner of back-to-back turf stakes including a four-length romp in the $110,000 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) during the September Meet, headlines a field of 13 three-year-olds entered for Saturday’s 11th running of the $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf (GIII) at Churchill Downs.
After sustaining a minor injury from her fourth-place performance in the April 5 Ashland (Grade I) at Keeneland, multiple graded stakes winner Testa Rossi-FR will make her return to the races against an overflow field of 14 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s $200,000-added Mrs. Revere (GII) at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs Racetrack has established dates for this year’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), and for the second consecutive year four wagering pools will be featured.
Future Wager dates for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) will be:
After finishing eighth in Keeneland’s $150,000 Valley View (Grade III) on Oct. 17, Dogwood Stable moved their 3-year-old filly Miss Frost to the barn of trainer Neil Howard with hopes of entering her in Saturday’s $200,000-added Miss Revere (GII) at Churchill Downs.
Gainesway Stable’s 5-year-old gelding Villandry took the lead from front-running favorite Silver Max at the top of the stretch and powered home to win Saturday’s 37th running of the $114,000 River City Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 2 ¾ lengths over longshot Hamp.
Coming off a gate-to-wire victory in the $103,800 TaWee at Indiana Grand, Carl Pollard’s Kiss Moon will enter next Saturday’s $200,000-added Mrs. Revere (Grade II) at Churchill Downs seeking her first graded stakes win.
BREEDERS’ CUP WINNER TAKE CHARGE BRANDI ‘POSSIBLE’ FOR GOLDEN ROD
Trainer Dale Romans will saddle the morning line favorite and co-second choice in Saturday’s $100,000-added River City Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs with Silver Max (7-5) and Guys Reward (5-1).
Grade I Winner Silver Max, 'Horse for Course' Guys Reward Give Romans Strong 1-2 Punch in River City
Churchill Downs’ final stakes race for older horses on turf in 2014 attracted a field of 11 horses, but it’s the Dale Romans’ trained duo of Grade I-winning millionaire Silver Max and “horse for the course” stablemate Guys Reward that figure to draw most of the pre-race attention in Saturday’s 37th running of the $100,000-added River City Handicap (Grade III).
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey won their unprecedented 400th career race at Churchill Downs on Wednesday when 3-year-old gelding Sandbar prevailed in the second race.