Jill Baffert and Lynn Jacobs’ Kimmyv repulsed a challenge from Millennia at the head of the stretch and then drew off to a 6 ¼-length victory in Thursday’s $47,500 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.
Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, Kimmvy assumed command after a quarter-mile in :22.77, maintained a daylight advantage to the top of the stretch and then shrugged off a bid from Millennia to score her third victory in three starts in 2010.
Kimmyv, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of El Corredor, covered the seven furlongs on a fast main track in 1:23.76. The victory was worth $30,000 and increased Kimmyv’s earnings to $82,400 with a record of 6-4-1-1.
As the favorite in the field of seven, Kimmyv returned $3.80, $2.40 and $2.20. Millennia, ridden by Robby Albarado, returned $3.40 and $2.80 with Concert finishing third two lengths back in third under Corey Lanerie and paying $3.60 to show.
The Pick 6, which requires bettors to select the winners of races five through 10, was hit Thursday after being unsolved for the first six days of the meet. There were 134 perfect tickets (11 at Churchill Downs) resulting in a $21,317.80 payoff. The day began with a $947,641 carryover and another $3,138,615 was bet into the pool.
The Super Hi-5, which requires bettors to select the first five finishers in order, also was hit after a six-day carryover with a payoff of $30,912.10 to each of the 20 winning tickets, including one on-track.
Racing continues Friday with a 10-race program with first post time at 2:45 p.m. (EDT).
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