Racing & Wagering

Nov. 9, 2013 - Race 5

Entries & Results

11Candid Opinions$4.00$2.60
8Counselor Ron$7.60

Also Ran:

  • 6 - Giant Hook,
  • 9 - Grand Music,
  • 12 - Vi's Villian,
  • 13 - Diamond Drop,
  • 5 - Safely Spun,
  • 2 - April One
  • 3 - Rayo Del Sol
  • 4 - Regally Outflanked
  • 7 - Firstdownfirstdown


  • Who Is He,
  • Alphabet Jeblar,
  • Red Harley,
  • Nastrovya
Wager TypeWinning NumbersPaid
Daily Double10-10$193.00
Pick 38-10-10$2197.00

Churchill Downs Today Sat, Nov 9, 2013


ArlingtonJackpot High-5$3,364.00
ArlingtonPick 6$6,023.00

Jill Byrne's Handicapping

  • Race 1 4-7-8

    Horned Frog (4) rebounded with a victory last out and does his best running at Churchill. Gallant Eagle (7) is consistent and handles any surface. Biker Boy (8) is another with a solid local record but may be best suited to shorter distances. JILL’S SELECTIONS – 4-7-8

  • Race 2 4-1-6

    Guys Reward (4) returns from nearly a years layoff and looks to be training sharply and excels on the Matt Winn course. Cyber Secret (1) makes his return to the races and though he seems to run best on the main track he does have turf form and plenty of back class. Regally Ready (6) got back to the winners circle after nearly two years and shows a new dimension at longer trips as he has gotten older. JILL’S SELECTIONS – 4-1-6

  • Race 3 4-1-8

    Discussion Closed (4) goes for a new stable and though a bit inconsistent gets a slight edge here off his last try. Harborplace (1) also goes for a sharp new team and looks the one to beat today. Winkatdawat (8) takes blinkers off today for his new barn and should be close to the pace from the outside. JILL’S SELECTIONS – 4-1-8

  • Race 4 6-3-10

    Escort (6) faltered last out but can rebound today with the drop in class. Yankee Passion (3) returns from a long layoff but has been training very well for this for a top stable. Lookn Mighty Fast (10) adds blinkers and will be running late with these. JILL’S SELECTIONS – 6-3-10

  • Race 5 6-5-11

    Giant Hook (6) showed nothing debuting against much better company 7 months ago. He returns for the bottom level here and faces a soft field. Safely Spun (5) has had many chances but has shown the ability at times to be a factor here. Candid Opinions (11) has put tow good efforts together and fits with these. JILL’S SELECTIONS – 6-5-11

  • Race 6 10-2-3

    Doubly Distinct (10) is a first time runner with good works, a good post and top connections. One More Night (2) showed speed before fading in his debut and can improve off that effort. Commandment (3) is another debut runner with a good pedigree and steady workouts. JILL’S SELECTIONS – 10-2-3

  • Race 7 3-2-1a

    Purple Sky (3) was visually impressive in his local win and if he can move forward off that will be a factor in this well matched group. Almost Famous (2) faltered on the lead last out and adds blinkers today. With plenty of other pace in here he will have to relax early to finish at the end. Matuszak (1a) will benefit from all the pace and the return to the dirt course. JILL’S SELECTIONS – 3-2-1a

  • Race 8 8-2-7-5

    A well matched group lines up for the G-3 Cardinal Handicap. Abaco (8) should get a good pace setup and is proven at the distance. Starstruck (2) was so impressive in her local and stateside debut and has yet to run a poor race. She can lay close to the pace and may get the jump here. Somali Lemonade (7) exits some strong races and on her best efforts is a strong factor though she is a bit inconsistent. Miz Ida (5) does her best running on this course and can not be left out. JILL’S SELECTIONS – 8-2-7-5

  • Race 9 7-8-3

    Hard Aces (7) has been close at this level and may just finally fall into the perfect trip today in a closely matched group. Positively (8) is very similar to the top pick and needs the perfectly timed ride to be effective. Scout Leader (3) is improving with each start and has worked steadily for this. JILL’S SELECTIONS- 7-8-3

  • Race 10 9-10-4-5-11

    Cozzetti (9) has been facing some strong fields and running well and should get a good stalking trip here. Irish Sea (10) is lightly raced and drew off to a big win on this course. Chalice (4) takes blinkers off today and has a good record locally. Any Given Royal (5) and Burn The Mortgage (11) round out the top 5. JILL’S SELECTIONS – 9-10-4-5-11